I wanted to do a nice long run in prep for Mother Road 100. So I mapped an out and back that would keep me mostly on the roads to the Golden Gate Bridge and back home, while running past some nice San Francisco landmarks. In the end, I ended up really straining or tearing my left calf muscle, so not sure about Mother Road but here are the sights I saw along the way. I was to be around 25 miles, but thanks to some detours and last minute changes, think it ended up being a full marathon.
Sight of one of California's last duels (near Lake Merced on SF border).
Lake Merced (site of the Ruth Anderson Endurance runs):
Views from the Cliff House:
The old Sutro Baths:
The Thinker at the Legion of Honor:
Legion of Honor:
Large cargo ship off Baker Beach:
Baker Beach Waves:
The infamous Sand Ladder from the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon:
Golden Gate Bridge:
View from Land's End:
Cool sand art at Ocean Beach:
Only about 3 miles to go, passing the home of the Ultraholics:
Home at last:
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