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 href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/my_first_half_marathon">personal best by 3 min and 8 secs. Here are my official results:
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:
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: