5 Exercises Tips for Fit Runners

Running is a great way to get fit, but adding cross-training exercises can help take your running and overall fitness to the next level. Here are 5 exercises you can easily integrate into your fitness routine to build the strength and stamina you need to run faster and farther. Plus, these strength-building exercises can help aid in injury prevention as well – so you can keep running all year long! Lunges Take a step forward, with one foot in front and the other behind. Lower

Make Time to Run

3PIXstudios © 2018 – It’s a new year and a new you – now keep it that way! Here are 5 tips on how to keep our running resolutions all year long. Schedule your week. Don’t let other commitments throw off your running routine. Every Sunday make calendar appointments for your running time based on your other commitments. Run from work. Bring your running clothes and shoes to work with you so you can run at lunch or run after work to wait out the rush hour. Ru

5 Tips to Stay Fit Through the Holiday Season

Every year it’s the same thing – the holiday parties, the cookie displays in the stores, the shorter daylight hours and cooling temperatures (even here in sunny San Diego). How on earth can you stay fit with all the rushing around and tempting indulgences of the holiday season?! Well, we compiled our top 5 tips for staying fit during the holidays just for you. Check it out! Fill Up on the Good Stuff Eat a healthy meal before going out to the mall or to all those holiday parti

Keeping Your Cool When Training in the Heat

Happy Summer San Diego – time to bust out your shorts and tanks for summer training time. Lucky for us it doesn’t actually get that hot till August! The perfect time to start training for the Temecula Half Marathon & 5K if you’re using a beginner 12-week half marathon training program is mid August! Most runners have such a consistent running schedule that few things will be allowed to interrupt it. This is probably truer if you are in the middle of training for an event. Usu

5 Yoga Techniques That Give Runners a Mental Edge

This article is written by our local expert, Lauren Padula*. We value and appreciate her experiences and knowledge greatly. You should too. Read and be enlightened. 5 Yoga Techniques for a Mental Edge If you ran the SD Beach and Bay Half Marathon this weekend this will help you recover! You’ve probably heard about the physical benefits of yoga for runners, including a decreased risk of injury, an increase in strength and improved overall performance; but you may be less aware

Temecula Half Marathon & 5K

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The Hype Behind Hydration

So you’re training for a half marathon or 5k in San Diego? Well its pretty dry here and it can get hot. An analogy for you: water is to our bodies as oil is to a car. It transports nutrients to your cells and takes waste away from them. Clearly, it’s kind of a big deal, especially for athletes. So, how can you make sure you’re hydrated on the regular, leading into race day? Follow these quick tips below to make sure you’re prepared for the San Diego Beach and Bay Half Maratho

You Have No Excuse Not to Run in San Diego

Literally. Weather year round is beyond bearable, idealistic by most people’s standards. There are approximately 3.8 million(ish) routes you can crush if you’re willing to step outside of your usual routine. Don’t have a normal route? Meet up with friends or make them through one of several local free running groups. Here are our route recommendations, a few training tips, and some resources to hit up so you continue to have zero excuses for not running in San Diego. Route Re

Inside the Brain of Brian Peterson, Ultrarunner

A popular anonymous running quote stoically states, “I am a runner because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far. Because I run.” I’ve undoubtedly posted and reposted said quote on several social media outlets because it’s good. It empowers me. Someone who couldn’t run one mile in middle school without wheezing into submission of walking long before my full four laps were completed in PE. Things have changed, quite a bit, from that day, but I am still incredibl

5 Exercises All Runners Should Do to Maintain Strength and Help Prevent Injury: Advice from the Expe

So, we’re good with what injuries are most common and why we get them. Since we’re clearly not going to stop running, here are some exercises you can do to prevent the afore mentioned injuries according to our expert, Lauren Padula*. The 5 exercises all runners should do to maintain strength and help prevent injury are: 1. Band Sidestepping (video HERE) 2. Lunge Matrix – Forward lunge Side lunge Backwards lunge Curtsy lunge 4. Front plank with leg kick 5. Side plank with leg

Most Common Causes of Running Injuries: Insight from the Expert

As passionate, dedicated, driven runners, we know that running injuries are the worst. Now that we know what the most common injuries are, let’s chat about the most common causes. Stay tuned for prevention methods in the upcoming post. Below are the four most common injuries according to Lauren Padula*. The most common causes for running injuries are typically one or more of the below: Weak glute and hip muscles: your glutes and hip muscles are responsible for stabilizing and

Running Injuries: Insight From the Expert

As passionate, dedicated, driven runners, we know that running injuries are the worst. It’s important to know how to prevent them and what their causes are, but first we’ll learn what the most common injuries are. Stay tuned for causes and prevention methods. Below are the three most common injuries according to Lauren Padula*. Three of the most common running injuries are: 1. Plantar fasciitis: plantar fasciitis is a straining of the ligament in the foot that supports the ar

Partnering with Padula: Meet the Running Expert

Meet Lauren Padula. She’s the newest member to the Sandy Feet Events think tank and brings a whole lot of credentials to our table. Lucky for you, she’s going to share that running knowledge in posts we’ll include on our blog, Instagram and Facebook page, so make sure you keep up with all three! Prepare to be schooled. For now, let’s just sit back and let her introduce herself. A little about me: Originally from Washington State, I grew up playing soccer and running around t

Mini Mermaids, Huge Impact: Making Running More Meaningful for Young Girls

Nothing but smiles from Cheredar, Nevens, Gann, Stone, Downer, McEntee, Tatum Ramsay, Teagan Ramsay, and coach Jen McEntee after completing the Temecula 5K. Between flying back and forth to New Orleans for a running conference, nurturing and growing the Mini Mermaids Running Club regularly, squeezing in her own family time, and personally running eight half marathons in April to raise Mini Mermaids Running Club awareness (from Ft Bragg to Tijuana), I’m honored to have had the

Meet Nia: Our Newest (and Youngest!) Ambassador

Nia is determined, not only to stay fit and push herself to the limit, but also to maintain friendships through running. We at Sandy Feet Events are ecstatic to welcome our newest (and youngest) ambassador, Nia Akins. Wondering what perspective “kids these days” might have on running and life, I recently asked Nia a few questions. The response I read was not the answers of a kid, but rather that of a mature young lady that we’re proud to have represent us and undoubtedly insp

Shape Up Your Running Form

Running can be hard on the body and is often associated with injury. Sometimes running just doesn’t feel right. If you’re struggling with running, or something just doesn’t feel right, then it might be worth paying attention to your form. The following tips for correct running form are adapted from Runner’s World Magazine and Jeff Galloway. Head: You should look forward toward the horizon when you run. To do that, do not bend forward or look down at your feet. The focus is on

3 Quick & Easy Meals to Eat Before You Exercise

Need some ideas as to what to eat prior to exercise?  Check out this article from Tara Coleman, a clinical nutritionist! Have you ever noticed that some days you hit the gym and feel like a rock star while other days you are staring at the clock, begging for it to move faster? The difference is usually what you ate beforehand. Your pre-workout meal provides the energy to fuel you and can make or break your workout! About 70 percent of your pre-workout meal should come from ca

Top Hilarious Running Posters

With the San Diego Resolution Run 15K and 5K coming up, we know that many people are preparing for race day.  We have gathered some of our favorite running motivational posters.  We hope these make you laugh! Happy running! #poster #running