20 results for tag: Training

Cross-Training for Runners: Strength, Stability and Agility for Trails AND Pavement!

It’s no secret: cross-training is crucial support for your running goals. However, life often gets in the way. What’s more, in the crunch for time that can happen as training for your event gets more demanding, other kinds of workouts can take the back seat to the actual running/walking! And if you’re one of us getting ... More

Goal Setting: A Guide by Coach K. (Set Your Body & Mind up for Success in 2023!)

After the typical highs and lows of the end of the year, it’s natural to get caught up in ruminations about what we want for our next spin around the sun. Some call these goals resolutions. I prefer to call them intentions or aspirations. Whatever we call it, goal setting is an important part of many people’s lives. ... More

Off-Season Fitness: A Simple Guide to the Slower Months of the Year

Winter is here, and with it comes some well-deserved rest. Many runners have lowered their weekly mileage while some stopped running completely, focusing instead on other ways to keep fit and giving their bodies some much-needed recovery time. Until race calendars fill up, off-season fitness will be the number one topic for ... 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 ... More

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 ... More

Train Well 1: 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 Biofreeze 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 “hit... More

Let’s Do This! Training for The Biofreeze 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 Biofreeze 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 ... More