it's six in the morning and still dark, the adrenaline is already kicking in. My nieces, Jules and Ciara, pumped about running early in the morning approximately 30,000 thousand runners off to a slow start !!! we cross the Embarcadero after the one mile marker, greeted by a beautiful view -- the Bay Bridge, partially covered in fog. we continue to run...walk...straggle while the sun is trying to come out on the bay. the rolling fog, the full moon and the Coit Tower provide a dramatic backdrop on the other side we run through Fisherman's Wharf and into the fog.. . and to the Cable Car turnaround and to the Marina Green and heavier fog adjacent to the Marina Green is a marina. on a clear day, the Golden Gate Bridge is visible from here. but I'm happy at the very tranquil scenery. passing the Palace of Fine Arts, clouded with fog t he fog really thickens after a steep climb to the Presidio, to 7m or 10k marker.