19 results for tag: Half Marathon

10K to Half Marathon: 5 Tips to Step Up the Distance

You’ve been running for a while now. You can crush a 5k and even 10k races are becoming routine. The natural question comes: what’s the next step? Training to run a half marathon at Berkeley could be just the challenge you’re looking for. While the idea of doubling the distance of a 10k might sound daunting, it is ... More

Race Training Nutrition: What Should You Eat When Training for a Race?

Preparing for a race like a half marathon requires more than just physical training. Your diet plays a crucial role in providing the necessary fuel for optimal performance and recovery. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a beginner, you must understand the importance of nutrition during training. The topic of race training ... More

Gearing Up for Success: Half Marathon Gear You Should Bring to Enhance Your Race

What gear you bring (or don't bring) can make or break your race. Additionally, the right gear can help you perform your best on race day, but it can also make training more comfortable and enjoyable. While you can certainly do without some things on this list, there are also many other essentials that should be considered. ... More

History in Numbers: How the Berkeley Half Marathon Became the Hometown Favorite Race

A full decade. That’s how long the Berkeley Half Marathon has been around. The tenth running of the Hometown Favorite race took place on November 13 when about 6,000 runners took to the streets of the gorgeous city of Berkeley. Conquering their first races, setting their personal bests, or simply hanging out with family ... More

Berkeley Half Marathon Mile-by-Mile Series: Mile Thirteen & Finish

I'm calling this one Mile Thirteen, even though it's really mile thirteen and some change. I like to ignore that .2 until I'm forced to deal with it. At the end of Channing you're heading left on Spaulding Ave, then zig-zagging: Right on Allston (here will be your final water-stop) Right on Jefferson, Left on ... More

Berkeley Half Marathon Mile-by-Mile Series: Mile Twelve

What a wonderful day in the neighborhood as we start Mile twelve. Go left when you see the cement road blocks – saying hello to those at Franklin Bros Market – then giddy up and buckle down for our climb up Bancroft. Be careful on Bancroft – I've run the course several times. Maybe I'm just admitting my flaws in lack ... More

Berkeley Half Marathon Mile-by-Mile Series: Mile Eleven

Mile eleven unfortunately puts an end to the leisurely cruise portion of the race, forcing you back to business – there's going to be another mild climb to finish out the race, so make sure you're hydrating and taking in energy. It's too late to turn back now. Keep heading North on Frontage Rd until you see the freeway ... More

Berkeley Half Marathon Mile-by-Mile Series: Mile Ten

Mile Ten is much the same, but who can have too much of a good thing. After you hook your u-turn you're going to generally head north along Frontage Rd. Soon into mile ten you'll have another water-stop, so if you're feeling parched now is your opportunity. As you head along Frontage, distract yourself from inevitable ... More

Berkeley Half Marathon Mile-by-Mile Series: Mile Nine

We're still heading south on Frontage. Really take this time to find your peaceful place, glancing out into the depths of the marvelous Bay. It's easy to forget its beauty and glory as its presence is too common in all our lives. Undoubtedly this is my favorite part of the race, soaking in the sounds of the waves lapping ... More

Berkeley Half Marathon Mile-by-Mile Series: Mile Eight

Oh boy... mile eight. Let me tell you about mile eight. Frankly it's a lot like the others, but maybe a little flatter, and bougier? Head left on 4th street and consider filling yourself up with your simple carb of choice, as it's most likely (on average) about 45 minutes from the last time you took in some calories. Unsure of ... More