2018 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon: By the Numbers

This 2018 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon recap gives you some saucy statistics to sum up this year's race. We had a blast, and we hope you did too. Is it July 28, 2019 yet? We'll see you there! Mark your calendars for next year's marathon! Register now before the price increases, and book your ticket to run the streets of the best ... More

Race Recap: Victory at the 2018 San Francisco Double Marathon

You may recall technology entrepreneur and trail runner, Scott Dunlap's review of the 2017 BSFM Ultramarathon (see "The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon 52.4 Mile Ultra - Two Sides Of A Great City": Part I and Part II). Scott tackled the ultra again this year, and WON! Check out his entertaining race recap below! --- Last Saturday, I had ... More

RACE RECAP: THE 2018 SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON (1ST HALF)

Race day is over, and we're reliving the moment by digging through race photos and posts, getting excited for next year! Check out this fantastic recap of the 1st Half, courtesy of Jennifer and her blog, J Bird Runs. --- I got the opportunity to run this race through Jaybird Sport – I am so grateful to them! They truly make the ... More

Train Well 4: Tips for a Happy/Safe Biofreeze SF Marathon, by Dr. Jeff (Advice from the Medical Tent)

As you prepare for race weekend, we have one final bit of advice from Dr. Jeff: Saturday To reduce your chance of post-BSFM illness, don’t shake hands. Hugs reduce blood pressure, release good chemicals in the body, and do not transmit microbes. Skip the carb loading meal and run empty (see Train Well 1 blog: Carb Loading Myth). ... More

Race Week blog

It’s Race Week! Tips from the Ambassadors

You may have registered at the 2017 race expo, or you may have registered ten minutes ago: regardless, without hesitation – and with a whole bunch of excitement! – we can finally say that IT’S FINALLY RACE WEEK for THE BIOFREEZE SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON, half, 5k, and ultra! People handle race week pretty differently, much like how ... More

The Biofreeze SF Marathon Finish Line

How it Feels to Cross the Finish Line

Contributed by Erin Mink Garvey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. One of the many things that keeps me coming back to the marathon is the feeling I get when I cross the finish line. In the past decade, I’ve had the joy of running over thirty marathons. Sometimes I wonder if continuing to do this sport is worth ... More

Flying in for The SF Marathon

Fighting Jet Lag for Runners

Many runners travel from all around the world to run The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon! If not properly prepared, jet lag can wreak havoc on your body pre- and post-race. Fortunately, we have some great tips on fighting jet lag for runners! The following blog article comes from Anthony Luke MD, MPH and our Medical Provider partners ... More

Train Well 3: Eating During a Marathon Myth, by Dr. Jeff (Advice from the Medical Tent)

Does consuming calories during a marathon improve performance? Physiology’s answer is no. Facts: 2,000 calories of carbohydrate (glucose in glycogen) are stored in the body (1,600 calories in muscle, and 400 calories in liver). 110,000 calories of fat (3 fatty acids in triglycerides, released by Lipase) are stored in the body ... More

Train Well 2: Carb Loading Myth Pt. II, by Dr. Jeff (Advice from the Medical Tent)

After citing the benefits of skipping a large meal the night before a marathon (see The Myth of Carb Loading), a reader asked, “Are you saying that carb loading is bad or is it just bad the night before the race?” Although it is not “bad,” carb loading is difficult with minimal benefit. Classic carb loading: After intense exercise ... More

Understanding Quality vs. Quantity and the Benefits of Cross Training

A combination of Long Slow Distance (LSD) and speed work are essential in providing balance and success to a comprehensive running workout. More