Recovery Nutrition Tips for Runners

Having the right recovery nutrition helps you refuel and ensures that you have energy stores available to use a day or even four days later. We review the basics of recovery nutrition and how to use UCAN products for recovery, featuring insights from world-class running coach Greg McMillan. The Glycogen Window Proteins and fats support ... 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

Pace Group at The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

Five Surprising Benefits of Running with a Pace Group

And None Have to do with Speed! Contributed by Stephanie Laska (@140Lost), Pacer for the 2018 San Francisco Marathon and Nuun Ambassador With The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon less than a month away, you might be giddy with excitement or panicked with fear. Personally, I waffle between the two emotions right up to the start line, ... More

Running at The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

Plantar Fasciitis: Problems and Solutions

Now that your training is in high gear, it's especially important to make sure that you address any aches and pains to avoid any serious injuries. The following blog article comes from Anthony Luke MD, MPH and our Medical Provider partners at RaceSafe. Don't forget to sign up for RaceSafe before TSFM (or check to make sure your info is up ... More

Overcoming Training Challenges

Overcoming Training Challenges

Contributed by Erin Mink Garvey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. Ask any seasoned runner who has trained for their fair share of marathons or half marathons, and they'll tell you that it’s inevitable that training will not go perfectly. Before you freak out and think that your race day goals are doomed, fear ... More

Jody Stoops running The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

7 Tips to Crush It at The SF Marathon

Contributed by Jody Stoops, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. This July 29th will mark my 10th year running at The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon (you can probably guess that it's one of my favorite race courses!). From the early morning start, to the sunrise on the Golden Gate Bridge, to the lush trees of ... More

Nuun Performance

What is Nuun Performance?

Science is constantly evolving, and with that comes learning. Studies of how the human body functions during endurance exercise has found that hydration plays a key role in helping mitigate the stresses of endurance exercise. That’s why we’ve partnered with Nuun Hydration to have Nuun Performance on course! It’s the first sport drink ... More

The Myth of Carb Loading

Train Well 1: The Myth of Carb Loading, by Dr. Jeff (Advice from the Medical Tent)

We've all heard the advice to carb load before a big sporting activity, such as running a marathon. It's been said that carb loading, by eating pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a race, will provide you a good source of energy to help you avoid the dreaded wall. But is that really the case? Former Medical Director of ... More

The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon high five

It’s #GlobalRunningDay!

"A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything." —Unknown Runners around the world are coming together today to celebrate Global Running Day. Global Running Day, formerly known as National Running Day, began in the United States. The first event was held in 2009. The inaugural Global Running Day was held on June 1, ... More