Suggestions for running in San FranciscoMarch 2, 2009 1:34 pm running, work
I’ll be in San Francisco later this month, from March 22nd until the 29th, for OSBC, and I’ll be looking to get in a few training runs to get ready for a marathon I hope to run in May while I’m there.
I am staying in a hotel on Market Street, near the Civic Center, and I have a few runs in the training plan for that period:
- A 28km long run on the 22nd (which I’ll probably be doing to stay awake early evening to get over jet lag)
- A 16km run on Tuesday – 5km warm-up plus 2x4500m marathon pace, plus a few kms warm-down – it’d be nice to have a known distance around 3 miles for this one
- Some speed work (500m splits) on Thursday that I’ll probably skip or swap out for an early morning jog
- Another 28km long run on Saturday 28th, before flying out on the 29th.
Does anyone have any suggestions for good places to run? I would like to run around Crissy Field and across the Golden Gate bridge while there, if possible, and I notice there are some nice looking hills the other side of it in the Golden Gate park.
Anyone want to join me for one or more of the runs? I’m arriving early and leaving late so I’ll be all on my lonesome for a few days if anyone feels like going for a 2.5h jog together on weekend and show off the city for me. Drop me a line, we’ll work something out.
Update: Another idea which looks like it’d be great, having looked at a map of Marin County, would be to rent a bike for the day and go for a 3 or 4 hour ride. Anyone game?