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  • Five Tips for the Corporate Runner

    Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution
    James Dunne
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    Modern life means that many of us struggle to achieve a healthy work : life balance… Let alone a work : training : life balance! Whether a runner, triathlete or any other type of athlete also holding down a full-time job, there are a number of challenges facing us both physical and organisational, many of which our colleagues will never fully comprehend. Here are some ideas which may help your training: Keep Your Machine Moving It’s becoming very fashionable in the fitness industry to jump on the “sitting is the new smoking” band-wagon. For corporate athletes,…
  • Random rock star.

    The Happy Runner
    The Happy Runner
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    When you run 12 solo miles on a random Thursday morning, you feel like a rock star.True story.See, it happened to me so I write from experience. Here's what happened: I had 12 miles on the schedule for this weekend. But, as it happens, I have a party to go to Saturday night so I wasn't thrilled about running long that morning -- and I definitely didn't want to run long on Sunday morning!My Thursday morning was open. My little guy is in school for 2.5 hours and I had no plans. Run, Happy Runner, run! 12 miles would only take 2 hours so the 2.5 hour time slot would be plenty.  Just do it,…
  • Can Vitamin C Help Improve Recovery from the Marathon and Ultramarathon?

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    John Davis
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’re looking for the ultimate challenge in long-distance running, you’ll find it in the marathon and ultramarathon. While most runners are familiar with the marathon distance, fewer (although the number is increasing) have heard of or run an ultramarathon before. A term reserved for races that are further than the standard 26.2 mile marathon, “ultras” range from 50 km (31 miles) all the way up to 100 miles or more.  They are often on difficult, hilly trails, or run up and down the side of a mountain. The challenge of the marathon and ultramarathon are mental,…
  • 5 Bizarre Tips to Improve Your Running

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    Dean Karnazes
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:25 am
    Dean Karnazes makes these adjustments to his daily life to improve his running.
  • 7 Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Running and Try Something New

    Strength Running
    Jason Fitzgerald
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Stuck in a rut? Tired of running the same loop at the same pace (in the same shoes) while training for the same race? Fear not, fellow runner. I’ve got strategies up the wazoo to help you spice up your running and inject some flair into your training. See, I’ve been there myself. There have been […]
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  • There is magic in that mile. Magic Mile race predictor explained.

    Jeff Galloway
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chris Twiggs, International Program Director, Galloway Training Programs writes: While we call our predictor of race performance the "magic mile," there is not only magic in Jeff Galloway's method. In fact, there is a great deal of research behind the recommendations for pace and run/walk ratio. Over a million runners and walkers have followed Jeff's training recommendations, and he has received feedback from more than 350,000 people. What he has learned from that feedback is that runners who extend the running portion of their run/walk beyond 4 minutes or extend their walking portion…
  • Benefits of walk breaks on long runs-

    Jeff Galloway
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Remember that you only lose about 17 seconds when you walk for a minute. The small amount of distance you lose on extra walking earlier will almost always be recovered at the end – because you kept your legs fresh. Those who put this concept to the test almost always find that taking more frequent walk breaks doesn’t slow the overall time of long runs - when the long runs are done at the correct slow pace. You can’t run too slowly on the long runs. Run at least two minutes per mile slower than you could run that distance on that day, accounting for heat, humidity, etc. You won’t…
  • If you don’t give up… you win!

    Jeff Galloway
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It was a treasure for me to know the late Dr. George Sheehan as a friend. He was not only a great ambassador of running, but a fierce competitor to the end. Just before he turned 60 years old, George’s marathon times were slowing down, and he made a decision to go into “semi-running-retirement.” Instead of running 5 miles every day, he ran 10 miles every other day. Due to the quality rest, and his continued focus, the great Sheehan ran the fastest marathon of his life at age 62: 3 hours and 1 minute.
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  • The Harvard Pilgrim 5K Corporate Road Race—Be Part of this Popular Classic at Historic Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Harvard Pilgrim 5K Corporate Road Race is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England. It is now the premiere corporate race of the Merrimack Valley, and one of those “must do” spring races. The organization, sponsorship and amenities are top notch. The course begins and ends at historic Holman Stadium, Nashua, New Hampshire, and individuals and corporate teams—runners and walkers--are welcome. It runs Thursday, May 15, 2014.Related:Harvard Pilgrim 5K Corporate Road Race Website
  • The Fourth Annual Mad Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay--a Running Adventure on Vermont’s Beautiful Country Roads

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    One of the most gorgeous race courses anywhere, running in the heart of Vermont, the village of Waitsfield. It shows the Green Mountain State at its best. Past participants rave about the events, an epic journey through the essence of beautiful Vermont with covered bridges, farms, mountains, and the Mad River Valley. And the race is only part of the fun!Related:Mad Marathon Website Mad Marathon Event Registration
  • The Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge Half Marathon and 5K in Beautiful Foster, Rhode Island

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    This will be the inaugural, and it’s on Mothers Day! And what a beautiful location it is for this outstanding first-time event. Get those running shoes ready and head to beautiful, historic Foster in the northwest corner of Rhode Island for a unique half marathon and 5K with historic villages, parks, woodlands, wetlands and that quintessential covered bridge. This is Rhode Island’s newest half marathon. This inaugural event starts and ends at the Foster Fairgrounds adjacent to the Foster Center Historic District.Related:Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge Half Marathon and 5K Website
  • The 4th Annual Navigant Credit Union Running Festival, Half Marathon, 5K and Youth Run, in the Captivating Blackstone Valley of Rhode Island

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    The Navigant Credit Union Running Festival, all events, will run this year on May 4, 2014, starting and finishing in historic Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The Blackstone Valley Half Marathon parallels the famous Blackstone River Valley and the National Heritage Corridor where the American Industrial Revolution began. The Navigant 5K course tours downtown Pawtucket. Be an industrious runner and enjoy an exceptionally well managed, nicely presented event—for runners, by runners.Related:Navigant Credit Union Running Festival Event Website
  • The Second Annual Killington Half Marathon and 5K—Vermont’s Newest Half Marathon

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    Conquer the Beast! Enjoy this terrific and challenging half marathon coming Sunday, June 15, 2014, once again on Fathers Day. Hey Dad, are you up for it? Great family outing because it has a 5K too! It starts and ends at the Foundry Restaurant at Summit Pond, Killington Resort ski area near the famous peaks. What a beautiful course and it packs loads of fun! The half marathon is now very popular, but there are not many in Vermont—here is the newest with a challenging and memorable course.Related:Killington Half Marathon Website
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  • Speed Work

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Thursday, April 10, 2014:Well, not really, but I did run the five-mile snow-free route in the park faster than I have before.  The temperature was 60 today, which sounds delightful, but the wind was 18, gusting to 23.  Running into the wind felt like running uphill, and with the wind felt like downhill. Nevertheless, I did pretty well.  I didn't feel strong, especially at first, but I ran pretty well anyway, ramping the run/walk ratio from 1/1 up to 3/2 in the last mile or so, and sprinting the last few hundred yards.  That felt very good.Whining: Zero.Splits: 26:45,…
  • Recovery Runs

    5 Apr 2014 | 5:55 pm
    April 5, 2014:After a two-day rest, I felt very strong for this run on the park’s paved trails, and did a run/walk with a 1 to 1 ratio, 20 second run and 20 walk.50 degrees today, promising 60 tomorrow.  I’m so very glad to be running outdoors again. More trails will be open soon, as the snow finally disappears completely.  It will, won't it?Whining:  The right knee with PFS mumbled a little, but didn't cause any real problem.  This trail does seem to bring out that PFS.  Otherwise I sensed no issues remaining from the marathon six days ago.Splits: 27:27 out,…
  • Ann Arbor Marathon Review

    30 Mar 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The Ann Arbor (MI) forecasts had resolutely predicted unusually low temperatures for today's Marathon, and indeed we three have never started a marathon at a lower temperature, 26 degrees, with a wind of 9 mph.  Happily, though, the sun shone brilliantly for the next six hours, contributing greatly to our comfort, and the temperature rose to 45 by the time I finished.  All three of us finished within the allowed time window.This was my 80th marathon and my 53rd since starting the drug trial that is saving my life, completed in a net time of 5:53:46, fourth of six in the age group of…
  • YMCA Again

    28 Mar 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Thursday, March 27, 2014:The weather rendered the outdoor trails unrunnable today, so we ran inside.  Three miles, running one lap and walking two.  No problems.I live with three ladies.This is the fuzziest one.Splits: 11:40, 11:26, 11:34, total 34:40, pace 11:33.  Last tapering run.Tuesday, March 25:We ran in the park again, temperature about 20, some wind, lots of clothes including the knee protectors.  I went out for about 19 minutes, then returned in 18 minutes, total 37.  I was running 60 paces for every 90 paces of walking, which works out to a pace of…
  • Another Cold Run

    22 Mar 2014 | 7:45 pm
    I ran in the park, the same route as yesterday and the day before, 4.84 miles. The temperature was 19 degrees, wind 13 mph gusting to 17, bright sun, but a windchill of 5.Knee protectionGear: Normal running shoes, short thin sox, McDavid knee protectors, running pants & briefs, LS undershirt, a SS technical shirt over an LS one, and a wind jacket, plus wind-resistant mittens, heavy ear covers, and a visor. This ensemble worked perfectly for these conditions - I had to unzip the jacket part way when running with the wind, and keep it tightly closed running into the wind. Nothing got cold,…
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  • The RecoveryPump System Product Review

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    The RecoveryPump System is, in simple terms, a compression device that helps circulate blood in your legs. The uniquely designed system is easy-to-use and works by sequentially compressing four air chambers from your foot up to your thigh. One cycle compresses both entire legs in just 30 seconds. I first tried the RecoveryPump System at […] The post The RecoveryPump System Product Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Pearl Izumi EM Road N0 Shoe Review

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    One of my favorite shoes over the last 3 or 4 months has been the Pearl Izumi EM Road N0 – an extremely lightweight, flexible racing flat utilizing the E:MOTION midsole. Pearl Izumi describe their midsole as follows: A simply shaped midsole designed to deliver a smooth running experience. Having racked up several hundred miles […] The post Pearl Izumi EM Road N0 Shoe Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Newton Running Gravity III Shoe Review

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Following on from my recent Newton Running Distance III Review, I figured now would be a good time to pass on my thoughts regarding the Newton Running Gravity III which I recently purchased at our local specialty running store, Running Etc. Just like the Distance III, the Gravity III are built on the highly responsive […] The post Newton Running Gravity III Shoe Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Newton Running Distance III Shoe Review

    27 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    Right at the end of 2013, Newton Running announced significant technological advancements would be present in their Spring 2014 product line – the main one being the addition of a fifth lug in their unique Action/Reaction forefoot technology. Going back a few years I ran in Newtons a lot; I liked their shoes but always […] The post Newton Running Distance III Shoe Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes Extreme

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:05 am
    I’ve used Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes during training and racing for well over a decade with great results – no cramping, and an ability to perform relatively well in the hot, humid conditions of a Virginia summer. My only [slight] criticism with the product would be having to consume 2 to 4 capsules per hour (dependent […] The post Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes Extreme appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
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  • My excellent adventure: Day 21, Boston Deja Vu, by Larry Eder

    Larry Eder
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    This is my journal of a month of my life as I travel from Copenhagen to Paris, London and Boston. Each day, I have promised to share a bit of my travels, feelings, experiences. This day, has proved the most difficult... The anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings is bittersweet for me. I was staying the Charlesmark Hotel last year, as I am this year. The solemnity of the ceremonies today was touching. Vice President Biden, the governor, the mayor and the former mayor of Boston were all at the Hynes. Security was pretty tight. My room, on the fifth floor of the Charlesmark…
  • Christian Taylor: Escaping the Slump, from SPIKES, powered by the IAAF

    Larry Eder
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    From SPIKES, powered by the IAAF, April 15, 2014:  ESCAPING THE SLUMP15 APR 2014Having won world and Olympic triple jump titles all before the age of 23, Christian Taylor's steady march to greatness faltered last year when he finished down in fourth at the Moscow 2013 World Championships. He tells SPIKES all about the "slump" - and why his wake-up call might just be the best thing for his career.  Teddy Tamgho took the plaudits in Moscow for sealing world triple jump gold with that mighty 18.04m leap. Meanwhile, the deposed world champion left the arena a deflated…
  • Michigan Track Classic Provides Chance for Sport to grow, by Chris Lotsbom, RRW, used with permission.

