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@Dastaffo

Oakland, CA Raving since 2014 active 6 years, 10 months ago

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Past Races (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10K Stanford, CA Oct 26, 2014
10K Hayward, CA Aug 24, 2014
Marathon Oakland, CA Mar 23, 2014
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2013
Olympic/International Bradley, CA 2009

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This is a very low key race, but that doesn't detract in any way. If you are a Stanford affiliate, then the course is your any-given-day work out run. The … MORE

This is a very low key race, but that doesn’t detract in any way. If you are a Stanford affiliate, then the course is your any-given-day work out run. The enthusiasm/attention of the sorority women identify the course turns seemed to wane towards the end (“Hey! Is this the Way??”) but I would do this again.

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1) Run is along East Bay Salt Marsh- but not too smelly 2) The nearby industry is a power plant 3) The operation is informal 4) Fresh-from-the-orchard peaches at the … MORE

1) Run is along East Bay Salt Marsh- but not too smelly
2) The nearby industry is a power plant
3) The operation is informal
4) Fresh-from-the-orchard peaches at the finish!
5) I’ll be back if possible

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The biggies: 1) The hills are over before the half. These were far from the most challenging aspect of race. 2) Merging with a gazillion fresh half-marathoners at mile 17 … MORE

The biggies: 1) The hills are over before the half. These were far from the most challenging aspect of race. 2) Merging with a gazillion fresh half-marathoners at mile 17 is only frustrating if you didn’t budget some smug superiority (better than caffeine+ clifshotx10). 3) Some first aid volunteers don’t wear gloves when they should, specifically when they are treating a HUGE blister that developed on some runner’s sole at mile 19.

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First the good. The run around the SF Bay front is always fun. Lots of people watching and outstanding views. And even non-Giants fans will get a kick out of … MORE

First the good. The run around the SF Bay front is always fun. Lots of people watching and outstanding views. And even non-Giants fans will get a kick out of access to the field- I sure did. There are however major problems with a highly restricted venue like a ballpark. The port-a-potties were on the other side of the canal. The finish was in the outfield, which as stated is fun. But bag check was outside the stadium a few blocks away. After a race, one’s core temp drops rapidly, especially in a shaded drafty ball park. I was probably hypothermic! Also, no mylar thermal blankets. Probably not going to do this again.

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1) Book a tent site early and move in- much more relaxing. 2) The initial hill on the bike is not as bad as everyone says 3) Don't over inflate … MORE

1) Book a tent site early and move in- much more relaxing.
2) The initial hill on the bike is not as bad as everyone says
3) Don’t over inflate your tubes in the chilly early morning
4) Topless aid stations? Myth or reality?

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