New Balance 1080 12.5EE is what I run in.What kind of shoes did you have on?
Last time I was in California I ran a marathon that the final 4k of it was like +1000 feet. There was this killer fast cute chick I was tailing that was keeping me motivated. She was singing some pop song like 'girls on fire', not the eno 'baby's on fire', but anyway, she crashed hard on that ascent. It was not pretty.