    Larry Eder
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Nick Willis, photo by Nick Willis is the 2008 Olympic silver medalist, New Zealand record holder in mile and 1,500m, and one of the classiest athletes that it has been my privilege to observe. Here, Nick Willis is supporting the Michigan Track Classic.  MICHIGAN TRACK CLASSIC PROVIDES CHANCE FOR SPORT TO GROWBy Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved, used with permission. (14-Apr) -- On August 10, at Saline High School in southeast Michigan, a number of the world's best milers and 800m athletes will toe the line at the 2014…
  • My excellent adventure, Day 20, on Shalane Flanagan, by Larry Eder

    Larry Eder
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    This is my journal for the month from March 25 to April 22, where I have travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Paris, France, London, England and Boston, MA, covering the Spring road racing season.  On my arrival from London, I got to my room in the CharlesMark, and checked out a Sixty Minutes segment that aired Sunday night on Shalane Flanagan, hometown girl with a good shot at Boston. As there have been no American winners since 1983, the drought is long and often discussed. Shalane Flanagan is from Marblehead, and was a fine cross country and track runner in…
  • Shalane Flanagan: Sixty Minutes segment, with Anderson Cooper

    Larry Eder
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Sixty Minutes, the program that invented investigative journalism and TV magazine genre did an amazing piece on Shalane Flanagan. A well done, well produced segment that does not belittle nor dumb down our sport, CBS should be commended. Shalane Flanagan comes off as she is: an amazing women athlete who has moved up from the 10,000 meters, where she was the Beijing bronze medalist and AR holder to the marathon. Jerry Schumacher, who is shown for the first time in my memory without a hat, explains some of the challenges of racing the marathon. Shalane's father, Steve Flanagan, a top…
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  • Physical Therapy For Everyone

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Physical therapy is a very important part of recovery for many people who have found themselves with an injury or recovering from surgery. When people want to get back to normal as soon as possible, they must make sure to work with a clinic that is going to help them to recover and feel good about their recovery rather than making them follow a one-size-fits-all platform. With the help of a great clinic, it is be very easy for any athlete to get back into shape and go back to doing the things that they love to do. The athlete who comes to learn more about their treatment must remember that…
  • How Children Benefit From Organized Soccer Leagues

    11 Mar 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Soccer is played by millions of people across the world. Parents notice a lot of benefits when they sign their children up for a local soccer league. Participating in an organized league is a constructive activity that teaches your children valuable life lessons in a fun way. Soccer helps children develop into well-rounded adults; it offers them a myriad of benefits that help their physical and mental development. When you sign your child up for an organized soccer league, they benefit in the following ways: Fitness A person who exercises regularly will lead a healthier and longer life.
  • Wakeboard Towers For Added Fun

    10 Mar 2014 | 11:16 am
    Wakeboarding is a sport that makes your adrenalin flow and requires gaining maximum momentum as well as good tension on the rope to send the rider in the air bouncing from wake to wake. Wakeboard towers, like the ones you can find at WakeEssentials and other retailers, have evolved as riders found that the higher attachment point gave more flexibility when performing certain tricks. The wakeboard tower also allows the rider to eliminate those cumbersome cables, store their boards, add rigidity and add special accessories like speakers, lighting and wakeboard racks. Because working your way…
  • 2014 LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K Race Report

    1 Mar 2014 | 5:51 pm
    A Family that Runs Together, Stays Together This is the 4th year I’ve ran this race now, and 2nd that I’ve ran it with my siblings and nephews. It’s always fun to run this race since I get to run it with family and compete against some other friends that are always trying to beat me. It’s also in LA so it gives me a reason to go visit the parents for the weekend and it’s a local race so it benefits my old high school too. I have a running competition with an old high school runner friend, so far I’ve beaten him in the last two 5Ks we’ve ran and was supposed to race this time…
  • Race Report: 2014 Carlsbad Half Marathon

    19 Jan 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Looks like I’m making it a habit to run this race ever other year. When I ran it in 2010, it was my 2nd half marathon and it is still my fastest half to date at 1:28. I ran it again in 2012 and ran a decent time of 1:34:08. I just realized now that I just barely beat that time today at 1:34:01! Here are the official results: Miles 1-7: 51:43 (7:23 min/mile), Miles 8-13.1: 42:19 (6:50 min/mile), Finish: 1:34:01 (7:08 min/mile), AG: 21/304, Overall: 217/7,256. The strategy was pretty simple (although still hard to accomplish): run with the 1:40 pacer for 7-8 miles and then pick up the pace…
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  • Runners vs Bikers: A Day at the Lake

    Nick Cross
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Why is there so much tension between bikers and runners? As a member of both communities I understand a little of both sides.  Yesterday was a great example of why we often don’t get along. A friend and I were going for a ride – I was towing the kids in the trailer and decided to do the lakes, Minnehaha Parkway to River Road, and Greenway loop.  It is a 20 mile loop that I’ve ridden quite a bit. As we crossed Lake Street at Dean Parkway we decided to stay on the Bike Trail (which goes clock-wise around Calhoun) instead of the road (which goes counter-clock-wise).  There…
  • March into April 30 Days

    Nick Cross
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    March is ending on a warm note, with April starting with some snow!  It really is Spring, it is just taking some time to get here! April is a great 30 Day Challenge – Ride my bike every day!! 30 Days of Biking is pretty simple – get on the bike every day of the month.  I set this challenge out knowing that I won’t actually succeed – as with past years I’ll be traveling with a group of 8th Graders overseas and won’t have access to a bike!  We are leaving sometime on the 28th so I’ll miss at least the last 2 days unless something sweet happens.
  • First Outdoor Ride of the Season

    Nick Cross
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Oh did it feel great to hope on the bike yesterday and get 23 miles in with friends.  We are all doing the Almanzo 100 together and it seems we are all a little behind in our training!! Yesterday’s 60 degree weather brought everyone outside and there were traffic jams along all of the trails we rode – especially downtown and in Uptown! The trails were mostly dry with some wet areas, some standing puddles, and at least one spot which was almost all ice. There is still plenty of snow on the shaded side of the Greenway, under bridges, and other “dark” spots.  My Trek…
  • Events at Mill City Running in Northeast

    Nick Cross
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:19 am
    If you haven’t been to Mill City Running what are you waiting for? The newest running store in Minneapolis has everything you need and is located in Northeast right across the Mississippi River from downtown.  They are super-engaged with social media and probably have one of the busiest calenders of any running store in the area.  But it isn’t just your normal group runs or chats with a podiatrist. They have flap-jack Friday runs (the 6:30am start is too late in the morning for me), Roga (running and yoga) next one on March 22, and a chat about Crossfit for Runners on March 18.
  • Sign Up for 30 Days of Biking #30daysofbiking

    Nick Cross
    3 Mar 2014 | 10:56 am
    For the past few years I’ve signed up for the 30 Days of Biking Challenge.  It is a great way to kick-off spring and there have been some really cool stories through the years of people being inspired to ride and having their lives changed.  I missed the inaugural event due to Lyme disease, but have participated every year since. In 2012, I was doing Project 365 – taking a picture each day – and dedicated April to taking a bike related picture each day! Registration for this year’s event opened on March 1 and I was rider number 265 to sign up! Here is my…
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  • Kawauchi Headlines May 11 Sendai Half Marathon

    Brett Larner
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm translated by Brett Larner On Apr. 14 the Sendai International Half Marathon released the names of the invited athletes for the event's 24th running on May 11.  Civil servant runner Yuki Kawauchi (27, Saitama Pref. Gov't) leads the field, with former Hakone Ekiden uphill star Ryuji Kashiwabara (24, Team Fujitsu), a native of Iwaki,
  • Weekend Track Update - Kiryu Makes University Debut, A Meet Record in Kyoto and More

    Brett Larner
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    by Brett Larner videos by toyosina2008, komazawaOB and Ekiden News Track season continued to build up momentum with the first Nittai University Time Trials meet in Yokohama and a handful of other meets around the country. The biggest news of the weekend was the debut of teen sprint star Yoshihide Kiryu in the Toyo University uniform. Kiryu ran third for Toyo's 4x100 m relay team at the
  • Weekend Japanese Road Results

    Brett Larner
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:26 am
    by Brett Larner The biggest domestic road action of the weekend took place in Shizuoka at the Yaizu Minato Half Marathon where Yoshiki Koizumi of 2013 Hakone Ekiden winner Nittai University battled last year's winner Tomoyasu Matsui (Meiji Univ.) from start to finish, both breaking the course record as Koizumi claimed the win in 1:03:26. 2013 National University Men's Ekiden champion Komazawa
  • Shimizu Hoping to Have Fun in Debut at Sunday's London Marathon

    Brett Larner
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm translated by Brett Larner In an April 10 interview ahead of her marathon debut at Sunday's London Marathon as an invited elite, Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Kagaku) was cautiously ambitious as she said, "However it turns out, I want to have fun running it.  I want to race at a good pace I can sustain."  Last year's
  • Toyokawa Kogyo H.S. Head Coach Masaaki Watanabe and Eight Students Transfer to Nittai Ebara H.S.

