SF 1st Half Marathon On Deck

SF Marathon weekend is almost here! I'm equally excited for the weekend events and the race itself. I'll be running the 1st Half Marathon for the third time; this event runs over the Golden Gate Bridge and was my very first half marathon ever back in 2009. My original 2014 goal was to run the marathon, but the hip flexor injury lasted longer than I hoped so I decided to back off on distance for this event. 

If you are running the race or hanging out in SF, you should check out the fun events on Saturday. The expo at Fort Mason is open to the public and there will be a social media meet up on Saturday at 1 pm. Meet your Twitter friends in real life, just like I met Alisyn at the meet up in 2012! There is also a shakeout run with Bart Yasso starting at 8:30 am on Saturday. I can't wait to finally meet him.

Friday, I'll be hanging out with other SFM Ambassadors at Thirsty Bear Brewing for a brewery tour, dinner, and beer. If you read this blog, then you know dinner, beer, and running friends pretty much equals my perfect evening. We owe a huge thank you to Wes for setting up this dinner.

Can't wait to reunite with many of these beer drinking friends!

Last but not least, I'm ready rock the hills of the half! I'm going for a course PR. I've been hill training lately and feeling stronger, so I'm confident I have it in me. Hill training is a big bonus of trail running.

If you are running or have friends running the race, don't forget to check out the new race day app designed for SFM by Pebble. It's available for both Android and iOS and offers runner tracking, event schedules, and race course maps.

  1. Good luck on the PR and have fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Paul - I did manage to course PR although I had a pretty bad race. Oh well! :)

      Delete
  2. Sad to miss it this year - have an amazing time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. See you there! I'll be working the expo late Friday night and all day Saturday and then "running" the 2nd 1/2 marathon on Sunday :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sad I missed you, but I hope you had a great time!

      Delete
  4. Wait! I ran the SF 1st Half Marathon this weekend! I was visiting family so didn't get to do a lot of the fun events over the weekend. It was my first time running it and definitely an experience!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome! I love this race so much, I hope you enjoyed it too!

      Delete

What are you thinking? Let me know!

Popular posts from this blog

  • As you may remember, I've been doing my best to follow the Hanson half marathon plan for the last couple of months with a race goal of the SF Half Marathon . The Hanson plans focus on building cumulative fatigue, and let me say right now I'm finding out how that works. My legs and body really feel it with every run at this point, and dare I say I haven't even run the plan to its fullest. There are quite a few things I love about the Hanson plans and also a few parts that have been very challenging for me. What I love. Training paces: The book outlines training paces based on your goal times. Although I initially thought they sounded too slow, I'm learning that keeping these paces isn't always as easy as it sounds once the legs are super tired. The paces start to make sense. Hard days versus easy days: They focus on hard effort days followed by easy effort days, meaning the hard days are really hard and the easy are really easy. I love this. I feel like I have
    Keep reading
  • This post is dedicated to a few friends who have recently started running or will be soon - they know who they are. And they ROCK! Running has done so much for my life, and I want people to know why I love it and to encourage others to stick with running too. The story of how I started is in the 'Why I Run' tab of this blog, but for this post I'm focused why I keep running. Here it is, not necessarily in order of importance. 1. Running relieves stress. When I feel anxious or have had a rough day, running always helps. I often can't wait until it's time to run that day, and sometimes I sneak out at lunch instead of waiting until after work. It makes me feel amazingly focused and happy for the rest of the day. I don't even run with music - I enjoy listening to my footsteps and freeing my mind in the great outdoors. 2. Running makes me happy. The runner's high is real, and I'm addicted. I love nothing more than feeling the exhausted-happiness I get af
    Keep reading
  • On Saturday, I ran the Lake Chabot Trail Half Marathon in Castro Valley, CA. It was my first Inside Trail Racing event, and I was very impressed with the race organization. I've been trail running for a few months now, but this is only my third trail race event; I love how much more laid back the races are and how everyone seems really into it. I know I am! Exploring new trails and parks is a fantastic way to spend a day. I didn't go into this race with specific goals, I wanted to run the hills as much as I could and use it as a hard training run. I ended up feeling really good, the weather was cool but sunny, and the lake views were pretty. This half didn't have as much elevation gain as many trail races and parts were on paved bike trail, so it was definitely easier than the other trail races I've done. The drive was only about 40 minutes from San Jose and I was there in plenty of time to get parking, pick up my race bib, and to chat with friends. I knew quite a f
    Keep reading