The Marathon & Me
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon. ~Emil Zapotek Before I start, let me make a quick disclaimer: I don’t have anything against the marathon. Really. If at any point I start to sound like I do have something against it, please believe that that’s just me communicating poorly. Repeat - I have nothing against the marathon. ...
Gear: Garmin Forerunner 305
Back in the day, I used to run with both a stopwatch and a heart rate monitor on my arm. Then when I got back from my run (assuming I’d been running on the roads and not a track or a trail with mile markers), I’d plug my route into Google Maps and input that distance and the time from my watch into an Excel spreadsheet to determine my average pace. GOD, can I tell you how beyond...
Race Report: Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon & 5K
I’ve run this event twice now — the half marathon last year, and the 5K this year. It’s one of my favorite local SF events, so I’m sure you’ll see me there in the future! Location: San Francisco, CA, near Golden Gate Park Date: First Sunday in February (Feb. 6, 2011 this year) Price: For the half this year, $45 through Jan 7 & $55 after; for the 5K this...