    Brett Larner
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:56 pm translated by Brett Larner Having led Aichi prefecture's Toyokawa Kogyo H.S. boys to the National High School Ekiden Championships for fourteen straight years through 2011, former head coach Masaaki Watanabe, 51, became the new head coach and a health and physical education teacher at Tokyo's Nittai Ebara H.S. as of the start of the
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  • Year of No Sugar [Book Review]

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    This post (Year of No Sugar [Book Review]) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I was asked if I wanted to be part of the virtual book tour for the new book “Year of No Sugar” by Eve Schaub. The book is about the author and her family’s quest to remove all added sugar from their diets for an entire year. This means sugar in all forms: brown sugar, powdered sugar, high fructose corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, agave, molasses, fruit juice, or artificial sweeteners… and they learned that this stuff lurks nearly EVERYWHERE! I think it’s highly commendable that the…
  • Friday Fête

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This post (Friday Fête) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Whew… it’s Friday. I feel like I missed my weekend a little bit last week. Which is weird because I got to skip out on normal chores like laundry/groceries/etc. and leave town. I got a long night of sleep on Saturday… but just the effort of taking a toddler out-of-town by myself leaves me physically/mentally/emotionally exhausted! So I’m kind of looking forward to a normal, boring weekend! Pepper Eggs or Egg Peppers Have you ever seen the Pinterest pin (or floating around other places) of cooking an egg…
  • No Foolin’

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This post (No Foolin’) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill You gotta be careful posting anything on April 1. I didn’t want to put up any kind of review for folks who have kindly sent me things… lest someone interpret the review as a joke. But I can’t do anything really “heavy” and “personal” on this ridiculous day where everything is questioned. I’m not a big prankster… I don’t pull April Fools jokes. I do appreciate seeing what Google is doing each year, but that’s about the extent of this day for me. Once at work we…
  • SportRx – Prescription or Not!

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    This post (SportRx – Prescription or Not!) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill SportRx… whether or not you need prescription lenses, they’re a pretty awesome company. It’s run by optician athletes. Or athlete opticians. However they prefer it… According to their About page they are: SportRx is a Southern California based company created by opticians who ride their bikes, run their races, push their jogging strollers and bomb down slopes. We love glasses and enjoying life and want to help you see better while doing the things you love. I was given the…
  • Friday Fête

    28 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    This post (Friday Fête) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Happy Friday! Another week down… not that I’m counting down to anything. And honestly weekends don’t mean that much to me these days. On February 17, Alex and I both came down with a nasty cold. And we’re just NOW getting over it. Ridiculous! For how mild this winter has been (sorry rest of the country) the cold/flu season has been brutal in my household. Apple Cider Vinegar = best acne remedy evah! Seriously, I got a zit on my jawline, dabbed a little bit of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (with the…
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  • Random rock star.

    The Happy Runner
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    When you run 12 solo miles on a random Thursday morning, you feel like a rock star.True story.See, it happened to me so I write from experience. Here's what happened: I had 12 miles on the schedule for this weekend. But, as it happens, I have a party to go to Saturday night so I wasn't thrilled about running long that morning -- and I definitely didn't want to run long on Sunday morning!My Thursday morning was open. My little guy is in school for 2.5 hours and I had no plans. Run, Happy Runner, run! 12 miles would only take 2 hours so the 2.5 hour time slot would be plenty.  Just do it,…
  • Strong Running Mama: Diane Montes Harris

    The Happy Runner
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's Strong Running Mama will prove to you all that you should never give up.For real. Just check out this story . . . Diane Montes Harrisis a 46-year-old mother of two (Calvin, 20, and Elaine, 19) who works in sales. Both her husband and her son are in the New York Army National Guard -- her son is currently stationed in Kuwait and her husband spent 2012 in Bahrain.She is also fast. Diane has a marathon PR of 3:53:33 and right now, she is training for the Boston Marathon and will run seven half-marathons in the first half of 2014. Check out her fast times (PRs):Marathon, 3:53:33Half…
  • March recap.

    The Happy Runner
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    March started out pretty lame.My wonky hip area had been acting up since mid-February and I was fearful that I would have to take an extended break from running. As it was, I took the last week of February off, and only ran four times in the first 10 days of March.Gradually, my injury has been getting better and I've been able to run more and more. Not without pain and not without worry, but definitely with hope.And you know what else? Every run this past month was outside. Every. Single. Run. Outside.What a joy.Sure, the weather may not have been ideal, but I got in the miles and I didn't…
  • A running hurrah.

    The Happy Runner
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Two years ago, I ran the New Jersey Marathon. I trained through a mild winter with some great friends -- some long-time friends, some new ones -- and ended the training cycle with a memorable New Jersey weekend that will forever live in my mind as one of those really, really awesome times of my life.Cheers! It was such a fun weekend!One of the women I got to know while training for the marathon was Gail. We ran together some before the marathon and then had that super marathon weekend away. After the race, we continued to run here and there. And, as it goes with running, when you're out there…
  • What do you #RUNFOR?

    The Happy Runner
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:47 am
    Running. We do it for all sorts of reasons. And, at different times in our lives, we probably run for different reasons -- some more inspirational than others but, I'd say, all of them real and meaningful to the runners they belong to.DICK'S Sporting Goods has tapped into the inspirational end of why runners run. Their #RUNFOR campaign shares truly inspirational stories about how running has impacted individual runner's lives. One standout is the story of Alicia Shay. You may have heard a little of her story at some point. Her husband, Ryan Shay, was a promising long-distance runner who died…
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  • L’Etape du California

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    A week late but that’s always going to happen when you’re trying to blog and get married in the same week, but that’s life! So on with the ride report. The L’Etape du California this year follows the same final Stage (Stage 8) of this year’s Amgen Tour of California which starts next month and finishes in the title sponsor’s home town of Thousand Oaks. It’s four laps of a local climb and loop known as Rockstore. I have mentioned this before and Becca and I have ridden it several times in preparation. In fact I actually crashed on part of the circuit in January…fun times! The…
  • FTP Redux

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    I still have to write up my L’Etape du California ride report but this has been a crazy busy week and I just have run out of time, it was quite the adventure though! Anyway with that said I was able to retest my FTP this week. Post L’Etape I took two days off and then re-rode the the TrainerRoad 20 minutes test. Just a reminder the entire ride takes 60 minutes. Following a full 30 minutes of warm-up, a 20-minute time trial is used to assess Functional Threshold Power (FTP) & Lactate Threshold Heart Rate (LTHR). The idea is maintain a steady maximal effort for the 20 minutes and from…
  • Review; TrainerRoad Advanced Build 1 Plan

    4 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Last night’s ride represented the final ride of the TrainerRoad Advanced Build 1 plan, so it seemed a good time to put down some thoughts on the plan while it’s still fairly fresh in my mind. Just as a reminder, I was training for IMSG70.3 up until my crash in January after which I took 2 weeks off, cancelled my St George visit as I could not swim and switched focus to the L’Etape du California. The L’Etape follows the final stage of this year’s Amgen Tour or California, four loops of a 22 mile circuit, each circuit has approx. 2000’ of elevation gain. Ostensibly this ride has…
  • Chapaeu!

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    To celebrate!: For the next 24 hours you can save 15% off each of the five videos featuring women's pro racing. Those videos are: Blender - 1hr 40min of threshold work and Pain Shakes!  Revolver - 15 x 1min max efforts (with a little surprise)  Extra Shot - 20min race simulation  Hell Hath No Fury - 2x 20min race simulation  Chrysalis - 1hr Run/Bike brick workout You can find them all right here in this blog post. Just use the code WORLDCUP at check-out. 
  • Knighthood Training Week 8

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
    A pretty vanilla week. Somewhat of three bears week, with two weeks ago being overcooked with 175 miles Papa Bear, last week being a bit undercooked with 121 miles Momma Bear, this week was pretty much in the middle with 147 and shut the front door 3 of those miles were running!!! Baby Bear This is the penultimate week of training so I was glad to have a solid week, it also closed out the month and the quarter so it was a week with lots of closings. Here is how things shook out; Monday; Rest. Tuesday; Lone Pine. Dialed back to 92% as back is still sore. This was a nice solid ride.6x10-minute…
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    Run Eat Repeat

  • TMI Vlog Tag

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hello!!! How’s it going? Yesterday I met up with my mom for a little tea and retail therapy. But I didn’t spend any money because I gave it all to Uncle Sam. Oh well. I’m very blessed to have that problem I guess. Recently Sarah Fit did the TMI Vlog and I thought it was fun. So, I begged her to tag me in and she did. But the OG TMI list was 50 questions and that would take longer than YouTube would allow me so I picked 30 29 TMI Questions to share. What are you wearing? Ever been in love? Ever had a terrible breakup? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Any tattoos? Any piercings?
  • 4:09:43–Interview with Hal Higdon, writer of the Boston Marathon book from a Runner’s view

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    One year ago today two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line. The attack killed 3 people and injured 264 spectators. I remember the ugly feeling in my stomach when I heard. My friends were running. I got several calls from family and friends checking on me and my friends. I wasn’t there. But, I felt connected to the people who were. I felt connected to runners all around the world who came together after the tragedy. Hal Hidgon wasn’t there either. But after the bombs went off runners flooded his social media accounts to tell their stories. They wanted to connect, cry, vent…
  • Oakley Sunglasses Giveaway and a Monican Secret

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    What’s up? I have a little known Monican fact to share with you today AND a great giveaway! I don’t know if I’ve shared this on RunEatRepeat before but I had lasik eye surgery in college before I started RER. It’s NOT actually a secret we’ll keep those in the closet thanks but I told someone recently and they were really surprised since I had never mentioned it. Random. Related: I have very very sensitive eyes to the sun. I am not sure if this is from the lasik or hereditary because I remember my Grams’ eyes always watering in the sun too. But, it happens. It’s worked out well…
  • The Top 5 Marathons in the WORLD and I’m running one of them

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Hello! How’s your Monday going? Mine was a little bumpy at the start but turned out great! (I’m ignoring the whole ‘tax payment’ situation all together.) Recently I received a few voicemails from Edison that my power might be off for a few hours today for maintenance, but totally forgot. Randomly mid-morning everything turned off – even my internet. So, I had to mess around with Vegas and put on a bunch of makeup while waiting for it to come back up. (RunEatRepeat on instagram) After my random antics it still wasn’t up so I decided to head to Starbucks to work for the morning.
  • iFitness Belt Review…the only belt I own

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Monday! How’s it going? Yesterday was all about taxes margaritas. Vegas got drunk too and ended up on the door. He does that sometimes. Running Gear This weekend I had a few running gear fails… I think part of it is my own user error so I don’t want to bash these things, I’m just frustrated with myself really. First, my new watch didn’t find a satellite. Boo. The company messaged me via instagram with an email so I can get some support. I’ll let you know how it goes. iFitness Hydration Belt I bought this belt from Marshall’s a few weeks ago. I highly recommend checking…
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    IronBrandon Show

