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2011 San Francisco Marathon Pictures & Photos

25000 runners took part in 2011 San Francisco marathon. As the runners did their thing they were cheered on by an almost 100,000 spectators. Known for its beautiful scenic views, The San Francisco Marathon presented by Wipro is the only race that runs in the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s a loop course that starts at the Ferry Building before finishing in front of Cupid’s Arrow.

2011 San Francisco Marathon Photos & Pictures

One photography by the name, Sam Beach captured some amazing pictures from 2011 San Francisco marathon. See Sam beach 2011 SFM Photo stream.

More Pictures From 2011 San Francisco Half Marathon go to, SF Gate San Francisco.

How To Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness After Running

There are many home therapies that you can do to reduce muscle pain and soreness after running.

Home Therapy to Reduce Muscle Pain & Soreness

Some of these home therapies for reducing muscle pain and soreness are icing, massaging, stretching and giving your body a complete rest.

Assuming you have not suffered a serious tear, the muscle soreness and pain from running is caused by accumulation of lactic acid. There is some evidence that deeping your lower body (from waist downwards) in cold water helps in flushing out the lactic acid.

Books for Half Marathon Training

There are many half marathon training books, to save you time, we have done a review of three best selling books for half marathon training at Amazon.

Best selling Amazon books for half marathon training

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half Marathon Training

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race is an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of running half-marathon, or shorter, race. Endorsed by the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, this book is packed with illustrations, notes on how to stay motivated and tips on how to train without pain. It will guide you through your marathon-training program and show you how to find the appropriate clothing and shoes, prevent and treat injuries and warm-up before running.

To buy the book from Amazon follow the link below :

Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half-Marathon Training: Get Ready to Run or Walk a 5K, 8K, 10K or Half-Marathon Race

Half Marathon ; You Can Do It by Jeff Galloway

This book for half marathon training is quick & easy with lots of color & specific tips. It’s particularly good if you feel like you’re too old or out of shape to run a half-marathon.

To buy this half marathon training book from Amazon follow the link below:
Half-Marathon: You Can Do It

Beginner Half Marathon Trainer by Jon Ackland

This book for half marathon training shows you how to run your best time without injury or time-intensive training. It teaches you how to: Mentally prepare, Train smarter, Improve speed and endurance, Properly nourish your body, Pace your self.

To buy this book go to Amazon at: Beginner’s Half-Marathon Trainer: The 14-Week Program to Completing a Half-Marathon in Your Best Time

Elliptical Trainer Machine Under $500

If you are shopping for an elliptical cross trainer machine under $500. You may  have a look at  Stamina’sMagnetic 1773 Cross Trainer Elliptical.

Stamina Magnetic 1773 Cross trainer elliptical is listed online at a starting price of $279.99. This cheap Elliptical cross trainer is marketed by online by walgreens.com & kohls.com. It can also be found and bought at the following stores, Sears, Walmart, Sports Authority & Best buy.

FEATURES of the this cheap Stamina Magnetic 1773 Elliptical Trainer :-

  • Quiet, smooth, magnetic resistance
  • Dual-action handlebars and stationary hand grips
  • Use with dual-action handlebars for upper and lower body workout or with stationary hand grips for lower body only
  • Multi-function display shows workout time, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate.

Register & Run 2011 New York Marathon

The ING New York Marathon website announced registration is open for 2011 New York City marathon.

Application can be done online. at ING NEW YORK MARATHON WEBSITE.

Conditions For Application.

2011 NYC Marathon Guaranteed Registration Entry

For you to be guaranteed a place in 2011 NYC Marathon you must have meet the minimum qualification times. Check out New York Marathon Qualification Times. Runners applying for guaranteed entry must register from January 10, 2011 at noon EDT until April 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.

Other runners with guaranteed entry are members of New York Road Runners club & charity runners.Who must meet the conditions set by NYRR.

