Friday, March 16, 2012

Determination Sunday Marathoners (3/18)

Marathoners, you're knocking out another mile this week for a total of 7 MILES!

Remember, any running you do should be at 'comfortable, conversational' pace.

Here's a link to the course map for those training at the marathon level-

Sunday Marathon Course Map

We'll do our warmup routine on Crissy Field and then launch our run from the same spot we have previously. This time we will head WEST along the dirt path and head towards the Warming Hut.

You'll continue running PAST the Warming Hut onto the paved path all the way to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge at 'Hopper's Hands'. This is roughly one mile. Turn around here and head back the way you came.

Once you return to our start, you will have logged two miles. Continue running EAST along the beautiful dirt path commonly known as 'The Marina Promenade'. You will run along the promenade for about half a mile before you will see a parking lot to your RIGHT.

This is the 'East Beach' parking lot. There are restrooms and a water fountain here if you need to make a pit stop.

Continue running along the promenade for roughly a 1/4 of a mile and you will end up in a parking lot behind the 'Little Marina Green'. This is roughly 2.75 miles. Run through the parking lot and veer RIGHT onto Marina Boulevard. Take a LEFT on Marina Boulevard and head towards the Marina Green Monkey Bars.

By the time you reach the Marina Green Monkey Bars you will have logged 3.5 miles. Continue running on the Marina Boulevard past the Marina Green Monkey Bars. Soon you will see the Marina Safeway on the right and a paved path heading uphill directly in front of you. Head up this hill.

Head down the hill and veer LEFT onto the sidewalk along the waterfront. Run along the sidewalk through Aquatic Park. You will all the way through Aquatic Park. At at the end of Aquatic Park is a large cul-de-sac. Once you hit this cul-de-sac you will have logged 4.5 miles. Turn around and head back the way you came.

Don't forget to take a slight right turn at the 'Little Marina Green' to get back onto the Marina Promenade. Follow the Marina Promenade all the way back to where we started for a total of 7 MILES!

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