14 results for tag: Training

#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 ... More

#TrainingThursday: Should Marathon & Half Marathon Runners Lift Weights? Pt. III

Final video in our series! The part 3 series of "Should Marathon & Half Marathon Runners Lift Weights" concludes with a few important pieces to the strength and performance puzzle. In this video, we break down: How many days you should be lifting each week How to craft your lifting based on the time of year ... More

#TrainingThursday: Should Marathon & Half Marathon Runners Lift Weights? Pt. II

In our Part 2 on answering the question, "Should marathon and half marathon runners lift weights?" we dig into the more specific questions around the particulars of your workout. First, we address the commonly held view that runners should only be doing "runner specific" exercises. Besides, since all humans ... More

Running with a Training Team

Contributed by Lisa Gonzales, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. Here’s something to consider...running with a training team. Sure, I can probably help you come up with some reasons why it won’t work: you don’t have the time, it’s too much effort, the schedule won’t be flexible enough for ... More

How To Overcome Running Challenges

Contributed by David Lam, a 2018 Ambassador for The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.  Through the course of our experiences as runners, we’ll be faced with many challenges that can catch us on our heels. These challenges can be in the form of injuries, a waning motivation to run, or terrible weather conditions on race ... More

#TrainingThursday: Should Marathon & Half Marathon Runners Lift Weights? Pt. I

In this part 1 we explore the common arguments against lifting weights: You'll bulk up. It takes up too much time. It can be dangerous and sketchy. .........and IT'S NOT RUNNING. We also explore why you SHOULD consider lifting weights and what it can do for your marathon training: Improve force ... More

5 Common Half Marathon Mistakes

Contributed by Kelli Hashimoto, a 2017 Ambassador for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.  It's less than one month until the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon and it is almost time to start thinking about race day. As you start thinking about race day preparation, here are five common half marathon mistakes and our best ... More

Advice to Bounce Back from a Bad Race

Contributed by Briana Ottinger, a 2017 Ambassador for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.  I’ve been a runner for over 6 years and in that time I have completed several 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and triathlons. I’ve had races go well, finishing with shiny PRs and races not go so well, even ending up in the ER ... More

How to Improve Your Mindset While Running

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.  While there are tons of people who love running, there are probably many more who absolutely despise it. When I hear non-runners talk about their disdain for the sport, more often than not, their reasons are based in two categories: 1) ... More

Top 3 Places to Run in the East Bay

Contributed by John Lee, a 2017 Ambassador for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.  One of the best things about training for a race is the opportunity to explore one’s local surroundings by foot. I usually drive to work or to Trader Joe’s the same way every time, via the shortest and simplest routes. Going for a ... More