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Course topographies

I was just looking at the San Francisco marathon topography and wondered what it would look like for the 13 mile run I did on Sunday. I exported my route to Google Earth and then as you hover the mouse over each mile marker it gives you the elevation. I made a table in Excel of the markers and the elevation and then plotted a graph. It seems my run from Sunday included climbs higher than that of the San Francisco marathon. This makes me feel much more comfortable!