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

#TrainingTipThursday: 3 Half Marathon Workouts For The Perfect Race Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nu2D77YZQI We’re about one month away from the 2018 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon on November 18th and we’re wondering...how has your training journey been going? Whether you’re gleaming with pride with the work you’ve put in, or doing what you can; we want to make sure that you’re dialing ... More

Coming Back From an Injury

Contributed by Kelli Hashimoto, a 2018 Ambassador for the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and Berkeley Half Marathon. Imagine this: you are getting excited to start training for your upcoming race and just like that, you find yourself dealing with a nagging injury. For us runners, being injured is the absolute worst thing that can ... More

#TrainingTipThursday – 4 Training Mistakes to Avoid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xoxjcLYUPQ It’s focus time! When we’re in the thick of our half marathon/marathon training, it’s easy to focus on the aspect of simply logging in the miles throughout the week. Right now is a great opportunity to take stock of the things we’re doing correct but to also fine-tune the areas of ... More

Ask A Coach: Half Marathon Training Tips from Coach Larry Chow

As the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon approaches, you may be well into your training plan, or you might still want a little extra help beyond the boost of confidence that your “lucky training socks” provide (you DO have lucky training socks, right?). Getting some advice from an expert, like an experienced distance runner or running ... More

#TrainingThursday: How To Make Your Half And Full Marathon Long Run “Race-Ready”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LuIp5oxPk4&t=6s The long run is crucial training and prep for success in your half or full marathon. Dialing in this key workout as a “dress rehearsal” will optimize your preparation and ensure that any surprises on race day are minimized. This video walks you through exactly how to make this long ... More

Our Running Stories: Mother and Daughter (times two!)

Contributed by Lisa Gonzales, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. In high school, my after school time was spent at the track at Gilroy High School, but let’s get something straight. I wasn’t that fast. Don’t get me wrong, I could hold my own, yet my little “pee wee” legs weren’t enough to challenge all ... More

#TrainingThursday: How to Stay Motivated During Your Half Marathon Training

Training for your half marathon - if done correctly - can be one of the highlights of your year. Over 8-10 weeks you get to explore your city, meet new friends, develop new healthy habits, and get really, really (like really) fit. But it's not all high fives and post-run brunches. The training can get hard and monotonous, so in this video ... More

#TrainingThursday: 3 Injury Prevention Tips For Runners

When it comes to injuries in your half marathon training - it's like riding a bike. Sooner or later, you know it's not "if" you fall...but when. But fear not - injuries do not have to be frightening, stressful affairs especially if you start your training with the right habits and exercises on a daily and weekly schedule. This video will ... More

Running with a Pace Group

Contributed by Lisa Gonzales, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. Are you a first time half marathoner? Do you have a tendency to go out too quickly in a race and end up running out of gas before the finish line? Do you have a goal to run a faster race? If you answered yes to any of these questions or if you just ... More