Friday, May 18, 2012

Determination Long Run Sunday (5/20)

You're knocking out another mile this week for a total of 9 MILES!

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. launch our run from the same spot we have previously. This time we will head EAST along the dirt path and head towards the Marina.

You'll run along the dirt path for roughly 3/4 of a mile until you hit the parking lot behind the Little Marina Green. Veer right through the parking lot and head towards Marina Boulevard.

Turn LEFT on Marina Boulevard and continue on Marina Boulevard past the Marina Safeway (this will be on your RIGHT).

When you pass the Marina Safeway, you will see a paved path that heads up Fort Mason Hill. Follow this path uphill until you crest Fort Mason Hill. Run a bit further and look over to your right.

You should see a building on the right on top of the hill. This is a Youth Hostel. This is 2 miles. Head down the other side of Fort Mason Hill and continue running on the sidewalk adjacent to Aquatic Park.

Run through Aquatic Park onto Jefferson Street and continue through Fisherman's Wharf. (*NOTE-It can get a bit busy in Fisherman's Wharf, so keep your wits about you.)

Run through Fisherman's Wharf onto the Embarcadero. Roughly half a mile past the intersection of Embarcadero/Bay (there's a Hillstone restaurant on the right) is Embarcadero/Green. Just past the intersection of Embarcadero/Green is 'Pier 9' on the left.

Continue running past Embarcadero/Green for another half mile and you'll reach the main entrance to the Ferry Building. This is 4.5 miles!

Feel free to head into the Ferry Building and use their restrooms/water fountains. Knock back a GU/gel if you need to and turn around head back to our start the way you came for a total of NINE MILES!

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