The SFM Expo

3 08 2008

We arrived in San Francisco’s Embarcadero where the San Francisco Marathon Exposition was located at 3:30 PM this afternoon after 7 1/2 hours trip (to include lunch & gasoline stops) by car from Los Angeles. Our race packets should be taken from the Expo before it closed at 5:00 PM and after that the issuance of race packets was closed. There is no late registration and issuance of race packets on the day of the race. And this is being strictly followed.

While my daughter and I were on our way to the Expo, we met Dean Karnazes again! We had a brief chat and another photo-ops with him. Dean Karnaze told to my daughter that “I am crazy!” Dean K just finished a speaking engagement at the Expo and he was about to leave the parking lot when we met him.

There was a lot of runners inside three long tents and different stalls offering running apparels, shoes, and gadgets. After browsing some of the stalls, we were able to get our race packets and finisher’s t-shirts without any problem. The volunteers did not ask for our Identification card before they finally gave us our race packets.

From the Expo, we proceeded to the house of my wife’s relatives for a visit and they prepared for a “carbo-loading” dinner for us.

The three of us will be with the 8th wave (the last group) to start at 6:30 AM with an expected low temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit and high temperature of 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Ooops, this will be a chilling temperature for me for a marathon race.

We are staying for two days in a hotel which is at least one mile away from the starting line. Jogging towards the starting line will be our warm-up.

Good night..I am going to sleep now!

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