The substantial and infamous San Francisco hills result in heavy legs more akin to what you might expect from a full marathon performance. Despite the lack of a groundbreaking performance, I was grateful to have a significant contingent of the family out to support me in my first big city marathon affiliated race. I'm certainly not done PR hunting in the Half Marathon. In fact, I believe it may be my favorite distance. Next however I will toe my line at the 20k distance at the national championship in New Haven. I know I will be so soundly outclassed that the first runners will have time to complete a few uber rides before I finish, put I will strive to finish top 60 all the same. It is not everyday you get to run "with" people you read about online.