11 results for tag: Training

Final Month of Training for TSFM

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. Take a deep breath. You have T minus 1-month (or actually, less than one month!) to go until you run one of the sold-out San Francisco Marathon events: the Full Marathon, one of the Half Marathons, the 5K or the Ultramarathon. Most of your hardest ... More

The Scary Miles

Contributed by Stephanie Laska, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. As we prepare to run The San Francisco Marathon or Half Marathon, there comes a point in our training where we enter what I lovingly call, “the scary miles.” About a month prior to the big race, your training schedule escalates to the ... More

The Power of Positive Thinking

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. By now, as you’ve likely begun your training for any of The San Francisco Marathon events - the Full Marathon, either half marathon, the 5K, or the 52.4 mile Ultramarathon - you’ve probably already noticed something rather surprising. Sure, the ... More

Reasons to Run The San Francisco Marathon

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. In case you haven’t heard the big news, with more than two months before race weekend, the 1st Half Marathon of The San Francisco Marathon is officially at capacity, and the Full Marathon will follow within the next week. (There are still spots ... More

Raising Runners

Contributed by Dr. Lisa Marie Gonzales. Lisa and her twin daughters, Kennedy and Landry, are 2017 Ambassadors for The San Francisco Marathon. This post originally appeared on Lisa's blog. Early on in their childhood, I knew it was important to raise children who loved reading. Reading has always been the gateway to all ... More

Dos and Don’ts of Training for The San Francisco Marathon

With 100 days to go until race day at The San Francisco Marathon (or 5K, Half Marathon, or Ultramarathon), for many of us, if we haven’t already begun our training, it’s probably about time we do so. 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

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

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 ... More

You never forget how to ride a bicycle, but a unicycle is another matter: Balance & Proprioception

Together, balance and proprioception are vital to a runner’s forward movement and the prevention of injury. More