SAN DIEGO ROCK N' ROLL MARATHON 2008
June 1, 2008
Photography by Dr. Rodney Pygoya Chang
Copyright 2008 Rodney Chang All Rights Reserved.
Runners spotted resting before the next day's morning start
I start at Qualcom Stadium (home of the San Diego Chargers)
catch the elevated trolly going towards town. Up at 3:30am and here at 4:15 a.m.
On the trolly, free for runners (nobody checked for worn running numbers)
Shuttle buses at the trolly's Washington Street terminal
At the staging area before dawn; race starts at 6:30 a.m.; it's about 5:30 a.m.
The Marine band marches early, before the time corrals are roped off
It's morning light; now the lines form for the portable potties, half hour prior to the start
National anthem at the start
We're walking towards the Starting Line; started way back in Corral No. 20
And we're off!
2 mile mark
Entering Balboa Park
3 miles is in the park
Loss runner? Nope, looking for relief.
leaving the park
Keep on running!