Everyone loves a taco night, so what’s better than getting to eat for a good cause?! Tacolicious has agreed to give 10% of their proceeds to The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center on Monday, July 25, 6:30PM-11PM, 2031 Chestnut@ Fillmore. Please come hungry and help support a local charity- all you have to do is order some tacos! Grab your friends and family, and join The San Francisco Marathon® team for the best tacos in town, the more people the better! It is a great excuse to get the family out for dinner, or even just get a relief from any Monday blues. And what’s better than The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center receiving 10% of the proceeds for the evening?! A special thanks to our friends at tacolicious for being so supportive and delicious!
Carrot Zucchini Muffins
You will need:
A 350 degree oven and muffin tin (or papers)
½ cup grated carrot, grated and squeezed dry
½ cup zucchini, grated and squeezed dry
¼ cup golden raisins
½ cup winter wheat flour
½ cup all purpose flour plus a pinch to dust the pans with
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg plus 1 egg white
½ cup olive oil
½ cup agave nectar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tsp orange zest
Lightly coat a muffin tin with vegetable spray. Dust the tray with flour and tap out any excess. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients including the carrot, zucchini and raisin. Fold the carrot mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. Divide the batter into the muffin tin filling ¾ of the way. Bake for 20 minutes rotating after 10 minutes to brown evenly. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
My best coconspirator Emily Newmark helped me with this recipe. She suggests omitting the raisins and sugar and adding dill and goat cheese for a savory version. You could also use all brown sugar and 2 whole eggs to enjoy past run.
Bridget Batson, runner, healthy eating enthusiast, recipe contributor at Runner’s World, and head chef at Gitane, is using her culinary expertise and nutrition knowledge to help you eat right and eat well during the 2011 training season. We’ll be including a new recipe each week that not only helps you meet your nutritional needs as a runner, but tastes good as well! For more information about Bridget Batson or […]
I want half a penny from you. That’s it. I’m running The San Francisco Marathon to fight cancer. I’m doing it in memory of my friend Sue Dailey, who lost her battle in January at the age of 45, leaving behind her husband and two small children. I’m doing it in honor of my dad, who had cancer removed from his bladder last week — the fifth time he’s been through that process since 2004.
I’m doing it because every dollar makes a difference. Whether the money goes towards treatment, research or prevention, it makes a difference. It saves lives. I’m proud to be raising money for the American Institute for Cancer Research and the Be Aware Foundation.
Raising money for charity with my running is something I started doing last year, when I ran 61 full marathons to raise money for a great charity called Train 4 Autism in honor of my son Jack, who is severely autistic. I continue to try to use my running to raise money for great causes, because there’s no reason to let this window of opportunity go to waste. Why not try to make a difference while I can?
In this year’s San Francisco Marathon, I’ll be one of two , starting dead last and collecting pledges for each runner I pass. I’ve had a challenging training cycle, but I’ve still done everything I can to get myself into the best shape possible and I won’t stop preparing until I cross through the start line on July 31. I’ll be all-in like I’ve never been in any of my 93 lifetime marathons because this one means so much to me.
I’m going to save lives. I’m doing it for Sue. I’m […]
For all you racers that have been training for so long, we want your finish line to be a celebration, filled with all sorts of goodies! When you arrive to the finish line you will be greeted with water and heatsheets, and most importantly your finisher’s medal!
The first half finishers will be treated to Metroelectro water, Panera Bread scones, plums, bananas, Zico Coconut Water, and Irish Coffee for those of you who are over 21.
The full marathon and 2nd half marathon finish line will be stocked with similar treats; Metroelectro Water, Zico Coconut Water, Jamba Juice, plums and bananas, scones from Panera Bread, and a for those 21 and over.
Now for the kids: area will have Sun Tropics juice, snacks from Pirates Booty, Tacolicious tacos, Pretzel Chips, California Raisins, and Giddy Snacks! Also, coaches from a kids outdoor club will lead post race games! Then, your munchkins can decorate their race shirts with a pedal powered paint station.
