Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Halo Headband at the La Jolla Half Marathon

Congratulations to all the runners of the La Jolla Half Marathon, and we want to say thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. We had a great time exhibiting our newest headbands, which are 1” versions of the popular Halo II Pullover and Halo V Velcro Headband. We can’t wait to get this product launched and we’re happy to say that the few we had on hand for sale at the expo went quickly!

This year’s race was filled with excitement and emotion. The La Jolla Half Marathon is a hilly, intense race that starts at sea level and increases elevation up to 480’ above sea level. Every runner had to have intense training leading up to the race, but it was all worth it when they crossed the finish line.

We would also like to give special congratulations to the winners of the men’s and women’s category. The winner of the men’s division, Kosuke Amano, finished with a time of 1:14:59, and the winner of the women’s division, Sierra Walker, had a finish time of 1:24:52. The followers were close behind, but ultimately these two race winners proved to be the strongest competitors.

In addition to the La Jolla Half Marathon, Halo Headband will be attending several events coming up. We will be setting up booths so stop by and browse our selection of sweat resisting head bands. Come see us out at our next event:

San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon
May 31 - June 1, 2013
San Diego Convention Center, Halls G-H

Be sure to check out our Upcoming Events page or follow us on Facebook for the latest events we will be attending. We will be offering a great variety of headbands at these events that you can use start using as soon as you buy. Every headband is guaranteed to keep the sweat out of your eyes so you can focus on your competition. Our headbands also include Dryline® technology to help wick away sweat and absorb moister. Don’t let sweat hold you back, get a Halo Headband today!

Halo Headband helps you train with patented Sweatblock Technology found in their headbands that keeps sweat out of your eyes and face. Also, watch the inspiring video the La Jolla Half Marathon dedicated to the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Marathon Before the Marathon: Tips for Marathon Training

Preparing yourself for your first marathon can be a daunting task. Training. Dieting. Time. How do you manage the whole process? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. These are common fears that every runner faces the first time they train for a marathon. Here’s some helpful advice on how to train and diet throughout your training.


When training for your first marathon the biggest training tip is TAKE YOUR TIME! Don’t rush into the training. You won’t help ‘hit your goal’ faster; this is only going to increase your chances of getting hurt.

As you begin to train here are some tips:

  1. Gradually increase your distance increments.
  2. Have 2 long distance runs each week, but be sure to spread them out. Don’t run them back to back. This causes a high level of stress on your muscles.
  3. Be dedicated to running six times a week. But make sure you give yourself a day off every week. Most people choose to take their day off the day after the second long run.
  4. In the day’s that separate long runs try not to exceed 8 miles in a run, 3-6 being the best.
  5. Long runs should be gradually increased. 20 miles is the furthest you should run before the marathon. This is typically done 2 times 2-4 weeks before the marathon.

Once you have built up to 20 mile runs, you will have the endurance to push through the full 26.2.


It doesn’t matter how many marathons you’ve ran, a good diet is vital when training. Carbohydrates are the base to any marathon runner’s diet. Carbs are the fuel for your body because they give you energy to get through your runs. There are plenty of foods to get your necessary carbs.

Some examples are:

  • Potatoes
  • Beans
  • Wheat bread
  • Apples
  • Spaghetti
  • Bananas

Proteins are also an essential part to your diet. Your muscles are made of proteins, and during a training session proteins can be lost and these essential nutrients need to be replaced. Protein that is found in natural foods is more beneficial than supplements, but it can be difficult to consume the large amount of protein required when training for a marathon.

Some of the best sources for protein are:

  • Low fat milk
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Tofu/ soy products

If you have allergies and can’t eat many of these products, you should consult your physician for the best diet for you.

Training and a proper diet are the keys to completing your marathon. It may seem like there is a marathon before the marathon, but dedication is crucial. I will leave you with one last tip. Confidence. Have confidence in yourself that you can, and will, finish the run. Set your mind on your goals and silence your inner conscious that says you can’t complete them. With hard work and smart training, you’ll be crossing the finish line on race day.

Halo Headband helps you train with patented Sweatblock Technology found in their headbands that keeps sweat out of your eyes and face. Visit their online store for the full selection and be sure to check out their upcoming events to catch them at a race near you.