9 results for tag: Training Tips

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 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 ... More

Let’s Do This! Training for The 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 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 your hardest ... 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

Dean Karnazes’ Three Tips for Running a Successful San Francisco Marathon

Looking to improve your training efforts for The San Francisco Marathon? You can take Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes' advice below regarding individual differences and incorporate it into various aspects of your marathon training. For example, do you prefer training in the morning or late afternoon? Does your training time ... More

How I fit it all in – Six simple tips for runners on a busy schedule

Jason Hakes is a 2016 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. He shares his personal thoughts about running on his blog at Restlessrunner.com. It’s a Wednesday morning and I am up with the sun. I am dressed in my running clothes, sipping some coffee and mentally preparing for the day. It will be mere moments before the ... More