Sunday, July 25, 2010

People That Beat You

Today I ran the San Francisco Half Marathon. Also running was my brother and a couple friends. It was awesome weather for running, and I feel pretty good about my finishing time. But we'll get to that in a minute. After finishing, I walked to a position about 200 yards from the finish line and waited for my brother. To pass the time, I decided to start a collage of people that finished before him. I do want to say that my brother is a total stud for finishing. He's not a runner. He's 6'2" and 240 pounds. His sport is karate (he's a 3rd degree black belt), and I guess since I'm his younger brother and he used to like to beat me up a lot, my sport is running. Running from an ass whooping...

I should also mention that the people below are also studs too. Hell, they are 200 yards from completing a half marathon. But hey, they beat my 33-year old brother. So I'm going to make fun of him for it.

I finished with a time of 1:37:42, which breaks down to a 7:28 average mile pace. Of course I'd like to be faster, but this will do for now. My goal is to break 1:25:00. My brother came in at 2:45:58. Congrats to everyone that finished!


  1. Nice finish time!

    And love the collage. It's hard to NOT be inspired after watching all of the different "runners" that finish a race.

  2. Thanks for those pictures Mark, they make me feel so much better about my accomplishment :-)

  3. Oh they are really that age they can run better...:D


  4. Oh my, you are a naught-tee boy. Your poor brother! Hope he's a good sport, or you'll be sleepin' with one eye open for a long time, you ruthlessly hilarious fool ;-)

    P.S. I just posted race results from a 5K I did on Saturday, only to see that a 10-yr.-old beat me. Thought of your recent Mark vs. Kids post. Cripes!

  5. Wow - way to go on your awesome finish! Great time!