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

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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

The SF Marathon Top 5 Best Things

What I’m Looking Forward to Most at #TSFM2018

Contributed by Erin Mink Garvey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. With the 2018 San Francisco Marathon weekend just eight weeks away, your training for the marathon, half marathon, 5k, or ultramarathon is probably picking up steam. You may already be imagining what it’ll feel like to cross the starting line and ... More

race pace group

Pace Groups Etiquette, Demystified

Ever wonder how pace teams form, and what the etiquette is for running with them? Here are answers to the top 5 most commonly asked questions we hear regarding pace groups on race day. Contributed by Stephanie Laska (@140Lost), Pacer for the 2018 San Francisco Marathon and Nuun Ambassador 1. Who can join a pace team? Pacing Teams are ... More

The SF Marathon Ultra Review

The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon 52.4 Mile Ultra PT. II: Two Sides Of a Great City

Part II of Scott Dunlap's review of The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon’s Ultra. Ready to tackle the ultra on your own, or as a relay team with your running buddies? Sign up today! — San Francisco Marathon Ultra - The Second Lap The SF Marathon, now in its 40th running, is a BIG race these days. I've run it a few times, but the ... More

The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon 52.4 Mile Ultra PT. I: Two Sides Of a Great City

Curious what experiencing The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon's Ultra is like? Here's an in-depth review of last year's Ultra, courtesy of technology entrepreneur and trail runner, Scott Dunlap! Don't miss your chance to run with him this year - register today! --- Have you ever been to the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco at ... More

The 2018 San Francisco Marathon 5K

Run the 5K: New Pricing, 30-Day Challenge & Training Tips

We Have Great News - New 5K Pricing Available! Thanks to our 5K Sponsor (and Official Training Partner), The Run Experience, new pricing for our 5K is now available! If you’re not registered yet, don’t miss out! Registered and ready to run your best race yet? Check out these amazing resources The Run Experience has available to ... More

Tips to Avoid Bonk UCAN The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

5 Tips for Avoiding the Bonk

Now that we've hit the 12-week countdown until The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon, it's time to line yourself up for success against the dreaded wall. For anyone who’s ever bonked during a workout, the feelings of dizziness, heavy legs and brain fog are all things you want to avoid at all costs! “Bonking” or “hitting the wall” ... More

Ultramarathon Runner Hillary Allen

How Ultrarunner Hillary Allen Found Hope After a Near Fatal Fall

Calling all ultrarunners! As we near The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon race day, we wanted to share this amazingly inspiring story (courtesy of Hillary Allen and Skratch Labs) to help motivate you to run your best race yet. Photos: Greg Mionske Once you've hit rock bottom, how do you find the motivation to start again? After a ... More

Training for a Marathon

Let’s Do This! Training for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

We’re now 12 weeks away from this year’s San Francisco Marathon, so it’s time to kick things into gear. If you’re anything like me, registering for a new race is exciting, but once the thrill of signing up wears off, it’s time to get down to business! So, what’s next? Well, if you haven’t registered yet, visit the registrat... More