Silicon Valley Half Marathon 2008 Completed - best time so far


I completed Silicon Valley Half Marathon yesterday. Although I missed my target of 8 min/mile by 4 seconds but still improved my personal best by 3 min and 8 secs. Here are my official results:
 


A summary of half-marathoners:



And the top 5 finishers:



And then the complete results.

Even though the number of 1/2 marathoners were much smaller (957 instead of 6679) than my previous marathon but I still enjoyed the run. Going through familiar streets and neighborhood was the best part :)

Here is a short video at the start:




And another one at the finish line in Los Gatos High School:




No marathon can ever be completed without family support. All the practice takes a significant amount of time away from family. And it's certainly exciting when they accompany you, early in the morning, for the actual race. Many thanks to my family for helping in my marathons all through out these years :) Here are couple of pictures:


The massage at the end of the race by National Holistic Institute was certainly relaxing!

And of course a small photo album:



Here are my timings so far:

Marathon / Half Marathon Total Time Pace
Silicon Valley 1/2 2008 1:45:42 8:04
San Francisco 1/2 2008 1:52:44 8:25
San Francisco Full 2007 4:04:33 9:20
Silicon Valley Full 2006 4:06:57 9:25
San Francisco 1/2 2005 1:48:50 8:18

As you can see, they have improved over past years :) It only becomes interesting going forward because of the higher bar.

Any suggestions on good San Francisco Bay Area marathons ?

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Posted by guest on November 08, 2008 at 02:53 AM PST #

thanks.

Posted by dış cephe on November 17, 2008 at 09:14 PM PST #

waww.

Posted by sinema izle on March 13, 2009 at 07:06 AM PDT #

thanks for you admin.

Posted by komik videolar on November 17, 2009 at 06:40 PM PST #

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