One of the reviews included the phrase "In SOTM, they conquered the course. In SOTM2, the course fights back". I recommend the movie for marathoners and the marathon-curious as it's a great look at the race from the rookie to the elite perspective. I also liked reliving our first international race. My MySpace blog is reposted below.
(Originally posted on MySpace on 4/12/2008. Thank you, MySpace for deleting all content without any warning. I'm glad I saved this one.)
and and eel... bites your cheek...
that's... a Mo-rayyyy....
Sorry, couldn't help it.
Monday is an a significant day for the SF Bayside Marathon team for Team in Training so I wanted to post this before then. This was the last event of the Winter 2008 season Maratona della città di Roma.
For Susan and me, this was our first international marathon after seven full and seven half marathons. I love new races. This was no different. I'll skip the coverage of the pre-race sightseeing days for now since I'd be here all day and it'll probably cause my weak-memory computer to crash.
Saturday night was the traditional Pasta Party. Fifty-ish runners and walkers from the Silicon Valley, San Francisco/Marin, SF Bayside and SF Diablo Valley met at the Empire Palace Hotel's restaurant. The pasta, as you might imagine, was pretty darn good.