The Training Plan!

And Now… The Training Plan… Oooh! First, a recap of the past week… my highest total mileage of the year was reached: 27.8 miles. I feel comfortably adapted to a 13 mile long run after the last handful of weekends. And Saturday I ran my first trail race, Grasslands Half Marathon. Here’s my race report as it was a hard race and I ... More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 5

7 Minute Salmon You will need: A 400 degree oven and parchment paper 2 salmon steaks, 5 oz each 2 dill sprigs 1 T Meyer lemon zest 2 T olive oil 1 cup fennel, thinly shaved water ( or a splash of  wine ! ) salt & pepper Cut the parchment paper into two 14 x 14 inch pieces. Divide the fennel in half and place ¾ of the way up the ... More

Why I Avoided the Marathon; as Seen Through The Eyes of My 3 Year Old

I’m a planner. I’m a preparer. I’m an analyzer. I’m rarely spontaneous, and if I occasionally appear to be, it’s probably something that’s been on my mind for a while. So I’ve been running for 6 years. In this time, I’ve learned a ton about running and about what works for me with my running. I’ve had one real injury (back in 2005), and I’ve had two babies (2007 & 2010), the first with a normal delivery resulting in a broken tailbone and the second via C-section to avoid another broken tailbone. I’ve completed 20 half marathons. But I’ve always avoided the marathon. For a while I’ve been thinking that maybe I was finally ready to do a marathon. I’ve learned how to train, I’m good about maintaining my running routine, and I’ve gathered lots of experience over time. More

Japan Relief

The SF Marathon is reaching out to help relief efforts in Japan. More

Happy Thoughts

Wrapping one’s mind around the epic journey/ adventure/ life altering task that training for a marathon is can be quite insane. It can even scare the weaker folks enough that they quit a few weeks into their training and there are those that never even try.  So in the coming weeks I’ll be throwing out my random thoughts, experiences, ... More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 4

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Thyme and Dried Apricot Chutney As we patiently wait for spring, dried fruits are a staple for any pantry. I chose apricots for this recipe but raisins, prunes, cherries and figs are a delicious accompaniment to the roasted pork. You will need: A 400-degree oven 12 oz pork tenderloin 1 T thyme, chopped olive ... More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 3

Buckwheat Soba Noodles with Ginger, Scallions, Asparagus and Napa Cabbage This recipe is great because it can be customized however you like. Serve hot or with any meat, fish or vegetable you are in the mood for. You will need: 8 oz buckwheat soba noodles, cooked ½ cup scallions, thinly sliced 1 cup zucchini, grated 1 cup carrot, grated 1 ... More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 2

Olive Oil Poached Tuna with White Beans, Spring Garlic and Whole Wheat Spaghetti This time of year is really fun! We have tiny hints of spring popping up. Spring garlic, spring onions and rumors of peas and asparagus. You will need: 8 to 10 oz of ahi tuna, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 cups olive oil salt & pepper For the pasta: 8oz white ... More

Shoe Contest!

In honor of our beloved Shoe Logo, we challenged runners to show us their shoes and tell us a little bit about them for a chance to win a free race registration! As some of you may have experienced, some people have long-term relationships while others are shoe-hoppers who can't commit. Some experiment with shoes- it's all about trial and error, and some are more dedicated to their shoe brand and model than they are their spouse. More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 1

Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken Breast with Blood Oranges, Tangerines, Escarole & Almonds It's citrus season! There are so many options for citrus right now. Meyer lemons, kumquats, bergamot……….  so feel free to experiment. You will need: A hot grill ! For the rub: 2 T of your favorite extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp ginger, ... More