Rock 'n Roll Marathon

  • bigtallguy

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    Apr 01, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    Is anyone else going to be running the Rock 'n Roll Marathon in San Diego on June 1?

    It's will be my first marathon, I'm excited.
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    Apr 01, 2008 6:05 AM GMT
    The San Diego one is the one that doesn't have the half along with it. Right?
  • bigtallguy

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    Apr 01, 2008 10:07 PM GMT
    yeah, as far as I know it's just a full marathon
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    Apr 01, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    It is a very scenic route. If you plan on running it anywhere from 3-4 hours, get in the corral as close to the starting line as possible. If you start too far back, you end up walking nearly the first mile since 6th Avenue is a bit narrow and there are a ton of people. Good luck!
  • bigtallguy

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    May 23, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    a week and a half til the marathon.

    anyone else going to be around?
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    May 23, 2008 3:48 AM GMT
    bigtallguy saida week and a half til the marathon.

    anyone else going to be around?

    I ran the RnR Marathon in SD about nine years ago, and it was unforgettable. I ran with the Leukemia Society's Team-in-Training, as a close relative had been recently diagnosed with AML. The only down side was the picketers in the Gas Lamp district who didn't want the race route to bisect their neighborhood. Otherwise, one of the best experiences of my entire life. Best of luck!
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    May 28, 2008 6:18 AM GMT
    The Rock n Roll marathon in San Diego was my first marathon.

    I've generally spent at least a week every couple months in San Diego since I was very young and then started summering the a few years back.

    With all the time I've spent in San Diego, I have NEVER loved the city and seen so much of it, as I did when I ran it. Being able to take in a city on foot, for 26.2 miles is the most amazing experience.

    After running that marathon, I did 2 more that year. One in Amsterdam and one in Dublin, Ireland. I was so inspired. If I could run one in every major city in the world I would. As there is no better way to enjoy a city.

    Best of luck to you. Make sure that you chug a beer at the Parrot Head booth around mile 21. I grab a been and kept running hard. It actually gave me energy.
  • bigtallguy

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    May 29, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    thanks for the wishes of luck guys!

    I am flying to SD tomorrow. I can barely wait to get back there and see all my friends, hang out at the beach, and then run 26.2 miles