Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, March 14 at Equator Coffee, at the entrance to Fort Mason!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, March 14 at Equator Coffee, at the entrance to Fort Mason. It’s across the street from the Marina Safeway.

Interesting week in this world of ours! Come join us to clear your head, shake it off and run! Remember, running your happy place! And we are your awesome teammates.

We’ll have runs of 6, 8, 10 miles, and I’ll throw in beautiful San Francisco scenery. Maybe a little rain, but it’ll make you a better person!

Olympic Marathon Trials – Best Running Social Posts

https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a31263848/awesome-social-posts-from-the-trials/

This roundup of social media responses to the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials is heartwarming and inspiring, and several of the posts actually made me cry!

The most telling for all of us runners: the woman whose dog is all over her, while she lays on the ground, excitedly asking her finishing place, and then blurts out "I hurt so bad!" We have all been there, the agony and the ecstacy of giving everything in a race.

So inspiring. The gigantic women’s field was incredible, such a profound statement.

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, March 7 at Fort Mason!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, March 7 at Fort Mason. We will meet in front of Equator Coffee, just across the street from Marina Safeway.

We’ll have runs of 6, 8 10 and 12 miles. I believe Penny is starting early at 7 to get extra miles in, let her know if you want to join her.

Condolences to the club members who were well into training for the Paris Marathon, the race has been postponed until October. Time to apply that fitness to another race! Like the Windsor Half on May 17! We have a contingent going up, join us. We have a team designation at the race, look for it when you sign up. You never know, we won the Yosemite half as a team several years ago.

Hope to see you all out on road tomorrow.

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 Saturday, February 29 at Precita Park!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 Saturday, February 29 at Precita Park. It’s a leap day run!

Won’t be quite as spectacular as last week’s Marin Headlands run, but beautiful San Francisco in the spring. Thanks to Penny for last weeks Headlands run and to Alan for hosting the post-run gathering at his house.

We’ll have routes of 6, 8 and 10 miles tomorrow. For those looking for an early start on some extra mileage, Penny and I will be starting a 7:00 for a few miles before looping back to the group at 8:00. If you REALLY want to get an early start, join Lisa and Jason at 6:00 am! Seriously dedicated!

Reminder to pay your dues if haven’t already for 2020.

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Marin run – UPDATES

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re excited! Tomorrow is our trail run! We will be traversing the beautiful Marin Headlands before going to Alan’s house for coffee and snacks. Thanks Alan!
Please text Alan if you plan on going to his house after the run: 415-419-1456

What to bring/prepare: there is no water available on these courses, or at the start, please bring your own. Even if you wouldn’t bring water for a 10-12 miler, you need to for this run as it will take longer than a road run. If you want to figure out how long you’ll be out there, add 30-60 min to the time it usually takes you on the street. I also recommend some sort of fuel. Ticks are present in Marin County so it will be important to check yourself after the run. Poison oak is also common so stay on the trails.

The courses: we will be leaving from the Tennessee Valley (TV) trailhead parking lot on the Miwok trail. THERE WILL BE HILLS. Lots of hills. Almost all of the trails will be dirt single track (see picture below for an example). There are some rocky bits. If you have trail shoes, I’d wear them. If you don’t then bring some older road shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. There will be steep climbs, especially up from Pirate’s Cove. There may be a lot of sun, so bring sun protection. If you don’t want hills, you can run from the parking lot to the beach on repeat. It’s 2 miles round trip. But that’s boring.

7.65 mile option
10 mile option

12.75 mile option

Getting there: We will meet at the Presidio Sports Basement to carpool/caravan over. We will be leaving the lot at 7:45am, please arrive at 7:30. The drive is about 20 min from there. The parking lot at TV can have large potholes and is unpaved. Low-riding cars should try to park right by the entrance or on the side of the road.
Here are the driving directions. Cell signal once at TV is pretty much non-existent. It then comes and goes while on the trails.

Please let me know if you have any questions! Can’t wait to see you all on Saturday.

Penny

Pirate’s Cove trail:
http://ai.stanford.edu/~galel/albums/California/Marin%20County/Pirates%20Cove%20-%20Coastal%20Trail%20loop/slides/CIMG0564.html