Course: On pathways - no roads to cross, only a bridge at the end
CPs: Every 4.5 miles with water, gatorade, sweets, salty snacks
Weather: Started cold (@ 5 degs C/40s degs F) going up to @ 20 degs C/64 degs F plus sun
Start Time: 08:00
Location: Lake Merced
Post Runner Recovery: A toasted cheese sarnie - it was fantastic
After: Take the family/yourselves around San Francisco. I enjoyed the Muir Woodlands.
At 07:10, TG threw me on the ground and started to run, every now and then checking out the side tracks and narrowly missed the doggy do on the dirt track. The local San Francians looked at us oddly, almost a little nervously.
Ecuder to local: "Have you not seen a tyre before?"
TG to Ecuder: "It would be nice if you kept a low profile"
One lap done and a shape from the past appeared. There is a wheel story about a tyre called Rec who lives in Santa Rosa and how a guy called Endorphine Dude helped TG save her modesty when she needed to urgently duck for cover to relieve herself, only for him to disappear leaving Rec to flank TG's naked side.
So here is the famous Endorphine Dude. After a quick hug, photo take, talk of Santa Rosa, we were back moving again for our 2nd lap and met a couple of the other runners.
After completing 5.5 laps in a time of 7:50, decision time. Would TG go on to the next day for 26 laps around a one mile lake? Chewbacca jumped into box saying "shtay shtay"; Fluffy said "youser circles!"; Chamey shook his head. There have been stories about TG undertaking a quadzilla marathon which were laps round a lake and nearly giving up on it. Apparently TG does not like multi-lap routes! I don't care either way, a drag is a drag!!!
TG looked at Tracy (RD), sighed and declined.
Tomorrow would be a day of rest playing over in the John Muir Woods.
Thank you Danni Bird for that heavenly cheese toastie at the end :-)
NOTE: The Golden Gate bridge is a toll bridge that does NOT accept cash. You are expected to prepay before you get on it. We got caught on the first day this policy was implemented with no warning from the car rental company! On returning the car, the rental company told us to call the toll company as one cannot pay retrospectively. The toll company told us to talk to the car rental company! LOVE THEM CIRCLES!
Thank you Endorphine Dude for the photos!