57 results for author: Pavlína Marek

Miles 2-15: The Golden Gate Bridge & GGNRA—the Flattest Flats, the Steepest Hills | Course Landmarks and Their History

The San Francisco Marathon course takes you on a counterclockwise 26.2 miles long tour along the Embarcadero of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, back to the Presidio and Golden Gate Park, to Haight Ashbury, the Mission, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and the finish line. We've introduced Mile 1 and The ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 1: The Embarcadero | Course Landmarks and Their History

The San Francisco Marathon course takes you on a counterclockwise 26.2 miles long tour along the Embarcadero of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, back to the Presidio and Golden Gate Park, to Haight Ashbury, the Mission, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and the finish line. Right at the start of Mile 1 of the ... More

How and Why Amputee Alex Parra Ran the San Francisco Marathon on Crutches | Runner Spotlight Series

Alex Parra, also known on social media as Alex1Leg, is a two-time cancer survivor, an amputee, a disability advocate, and a motivational speaker. Originally from Roseville in California, he now lives in Vancouver, Washington where he moved to be closer to nature. Besides going on hikes, he also loves making videos and bringing ... More

National Volunteer Week: Meet Monika Gebarzewska, Our Volunteer Manager | Meet the Team

Welcome to the very first post from our new blog series, "Meet the Team." Since it's National Volunteer Week, we're excited to introduce to you our Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Manager Monika Gebarzewska, who's also a passionate athlete herself. Monika Gebarzewska the Collegiate Athlete Running has been a part ... More

Strength Training: Keep Your Body Strong at Any Age!

When training for a race, whether it’s our first 5K or 15th marathon, we hyper-focus on the miles. But what about strength training? How can we use it to support not only our running but overall health no matter our age? Strength and power are inextricably entwined. Today, let's discuss this connection and find the best ... More

Sustainability in Running: What We in the Running Community Can Do to Be More Environmentally Friendly During Races and Training

When you go out on a run, sustainability probably isn't the number one thing you think about. The only time it might come to your mind is when you see litter along your route and make sure that your gel wrapper is safely tucked in your pocket, waiting to be disposed of at home. If you're one of us occasionally completing our ... More

How Olympian Alexi Pappas Guided Visually Impaired Runner Lisa Thompson to Her Own Boston Victory | Live QnA Highlights

Fresh from her remarkable experience at the Boston Marathon, where she served as a guide for a visually impaired athlete, Alexi Pappas joined us to share her experience. She talked about the endeavor that transcended the typical marathon experience as a physical challenge and a deeply emotional journey. This year, Alexi helped ... More

Rucking Your Way to a Better Marathon (And Fewer Injuries) | Scott Benbow Guest Post

Rucking, which is walking with a weighted vest or backpack, is ideal cross-training for endurance runners. It's a great addition to any marathon training plan as it provides significantly less impact stress than running and can, therefore, help prevent running-related injuries. I found out the hard way. Written by San ... More

Parisa Arab: A Record-Breaking Athlete You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of | Runner Spotlight Series

"I am an Iranian runner holding 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000-meter national records yet hardly anyone knows me due to public media policies hiding women's achievements in Iran," wrote Parisa Arab in her reply to the SFM Runner Spotlight Series questionnaire. Now, it's time for the world to get to know this multi-record-breaking ... More

How Short Runs & Exerkines (No, It’s Not a Typo) Boost Your Health and Training

Ahhh, the long run… The cornerstone of every training plan. Many of us build our weekends around them, experiencing the progression of our mental and physical endurance as our goal races approach. But what about those short runs that are peppered throughout our programming? As one athlete that I coach pointedly asked, ... More