Why did I decide to do it after all? Well, it was one of my New Year's resolutions, I already paid for it, and I figured, why not?
I'm glad I did it. It was a gorgeous course, overlooking Stinson Beach and through Mt. Tam. I walked most of it, but ran a little too. Had I been running, the terrain would have been pretty challenging in most parts. I guess I not only should have trained to run, but probably done some trail running since I realized it's a different beast altogether.
I saw one guy running pretty fast, trip, do a somersault, and then get back up and running, without even missing a beat. It was amazing.
Personally, I would have taken that opportunity to get the sympathy vote, have a support van/person come and rescue me, and drive me over the finish line like some kind of martyr. But I guess if you're really into trail running, it's part of the adventure.