I was visiting San Francisco for a Tech Conference. I was staying in the Financial District and wanted to run in the neighborhood. Did a four mile run by the water and thoroughly enjoyed the bustling neighborhood. Here is a picture of the Bay Bridge that morning.
See my full Strava stats here. (Ignore the map. GPS on my watch malfunctioned).
Coach @Srivatsan Sathyamurthy asked me on Strava if I try running the bridge which made me wonder what if I try running the Golden Gate bridge the next day. Thats exactly what happened. I did a 3.6 mile run the next day on the Golden Gate Bridge.
It was a beautiful foggy morning with weather in early 50s. Can't be a better time to run it. Measured 1.7 mile one way with a decent elevation gain of about 80', the golden gate bridge should be every runners dream. However looking at it from such a close vantage point, it looked big and scary. The pedestrian walkway was virtually empty at that time (5:45am) further amplifying the eeriness. I had many self doubts. What if I can't make it? What if I get mugged on the way? What if there was a cardiac event? What if there was an earthquake like it happened in 1900s? So many What Ifs. But once I got on the walkway there was no stopping except for taking pictures. It was as pleasant as pleasant can be. Forty five minutes later I was all done and dusted.
Click here for my Strava stats. Revive Video below.
If you live in the area or visiting it, I highly recommend running the Golden Gate Bridge. Awesomeness guaranteed!