Holiday Gift Guide

The Biofreeze SF Marathon Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays within reach, we understand that it can be a bit of a nerve-racking time trying to find the perfect gifts for the runners in your life. Admittedly, we as runners can be a bit of a fickle bunch with the gear we use or the things we need (...or want). Luckily, we’ve enlisted our experts over here to help you narrow down ... More

“Ready to Run” (…Despite the Wildfires)

Written by Scott Benbow Scott Benbow is a 2018 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Ambassador This past autumn, the devastating fires in Paradise, California claimed the lives of many while uprooting families and destroying property. Having lost loved ones, property, and pets, it will be years before some of the survivors return to any ... More

Making Running A Personal And Community Adventure

Four months after running her first marathon at the Biofreeze SF Marathon, Katie Burns took 39 minutes off her personal best at CIM. The marathon is an event like no other, one where elites and the everyday runners challenge their minds and bodies for 26.2 unrelenting miles together on the same course. Each runner’s story is vastly ... More

#TrainingTipThursday: How to Recover After a Race

As we are approaching the end of year, many of us are already planning out our race schedules for the upcoming year along with a new set of goals to reach for. There are many, however, who are focused in on the final races for the year and trying to close out the running season with a bang! With that, it’s important that we run our best, ... More

#TrainingTipThursday: 10 Best Recovery Foods for Runners

As runners, there are a lot of considerations that we have to manage consistently in order to develop into stronger athletes; our weekly mileage, adequate quality sleep, strength training, etc. One of the the most overlooked aspects of being a runner is how we view our nutrition. There is a prevailing belief that because we are burning so ... More

#TrainingTipThursday: How To Run Faster

You know those workouts: the lung-searing runs where conversational pace turns into 1-2 word gasps at most. There’s no denying that speedier types of running are tough but also, a necessary evil when we’re trying to reach new levels as runners. How do we know which workouts to do and at which paces? How do we know how hard to push and ... More

Gait Analysis for Runners

Gait Analysis for Runners

I can't remember which pair of shoes I bought when I first got into running a few years ago — and that's a problem! Like a lot… More

#TrainingTipThursday: Half Marathon Pacing Strategy

There are a lot of things to think about when covering the half marathon distance: what to wear, what to eat, what to drink, etc. One of the more important factors to consider is how to nail your pacing strategy so you can have the best race possible. In this week’s Training Tip Thursday, Coach Nate and Holly at The Run Experience go ... More

#TrainingTipThursday: How To Change Your Run Technique

Our running technique is a naturally developed movement we honed as kids on the playground. As our running became more serious, we had to constantly fine-tune the movement to accommodate the more miles we put on our legs and bodies. In this week’s #TrainingTipThursday, our friends at The Run Experience do a deep dive on all things to ... More

Running and Weight Loss?

By Stephanie Laska, M.Ed Stephanie is an Ambassador for the 2018 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. I’ve lost 140 pounds, about half of my body weight. I didn’t have surgery or use medication; I lost the weight the old-fashioned way, through diet and exercise. I understand that’s not a sexy answer. People want a quick fix, a ... More