8 results for tag: Running

Running with Music: How your Tunes can Help You Train

Think about the last movie or show you watched that had a training montage. What about that video game you played that included an action sequence? Chances are pretty good that the scene was accompanied by a song—and not just any song, but something upbeat, inspiring, with a quick tempo, or at least a moderate one. Did it ... More

Good Morning, Sunshine! How to Become a Morning Person, Plus The Benefits of Running in the Mornings

Chirping birds. Droplets of dew. The sun, just starting to peek above the horizon. These are the hallmarks of an early morning of a bright new day. If you’re like me, however, the idea of actually waking up to see all this might sound like torture instead of serendipity. However, maybe you, just like me, are also curious ... More

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

Run with Family and Friends! How to Make a Group Run an Exciting Outing

We’ve previously talked about how to find running buddies in your community and ways you can keep yourself motivated when training for a half-marathon. But what if there aren't any running groups nearby? What if the motivation well keeps running dry? There's another solution: run with family and friends! Running is both a ... More

From Trail to Road: How to Transition to a Different Surface

There are countless articles on the Internet on how to transition from road to trail. However, there's also a lot to be covered when you decide to transition from trail to road running. Some aspects might get overlooked or not considered at all. With that in mind, let's focus on a crucial part of urban running: the terrain ... More

Mental Wellness: Could Running Improve More than Your Physical Health?

While it’s well known that exercise has a myriad of positive effects on people's physical health, many believe it can greatly improve mental wellness as well. Written by Lucas Collins Edited by Pavlína Marek A daily jog or gym routine can often leave you sore and exhausted, however, it can also bring an undeniable ... More

5 Best Berkeley Trails for Running with a Stroller

"Start 'em young," they say. However, nobody ever specified how young. Maybe "stroller age" is the best time to start them, then! Here are five best Berkeley trails for running with a stroller. Written & edited by Pavlína Marek So, you're ready to hit the trails again. Your little one is used to the stroller. You've ... More

Five Secrets to Regaining Motivation to Run

Contributed by Stephanie Laska, a 2017 Ambassador for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.   So, you’ve had a dry spell – haven’t we all? Oh, and we are talking about running here! Maybe it’s been a few months (or years – gasp!) since you’ve hit the pavement, but I’m here to assure you that all is not ... More