Living, Breathing the Marathon Training

Last week’s recap: I ran 31 miles. This was my 2nd stepback week before I jump up my long run again. I took 2 weeks stepback after my first 20-mile run so that I could start a pretty intense strength training workout program. I needed some time to adjust. Giving the Marathon the Time It Deserves The past couple weeks I’ve been ... More

Helpful Hints for Pace Groups

Helpful Hints for Pace Groups More

A Marathon Takes More Than Just Lots of Running

On my first 20-miler a week ago, I discovered that the secret to enjoying this first marathon rested in more than just running lots and lots of miles. My upper abdominals, my oblique abs, my glutes – all these muscles were on fire in the late miles of this training run. My will, my drive, and my endurance had returned since having a ... More

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 13

Weekly Running Recipe-Turkey Bolognese... More

10 Week Training Program Kicks off Saturday!

10 Week Training Program Kicks off Saturday, May 21! More

Sierra Nevada Announced as Beer Garden Sponsor

Sierra Nevada Announced as Beer Sponsor... More

The First 20 Mile Long Run

With 11 weeks to race day, it's unusual in a novice training plan to do a 20-mile run this far out from race day. Some plans only ever have you do a maximum of 18 miles. I'm planning on doing multiple longer runs in this added time before race day so I can tweak and practice for race day for things like pace, run strategy, nutrition, apparel, and hydration. More

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 12

Frozen Yogurt with Strawberries & Lime. In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, sour cream, honey and vanilla. Set up four muffin papers in a muffin pan. Fill each muffin paper ¾ of the way up and place in the freezer for about 1 ½ hours or until firm to the touch. In a small bowl combine the sliced strawberries, honey and lime zest, set aside at room temperature. This will allow the juices from the strawberries to be released giving you a syrupy sauce. When ready to serve gently unmold the yogurt and invert into a bowl. Spoon the strawberries over the yogurt and serve. More

Long Run Lessons the Hard Way

This week’s recap: 13 miles of midweek runs that included speedwork and hillwork, and then a 16.6 mile long run.  Total Mileage: 29.6 Hills Are My Friends I studied the San Francisco Marathon elevation chart in detail this week. After 2 weeks of 3 workouts of mid-week hill repeats on a 60 foot hill climb in a tenth of a mile, I ... More

A Note from the Race Director

A Note from the Race Director... More