September Sponsor: Virgin Sport San Francisco

By Mario Fraioli

Thank you to Virgin Sport San Francisco for sponsoring Issues 95 and 96 of the morning shakeout. As a huge fan of the Virgin brand and a big believer in Mary Wittenberg and her team, I’m super stoked for the launch of this new two-day event, which takes place October 14-15. I’m intrigued by Virgin’s “festival of fitness” concept, which opens with the “hilla hard, hilla fun” Twin Peaks Mile on Saturday, is headlined by a hilly half marathon on Sunday, and includes all sorts of fitness activities, food, music, art and beer(!) as part of the celebration. I’m planning on running both races and would love for you to join me! You can sign up at this link and score 10 bucks off either event with the discount code AMSHAKEOUTLOVE.

August Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K

By Mario Fraioli

Many thanks to the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K in my former hometown of San Diego for sponsoring the newsletter this month. Taking place on October 29, 2017, this new event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and encourages runners to get fit and have fun while helping support an amazing local charity. The race—put on by my friends at Easy Day Sports—features a FAST point-to-point course that starts at the brand-new Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center and finishes at Vacation Isle in the heart of Mission Bay. Post-race perks include awards, a healthy food festival, yoga and more. Use the code “SHAKEOUT17” when you register and save 5 bucks off your entry fee.

July Sponsor: Uhan Performance

By Mario Fraioli

Many thanks to this month’s sponsor, Uhan Performance. This company’s support allows me to spend more of my time working on the morning shakeout while keeping it free for you, my loyal and growing readership. Want to run faster? More efficiently? Or with fewer nagging niggles? Check out Uhan Performance’s Running Analysis & Stride Coaching Service, which includes a thorough background questionnaire, a multi-angle video analysis, a detailed report of findings, a personalized program of corrective exercises, cues and drills, and unlimited stride coaching/feedback/adjustments for one month. Mention the morning shakeout when you inquire and you’ll receive a 10 percent discount.



Mario Fraioli
Mario Fraioli is a writer and running coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area.