12 results for tag: Training Tips

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 ... More

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 ... More

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 ... More

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 ... More

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 ... More

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 “hit... More

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 ... More

Final Month of Training for TSFM

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. Take a deep breath. You have T minus 1-month (or actually, less than one month!) to go until you run one of the sold-out San Francisco Marathon events: the Full Marathon, one of the Half Marathons, the 5K or the Ultramarathon. Most of ... More

5 Tips to Make Your Running More Social

I’ve been running for a long time now, and my tried-and-true method for beating the periodic boredom that comes with the endurance training territory is simple: make it social. More

6 Tips for Surviving a Running Sabbatical

If you’ve been told that you can’t run for a period of time, let me first say this, “I’M SO SORRY!” More