If you are running the first half, make sure to take the shuttle bus from Golden Gate Park back to the Ferry Building to join the festivities at the Main Finish Line. You won’t want to miss all of the entertainment and fun!
Come celebrate your accomplishments at the stage at the Finish Line! Get your photo taken in front of the iconic SF Cable Car or our SF Marathon Mural, check live results in the Results tent, and sample some great products from our Vendors in Marathon Village. The awards will be given out a bit later […]
This week in recap:
Monday – 1 hour of strength training with the trainer.
Tuesday – 7.3 miles with 7 ”San Fran-style” steep hills in the middle of the workout.
Wednesday – 7 miles.
Thursday – 1 hour of strength training with the trainer.
Friday – rest day!
Saturday – 19.7 miles in the morning, 0.8 miles on treadmill early afternoon immediately. followed by 1 hour of strength training with the trainer
Sunday – 6 mile hike on trails
Last Long Run
It’s done. I’ve done that last 20-miler. I did 3 20-milers on the way to my first marathon. I’m particularly proud that I then went on to do a hard strength training workout Saturday after this last long run. The end of this long run was celebrated with a couple friends who were along for the run. A dip in the pool and some mimosas to celebrate the start of taper!
Friends Counteract the Effects of Time and Heat
I’ve felt so grateful for friends this week. None of my runs were done alone! Tuesday was about 5 of us. Wednesday was 3 of us. Saturday’s 20 miler was broken into a 10-mile run with 8 friends immediately followed by the next 10 miles with 1 friend who did the full 20 and another who came out for just that portion. Sunday’s “recovery”was a hike, not a run. Although now I think a hard hike is harder on trails sometimes than a light run, LOL. But I did this with 2 friends, where 1 of them had a hysterectomy just 3 weeks ago so she’s still not cleared to run.
So this week felt significant with running midweek at 7:30 with friends when it’s 98 degrees at the start of the race. […]
This year, we’ve been working extremely hard to create an Expo event to remember. We have thought long and hard about all the aspects that are involved in the preparation for the big race. Our Expo really does have everything you want and more, and don’t worry, if you didn’t feel like you got the whole experience on day one, you can always come back on day two! After picking up your bib, race shirt, and goody bag, you will walk into the world of running! You will first notice our Merchandise store where you can pick up all sorts of marathon gear and memorabilia. This would be a GREAT place to get a cool souvenir like the official race poster, or even a gift for a friend back home! After picking something out in the store, make your way to main Expo floor where you’ll find 40+ vendors connected to running, San Francisco, and fitness, there is definitely a stop there for everyone. Check out this year’s list.
This is where it gets even better! This year we have a Runners Lounge, Seminar Series, a Tech Center, and a Yoga and Meditation area. Whether you are looking to become a high tech runner with all the cool new apps, or maybe you are looking for inspiration for your Sunday Journey, or even just trying to find peace of mind- we have got it all. The Runner’s Lounge hosted by Sports Basement is a relaxing place to chat with other runners and flip through different running magazines, and just bask in the glory of the sport we all love. You will also be able to make signs, watch the Course Video, and stretch! Next, check […]
For the 2011 Expo The San Francisco Marathon is bringing in a range of amazing speakers. The Seminar Series gives people a chance to listen to personal stories of inspiration, of perseverance, and gives runners an opportunity to learn a great deal about the sport from the experts. The speakers are all running enthusiasts who are eager to share their journeys and their own relationship with running. This year the keynote Seminar Series Speaker and Host will be Bart Yasso who is a Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World Magazine, he will be discussing his book “My Life on the Run.” We are very proud to present all our speakers this year and urge you to go check out any and all that spark your interest.
Here is the 2011 line-up:
-”It’s All in Your Head” with Sarah Stanley
-Running Evolution with Dr. Anthony Luke, The SF Marathon Medical Director
-Nutritionist Kaley Todd
-Meditation Specialist Jon Pratt
-Charity Chasers Dane Rauschenberg and Sam Felsenfeld
-Bart Yasso’s “My Life on the Run”
-Tim Borland who journeyed across the US running 63 marathons in 63 days and how he’s used his running as a vehicle for change.
