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Silicon Valley Half Marathon 2008 Completed - best time so far

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I completed Silicon
Valley Half Marathon
yesterday. Although I missed
my target
of 8 min/mile by 4 seconds but still improved my href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/my_first_half_marathon">personal
best by 3 min and 8 secs. Here are my official results:

 

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A summary of half-marathoners:



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And the top 5 finishers:



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And then the href="http://www.svmarathon.com/index2005a.html?half_marathon.html">complete
results.



Even though the number of 1/2 marathoners were much smaller (957
instead of 6679) than my href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/san_francisco_half_marathon_2008">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:





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






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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:



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



And of course a small photo album:



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Here are my timings so far:



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style="font-weight: bold;">Marathon / Half Marathon style="font-weight: bold;">Total Time style="font-weight: bold;">Pace
href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/silicon_valley_half_marathon_2008">Silicon
Valley 1/2 2008
1:45:428:04
href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/san_francisco_half_marathon_2008">San
Francisco 1/2 2008
1:52:448:25
href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/san_francisco_marathon_07_finishers">San
Francisco Full 2007
4:04:339:20
href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/completed_my_first_marathon">Silicon
Valley Full 2006
4:06:579:25
href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/my_first_half_marathon">San
Francisco 1/2 2005
1:48:508:18



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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Comments ( 4 )
  • guest Saturday, November 8, 2008

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  • dış cephe Tuesday, November 18, 2008

    thanks.


  • sinema izle Friday, March 13, 2009

    waww.


  • komik videolar Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    thanks for you admin.


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