recipe for endrance runners - red beans and rice

Recipe: Red Beans and Rice for Endurance Runners

Plant-based and plant forward diets are popular among endurance athletes. The carbohydrates that they provide play a key role in fueling the body for long distance events. Plants are also rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals which promote rapid recovery. In the past, people thought that you had to have “complementary proteins” at ... More

Why Nutrition for Running Matters

By Becca Blumberg If you are new to running, or new to the marathon distance, you might wonder why a dietitian would be a part of your training team. Why talk about nutrition for running at all? The truth is, whether you are running 5k or 50k, nutrition can make or break your race day experience. It impacts every aspect of your training ... More

Runner with mountains in backgrouns faces camera as he runs along highway

“This Will Be A Chance To Test Myself In A Way I Haven’t Done Before:” Mike Wardian Starts His Run Across The Continent

On May 1 at 7 a.m., ultrarunner, Guinness World Record holder, and bee-keeper Mike Wardian began his run across the continent. Starting in San Francisco and Finishing in Dewey Beach, Delaware, the Mike Wardian U.S. Run will be following Highway 50, nicknamed The Loneliest Road in America. He, however, won’t be alone. Following Wardian ... More

SF Marathon 2022- Mile 2

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 2: Course Landmarks 2022

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 2: 2022 Landmarks The San Francisco Marathon Mile 2 STATS Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf Elevation Change: Starts at 11’ and ends at 31’ (no significant peaks or valleys) Stations (water/food/toilet): none Best Spot for Family/Support: Boudin Bakery There is so much happening at the wonderful ... More

SF Marathon 2022- Mile 3

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 3: Course Landmarks 2022

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 3: 2022 Landmarks The San Francisco Marathon Mile 3 STATS Neighborhood: Aquatic Park/Ft. Mason Elevation Change: 31’ start, peaks at 105’ and ends at  24’ Stations (water/food/toilet): Water at Aquatic Park, approximately the 2.5 mile mark Best Spot for Family/Support: Aquatic Park or Ft. Mason ... More

San Francisco Marathon 2022- Mile 1

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 1: Course Landmarks 2022

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 1: 2022 Landmarks The San Francisco Marathon Mile 1 STATS Neighborhood: The Embarcadero/Financial District Elevation Change: Start at 26’ and ends at 11’ (no significant peaks or valleys) Stations (water/food/toilet): none Best Spot for Family/Support: Ferry Building (Pier 23 Restaurant/Bar post ... More

SFM Runner Spotlight Blog

Half Marathon San Francisco Story #ThursdayVibes Week Two: Runner Spotlight

Lexxi Conroy This week's #ThursdayVibes is a #runnerspotlight on @cb_runnerchic : She IS the Half Marathon San Francisco Story In an amazing feat, Celeste ran FIFTY half marathons in FIFTY states! We're honored to have been the last leg of her race as Half Marathon San Francisco, pun definitely intended! Here's what Celeste had to ... More

San Francisco Race Challenge #ThursdayVibes Week One: Meet the SoCal Sisters

Lexxi Conroy SoCal Sisters Complete San Francisco Race Challenge! Listen in to their story... “If you’ve never run this race before, you are missing out!” A direct quote from Felicia Canales, a loyal runner to the San Francisco Marathon for the past six years. Felicia and her SoCal sisters, Shelley and Gayle (who are ... More

Training tips for Marathon Week

Training Tips for Marathon Week: How to Navigate the Final Week

By Ben Connelly Training Tips for Marathon Week Read this before the big race!     It’s finally here. The final week before your marathon. How are you feeling? Nervous? Excited? Worried? A mixture of all three? Some of you will show up this week with a pop in your stride. The runs feel easy. Your training went well ... More

Battle Buddy Series – A Prayer for Beginning the End

By Darian McIntosh  At the commencement of September, it is evident that autumn is near. Fall is, unequivocally, my favorite time of year. I surround myself with the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of all things pumpkin-related, much to my husband’s chagrin. Yellow, orange, brown, and red are nowhere near being my typically favorite ... More