Girls Run Wild

Run of the Week – Enjoy the Sun! Go for a Run!

Posted on: June 21, 2011

81 degrees in downtown San Francisco right now…we all know that the fog could return at any moment so might as well soak in what we can while it’s still here.  With that said, it’s always good to know your limits when the heat is on – high temperatures mean more strain on your body when you’re running.  Don’t just take my word for it – look at what happened at the Chicago Marathon a few years back.  88 degree weather + incredible humidity shut down the race midway through.  Although I don’t expect anyone to venture out and do 26.2 miles today, just keep that in mind if you do want to enjoy the weather (and the first day of summer) for an afternoon run.  Carry water with you and if you begin to feel overly exhausted, slow down – or walk.

With that said, this week’s “Run of the Week” is back over along The Great Highway.  Why, might you ask?  Well, the sand dunes from Ocean beach have taken over the south-bound lanes of the highway and as of right now it is completely shut down to cars.  What more could you want from an afternoon/evening jog than an ocean view, and ocean breeze, and no cars in your way (just watch out for bicyclists!).  The Great Highway section that is shut down stretches about 2 miles from Sloat Blvd. to Lincoln Blvd.  Parking can be found in the neighborhood streets around this area or in the lots adjacent to Sloat and parallel to the Great Highway across from the Beach Chalet.  Enjoy the sun, sand, and the opportunity to run in the street!

The Great Highway

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