Friday, March 28, 2014

Sunday Recovery Run Course Description (3/30/14)

On Sunday, we log our final recovery run of the season from the Marina Green Monkey Bars (adjacent to Marina/Webster). Everyone is logging six miles.

Sunday Recovery Run Course Map

We will head NORTH from the Marina Green Monkey Bars on along Marina Boulevard for roughly 1/2 mile until we reach the grassy, volleyball court area on the right. Take a right and cut through the volleyball court area and run through the parking lot behind it. Turn LEFT onto the Marina Promenade which is a fire road/dirt trail.

Continue running on this path for roughly a mile. Eventually, this path will veer to the right towards the Warming Hut. Continue running towards the Warming Hut. For the uninitiated, the Warming Hut is A BIG WHITE BUILDING WITH TABLES AND BENCHES IN FRONT OF IT. Hopefully, it will be hard to miss). The Warming Hut is 2 MILES. (*Note-there are water fountains/restrooms adjacent to the Warming Hut.)

Everyone else will continue past the Warming Hut onto a paved road that goes past a series of buildings (including some restrooms). You will pass these buildings and continue running along this path next to the water towards the base of the bridge. The path curves around and dead ends at 'Hoppers Hands'. This is 2.5 MILES.  Turn around here and head back to the monkey bars.

Once you get back to the monkey bars continue running SOUTH along the paved path past the Marina Safeway and UP Fort Mason Hill. Crest this hill and run to the point where the path starts to head down towards Aquatic Park and then return to the monkey bars for 6 MILES!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Saturday Long Run (3/27/14)

Saturday's long run launches from PSOAS Massage/Bodywork @ 333 3rd Street between Folsom/Harrison.

If you need to use the restroom, change, and/or store some personal items, head up to PSOAS in Suite 205.

Here's a link to the course map-

Saturday Long Run Course Map

We will cross Folsom from 3rd Street onto the sidewalk and take a right. We will run along Folsom all the way to the Embarcadero. We will cross the street and take a LEFT onto the Embarcadero.

Run along the Embarcadero past the Ferry Building. Beginner runners will run to the intersection of Embarcadero/Green. Look for the street sign for ‘GREEN’. This is a hair over 1.5 miles.

Continue running along the Embarcadero to the intersection of Embarcadero/Bay. Look for the Houston's Restaurant on the LEFT side of the Embarcadero. This is 2 miles.

Everyone will continue running along the Embarcadero until it turns into ‘Jeffererson’. Run along Jefferson to the intersection of Jefferson/Powell. This is 2.5 miles.

Continue through Fisherman's Wharf and into Aquatic Park. Follow the path as it curves towards the right in the direction of Fort Mason Hill. Climb Fort Mason Hill all the way to the top. After cresting this hill, you will have logged 3.5 miles. Beginners will turn around and head back to PSOAS for 7 MILES!

Everyone else will continue down Fort Mason Hill and veer right onto Marina Boulevard. Continue running along Marina Boulevard until you reach the Marina Green Monkey Bars (adjacent to Marina/Webster). This is 4 miles. Intermediate runners will turn around here and head back to PSOAS for 8 MILES!

Advanced and Race level runners will continue running along Marina Boulevard. When you reach the intersection of Marina/Divisadero you will have logged 4.5 miles. Advanced runners will turn around here and head back to PSOAS for 9 MILES!

Race level runners will continue along Marina past Sports Basement. Shortly after you pass Sports Basement, you will have logged 5.5 miles. Race level runners will turn around here and head back to PSOAS for 11 MILES!