Wisdom for first time half-marathoners | SF Marathon

Wisdom For First Time Half-Marathoners

By Vanessa Wallace. Vanessa is a 2019 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Ambassador, and lover of selfies, cows and dance parties on the run. You can read more from her blog at vanessagoesfromfattofit.com   Toeing the line for your first half marathon is an exciting event but can come with some nerves as well!  Here are some tips ... More

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Progress, Not Perfection: Mental Health Victories While Running

By Christina Torres. Christina  is a 2019 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Ambassador, Teacher, Runner, and Writer. More of her work can be found at www.christinatorres.org   I do not want to do this. This is the thought that keeps running through my mind as I’m sitting in my car at Ala Moana Beach Park. The perfect day builds a ... More

Running with a Team

Dr. Lisa Gonzales is a 2019 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Ambassador, and a 7-time pacer for the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and 5-time pacer for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. She is a head coach for South Bay RUN365 club and is USATF certified. As rewarding as it is, running can often be a very insular sport where it’s ... More

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