Napa Marathon – 4:02

Personal,Running by on March 6, 2007 at 11:34 pm

I ran the Napa Marathon on Sunday with Rahul and three friends. The marathon was gorgeous and the weather was perfect. We jogged a mostly flat course through rolling hills and vineyard countryside with temperatures in the high fifties and partial clouds.

The conditions and the course would have been great for a fast time. Unfortunately, we went wine tasting the day before the run, and got a bit carried away. We somehow ended up at a party in our hotel that evening and by 11PM we had been dancing, visited the hot tub, ordered pizza and consumed way too much wine. At our 4:30 AM wakeup, it didn’t look like any of us would be able to run a marathon let alone survive the bumpy bus ride to the starting line.

Somehow we finished in 4:02 (they didn’t have chip timing - we used Jeff’s watch for our exact time). There was plenty of pain along the way

Pre-race photo (oblivious to the upcoming pain):


  1. acewasabi — March 7, 2007 @ 1:04 am


  2. davenaff — March 8, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

    The post-race photo looks shockingly like the pre-race photo so I decided to leave it out.

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