  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-16 03:40:44 (Brandon Wood)
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Sydney, meet Angus (ok Gypsy, just go with it). #horses #kids #kidsofinstagram #brave #family #love #latergram If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-01-19... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-15 23:33:17 (Brandon Wood)
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Gorgeous and very windy day for a ride. #cycling #fitness #triathlon #training If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-12 22:21:50Instagram #picoftheday... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-12 22:21:50 (Brandon Wood)
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm
    First ride up Flagstaff in a while. Just a beautiful (and effing hard) as ever! #cycling #triathlon #training #fitness #colorado #htfu If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-11 23:45:39 (Brandon Wood)
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Warm run on a warm Friday afternoon = cold beer in the shower. Yep. #beer #beerrunner #running #trainracebeer #newbelgium #triathlon If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-11 22:56:41 (Brandon Wood)
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Run with Sadie to remember our Annie. #running #triathlon #recovery #training #fitness #dogs #dogsofinstagram #love If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-11... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
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    Midwest Multisport Life - An Endurance Blog

  • Family-Friendly Keystone Resort, Colorado

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Being so close to our home base of Breckenridge, Keystone Resort has always been on our radar, specifically because of its reputation as being family-centric. Even the parking is geared towards "family," with larger groups getting front row spots and approximately 150 red wagons available for easier transport of gear (and tired children) to and from the slopes. This, our first visit, was all about the young 'uns, making sure The Little Worker and Munchkin had as much fun as possible, while also not forgetting about Gaigai and Tazer - we didn't need to worry, Keystone has the whole family…
  • Breckenridge Road Trip

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Road Trips are both the best and worst of traveling. There is literally no better way to see the country than by automobile - walking and cycling might put you into it a bit more, but they cover way less ground and offer far less opportunities.Our road trip to Breckenridge for Spring Break was a pleasant surprise this year. The kids were flat out awesome in the car, which is a victory in and of itself. We didn't even have to bribe them with movies in the car or anything. I think a big part of it is that we try to stop every few hours, either to switch drivers or to fill up with gas, and we…
  • Spring has Sprung

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    We came home from Colorado yesterday to cool breezes and overcast skies, with an occasional raindrop. This morning, however, clear skies and warmth allowed us to wander outside and inspect the garden (or the bones of it). Most everything is brown and hibernating yet, but some bulbs have started pushing through and blooming, including our daffodils and crocuses. The warmer weather has me dreaming of pleasant weather activities - Tazer and I are planning a trail run this Sunday, camping is on my mind, and soon I'll pull the family's bikes out for a tune-up. We're planning a longer trail ride to…
  • The Spirituality of Mountains

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'm not a religious person at all, but will admit that, in the mountains especially, but in nature generally, I sometimes feel a oneness with everything. I think that any day I'd rather be outside rather than in a building, regardless of the reason. I think that's a big reason I enjoy trail running so much - being in nature physically, with time to think, oxygen to breathe, and the beauty of the surroundings is all the church I will ever need.(Please use the handy social media buttons to share this post.)Like Midwest Multisport Life on Facebook
  • Back in the Saddle

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    Hard to believe that, after 10+ days away from work, it's time to get back in the saddle. Peeking at my work phone while we were vacationing gives me some idea of what is waiting for me, but it doesn't make it any more appealing. That being said, this was probably the best Spring Break trip we've had yet (until the end). We found a great place to eat in Nebraska, skied both Keystone and Breckenridge in Colorado, and spent quality time with extended family. Amazing snow, and lots of it, made for great skiing. The Little Worker demurred, demurred, but then succumbed, and now is a skier! The…
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    Women's Endurance Gear - Family, Fitness and Food

  • Tuesday Training - Zero Limits

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    My new Altra Intuition 1.5As part of my ZOOMA Ambassador perks, I recently received a pair of Altra Intuition 1.5 running shoes.  I have only worn them a couple of times but am already really liking them. Altra Zero Drop FootwearSo how are they different from my other running shoes?  The main differences for me are the zero drop and a foot-shaped toe box.  Zero drop means the heel and forefoot are the same height off the ground which helps to align the body to its natural position and allows for a more natural foot strike.   The foot-shaped toe box is not just a wide toe…
  • Midweek Motivation - Tough

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    "Tough times don't last but tough people do." - A.C. GreenWhether it's a race or tough times in life, just remember, this too shall pass...
  • Spring Break 2014 - Breckenridge, CO

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Beckenridge, COWe're on our last leg home from a week and a half in Breckenridge, CO.  We had beautiful weather, great snow, awesome skiing, friends, family, and fun.  Little A with the help of a great ski instructor became the last of our clan to catch the ski bug.  Unfortunately a severe injury ended/extended our stay in Breck - my brother fractured his tibia and is waiting for swelling to subside so that the surgeon can repair his leg.  Stay tuned for more details...
  • Foodie Friday - Lithuanian Cheese

    28 Mar 2014 | 4:46 am
    Lithuanian/farmer's cheeseI'm excited to say, I made Lithuanian (farmer's) cheese just like my grandmothers used to make!  It was pretty easy:Cheesecloth, heating milk, draining curds, hanging cheesebagHeat1 gallon milk (raw would be the best, but I used organic pasteurized soured milk which makes a tangier cheese)Before it comes to a boil, take off heat and gently stir in1/2 gallon buttermilkThe milk will curdle and the whey will separate out.  Once cool enough to handle pour into a cheesecloth bag.  The gauzy "cheesecloth" found in stores will not hold in the curds.  My…
  • Three Things Thursday

    27 Mar 2014 | 6:31 am
    Survivor Snack Challenge sponsored by Whole Foods As part of National Nutrition Month, our Healthy Kids Committee at my kids' school is having a "Survivor Snack Challenge" this week.  Sponsored by Whole Foods, the challenge is to try 6 new healthy/healthier foods.  Foods include jicama, mango, fizzy water, coconut milk, coconut rolled dates and edamame.  The kids are having a blast -- and it's fun to watch some of their reactions.One of Tazer's fiddler crabs, "Crabette" Since our dogs and cat passed, the only little critters left in the house are crabs.  Gaigai…
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    Dirty Running

  • Life is Going to Kill You

    Dax Ross
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Whenever a new study comes out that links running to heart disease, bone loss, death, or whatever else may generate headlines and web traffic, people email them to me, or tell me with a concerned tilt of the head and a hushed tone, “you know, running a lot is bad for you.” I’m sure these people mean well, and I appreciate the concern, but I’m not planning on changing anything.The first time I read one of these studies, I was worried. Like most who initially lace up running shoes, I hoped that running would lead to a longer, healthier life. One where my wife and I would lie in separate…
  • The Top One Thing Every Amazing Runner Does Before 8 AM (Number One Blew My Mind, But You'll Never Guess What Happened Next)

    Dax Ross
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I can't resist clicking on those links, the new era of self-help articles via the short, bullet point list of The Top Ten Things [insert something successful and idealistic here] Does Every Day. I read them even though I know in advance that there won't be a lot of substance. We have distilled our advice to junk food bullet points with no emotion; glossy-sounding tips created in someone's sterile life-lab, stripped from any real experience. I clicked on one about the top ten things successful people do, and realized that, wow, I occasionally multitask, act rashly, and sometimes even dwell on…
  • Double Peak Repeats

    Dax Ross
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:53 pm
    San Diego is known for a lot of things (nice beaches, staying classy, handsy politicians, apathetic sports fans), but bad weather isn't one of them, so last week, when the most recent MegaSuperStorm of the century rolled in and dumped some rain on us, I was ready to log some muddy trail time.The day started with that Cadillac commercial, the one where the guy is walking around a house talking about how lazy people are, and how they take the whole month of August off in France, and the difference between taking a month off and a couple of weeks off is a shiny new Cadillac. I decided to take…
  • On Inconsistency

    Dax Ross
    17 Feb 2014 | 10:52 am
    My wife used to be an amazing runner.She made it to state at Mesa College, then went on to run at track and cross country at UCSD. When we were first dating, I would go watch her run at track meets. I would sit on the stone steps of the stadium, and wait for hours before she would run, bored out of my mind as she hung out with her team, and I would force a smile every time she looked up at me from the track where she spent what seemed like a ridiculous amount of time, stretching, running short sprints, stretching again, jogging, then stretching again, then taking off her warm-up clothes and…
  • 50K Training Plan

    Dax Ross
    24 Jan 2014 | 10:26 am
    tl;dr version: go straight to the plan.I started off 2014 with no real running direction. I was seriously considering the Tahoe 200, but the $800+ price tag turned me off. I put in for the Tahoe Rim Trail Lottery (for the 50 mile race), and wasn't selected. I have aspirations of running the Wonderland Trail in Washington, but that's still a blurry image in my mind that time and desire hasn't quite put into focus. My plan for the year was just to run, to enjoy running, to not run for time or distance. No need for a coach or a training plan; I just wanted to get out and run 3 or 4 days a week…
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    Miss Zippy

  • Spring breaking

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Spring has sprung on the local trails Spring break ain’t what it used to be, folks. No beer chugging, no trip to Daytona Beach (that’s how we rolled in the ’80s) and no tan to be found. But that’s ok. Now it’s runs on the trails, neighborhood Easter egg hunts, and time with family and friends. And because of that, I’ll be logging time in the real world, not the virtual, this week. See you next week! The post Spring breaking appeared first on Miss Zippy.
  • Track Week–Final Installment

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:05 pm
    When we last met I had you running a fun set of 800s and quarters, and before that, a mile repeat session. Now it’s time to work on some faster, top-end speed, something we all lose as we age. This workout is going to help you with those 5k and 10k races you run, and even the longer events on your schedule. Your legs will be burning by the end, because this one requires some speed. The beauty of it is that it’s a ladder, so even though you’ll be getting faster as you go, you’ll also be cutting down the distance with each interval. Do sessions like these once or twice…
  • Track Week Part Two

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Before getting into today’s track workout, I need to say a big thank you to all who voted for me in the Salty Running NCAA women’s blogging tournament. I actually made it to the championship round, but I came out in the number two spot when all was said and done. I’m not a fan of asking for votes, but I got caught up in the bracket fun and thankfully, you guys were nice enough to put up with my vote begging–much appreciated! On Monday I shared a workout that was designed to work on your ability to negative split. Today I want to give you a workout that will work a…
  • It’s track week!

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:16 pm
    We’re pretty well along into the spring racing season and if you haven’t started going to the track yet in prep or late spring/summer races, now is a good time to get started. I know many runners get intimidated by, or just don’t understand, how to use the track, so I thought I’d dedicate this week to some explanation, along with sharing a few of my favorite workouts on the quarter-mile oval. First up: why the track? It’s a great place to work on pacing, especially if you do your workouts with an old-fashioned sports watch and not a Garmin. Do it enough, and…
  • Let’s have a cup of coffee

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Let’s sit down and share a cup Some of my favorite bloggers have been inviting us in for a chat over a cup of coffee lately, including Carla, Christine, and Laura, and I thought I’d like to get in on the game. Jill is actually hosting a virtual coffee date once a month, starting tomorrow, so go check out how to link in with her if you’d like to participate. So…if we were to sit down over a cup of coffee right now, I’d tell you that spring and all its craziness has sprung. I love the flowers in my yard, the green in the woods and the warmth in the air. The extreme…
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  • Using Phones to Get Fit

    Sarah Upton
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:41 pm
    There has been some talk lately of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the new health features it includes. But what are they? And, more importantly, do they matter? Fitness and phones are not commonly referenced together, but the Galaxy S5 [...]
  • Fitness On The Go with Daily Burn

    2 Mar 2014 | 3:15 am
    If you watch TV, you’ve probably seen commercials for the Daily Burn program. Now, I learned that I shouldn’t trust any of the fitness commercials that are out there without proper research, but I was surprised to see how potentially [...]
  • Considering Beachbody’s Turbo Fire

    27 Feb 2014 | 3:17 pm
    DVD workouts can be tricky. For one, you can start with full enthusiasm and motivation, but after your first session, you can just chuck that DVD into the abyss. Sometimes you get overwhelmed by the intensity, or even lack of, [...]
  • Don’t Give Up This Year!

