I have just run one of the most beautiful trail I have ever run, see the map above and also a few pics I took while I was running.
I ran about 23km in 2h20 mins which is not very fast but there were lots of climbs like the Divisadero street that I had to partly walk on since it’s so steep and I was more testing my resistance to duration than speed. I ran two half marathons in the past, best time 1h34 but that was a few years ago while I was more fit. I never ran longer so I wanted to try today.
My legs muscles started to feel tight after two hours and forced me to slow down, it wasn’t really painful, just a little bit, but impossible to maintain the same speed.
I will start searching for links and reads from marathon runners about how to avoid this but if some of you are runners and have tips for how to run 3 to 4 hours non stop and avoid those issues please share in the comments! Thanks.