2011 New York Marathon Lottery Application.

For the masses, Lottery applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 19, 2011. NYRR will hold the lottery drawing for all applicants in late April. Good luck!

Exceptions.

If you have applied before but been denied entry for the last three years in a row (2008, 2009, and 2010), you can register for guaranteed entry.

2010 New York City Marathon Photos & Pictures

It was another brilliant New York City marathon. A record 45,000 marathon runners took part. The photos & pictures are breath taking!

I followed the event on TV and as usual the TV cameras focused on the elite runners. To see what was happening in the “peoples” marathon you have to turn to the internet.
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Picture courtesy of Sarah Heiman, To see her 2010 NYC marathon pictures see Sarah Flickr Page

The following websites have amazing photos from 2010 New York City marathon

The Guardian Newspaper Online 2010 New York Marathon Gallery

For some funny New York marathon characters see The Gothamist collection of  New York Marathon Pictures

Want to Follow Chilean Miner Edison Pena Experience, Check out his NYC Marathon photos at Examiner

2010 Marine Corps Marathon Photos & Picture

The 2010 Marine Corps Marathon is over and I have just seen pictures from the race. The runners showed grit and determination. The best quote of the day came from the winner,

I was told to run the first 20 miles with my head and the last six with my heart,” Bradosky said, “and that worked very well. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jacob Bradosky, Winner 2010 Marine Corps Marathon.

2010 Marine Corps Marathon Race Photos & Pictures.

Photo Courtesy of Carol Joynt

For more picture from 2010 Marine Corps Marathon go to

Carol Joynt Marine Corps photos

Washington Post Marine Corps Pictures Gallery

The 26.2-mile race, was ran by a record 21,856 finishers. They started at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington and passed the major monuments downtown. There was also a 10K race for those runners who thought a 42K marathon was too much for their liking.

Crazy Tip On How To Qualify For Boston Marathon

Marathon runners will do anything to qualify for Boston marathon. I just read the story of Joseph Huber at NYT who consulted a hypnotist.

In one marathon Huber really was in such a state. He was so intent on qualifying for the Boston Marathon that he went to a hypnotist so he could run faster. In the Bay State Marathon of 1995, he said he shot out from the start “like a gazelle.” He forgot the primary rule of marathon running: don’t go out too fast.

“After 15 miles of running like a crazy man, I said to myself, Joe, you’re not 25, you’re 45,” he recalled. “I started to slow down.”

Huber missed qualifying for Boston by 82 seconds.

Now that was one crazy & funny idea.

My Top Five Long Beach Running Clubs

If you are a runner and you have just moved to Long Beach, California you can find like minded runners from one of the following running clubs based in Long Beach area.These clubs offer help for runners wishing to participate in 5K, 10k, half marathon, marathon, ultramarathon, walking events.

A Running Experience club.

AREC provides a safe and fun environment for athletes of all ages and abilities, from beginners just wanting to get into the game and learn… to veteran runners looking to improve and find training partners.

Long Beach Road Runners.

Become part of the healthy Long Beach lifestyle!Save on running shoes because members get ten percent discount on running shoes at Runner’s Edge Running Store in Farmingdale.

Long Beach Sprinters

If you have kids who love to run then this club might be what you need. They target mainly youth.

Shoreline Frontrunners Long Beach.

Provide a comfortable running environment for GLBT community and their friends. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome.

Sole Runners

Club motto is seeking out life experiences. They are a marathon/half marathon training program using Yoga & the ChiRunning techniques.

Other long Beach running clubs

Beach Track Club Long Beach

2010 Toronto Full & Half Marathon Pictures & Photos

I found some awesome pictures from 2010 Scotiabank Toronto Marathon. Toronto marathon has a tagline flat, fast & festive. From the images I have seen, I concur!

21,000 running fanatics took part in 2010 Toronto half and full marathon.

Image courtesy of Blogto.

To see more images of Toronto Marathon visit best of Toronto site.