05 January 2014

Rave Run in the Headlands

The Marin Headlands is one of my fave places to run, and yesterday we had quite the run meet up with SF Marathon Ambassadors and friends. We had perfect, sunny weather, no fog to impact our views, and great company. Being on the SF Marathon Ambassador team is awesome because we get to represent the race, but I especially love meeting new run friends from the group too.

We started from the parking lot off of Conzelman Road and ran the 'ninja loop.' It's an 11.5 mile loop complete with some big climbs, fun downhill, and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The total climb is somewhere around 2000 feet and it's pretty challenging. I've run parts of this loop before but never actually done the official ninja loop.

The group: Kevin, Matt, Kristin, Matt, Meg, Chris, Erin, Sarah, Erin, (and in front) Alisyn, me. 

With Meg and Alisyn

 Kev chasing me.

 Climbing on Miwok.

 From Maricello Trail.

 Heading back toward the Golden Gate.

 Wow, SF looks beautiful.

Meg and Alisyn in the home stretch.

My downhill return to the car.

After the run, we headed to Southern Pacific Brewing in SF to meet more SFM Ambassadors and for some much needed food and beer. I'd been to the brewery once before in 2012, but I enjoyed the beer and food much more this time. That said, I'm not sure if the restaurant got better or if the runger just made me appreciate it more. 

The Ambassador group at Southern Pacific.

I can't wait for more run and beer meet ups with this group - such a fun Saturday. And don't forget to sign up for the SF Marathon events if you haven't yet. Use discount code DSC10TSFM2014A66 for $10 off!

6 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous trail and incredible photo of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. I have yet to run in the Bay area, but it's on my running bucket list. :) P.S. Love that you followed your run with a nice cold beer.

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  2. That picture of Kevin chasing you is hilarious!! What a gorgeous day for a run.

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  3. That sounds like a perfect Saturday to me! It was such a beautiful day. I really need to explore the trails up that way too :) Looks like a gorgeous trail run. Beer after a run is always rewarding!

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  4. Oh wow! It looks so gorgeous and so fun!!!

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