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The Challenge

New blog post from Ambassador Chris!
By |January 7th, 2013|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on The Challenge

Do. Not. Quit.

New blog post from Ambassador Courtney!
By |January 2nd, 2013|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on Do. Not. Quit.

Open to Injury: Everyrunner’s Story

The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare.  –Juma Ikangaa

If we could imagine an Everyrunner–our running community’s version of Everyman–then Everyrunner would periodically be hobbled by injury, with the actual frequency governed by wisdom or luck.  Anyone who regularly laces up running shoes knows this.  But as it turns out, injury harbors its own teaching.

My own story goes something like this.  I fell too in love with racing in my second year of running, and raced far too often for my level of training and weekly mileage.  I ignored small injuries and pains because all I could think about was running fast–and I was very good at denial.  And then I ignored a meniscus strain not long before the San Jose Half Marathon on October 7.  I ran, with pain, and still achieved a P.R. at 1:36:32–which only encouraged me to race more.  On October 14, I paced the back half of the Nike Women’s Marathon.  And then, on October 21 came the coup de grace–I attempted the Humboldt Half Marathon, even though I had been in pain that week.

The race started, and immediately I knew I didn’t have it.  My pace dipped from 7:30, to 8:00, to 8:15.  The teammates I’d anticipated running with left me in their dust.  I resigned myself to a training run.

And then, at mile 7, a searing pain shot through my right calf.  I was well and truly done, unable even to walk the rest of the way.  The dreaded season-ending injury had arrived, cutting me out of all remaining races for 2012.

It was three weeks before I ran again at all, thanks to the guidance of a wise friend and coach who convinced me not […]

By |December 31st, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on Open to Injury: Everyrunner’s Story

Making Time For Your Run

New blog post from Ambassador Meg!
By |December 28th, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on Making Time For Your Run

The Challenge

New blog post from Ambassador Chris!
By |December 24th, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on The Challenge

A New Year Ahead

New blog post from Ambassador Courtney! A New Year Ahead
By |December 20th, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on A New Year Ahead

Running Injuries: Dealing with the Setback

New blog post from Ambassador Elise -Running Injuries: Dealing with the Setback
By |December 19th, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on Running Injuries: Dealing with the Setback

Sight Set for LA/SF Marathon Challenge

New blog post from Ambassador Chris - Sight Set for LA/SF Challenge
By |December 10th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Sight Set for LA/SF Marathon Challenge

Even More Reason to Race

Late last week, a nor’easter dumped several inches of snow and flooded parts of New York and New Jersey that were already still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.   Parts of the East Coast are suffering from back-to-back disasters, and we want to help get them back on their feet.  That’s why for every registrant who signs up by November 15th, we’ll donate 10% of the registration fee to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

What’s not to love?  Registration prices go up Thursday at midnight, so you save a few bucks while also giving back and  repairing the devastation left by the storms.

How does it work? Log on to our website, enter “SandyRelief2013″ into the Coupon Code field during checkout, and we’ll donate the 10% on your behalf.

Feeling generous?  Make an additional donation on your own on the checkout page when you sign up!
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By |November 13th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Even More Reason to Race

Top Ten SF Marathon Memories

New Blog Post from Ambassador Nancy: Top Ten SF Marathon Memories
By |November 5th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Top Ten SF Marathon Memories