Sunday, August 3, 2008

San Francisco Marathon and Camp Pendleton sprint distance

Read Chris' race report.

The San Fran Marathon was today! There were several Techers running including brothers Alex and Julian Romero, Luigi Perotti, Madeline Miller, and triclub members Chris Kovalchick and Emily McDowell (she ran the half marathon). Judging from the results, both had fantastic races. It was Chris' first marathon, and he ran a negative split! A great show of discipline, running within himself, knowing his training, and making sure to take care of himself during the course of the race. Emily's performance was equally as impressive. She has obliterated all her goals this year and we're only seven months in. She started the year only ever having run a single 5k event (is that right?!), and now she has already completed an olympic distance triathlon and a half marathon amonst other things. A well-deserved congratulations goes to the both of you and to the other members of the Caltech community who participated in the event. Results are here.

The Camp Pendleton sprint triathlon is happening next weekend. The same trio that raced in the olympic distance (John, Diana, and Oliver) and racing in this one as well. I'll get results and other news up as it comes in.

As for now, happy and safe training. Anyone want to join me at the Manhattan Beach ocean swim on Sunday? Cheers...