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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.

Mental Preparation For Marathon

As you prepare for the marathon it is important you maintain a positive attitude. Always believe you will be able to finish the race, you can do this by mentally visualizing yourself in the race and crossing the finish line.

Running is never easy for anyone so make sure your training is challenging enough: run hills and do speed work so that you can get used to the feeling of running under stress.

Have 100% confidence on your ability to run and finish a marathon. And the only way you can have absolute confidence is to got out and train, train and train hard. Lastly keep yourself healthy and have a positive attitude the week before the race.

Stay Positive!

 

 

Hamstring Strengthening Exercises

The hamstring is one of the core muscles used during running. The hamstring itself is a group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh. They allow you to bend your leg at the knee.

The stronger the hamstring the faster and longer you can run before you fatigue. And the stronger your hamstring the lesser the risk of suffering from a running hamstring injury.

In the following video you will see five easy hamstring strengthening exercises that you can do at home:

  1. Swiss ball curls
  2. Swiss ball reverse bridges
  3. Standing superman
  4. Straight leg dead lift
  5. Reverse lurge with med ball