Knowledge vs. Knowhow

Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes explains that while analytics have great potential, a runners must understand the difference between knowledge and know how. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 5

Mile 5 runs along Crissy Field, a beloved destination for local runners looking to get in a few scenic miles on the weekends or after work. More

Respect the Distance

Contributed by Stephanie Laska, a 2016 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon Last month I ran my first of four marathons scheduled for 2016. I had three goals going in: Place in my division (Check! Second place Athena) Improve my time and PR (Check! By 6 smokin’ minutes) Finish strong (Definitely NOT­­ Ended up in the ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 4

Mile 4 is a very flat portion of the course which begins at the Marina Green, a scenic 74-acre stretch of grass between Fort Mason and the Presidio, surrounded by the historic mansions of the Marina neighborhood. This section of the race runs along the San Francisco Bay and is wide and open, providing impressive views of the Golden ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 3

Mile 3 is one of the most beautiful and scenic stretches of the course, starting from Aquatic Park, heading past Fort Mason, and down to the start of the Marina Green. Ever wondered what running the The San Francisco Marathon course is like? We asked local writer and runner, Erin Mara, to take us through the experience of running the ... More

How I fit it all in – Six simple tips for runners on a busy schedule

Jason Hakes is a 2016 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. He shares his personal thoughts about running on his blog at Restlessrunner.com. It’s a Wednesday morning and I am up with the sun. I am dressed in my running clothes, sipping some coffee and mentally preparing for the day. It will be mere moments before the first activity ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 2

Mile 2 of the course is usually one of the busiest stretches in the city, so for runners to have it all to themselves on race day is a truly special experience. The second mile sets off on the final span of the Embarcadero and continues through Fisherman’s Wharf, which sees more than 10 million visitors every year. The area is always ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 1

Ever wondered what running the The San Francisco Marathon course is like? We asked local writer and runner, Erin Mara, to take us through the experience of running the The San Francisco Marathon from a mile-by-mile perspective. What better way to join in the experience of the course than being able to get a sneak peek? The course ... More

Aspire to a constant state of movement: Life is training and training is life

“Aspire to always be moving – in a constant state of movement – and not compartmentalizing training and life. Life is training and training is life,” says Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes. But how can the typical 9 – 5’er incorporate this philosophy into his or her life when there are emails to send, meetings to attend and ... More

A Day in the Life: My Daily Nutrition Guide

Contributed by Kristine Ciardello. Kristine is a 2016 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. You know those shirts that say “Will Run for Brunch” or “Run Now, Feast Later”? Those were made for me. I also may have taken some creative liberties on the actual verbiage of the shirts - but, you get the point. I’ve learned ... More