Finished first ever Bay To Breakers (0:58:54, place #752!!)

Update: Official finish time is 0:58:54, place #752!! (I’m in the Fun Runners division).  Some photo proofs they took while I was running

Out of 31,246 people, 751 came in faster than I did in the entire race. I’m very proud that after only 3 months of semi-intense running and having never done any running before, I did so well in my first race.  Next race is the SF 1/2 Marathon on July 31st.  I welcome Saturday long run partners

If you want to see the entire list go here and put ‘%’ in the first name hit search, then click on the Time column to sort by time.  It’s weird how there are people with the same Place finsh and they don’t tell you the  division.  (Fun Runners, Seeded Division [$$$], Pledge Runners, Centipeds, Team Placement, Costume Contest)

Right after the race:

Just finished the Bay to Breakers in under 59mins flat.  I had my Treo 650 with me, I’m glad I took pictures.  I think I saw at least 10 nude people, but the sight was not pretty… Why can’t the good looking men and women be nude.  Tag the naked people on my flickr photos.  Use the word naked.  I counted 8 photos.

Here is the running route

Mile 1, followed this group of girls in Cat suits, got a boost of energy base off of cheers from the crowd

Mile 2, being passed by everyone, I had a speedometer, I kept my pace at 8’30” / mile

Mile 3, the Hayes street hill, I passed people left and right, I hit the hill at 8’45” / mile

Mile 4, my pace slowed to 8’50” / mile, people passing me quite  a bit. Threw away the huge bottle of water (stupid idea)  Was getting stomach pains from too much water

Mile 5, pistachio nut and walnuts gave me a huge boost.  Ran at 7’05” / mile.  Passing a lot of the same people who passed me

Mile 6, still going strong here at 7’30 / mile, getting passed by a bunch of people I saw earlier

Mile 7, fastest time yet at 6’0″ / mile, passing everyone who passed me, finished strong!!!

In my mind I was competing with these dudes and gals, I know that’s not good, but hey it was a race right?

News Coverage:

Everyone’s a winner in city’s freaky race (SF Chronicle)

Moroccan outruns deep women’s field (SF Chronicle, on the women racers, 5 mentions of the Hayes street hill)

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05/17/2005 10:21 pm
There are lots of Yahoo’s who would’ve finished faster and didn’t enter. Lawrence, Brad Clawsie.. lots of other really dedicated runners.
Run Yahoo!’s Run!!!!
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05/17/2005 07:56 pm
Fastest Yahoo!? Good question. I don’t know the answer, but I know that Lawrence Chin didn’t enter, so you still have a chance. That dude ran 3:09 for the Boston Marathon. that is like 7min/mile. That guy is a freaking stud.

Did anyone else see the “Google is hiring” chick or the Google Centipede?
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05/16/2005 09:43 pm
congrats. nice job. now please have those naked shots removed from all flickr serrvers.
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05/16/2005 08:27 am
no idea whether I’m the fastest Yahoo. I’m just happy that I ran strong at the end. Given I was so nervous before the race and I drank too much water during the race, I still was able to finish ahead of the pack, I’m ecstatic.
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05/16/2005 08:17 am
So, were you the fastest Yahoo in the race?
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05/15/2005 09:17 pm
You’re crazy. I don’t think I’ve ever run a 6 minute mile.

I’ve never been so thankful that the camera in the Treo 650 sucks.
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05/15/2005 04:36 pm
Nice run. You kicked my ass. 84 min… ouch!