8 results for tag: marathon

“I started to learn what it really means to listen to your body and listen to your heart.” Training Intuitively: An Exclusive Post-Race Interview with Alexi Pappas

“First, could you introduce yourself?” “Alexi Pappas, Olympian, writer, filmmaker.” This short, to-the-point introduction belongs to none other than 2016 Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas. Besides knowing how to run really far, really fast, Pappas also published a book called Bravey and has worked on multiple ... More

“LIFE IS PRECIOUS:” SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON AMBASSADOR JONATHAN SOCKOLOSKY AND HIS RUNNING FOR MOMS

“What a loaded question! Who is Jonathan Sockolosky…?” That was Jonathan trying to find an answer to Who is Jonathan Sockolosky? It might have been an unfair thing to ask. After all, there are many ways to define oneself. Defined by his work, Jonathan is a scientist at Genentech, working in antibody engineering and ... More

Race Recap: The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

Contributed by Kelli Hashimoto, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. One week post-marathon and it already feels like a lifetime ago. Many of you already know my proposal story at last year’s The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. I couldn’t quite top that this year but I still had a blast. I had ... More

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 ... More

Crossing the Finish Line

TSFM Ambassador’s Boston Marathon Experience Pt. III: Contributed by Paige Govey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. Photo Credit: Brian Fluharty I don’t remember much of my wait in Athlete’s Village. I do remember feeling fear, nerves, and jealousy of people who had ponchos. I thought of a ... More

TSFM Ambassador’s Boston Marathon Experience Pt. II

Contributed by Paige Govey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. Photo credit: AP Photo After carbing up and making it back to the hotel, the usual ritual continued: pick out what I’ll be wearing, pin my number on, and take the perfect Instagram shot. It was then that I realized I really had no idea ... More

TSFM Ambassador’s Boston Marathon Experience Pt. I

Contributed by Paige Govey, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon. Photo credit: AP Photo Preparing for the Boston Marathon was nothing like I’ve ever experienced. I’ve run tons of races and plenty of miles in my life – in the snow, rain, sleet, and freezing temperatures. But this was different. ... More

Are you planning to fail your race?

"You're not going to win," the wise old runner told me. "Just remember that." I was at my very first marathon, on a dark and cloudless early morning in Hawaii before the race start, when I asked a nearby experienced runner if he might have some advice for me. "Stick to your plan," he added. "Race as you trained and don't go ... More