Monday, August 3, 2009

The Route

Last week I finally had a chance to check out my proposed route to Mountain View. To minimize pavement pounding, I've been planning to run along the east bay. SF2G recently discovered a route in the east bay right along the water: 37 miles total distance, 17 on trails, almost all of it directly on the bay. One section even runs along a retaining wall. For a good while, you're practically in the middle of the bay. It was a beautiful ride, and I highly encourage everyone to check it out.

I'm starting to think that it might not be the route for me though. First, its not really running to work, now is it? The ride starts in San Leandro, and I live in San Francisco. Second, It leaves me stuck in the east bay for most of the run. A few different people have suggested having people run different sections of the commute, but that can't really happen if I'm on the wrong side a huge body of water. Now I'm thinking I'll probably just run the original SF2G route pioneered by Joe Gross.

I've been told its not the prettiest, but its the most direct route from SF2G.  So, if any of you care to join me for a leg, let me know in the comments.  I'd love the company :)

And, now, without further ado, you song of the post.

Cut Copy - Far Away


  1. matt -
    just came across your blog and am sending you mad props from philadelphia! this past june i finished 2 years of teaching in oakland as a TFA corps member and appreciate your creative and ambitious method of support. wish i were still in the bay to cheer you on. however, i have moved to philly to teach at a KIPP school here.

  2. Hi Carly,

    Thanks! Good luck at your new school. Kipp is fantastic.

    Keep following the blog, and please consider donating!