    27 Feb 2014 | 3:14 am
    If you’ve been hitting the gym lately, you might have started seeing the New Years resolution people not coming as often anymore. Like every other year, this tends to happen and it sucks for people who actually try to make [...]
  • Valentines for Runners

    14 Feb 2014 | 3:13 am
    Valentines Day sometimes can be just a mountain of chocolates and flowers. However, for you runners out there, or even peeps with Valentines who run, chocolates might not be the greatest gift. So, what can substitute the forbidden, but delicious [...]
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    Strength Running

  • Dear Boston Marathon Runners:

    Jason Fitzgerald
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    In less than a week, you’ll join over 36,000 other runners from around the globe to run the world’s greatest marathon. But next Monday will be different. Last year the running community was devastated by a senseless tragedy that took three lives, injured over 260 more, and forever changed all of us. Despite all that, […]
  • 7 Fun Ways to Spice Up Your Running and Try Something New

    Jason Fitzgerald
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Stuck in a rut? Tired of running the same loop at the same pace (in the same shoes) while training for the same race? Fear not, fellow runner. I’ve got strategies up the wazoo to help you spice up your running and inject some flair into your training. See, I’ve been there myself. There have been […]
  • Happy Birthday Strength Running! I have gifts for you…

    Jason Fitzgerald
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    In just a few days, Strength Running will turn four years old. What started as a little running blog that nobody read has grown into one of the largest running blogs on the web. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been featured in Runner’s World multiple times and am frequently tapped to contribute my coaching advice to […]
  • The Tomahawk Medicine Ball Workout – Video Demonstration

    Jason Fitzgerald
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    What if you could run more - while feeling stronger and getting far fewer injuries? I think you can.  In fact, if most runners incorporated just a few small changes to their training they’d see dramatic results with not only their running, but so many other areas of life. Healthy running makes everything else seem easy, like […]
  • Want to Hang Out Soon? 3 Ways to See Me This Spring

    Jason Fitzgerald
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s going to be a busy spring season – and I’d love you to be a part of it! There are three events coming up that you’re welcomed to attend. There will be more of these as SR grows – and I want to meet as many of you as possible. First, a little background… […]
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  • Dog in the city

    22 Mar 2014 | 3:58 am
    I ran another 6km again last Friday followed by another set of intervals. Been doing intervals almost everyday*lol*. Today I decided to stop running for I’ll be running 20km tomorrow morning (Sunday) steady run lang. To help ease fatigue on my legs, for the past 2 days I’ve slept with my legs inclined by 45 degrees. I always notice that my legs feel fresh and fully rested the next morning. I feel like doing this every after intervals. In totally unrelated to running, we went to MOA hours ago to pickup a shih tzu. My wife is complaining that the house is too quiet and my son is…
  • Supplements and speed

    20 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    I was listening to a podcast by Dave Asprey of and I took note of what Ben Greenfield suggested to maximize performance for athletes. These are: Oxaloacetate Magnesium Malate L-Glutamine Vitamin B12 Amino Acids Branched-chain amino acid I was only able to buy L-Glutamine, Vit B12 and Amino Acids from GNC. Oxaloacetate and Magnesium Malate are not available anywhere (e.g GNC, Mercury etc). Seems like I have to contact my chemist friend to do the job for me. I was hoping/planning to create some bad-ass gel that athletes could use to sustain their optimal performance during…
  • Short and sweet

    19 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    I felt bitin on tonight’s session. Earlier I planned to run in the morning, but then I slept really late kaya I woke up around 7am-ish. What I did instead is do some jogging for 3 km and then interval repeats of 200 meters 8x with 1 minute rest in between. After that I was done. I have no idea what I got myself into, I planned to join a 21km race on Nat Geo but there were no kits available and they were clueless either if they’re gonna have one so I settle for 42km instead. Wala lang, isipin ko nlang its my long run in preparation for July Milo Marathon (the real deal!) O sya,…
  • Six Kilometers

    18 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    Tonight I ran 6km, 2 days after my 21km race last Sunday. What surprised me was that soreness was totally gone this early morning. If not for a very restful sleep last night, I would have wake up at 5am and do my run in the morning instead. I’m glad my legs seems to adjust and recover real fast. My pace tonight was kinda fast, I ran 3km at around 5:45-6 per kilometer with 5 minutes break to go back to office for water break. I’m starting to enjoy the thrill of running fast again. Tomorrow, I’ll wake up early in the morning and do some steady 6min/km pace for 1 hour, and do…
  • First race of the year after more than a year

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:05 am
    Run Unite 2014 part 1 was my first race of the year. The last time I joined a race if my memory served me right was that Immuvit race held somewhere in Rizal 2 yrs ago. Yep 2 years ago. So what happened during those “off-season”. I gained weight. I gained as much as 177lbs  that I forced myself to join another biggest loser contest in the company and sponsored top-prize of 25k for the winner. Obcourse, if I win it, I get to keep my own money*lol*. The motivation not to give that money so easily was enough to keep me sane and starts being active again. So what did I do? I joined…
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    No Meat Athlete

  • 3 Painless Ways to Start Eating Right When Nothing Else Will Work (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    You know what you’re supposed to eat. You don’t need another blog post telling you this food is good and that one is bad … those rules seem to change every day anyway. (Hint: “Eat whole foods” is one that’s a constant.) It’s not that you don’t want to eat healthy. You even understand that, over time, your taste buds will adjust, and you’ll actually crave raw fruits and vegetables while becoming less interested in processed and fried foods. You know how important it is. Not just for you, but for your family. And that if you don’t…
  • 9 Ultra-Helpful Tips for Making the Leap from Marathoner to Ultrarunner (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Note from Matt:  Last year when I chose the course for my first 100-miler, one of the criteria I looked for was “fair.” I didn’t want the easiest, flattest course around, but at the same time, it is 100 miles, so why make it tougher than it needs to be?  Next month, Doug Hay will be running his first 100. But in choosing his race, he didn’t look for “fair.” Instead, he went with the race that most inspired him, the Massunutten Mountain Trails 100 — which happens to be one of the toughest on the East Coast. Not a coincidence. This choice…
  • Introducing the No Meat Athlete Community Site (Plus a Handful of New Speaking Events) (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Last month, No Meat Athlete quietly turned five years old. I’d have loved to have planned a big hoopla giveaway extravaganza, but alas, I’ve been working on something better. In five years, we’ve done some pretty neat things, not the least of which are putting some 20,000 “Runs on Plants” shirts out into the world, a book, and a book tour. But without a doubt, my favorite moments in these past five years have been the stories: Wendy’s story, Tom’s story, Katie’s story, Susan’s story, to name just a few. But these are just the ones that have made it onto the blog.
  • Engine 2′s Rip Esselstyn on No Meat Athlete Radio (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:14 am
    You can’t get far into the plant-based world without hearing Rip Esselstyn’s name, and seeing the ubiquitous Engine 2 brand he’s created to help people eat Plant-Strong. Walk through any Whole Foods, and you’ll see Engine 2 foods everywhere. In those same Whole Foods stores and any Barnes and Noble, you’ll find Rip’s books, The Engine 2 Diet, which started it all, and his newest, My Beef With Meat. And if you’ve watched Forks Over Knives, you’ve seen Rip there too, using his arms to pull himself up a firepole. (You know — “Real men…
  • In Defense of Inconvenience (and Why I Ditched My Smartphone) (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:42 am
    Three days before I left to start my book tour last fall, I begrudgingly traded in my old phone (the one with the huge extended-life battery that always falls out, and that I usually hold together with a rubber band) for a smart one. I had resisted for years, fearing that with 24/7 access to email, Twitter, and the like, I would become a miserable drone of a dad. Of a husband. Of a person. But I needed the iPhone for the book tour. To use that nifty Square card swiper to sell books and shirts, to navigate from one state to the next, to book hotels on the go, and (crucially) to stay…
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    The Run Commuter

  • Running with a Laptop: Should you do it? Yes and No…(but mostly no.)

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:05 am
    All computers eventually fail.  Ones that move a lot, fail a lot faster.  Backup your data. - IT department email to a run commuter Should you run with a laptop? Or, like the IT specialist’s email from above hints at, should you avoid it all costs? Buckle up, run commuters – it’s about to get a little bit wordy… and a little bit nerdy. ——————————————– Do you really need to run with a laptop? We recommend that you do not run with a laptop. Yes, we know some of…
  • Gear to Destinkify: Towels and Cloths for your Post-Run Commute Cleanup

    19 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    “I could NEVER run to work. There is no shower in my building! What am I supposed to do to get clean and not stink?!?!?” We hear this a lot; usually when talking with someone who is thinking about starting to run commute, or while engaging others in discussions on the web. And, yes – some people do have legitimate reasons where a shower is absolutely necessary post-run (long hair, for instance). But for those whose offices lack a shower, you can still be a well-groomed employee without smelling offensive.  Stephanie has told us how she packs her…
  • The New Run Commuters – March 2014

    17 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    This month on The New Run Commuters, we hear from Becky from Portland, Oregon, and Anna, hailing form Washington D.C. Both work in professional office environments and make run commuting a part of their day – even while living a considerable distance from the office! Becky combines driving and run commuting; Anna, running and pubic transit.  Read up on how run commuting has helped these runners train for long-distance and ultra races, watch for a great tip on transporting food, and if you are interested in women-specific running gear, you won’t want to miss Becky’s gear…

    13 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    The northern United States continues to recoil from the torrid, brutal union of Old Man Winter and Mother Nature, their frisky freaking casing the upper states in ice and heaps of snow, even as we in Georgia see the daily-greening buds on trees and blooms beneath them, notice the birds are singing and the bees are trying to have sex with them (as is my understanding of the subject). Every calendar box crossed brings more color and verdant riot streetside, a thrill for our morning run commutes: to see it change incrementally; to anticipate the full-blown riot of color and chaos of which we are…
  • The New Run Commuters – February 2014, Part 2

    27 Feb 2014 | 10:03 am
    Welcome back! In our second February installment of The New Run Commuters, we feature Brent, a lawyer from Washington D.C., and Ivan, a Certified Financial Planner from San Diego, CA. In March, we will return to a once-a-month, double feature of TNRC. Be sure to contact us if you are interested in being featured!  Runner Basics Name: Brent Allen New Run Commuter Brent. Age: 45 City/State: Washington, DC Profession/Employer: Lawyer Number of years running: 15-20 years on-and-off(sadly, more “off” than “on”) # of races you participate in a year: None. I’ve never tried a race. Do…
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  • Gear Pick: Compression Socks

    Rachel Kiser
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Compression socks might seem like the latest hype in the running community. You’ve probably seen them on the trails, at starting lines or on friends who are looking for some extra recovery on rest day. But they’re more than just glorified tube socks. They have running-specific benefits that can help you perform better and recover faster. Photo: Recovery The recovery aspect is the biggest plus touted with wearing compression socks. Medical-grade compression socks have long been used as a way of relieving pressure in the legs. They’ve made their way into the…
  • Toe Socks — What’s Not to Love?

