Some days, you just have to race.
Here is a photo of me before the Across the Bay 12K, a great race which goes from Sausalito and across the Golden Gate Bridge, finishing in Aquatic Park in San Francisco.
Why do I support the idea of organized races instead of DIY runs?
- I love feeling the excitement of running with others
- It’s great to be held accountable for your time (with a device that accurately measures your time and posts it on a publicly displayed list)
- Nice knowing that you can’t quit without a crowd of people watching you (and so… you don’t quit)
- Encouraging to be cheered on as your run to the finish line (that doesn’t happen a lot when you run solo)
These are all great ways to step up your speed a notch. I know that this race allowed me to become a little bit faster in my short runs.
Anyone in the mood to join me for a run in San Francisco sometime?