Running in San Francisco!! (Weekly Workout Recap 8/28-9/3)

4 Sep


Hey there! I hope you all had a good week and weekend, and if you are enjoying a long holiday weekend you are having a blast. Last week I was in San Francisco for a work conference, and between long days of conferencing, and late evenings of networking, I was able to squeeze in some awesome city runs.  San Francisco is a very runner-friendly city, with some gorgeous, safe routes, and plenty of other runners out and about. Before I left for my trip I was able to plan out a few routes and thought it would be fun to share them in a special edition of my Weekly Workout Recap! Be sure to click the arrows on the Instagram photos so you can see all the photos I took too!

Monday – 4.2 miles along the waterfront in the afternoon. After getting into San Francisco and checking into our hotel and grabbing lunch, I had a nice block of time to fit in an evening run. Starting at the Ferry Building, I ran towards AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants), passing the gorgeous water along the way.  The weather was perfect, and this run left me feeling refreshed after a day of flying.

Tuesday – 4.5 miles in the morning.  Starting at my hotel, I ran through the city and ended at the famous Painted Ladies before turning around and heading back.  I’ve never seen the Painted Ladies so I was excited to see that they were located close enough to run to. I even got to climb up a block long San Francisco hill on the way.  😉

Wednesday – 5.6 miles in the morning. After a full first day of conferencing (and an evening of conference drinking) on Tuesday, waking up Wednesday morning was tough.  But I forced myself out of bed, and starting at the Ferry Building I ran down the Embarcadero, through Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and ended at Fort Mason. It was foggy, but breezy and comfortable. And there were tons of other runners out too!!

Thursday – 5.6 miles. I was planning to take a rest day on Thursday, but the conference ending a tad early gave me the opportunity to head out for a run, so I took advantage of the free time. Starting at the Ferry Building again, I walked about a mile down the Embarcadero, before running towards the Golden Gate Bridge. I passed through Crissy Field and the beaches with a gorgeous views of the bridge. After filling my shoes with a ton of sand I made it to the Golden Gate Bridge and ran half way across before heading back to the visitor’s center to get a Lyft back to my hotel. I’m glad I had a chance to run this one in the afternoon because it took me way longer than I expected due to the weather and the bazillion stops for photos. It was unfortunately unseasonably hot but that forced me to take it at an easy pace and really enjoy the journey.

Friday – I finally took a rest day, hoping it would let my legs recoup a little bit from the running I had done over the course of the week. We did end up walking around Fisherman’s Wharf a ton to soak up our last bits of time in the city.


Saturday – Zoom Pointe Pinole Half Marathon. Anytime I travel for work I always take a quick glance at to see if there is a local race that fits in my schedule. This time I lucked out and there was a half marathon about 40 minutes from San Francisco, at a regional water front park. I ran this race and took my time (it was again unseasonably hot) and really enjoyed the experience of checking California off my unofficial 50 states list.  I’ll have a full race recap of the race coming soon!!!

Sunday – A real rest day, traveling back home. Whew.


One Response to “Running in San Francisco!! (Weekly Workout Recap 8/28-9/3)”


  1. Weekly Workout Recap (9/4-9/17) | Diary of a slow runner - September 18, 2017

    […] That week in San Francisco took a lot out of me! I love all the running and doing a race while I was there, but the week after I listened to my body and cut the mileage WAY back while ramping up cross training. Last week I got my mileage up a bit and got in my last long run before all.the.halfs. start happening! […]

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