The girl of my dreams ran the Nike Women's Marathon last Sunday. She was hoping to finish in 4:30, but as you can see from the race profile below, the hills had other ideas.
When you're running a long distance any incline slows you down and sucks the life out of you and San Francisco is not know for its level terrain.
She did not let the hills defeat her. I knew they wouldn't.
Not as fast as she planned, but she finished nonetheless. This was her last marathon since she just learned that a hip injury she sustained in a skiing accident 10-1/2 years ago has put the kibosh on any more long distance running. So she'll be switching to cycling.