    Rachel Kiser
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Runners can be seen as an odd bunch. When co-workers ask what you’re doing this weekend, you want to (slash do) respond in miles. You don’t dream of spending $100 on a pair of shoes — unless they’re running shoes. And you can get into heated conversations about socks. Primarily, ones that defend or rag against toe socks. I know you’ve seen them — on your friends’ feet, in the gym locker room and maybe some Twitter pics pop up on your feed. And you’ve probably wondered how people can find them comfortable. I mean, come on. There is stuff between your…
  • Are You Ready for Mizuno Madness?

    Rachel Kiser
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    March may mean heated bracket conversations, placing bets that rival the cost of a major marathon and a healthy dose of smack talk. But this year, we’re ready for a different type of March Madness — Mizuno Madness. That’s because there are a slew of new styles that are vying for a spot in your running shoe rotation. First on the court is the Wave Hitogami. It’s a go-fast pick that will pick off competitors one by one as you tackle the race course. Its U4ic — pronounced euphoric — midsole is lighter weight than Mizuno’s AP+ midsole compound. The best part? It…
  • Mix It Up with Asics

    Rachel Kiser
    19 Feb 2014 | 8:30 am
    Too much of a good thing can lead to trouble. And running too much in the same shoe style? That’s just bad news bears. So mix it up! And make sure your shoe rotation isn’t stuck in a rut. Asics understands how imperative it is to have choices when you lace up and head out. That’s why it has configured its minimally inspired Natural33 collection to fit seamlessly into a closet full of traditional running shoes. The styles are designed to work with the 33 joints of the foot to encourage a more natural running experience. Pairing a shoe from this collection with a more traditional…
  • Find Your Running Solemate

    Rachel Kiser
    10 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    Picking your running shoes is as important as picking your significant other. You spend hours—literally HOURS—with them each week, so you don’t want to pick something you’ll tire of in a month. You definitely feel your best when the two of you are together. Will anyone ever forget how great crossing their first finish line is? And if you have a particularly terrible day? You can bet they’ll be waiting by the door the minute you walk in ready to be your therapist.  This Valentine’s Day, cozy up to some quality miles with your running solemate. (Trust us,…
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    RunnerDude's Blog

  • Conquering the Beast

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    It's been a few days since my race trainers completed the Raleigh Rock-n-Roll Full and Half Marathon. This group is an amazing group of individuals. Their training was one of the hardest that any of my groups has had to endure. Here in NC we have cold winters and the occasional snow, but nothing like we had this past winter. They ran through 3 winter ice/snow storms, but it didn't deter them. They persevered. Having trained in ice, snow, monsoon rains, and frigid temperatures, what did race day bring? A hot 80+ degree day. Mother Nature can be very cruel. Not only was it hot, but…
  • RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Three-Position Calf Raises

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Runners are notorious for having issues with their calves. Weak or tight calves can cause a host of other problems related to the Achilles tendon, plantar fascia, and even the shins. Strengthening the calves will help alleviate many of these problems. Pre- and post-run stretching and rolling of the calves will also help.To to the exercise, hold dumbbells by your sides, stand on a step so that just the ball of each foot is on the step. (You can also do this standing on the floor.)  Both feet should be in a neutral position (facing forward). Slowly lift up on your toes as high as you can,…
  • Brook Kreder Talks About Full-Body Fitness for Runners

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Every now and again, I run across a blogger that has a true talent for providing great information with awesome tongue in cheek prose that makes for very entertaining reading. That describes Brook Kreder to a T. I first came across, Brook's blog, when hearing some of my dudettes talking about her book, ONWARD! The Absolute (no BS), raw, ridiculous, soul-stirring TRUTH about traning for your FIRST MARATHON. As her book describes, "Armed with little more than an iron-willed dtermination, a pair of old running shoes, and a blog, Brook began training for her first marathon. Onward! is her story…
  • RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Planks

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    I've posted many times on the importance a strong core plays in efficient running and prolonging endurance particularly in long runs. Planks are a great core exercise. They can be done practiclaly anywhere, require no equipment and actually they work more than just the core. There are several variations of the plank, but the best one to start with is the basic front plank.To do this exercise, lie face down on a mat. Engage your core and lift up on your elbows, forearms, and toes. Make sure your elbows are positioned directly underneath your shoulders. Your body should be a straight line from…
  • RunnerDude's Full-Body Fitness for Runners

    29 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    It's a Bouncing Baby Book!Writing a book, I've discovered, in many ways is not too unlike giving birth. There are months of anxiety, weight gain, moodiness, second-guessing. Your brain is rolling with questions like, "How am I going to afford this child?", "How will I know how to take care of this living being?", "Will I be a good parent?" Biggest difference was my gestation period was about 24 months instead of eight.In the beginning stages of creating this book, I had similar thoughts. "What makes me think I can write a book?" "Will anyone want to read it.", "How am I going to publish it?"…
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  • Running History: Is This 1885 Article On Shoes and Running the Original Born to Run?

    Peter Larson
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Every once in awhile I like to poke around Google Books for old articles on running. I recently found the article below by W. Mattieu Williams in an 1885 issue of the publication Knowledge – it reads as if it could be an outline for Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run. In the article, Williams discusses footwear design in general, pointing out that “the demand for thick-soled boots by occasional pedestrians is due to a tenderness or weakness of the foot induced by habitual sedentary life and swaddling of the foot.” He discusses running shoe design in particular, pointing out…
  • Inov-8 OROC 280 Trail Shoe Guest Review

    Carsten Hoever
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    by Carsten Hoever The Inov-8 OROC 280 is a shoe I never wanted to buy. After two winter running seasons with way too many sidewalks, roads, and even trails covered in snow-turned-slush-turned-solid-ice I was fed up with running on the tread mill. What I needed for the coming winter was a shoe with enough traction to get me through ice and snow at a decent pace. At the same time I needed a solution which would work both on trails and roads, and also when there was no winter-wonderland around: where I live in Sweden even in deepest winter there is no guarantee of ice and snow everywhere. These…
  • Nike Lunarglide 5 Review

    Peter Larson
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    I recently purchased a pair of Nike Lunarglide 5’s for a consulting project that I was working on. I didn’t really know much about the shoe, and it’s not one that I’d considered before because it has a bit more heel to forefoot drop than I typically like in a running shoe. But, when I tried them on at a nearby Nike outlet I was intrigued. Great looking shoe, very well made, super comfortable upper, and a nice cushy sole (the latter tends to work well for me). They did fit a bit snug through the midfoot, but I couldn’t help but take them out on a “real” run (i.e., not while…
  • This Week in Runblogging: 4/7 to 4/13 2014

    Peter Larson
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Last week seemed to herald the official arrival of Spring here in New Hampshire. Almost all of the snow has finally melted, the sun has been shining, and the trails have been muddy and wet rather than snowy and icy (great test for the Salomon Sense Pro’s that have been on my feet a lot lately). Feels great to not have to bundle up in multiple layers for every run, and I’m hoping the tights can stay in the closet for the next nine months! There’s nothing quite like warming weather, sunshine, and improving fitness to make a runner content! Below are the posts that were published on…
  • Do You Pronate?: A Shoe Fitting Tale

    Peter Larson
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Last week I stopped by my local Dick’s Sporting Goods store one evening to pick up a pair of shoes that had just been released (yes, I know, that was my first mistake). It seemed that there was only one person working the shoe department, so I was sitting on a bench waiting for her to finish helping another customer who had arrived just before me. Listening to their conversation made me cringe. When asked if she needed help, the woman told the clerk that she was looking for a pair of sneakers similar to the ones she was currently wearing. They were some model of Saucony, I think she called…
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  • Cool races in cool places: Wings for Life Run, 35 countries

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    WINGS FOR LIFE RUN When: May 4, 2014 Where: 35 countries worldwide, view all locations here. Distance: Part of what makes this race unique is you don’t know the distance you’ll run – the finish line will chase you instead of you running for it. In a nutshell, you know where you start, but you don’t […]
  • Cool races in cool places: Run for the Wild, Bronx Zoo, New York City

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    RUN FOR THE WILD When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (8 a.m. start for runners, 8:45 a.m. start for walkers and families) Distance: 5K (3.1 miles) Course map What makes it a cool race: Lions, tigers, bears, oh my! The 6th annual Run for the Wild takes place in the Bronx Zoo – before the zoo […]
  • Study: Can running too much kill you? (and how to properly read studies)

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:40 pm
    In grad school for my Master of Public Health, we had to take several courses learning how to properly interpret scientific studies – and how to tell the good studies from the not-so-good ones. (Bear with me. I promise this has to do with running.) One of the most important lessons we learned was that correlation […]
  • Remembering Boston: one year later

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:40 pm
    We’ll never forget last year – we’ll always remember those who suffered and those who lost their lives. Our hearts continue to go out to all the victims’ families and to all those affected by this horrible tragedy.  But today we’re also moving forward. And we’re here, Boston, one year later. Here are some moving […]
  • All about step machines

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    While it may be spring, most gym memberships run the course of a full year. So, chances are if you have a membership, you’re still heading indoors to do at least some running or cross-training. We thought it’d be good to cover some more equipment you might not be familiar with. And if you’ve been […]
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    Shut Up + Run

  • Who Needs Ambien?

