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Has anyone run either the LA Marathon or the San Fransisco Marathon?

Asked by imagine401 (51points) November 12th, 2006
Also considering running the Napa Valley Marathon-- any thoughts?
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imagine401's avatar
really? which one?
imagine401's avatar
i heard the LA marathon isn't great, that san fran is better
imagine401's avatar
but thinking napa valley cuz it's in march, and i dont want to wait till the summer
imagine401's avatar
i ran new york twice, which is so high energy i want something relatively similar
evanthomaspaul's avatar
Yes, thousands of people have.
imagine401's avatar
my point is that since that's my only marathon experience, i'd like to know what a good marathon is california is
imagine401's avatar
i'm not tooting my own horn, its' not that unusual
gondwanalon's avatar

I’ve ran the San Francisco and Napa marathons several times. SF is much tougher than Napa as it has more hills and lots of turns. They change the SF course a lot too but it generally starts out by crossing the Golden Gate bridge which is cool. I like Napa better because it is smaller and more peaceful as you run through the country side. There are only 3 hills to contend with at Napa but be aware of a constant head wind most of the way. After the last hill you will have a flat and fast last 6 miles of the race.

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