The Biofreeze SF Marathon Finish Line

How it Feels to Cross the Finish Line

Contributed by Erin Mink Garvey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. One of the many things that keeps me coming back to the marathon is the feeling I get when I cross the finish line. In the past decade, I’ve had the joy of running over thirty marathons. Sometimes I wonder if continuing to do this sport is worth ... More

Flying in for The SF Marathon

Fighting Jet Lag for Runners

Many runners travel from all around the world to run The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon! If not properly prepared, jet lag can wreak havoc on your body pre- and post-race. Fortunately, we have some great tips on fighting jet lag for runners! The following blog article comes from Anthony Luke MD, MPH and our Medical Provider partners ... More

Train Well 3: Eating During a Marathon Myth, by Dr. Jeff (Advice from the Medical Tent)

Does consuming calories during a marathon improve performance? Physiology’s answer is no. Facts: 2,000 calories of carbohydrate (glucose in glycogen) are stored in the body (1,600 calories in muscle, and 400 calories in liver). 110,000 calories of fat (3 fatty acids in triglycerides, released by Lipase) are stored in the body ... More

Running The San Francisco Marathon

Running for Charity

Contributed by Erin Mink Garvey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. It is very exciting to say that we are officially only a few weeks away from the 41st annual Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon, half marathon, ultramarathon, and 5k! By now, we’ve all probably begun visualizing what we’ll feel like as we toe the ... More

UCAN

Recovery Nutrition Tips for Runners

Having the right recovery nutrition helps you refuel and ensures that you have energy stores available to use a day or even four days later. We review the basics of recovery nutrition and how to use UCAN products for recovery, featuring insights from world-class running coach Greg McMillan. The Glycogen Window Proteins and fats support ... More

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 intense exercise ... More

Understanding Quality vs. Quantity and the Benefits of Cross Training

A combination of Long Slow Distance (LSD) and speed work are essential in providing balance and success to a comprehensive running workout. More

Pace Group at The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

Five Surprising Benefits of Running with a Pace Group

And None Have to do with Speed! Contributed by Stephanie Laska (@140Lost), Pacer for the 2018 San Francisco Marathon and Nuun Ambassador With The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon less than a month away, you might be giddy with excitement or panicked with fear. Personally, I waffle between the two emotions right up to the start line, ... More

Running at The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

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 your info is up ... More

Overcoming Training Challenges

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 doomed, fear ... More