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Running the Presidio 10 San Francisco

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Couple of months back my boss asked me if I would attend a conference in San Francisco and stay over a couple of days for a specific training class.  Thought about it for like a millisecond and said yes.  The only day that didn't feature the conference or class was Sunday April 17th so I took a look a what was going on that day.  Turns out the Presidio 10 run was on tab that features running across the Golden Gate Bridge.  Needless to say the only decision was to run the 10k or the 10 mile race, settled on the 10 mile (full effect) course.

Race day arrived and I got there early just to make sure I knew where I was going and to relax a bit before the start.  It was maybe 50 and cloudy with a brisk breeze.  However, the scenery is nothing short of amazing.  The race started exactly on time and I line up just a bit back from the start.  The first mile is lots of uphill running till a turn around.  Running nice and smooth, trying to save it for later kind of thing.  After the turn aro…

Hillsboro Roubaix Road Race

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58 Miles of Masters 50+ Road Racing
Highlights from Hillsboro

1. Ride 2 1/2 hours with Andy, Joe, Craig and Bradley and didn't get dropped once
(Too bad this was all in the car)

2. Make it to the start-line with 4 minutes to go and the sun was shining

3. At 2 minutes the race announcer asked if anyone had to pee

4. Guy next to me says we are all over 50, so we all have to pee

5. Race starts with a cat and mouse game. Ah the smell of hard braking on carbon wheels

6. Covering the first few accelerations, no sweat

7. Oops let a gap form in front, try to bridge, ah not quite, good effort though

8. Riding with the oldest rider in the field at age 62 for 40 miles and marveling at the power he has

9. Devouring a foot long Subway after the race.

10. Hanging out with my J's Bikes teammates for the day

 Finished 28th out of 49, tough race, but very motivating