Update: Because of some of my complaints, and those of many others, Runner’s World has decided not to sponsor the SF Marathon next year. Too bad – SF deserves a great marathon.
Well, I finished, which is great, but in 4:25, which was a little disappointing as I was shooting for under 4 hours. I ran the first half in exactly 2 hrs, and kept the pace through about 18. Then I slowed a bit, and was hit with crippling hamstring cramps around mile 21. So I walked and ran the rest whenever I wasn’t howling and hopping in pain from cramps. I guess maybe 6’7″ 225lb guys weren’t meant to run marathons.