Berkeley Half Marathon Mile-by-Mile Series: Mile Twelve

What a wonderful day in the neighborhood as we start Mile twelve. Go left when you see the cement road blocks – saying hello to those at Franklin Bros Market – then giddy up and buckle down for our climb up Bancroft.

Be careful on Bancroft – I’ve run the course several times. Maybe I’m just admitting my flaws in lack of moderation, but often I find myself gasping for air, either at the top of Bancroft or Channing. It’s late in the race and let’s just say your muscles aren’t their sprightly selves, Bancroft and Channing can certainly suck out what’s left of their enthusiasm. Slow and steady wins the race at this stage.

Hit the top of Channing Way after a quick spurt on Curtis and you’re done with Mile Twelve.

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