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    I just finished week #4 of Ironman training, which means I have 16 weeks to go until IM Boulder (if I can count). My training hours were only 10 for the week, but apparently this is right where I should be for now. Here’s the breakdown. Swim: 7,800 yards ~4.43 milesBike: 75 milesRun: 16.65 miles Total miles: 96.08Total time: 10 hours, 5 minutesTotal # of workouts: 9 Total bowls of peanut butter Cap’n Crunch consumed? 40 While training for an Ironman, or really any triathlon, you have to be super OCD organized. This is because there is so much damn gear required. I am usually pretty good…
  • 6 Random Things To Bore You

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    1. The weirdest thing happened to me in the middle of the night. I wonder if this has happened to you before. Out of nowhere, my calf seized up. Like the worst charley horse you have ever had in your life. I immediately started writhing around moaning and sweating. I was glad I wasn’t on a first date. Then, just like that, it subsided. The next morning I was sore. What the hell? (btw, did you know that the phrase charley horse originated from a horse named charley who got leg cramps? True story. This is not to be confused with charley horsing. Two very different things). Re-enactment (or I…
  • Damn Hills DO Make You Stronger

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Before I get to hills, let me tell you that my baby girl Emma becomes a teenager today. Hard to believe 13 years ago I was cussing and screaming as I pushed out this precious child. I don’t know why this birthday is hitting me so hard. Well, yes I do know. I am now officially not a parent of little children any more, but a parent of teenagers. There is something so bittersweet about this. I have been honored to watch my kids grow and learn and become more of themselves. But sometimes I wish for just a few more days of the age when they were cuddly little dough balls with big diaper butts,…
  • 9 Things To Know Before You Marry A Runner

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    When Ken and I got married almost 19 years ago, neither of us ran. In fact, we had skillfully perfected the art of sitting on the couch, drinking beer and watching Melrose Place (well, I watched, he made fun of  it). Over time, I became a runner, then Ken did. The good thing about that is that we can find common ground in the odd/annoying/predictable things that runners do. That being said, if I was single and contemplating marrying a RT (Runner Type), there are some things I would surely want to know before hand. 1. Disgusting Habits Are Common Place. You may think you know your RT very…
  • Never Trust A…

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    It’s been awhile since I’ve had one of those crappy runs. I mean “crappy” in the most literal sense.  Here I was all full of myself because that I had no GI issues while in Mexico. Then I come home, eat a huge Five Guys burger on Friday night and attempt a 4 mile time trial run on Saturday morning. I am advising you to not attempt this. EVER. Yes, this burger may look all sweet, juicy and innocent, but watch out. It has the power to destroy you. {If you are not familiar with a time trial, one basically goes all out for the allotted distance, then record your time. I can’t say…
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    Lose The Shoes Crossfit

  • Tates Birth

    30 Mar 2014 | 11:27 am
    Well a lot has changed in my life the last couple months , On January 24th my little son was born happy and healthy. We decided to call him Tate.This post may not seem "normal" for a guy that works a tough job, does Crossfit and loves football, but seeing you son come into the world is an amazing experience.The Day that little Tate was born I was working a night shift, I received a text from my wife saying.. "Ummm my water just broke" I was a little shocked and replied "really?" Heidi didn't message me back for a little then I started to think she was joking... I then was able…
  • CrossFit And Healing

    30 Mar 2014 | 11:11 am
    Recently I am getting on a Chest/shoulder injury that has driven me crazy for the last 7 weeks, it is to the point now where I can start to push it a little and feel great that I'm starting to feel like I'm back...Check out this short article on The Box site here.... It talks about injuries and CrossFit.ThanksKenny
  • CrossFit Open 14.2

    8 Mar 2014 | 5:48 am
    Workout 14.2For as long as possible:From 0:00-3:00   2 rounds of:   10 overhead squats, 95 / 65 lb.   10 chest-to-bar pull-upsFrom 3:00-6:00   2 rounds of:   12 overhead squats, 95 / 65 lb.   12 chest-to-bar pull-upsFrom 6:00-9:00   2 rounds of:   14 overhead squats, 95 / 65 lb.   14 chest-to-bar pull-upsEtc., following same pattern
  • Rich Froning: Day at the Office

    6 Mar 2014 | 2:58 pm
    This is a pretty cool video showing a day with Rich Froning, I love how he is always mentoring a new up and comer in the Crossfit world, Dan Baily was in that role not to long ago.Also you see that Rich is such a normal guy with his 4th title on the line he's still out there playing tackle football and pickup hockey.  
  • CrossFit Open 14.1

    1 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    The CrossFit Season has began, and on Thursday night the first open workout was announced live on the Crossfit site. The workout (14.1) is the same as 11.1 from a few years back. Workout 14.110-minute AMRAP: 30 double-unders 15 power snatches, 75 / 55 lb.Here's the top 5 scores so far, even though I know Rich Froning has recorded a 444..... How did you do?(1)Jason Khalipa(442)                           …
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    Runners Connect

  • Can Vitamin C Help Improve Recovery from the Marathon and Ultramarathon?

    John Davis
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’re looking for the ultimate challenge in long-distance running, you’ll find it in the marathon and ultramarathon. While most runners are familiar with the marathon distance, fewer (although the number is increasing) have heard of or run an ultramarathon before. A term reserved for races that are further than the standard 26.2 mile marathon, “ultras” range from 50 km (31 miles) all the way up to 100 miles or more.  They are often on difficult, hilly trails, or run up and down the side of a mountain. The challenge of the marathon and ultramarathon are mental,…
  • Why the FIRST ‘Run Less, Run Faster’ Method Doesn’t Work

    Coach Jeff
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that I don’t have a “one-size-fits-all” approach to training. I believe each runner is an experiment of one and proper training needs to take each individual’s strengths, weaknesses and limitations into account to be effective. That said, I do believe there are a few universal physiological truths of training that can’t be ignored and are critical to the development of any runner, regardless of their background, goals or speed. I am pretty open to all methods or philosophies of training as long as they don’t ignore these…
  • Why Runners Collapse During or After a Race

    John Davis
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    At this year’s New York City Half Marathon, reigning Olympic 5km and 10km champion Mo Farah of the United Kingdom took on Geoffrey Mutai, one of the best marathoners in the world. Though Mutai bested Farah by a good 17 seconds, that wasn’t the biggest story of the day. Moments after the finish, Mo Farah collapsed to the ground. He was immediately tended to by medical staff at the race and reappeared in good health not too long after at the post-race press conference to allay any fears, but it was still a nerve-racking incident. As any veteran of endurance races knows, runners…
  • 3 Race Day Quirks You Must Prepare for in the Final Weeks of Boston Marathon Training

    Coach Jeff
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The journey from Hopkinton to Copley is one of the most famous treks in marathon racing. Many a runner has spent a career chasing their Boston qualifying time and, thanks to Boston, moving up an age bracket is perhaps the only reason a runner actually celebrates a birthday. While some runners prefer to run the Boston marathon at an easy pace, taking in the sites and enjoying their well-earned reward for qualifying, many runners relish in the opportunity to race against history and challenge the infamous course. If your goal is to conquer the Boston course, then it is critical that you’re…
  • Marathon Nutrition Strategy of Elite Runners: What You Can Learn and Apply to Your Training to Prevent Bonking

    John Davis
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Over the past several weeks, we’ve had a lot of articles on the various aspects of fueling for the marathon, including: does carbo loading work, how to calculate electrolyte loss, the best fueling sources for the marathon, a 3-step process to determine your refueling needs, and how to calculate when you’ll hit the wall. To run your best, it’s vital that you arrive at the starting line well-prepared and have a race plan that doesn’t neglect keeping your body’s carbohydrate stores high so you don’t hit the wall before the finish. There are certain guidelines…
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    Running With My Demons

  • How To Be An Ultra Runner

    4 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Awesome video... I caught myself laughing at myself (at least) a couple of times. Enjoy.
  • A Run Around the Sun

    21 Jan 2014 | 7:44 am
    Awesome video of a guy who ran every day of last year  and videotaped it. The video shows one second of every day. I guess you could call it a video-streak. Enjoy.
  • Running at Night

    19 Dec 2013 | 9:26 am
    space.comLast night I was admiring the moonlit landscape from my backyard. The moon wasn't quite full, maybe just a day or two past, but nonetheless, the illumination was impressive.Over the last few days we experienced two winter storms leaving us with about 8 or 9 inches of fresh snow on the ground. Last night the sky was clear and the reflecting lunar light was bright like an early  morning dawn.I couldn't help but wish that I was out running the local trails under the stars and radiant moon. It's not often when the moon is full, the skies are clear and there's snow on the ground to…
  • IS JFK Responsible for the 50 Mile Ultra?

    11 Dec 2013 | 8:28 am
    I recently went to a mixer for the Rock the Ridge 50 Mile Endurance Challenge. It was held at Newburgh Brewing Company and I thought it would be a good chance to have some good beer and get a good dose of inspiration from the Race Director and last year's finishers.Not only did I succeed in achieving my first two goals of inspiration and good beer, I learned a little bit about America's history with the 50 Mile Challenge.Did you know?John F. Kennedy came into the Presidential office with a goal of improving the health of the nation as part of his New Frontier.As President-elect, he wrote and…
  • Who's Ready for Winter?

    10 Dec 2013 | 12:29 pm
    Winter is just hitting a large portion of the country this week and as the snow falls outside my window I thought I'd share a little inspirational snowy trailporn. Enjoy!
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    Mile Posts

  • I Get To Run.

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    I firmly believe in my head and heart that I GET to run rather than HAVE to run, yet I often have to remind myself of this fact. Lately running has felt like something I have to do instead of something that I make time for because I enjoy it. At night I always go through the next day in my head. My thoughts include all the things I’m going to do tomorrow as well as all the things I’m going to stop doing tomorrow. I have the best of intentions every night of my life. For the past 6 months or so running and I have had a very up and down relationship. One second I feel on top of the…
  • April Ramblings

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    April is my favorite month of the year. Its not too hot - not too cold – just riiiiiiight. The thought of April approaching in March makes my heart leap. April 1st is a very special day for me. It’s the birthday of my great grandmother who died of TB when my grandmother was very young, I am named after her. Though I never had the chance to meet her like my other great grandmothers, I feel like we share a bond. Every April 1st I call my grandmother or email her to tell her that I remember what the day is. On April 1st of ever year I know my grandmother and I as we go about our…
  • Another Mother Runner – Best Of Show Podcast

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    I’m a big fan of the ladies at Another Mother Runner so I may have been a tiny bit giddy when they included me in their podcast round up post today! Thank you Sarah and Dimity!!!   Link to their blog post: {my little blurb is around 45 minutes in to the podcast} Link to original podcast I did with AMR: Happy Monday everyone!! Would you say you are addicted to races? Marathons?   I don’t…
  • Run Fast Or Be Last: C9 by Champion For Target

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    23 Mar 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Chloe and I spotted this fun little shirt at Target today in the girls running section. I love it so much that there is running specific gear for little girls now. It was not so long ago that many did not consider running a sport or something that could possibly even warrant a section in a store, let alone a store like Target. Makes me all girl-power-cheesy when I see stuff like this! If you want a shirt for your little or a little you know here is the link to the C9 by Champion for Target shirt. Who raced…
  • Random March Ramblings

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:26 am
    In a world that doesn’t often make sense I’d like the weather to – I know – I know – there are bigger issues. It’s been REALLY nice all week and now we are supposed to see a 30 degree temperature drop in one day. I can’t handle this - please get it together mother nature – I want to be warm and happy. This feels like the longest winter ever. 6 treadmill miles this morning while watching Intelligence — it’s not the greatest show – it’s not the worst – I really only enjoy watching it while on the treadmill. Anyone…
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    blog of runtastic - makes sports funtastic

  • Chores are boring. Fitness is NOT!

