5 Tips to Make Your Running More Social

I’ve been running for a long time now, and my tried-and-true method for beating the periodic boredom that comes with the endurance training territory is simple: make it social. More

Take a Runcation: Why I Travel to Run Marathons

Runcation: Traveling to a new beautiful destination and working a race into the vacation. More

Upgrade Your Race Distance in 2017: The 40 for 40 Challenge is Worth it

What if 2017 were the year that you committed yourself to doing something that you never thought you could do? If you’re going to go big, The San Francisco Marathon is the place to do it. More

Marathons Are Easy! (And Other Ridiculous Lies We Tell Ourselves)

10 ridiculous lies about running that you might identify with. More

How Cross Training Helped me Bounce Back from Injury

Kettlebells and Ropes and Box Jumps: OH MY! Contributed by Heather Stewart, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon I’m a baby.  Let’s just get this fact out of the way.  I’m a HORRIBLE sick/injured person.  I whine and moan and I hate when I can’t do what I want to do or what I used to do. When the doctor (finally) ... More

See and Be Seen – City Running on a Dark and Stormy Morning

Two things The San Francisco Marathon can almost guarantee is that it will be dark at the start line and it will NOT be raining on July 23. Here's how to handle the rainy winter months of your training. More

Where To Train For Hills in San Francisco

Top 5 places to train for hills in San Francisco. (Don't worry: These are not all part of the official race course!) More

6 Tips for Surviving a Running Sabbatical

If you’ve been told that you can’t run for a period of time, let me first say this, “I’M SO SORRY!” More

Looking Back: Reflections on Progress

Contributed by Stephanie Davies, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. We hear it all the time, especially from well-meaning coaches and ones who want us to succeed. The words that they share are designed to push us forward, to focus us, to keep us from losing precious seconds. A child of a cross-country coach and former track ... More

Personal Record then Plantar Fasciitis: Focusing on Form in 2017

Contributed by Scott Benbow, an Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon From PR (Personal Record) to PF (Plantar Fasciitis) One year ago, I registered for The San Francisco Marathon and the California International Marathon (CIM), with the intention to run both. I ran The San Francisco Marathon in July, setting a new PR for that ... More