Well off to San Francisco for the rest of the week. I am running Bay To Breakers on Sunday and speaking to a running group to prep them for the fall marathons just around the corner, specifically New York City Marathon.
Running The Bay To Breakers Race here in San Francisco is truly a great race to run if you ever get the chance. It is almost like a circus on the course. Runners are dressed up and usually half-naked. At the 2.5 mile mark you climb an incredible steep hill and you really should never look up unless there is a nice attractive girl in front of you, otherwise you are bound to be looking up someone’s bare naked behind and sometimes it is not so pleasant. But this is what makes this race and the great energy and vibrance of San Francisco.
When I was asked to speak to a running club there in San Francisco they were really intrigued with my strategies to run and successfully complete the NYC Marathon in November. It’s amazing how much information runners outside of NY want about the NYC Marathon. They want to know exactly what it entails turn by turn. I try my best to give them the picture of what the race is like but it’s almost like explaining surfing to someone who has never surfed. You can get a good idea but you will never truly understand the power and strength the crowds and race really generates. With a good amount of runners who were accepted into the lottery for November’s race, it will sure be a great day to share with them the incredible experience that awaits them.
On another note I will be coaching and leading the Children’s Museum Of Manhattan’s NYC Marathon charity team. CMOM is a wonderful museum and organization on the Upper West Side of Manhattan which serves the youth of NYC’s five boroughs with programs in the Arts. I will keep you posted with more information regarding this journey with CMOM into the race in November.
Have a great day and I will update you from San Francisco.