-Dr. Jeff Shapiro on TrainingWell™
-Marshall Ulrich who ran across the US doing 117 back-to-back marathons
-David Deigan, a local expert on The San Francisco Marathon course
We hope that you can take the opportunity to go see one or more of the incredible speakers we have coming in this year. To get an in depth description and times on each of the speakers check out our Expo Speakers Schedule.
See you there!
There is nothing better than stretching out and finding peace of mind to calm your nerves and relax your body, whether it be for the big race, or just to get your day started out right. Amidst the many things to do and see at the Expo, these classes allow you to escape any and all stress of your race weekend. This year Jon Pratt and his colleagues from the Shambala Meditation Center will be leading the sessions on Friday July 29th at 1:45 and Saturday July 30th at 12:30. The Yoga Classes will be presented by lululemon athletica’s Yoga Specialists. All sessions are free and open to the public, you don’t even need to bring a mat! But please wear appropriate clothing if you are planning on participating. We also suggest you arrive a few minutes early to get a spot. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your mind and body prepared.
Friday, July 29th
Saturday, July 30th
Friday, July 29th
Saturday, July 30th
Both classes are located in the Yoga Area on the upper deck, next to the Runner Lounge. Can’t wait to see you there!
Chilled Sweet Pea and Little Gem Soup
You will need:
½ cup spring onions, thinly sliced
1 small clove garlic, crushed
1 quart vegetable stock or water
1 head little gem lettuce, shredded
1 bunch watercress
1 cup fresh peas
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
salt & pepper
In a small pot sauté the spring onions and garlic in a splash of olive oil until tender. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the peas, lettuce and sugar, simmer for 5 minutes or just until the peas are soft. Pour the soup into the blender, add the watercress reserving a few sprigs for garnish, puree until smooth. Place the soup immediately into an ice bath to chill and retain a bright green color. When cool whisk in the yogurt and season. Garnish with the remaining watercress and a drizzle of olive oil.
This soup can also be served hot with Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top. You could also substitute sliced asparagus for the peas and leave it un-pureed for a pretty presentation.
Have a great week!
Bridget Batson, runner, healthy eating enthusiast, recipe contributor at Runner’s World, and head chef at Gitane, is using her culinary expertise and nutrition knowledge to help you eat right and eat well during the 2011 training season. We’ll be including a new recipe each week that not only helps you meet your nutritional needs as a runner, but tastes good as well! For more information about Bridget Batson or Gitane Restaurant, please visit www.gitanerestaurant.com
San Francisco is a city that is referred to as different, unique, perhaps even magical. When you show up on race day this year, we hope these words are just a few that will come to mind when thinking about The SF Marathon.
Whether you’ve run this race ten times or it’s your first taste of our city it’s our hope that you will complete your day having enjoyed each component of the race.This year, we’re tapping into our creative side! We want to delight our runners with an array of art from local and national artists. We’re pretty into are here at The SF Marathon offices, and we want to share that with you!
This year, runners will find local art scattered through all 26.2 miles of the course. Be sure to check out Mile Markers along the course featuring art from Nite Owl, John Kraft , Nick Saraga, Tim Lillis, Tommy Noshitsky, Lisa Feather Knee, Cameron Chernoff, and Hilary Williams. If you like what you see along the course, you will have an opportunity after the race to bid on your favorite Mile Marker. Don’t want to wait until race day to check out the Mile Marker art? Come to Secession Art & Design for their happy hour party on Friday, July 22nd from 6.30pm-9.30pm at 3361 Mission/30th. Sip some wine, chat with other arty runners, and oogle some of the race course’s art. Take home your very own Hilary Williams print to prep you for race day, and shout when you see it on the course!
For those running the Full and 2nd Half Marathon, local art cars The Janky Barge, The Space Cowboys’ Unimog, The […]