This month I wanted to highlight the BayBirds retail racing team. San Francisco Running Company is located in the trail running paradise of the Marin Headlands. Brett Rivers and Jorge Maravilla opened the shop in January 2013. I waited with excited anticipation for the opening knowing that SFRC and Oiselle would be fast friends and partners — kind of like a sister-brother relationship with the same smart, hippy, and artistic parents!
I always kind of knew my heart rate was high. In college, our coach would have us check our HR before the start of intervals to assess recovery (the 6-second/multiply by 10 quick method). Mine was always way higher than my teammates; I quickly learned to just add 10 to what my training buddy said so I didn’t get held from an interval.