Book signing this Wednesday at Book Passage in Ferry Building!

Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky wrote a book on running and cooking and will be signing books this Wednesday, August 15 at The Book Passage in the Ferry Building. Looks like a great book, and Shalane is a national running hero.She is an Olympic silver medalist, 4-time Olympian, and winner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shalane-flanagan-elyse-kopecky-book-signing-run-tickets-48967724783?aff=erelexpmlt

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, August 4 at Java Beach Cafe!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, August 4 at Java Beach Cafe. Java Beach is at the terminus of Judah Street, out at Ocean Beach and the Great Highway. We meet in front of the public restrooms across the street from Java Beach.

Congratulations to Patrick, Lisa, Brant and David S for completing the SF Half Marathon last Sunday. Brant finished in 23rd in his age group, and David finished 17th!

We’ll start new training cycles for the fall races shortly. There are several club favorites coming up: Healdsburg, Monterey Bay, Berkeley and of course CIM in early December. Not to mention a certain club members upcoming 100 miler!

We can also suggest races for those interested in targeting shorter distances like 5k, 10k and 12k. Just let me know, and we can work with you to build a schedule. In case you didn’t know, we have a bunch of certified RRCA coaches in the club, including me and Penny.

6 miler: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1336308583
8 miler: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1678240571
10 miler: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1678237679

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club
www.halffullrunning.com

jay @halffullrunning. com
cell: 415.317.2011

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, 8:00 am at Sports Basement on Bryant Street!

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, 8:00 am at Sports Basement on Bryant Street.

Depending on the weather, we’ll either do another route along the Embarcadero, or venture westward toward the fog! I’ll have routes in mind for each direction, 6, 8 and 10 milers. I may even post them later if I get ambitious!

Last week, the weather along the waterfront was sunny, warm and humid, while the western half of the city was cool and gray. The weather extremes this week are something else: on Wednesday, the high temperature at Jenner, on the Sonoma coast was 66 degrees, just like here in SF. Just 12 miles inland at Cazadero, it reached 110! 44 degrees in 12 miles!

Good luck to Patrick, Lisa and Brant running the SF Half Marathon on Sunday, and to everyone else I might have missed who’s running the race.

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club
www.halfullrunning.com

jaykloepfer @ gmail. com
cell: 415.317.2011

Can a running shoe make you run faster?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/18/upshot/nike-vaporfly-shoe-strava.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fupshot&action=click&contentCollection=upshot&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront

Hopefully you all can read this link. If not, look on the NYTimes website for The Upshot, and the story on the Vaporfly.

Fascinating story. Nike released the Vaporfly shoe last year, claiming it could make you 4% faster. Think about it – if you could run a 4 hour marathon, that means almost 10 minutes faster, at least by my math.

This story in the NY Times examined a pile of data culled from Strava, and the authors say the claim may be true. Astounding.

I think there may be a self-reporting bias in the data – those buying the shoe are looking to improve, and may be doing other things, like training better, and believing they will do better in the shoes. As we all know, the mental part of running is huge. To paraphrase Yogi Berra, "the game is 90% mental, the other half is physical." The data also come from a community (Strava) of eager beavers, who may be more prone than most to believe, and to unwittingly bias their self-reporting.

That said, the sample size is large, and the authors cut the data every which way and got the same results.

One alarming note was that while the shoes cost $250, if you can get them, they lose their effectiveness as quickly as 100 miles.

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, July 14 at Sports Basement on Bryant Street!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, July 14 at Sports Basement on Bryant Street.

We will have runs scheduled for 6, 8 and 10 miles. For those running the SF Half Marathon, you’re two weeks out and in tapering mode, should be running between 8 and 10 miles.

A couple of club members are aiming for 15 and leaving SB at 7:00 am. Please let me know if you’re interested in joining them for the extra miles at the early start, and I’ll hook you all up.

We’ll be planning fall races shortly, so please let me or Penny know if you have any suggestions or desires for particular races. A couple of club favorites include the Healdsburg Half Marathon (October 14), the Monterey Bay Half Marathon November 11, and the Berkeley Half Marathon on November 18. For full marathons, there there’s the ever popular CIM on December 2.

6 miler: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2151171406
8 miler: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1406119897
10 miler: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1428415603

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club
www.halffullrunning.com

email: jay @halffullrunning. com
cell: 415.317.2011

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, July 7 at Sports Basement on Bryant Street!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, July 7 at Sports Basement on Bryant Street.

We’re three weeks out from the SF Marathon and Half Marathon. I believe we don’t have any club members running the full marathon, but we do have some running the half this week would be the last long training run, and should target 13-15 miles, even more if you have a time goal.

We will have routes of 6, 8 and 10, plus a 13-15 mile course mapped out for runners.

Should be a sunny, breezy day, come enjoy the SF summer running weather with us!

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club
www.halffullrunning.com

email: jay @ halffullrunning. com
cell: 415.317.2011

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 30 at the Conservatory of Flowers!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 30 at the Conservatory of Flowers.

With July 4 on a Wednesday, we realize people will be taking vacation and long weekends, but we’ll be out there running this Saturday morning. Supposed to be a beautiful day tomorrow! Come join us!

We’ll have a variety of distances. Come work off those holiday party calories in advance, and feel virtuous for the rest of the weekend!

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club
www.halffullrunning.com

jay @ halffullrunning. com
cell: 415.317.2011