    12 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    Did you ever have chores when you were younger? Take out the trash, clean your room, walk the dog, do your homework. I know I did. My mom always made sure that I was completing tasks to help out and I hated every minute of it. Not because it was hard or took a lot of time, but because it was something that I had to do, not what I wanted to do. During my fitness and health journey, I have realized the value in altering my mindset to see workouts and healthy eating as something I want to do- not as a chore.  If you choose to identify yourself with fitness, instead of dragging it along like a…
  • Runtastic Success Story: “My Goal: 1 Million Push-Ups”

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    My name is Roman and some of you might know me as #1 in the Runtastic Push-Ups Overall LeaderBoard. This is the story of the biggest sports challenge of my life! Everything started in December, 2012, with my brother, who knew about my old passion for push-ups. He recommended I try the Runtastic Push-Ups app for iPhone. Many years ago, while working in Bahrain, I stayed fit with push-ups and developed the ability to complete 160 repetitions in 60 seconds. However, until my brother reminded me (shortly after my 54th birthday), push-ups were not a top priority for me anymore. Due to…
  • Wings for Life World Run: FREE Story Run Now Available!

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:10 am
    Runtastic Story Running is the perfect motivation for runners who are looking for something more… For those who are looking to boost their motivation and push past their natural boundaries, while escaping from reality – if only for a few precious moments. Story Running was originally introduced in Fall 2013 and we’re proud to introduce you to the latest Story Running offering today! In collaboration with Red Bull Media House, Runtastic has developed the “Wings for Life World Run” Story Run, the first Story Run in the new Inspiration genre and the first-ever FREE Story Run! Why,…
  • Braveheart Battle 2014 – Mission Accomplished!

    5 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    The Braveheart Battle in Münnerstadt is Germany’s toughest running event. Distance: 16 miles; elevation gain: 8,202 feet; and 50 insane obstacles including two-story high walls of straw, burning cars, and torrential rivers. Six brave Runtastic employees formed the Runtastic Bravehearts Team and accepted and mastered this challenge together. Thorough Preparation In December, 2013, three months before the extreme running event, the team started preparing for the project. They trained almost daily and focused on distance runs, interval workouts, and strength training. To optimize their…
  • Runtastic Success Story: “Addicted” to Runtastic

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Starting was the easy part. I stumbled across your app one day and I just love it! I don’t really run much with the Runtastic app, but I do use it a lot when biking. Some days I ride up to 25 miles (40km) with Runtastic. It’s fantastic because I can continuously improve my performance. I lost more than 80lb (37kg) in 1 year and 7 months and want to recommend this app to everyone! My personal trainer and also Runtastic accompanied me on every single bike tour since I first downloaded it. I kind of became “addicted” to Runtastic and couldn’t imagine doing sports without it anymore……
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    Angry Jogger

  • Running My First 40 Mile Week Since Brighton And 14 Facts You Probably Didn’t Want To Know About Me.

    13 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    After the horror of being told by my landlord that I was a big smelly bastard I somehow recovered from the embarrassment of it all and recorded my first 40+ mile week since Brighton. It is all thanks to two great long runs this weekend. Yesterday I completed 18.34 miles and today I did 11.7. Neither were particularly fast but it feels great to get the miles in after all of the initial pain. The downside to all of my weekend running is that I am totally fucking exhausted now. For that reason I thought I’d instead write something more fun this week. Here are a few facts that you might not…
  • An Excellent Comeback Run Through Sydenham & Rest Night Anxiety.

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
    It has been a week of highs and lows but fortunately everything is getting better as the week progresses. Last night I went out for a 10 mile run around Sydenham Hill and fucking aced it. You know how sometimes you have 2 or 3 really bad runs in a row and think it is all gonna come to an end soon? Well this run made me realise why I run. The air was thick with summer. The squirrels were out having a picnic. I saw a fox come out of the hedgerow by Cox’s Walk. Idyllic. I almost regret terminating my lease here in the flat early as it is lovely to run in this part of the city. I should…
  • The Day That I Gave Up Running For 17 Years.

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:12 pm
    I used to love to play hide and seek (or haunts as we called it) almost every day up until the age of 10. Back then it seemed as if I could run forever in the long summer nights that only ended with the sun dying and mother screaming “MATTHEW! GET IN!”. My love for haunts ended suddenly one night when some local tough guys saw me running through their patch of the hood and came after on their bikes. They tailed me for about half an hour and did nothing but poke at me and laugh. I was the kid that would always cry a lot. The fucking cry baby. Back then my nickname was ‘Water…
  • I Am A Runner And Yes I Smell (Sometimes)

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    This morning at 7:30am I received this SMS from my new landlord. Can you come down to the kitchen urgently Matt, we need to discuss something that is affecting all of the people in the house. It struck fear into my heart. Had someone in the house taken ill overnight? Had I left the front door open? It turns out that my sweat from running has been affecting everyone in the house like Agent Orange in ‘Nam. My first reaction was utter shame and embarrassment. The landlord saw this and offered some support with “don’t worry about this Matt but what can we do about your…
  • Only Managed A 14.7 Mile Long Run This Week & A Little Bit About My Usual Post Run Antics.

    6 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    This week has been a really poor one for running, exercise and health largely because of my move across London. Here’s hoping that I get settled very quickly in this area so that I can build my mileage back up. It hasn’t all been bad though! A 14.7 mile run on Saturday Yesterday I went out and ran my first long run in Dulwich. It was a 14.7 miler around Crystal Palace and Dulwich Park. It was an enjoyable apart from encountering a dog that was off it’s lead on my second lap of Crystal Palace Park. I honestly thought it was gonna fucking bite me so I squirted some of my water…
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    Running in late 20s

  • Yet another injury, missing one race and planning another

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
    Since I started running, I have been injured a couple of times a year. It was about six weeks ago that I twisted my left ankle. For a couple of weeks before then I couldn't run quite often due to the air pollution in Tehran. And I decided to sneak a couple of long runs while I was away in mid February. We were in Qeshm Island - the largest island in the Persian Gulf - and it was a great day for running. I started running at 6am and after almost 200 metres my left ankle twisted. I stopped, walked for a few seconds and started running again. I knew that it might get worse after this run, but I…
  • Running and alcohol, not the best combination!

    6 Feb 2014 | 7:44 am
    The other night I went for a 10k run on snow, slush and ice. Didn't drink before and during the run. After running I had a banana and a small bottle of water. Up to this point it was going all right. That was when I started drinking with friends and had several drinks during the night. And as a result came the worst hangover I've ever had that lasts for more than 24 hours. I missed one training session and was feeling absolutely fatigue the day after. If you are a runner you are likely to have low alcohol tolerance. There is a few reasons to that. You probably only drink occasionally, so…
  • 2014 km in 2014

    4 Jan 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Happy new year everyone!In 2013 I ran 1468 km. Considering a couple of injuries and the time I dedicated to hiking, It wasn't a bad year at all. Now that I have planned a couple of marathons and ultras for 2014, I will try to run more than 2014 km this year. That's 5.5 km a day on average. Let's see how it goes.Wish you all the best in 2014.
  • Dr Jack Daniels on types of training

    28 Dec 2013 | 11:31 am
    I only got to know Dr Jack Daniels yesterday. I reckon these videos are quite useful and worth sharing. He introduces four types of training and describes the benefits of each type.
  • Yeah! We are indeed different

    28 Dec 2013 | 11:20 am
    "Runners, Yeah we're different" is an advertising campaign by adidas back in 2000. Each ad reveals a part of runner's life. It shows the commitment, dedication and obsession of runners. If you are a runner you have probably experienced most of these situations and you do remember how everyone stares at you.
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    Natural Running Center

  • Run Fearless in Boston

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
    April 21 will be my twenty-first running of the Boston Marathon. That’s a pleasing symmetry, but I also know that I will be experiencing unpredictable emotions. At last year’s marathon, I had already finished the race and was with my family, safe in a nearby hotel a block away, when the terrorism attack occurred. The bombings [Read more...]
  • Selecting Running Shoes

    3 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    On the last day of March, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released a groundbreaking position paper called “Selecting Running Shoes.”  To those who came across the paper the following day, they might have mistakenly thought this was some kind of April Fools’ joke. It wasn’t! After a generation of sports medicine doctors, podiatrists, coaches, [Read more...]
  • The Race to Build a Better (“Healthier”) Shoe

    30 Mar 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Getting published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Pulse Magazine is a great honor for scientists, engineers, technologists, and biomedical researchers.  A comparison would be a health or medical research team having its study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.  In the current issue of IDEE Pulse that feature articles [Read more...]
  • Shoe Review: Skechers GOrun 3

    6 Mar 2014 | 3:06 am
    Building on the success of the best-selling Skechers GOrun 2, Skechers has created another potential winner  with the launch of its GOrun 3 running shoe. The Skechers GOrun 3 is the next generation of transitional (or bridging) running shoes. Designed for speed with innovative performance technologies to promote a midfoot strike, it fosters a barefoot-running [Read more...]
  • Natural Foot Health vs. Shoe Industry

    26 Feb 2014 | 9:05 am
    by Dr. Ray McClanahan. I was recently on vacation with my family in Hawaii. One evening, we attended a Luau, where nearly every native Hawaiian had beautiful spread toes and strong healthy feet. That is  not often the case on the mainland. I couldn’t help but wonder if it was related to the fact that they [Read more...]
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    Mom's Home run

  • Oops, I ran a marathon

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Usually runners who participate in a marathon go through months of preparing and training. And blogging about their training. Not Dutch Dennis Hübner! For a year he ran 5 miles per week to get himself ready for a 10K. But somehow, somewhere he took a wrong turn, and found himself surrounded by runners who were […] The post Oops, I ran a marathon appeared first on Mom's Home run.
  • Funny video with jogging muppet!

    11 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    I love funny videos about running! This one features a jogging muppet. He’s attacked by a dog, and everyone is faster than him. It’s like looking in the mirror! The post Funny video with jogging muppet! appeared first on Mom's Home run.
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  • Why You Should Embrace Running Slow

    Mark Kennedy
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    No pain, no gain – a common approach to fitness. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, when it comes to running, slow is often the way to go. Sure, you definitely need to practice running hard if you want to get faster. Intervals, fartleks, tempo runs – they can help improve your speed. But this point of this post is to help you realize that running slow is not a waste of time – far from it. If you’ve always thought you should run to lose weight or or have been derailed from a running program after your first couple of runs because it hurts too much, learn to…
  • The (Stupidly) Simple Trick I Used to Get 45 Minutes More Sleep Per Night

    Mark Kennedy
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.” ~JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002 The above quote is spot on. Inadequate sleep (quality and quantity) tarnishes your health in many ways. Here are just a few: increased risk of depression lowered short-term memory greater risk of obesity increased risk of type 2 diabetes lowered libido We’re all busy I know. And there are only so many hours in the day. Sleep however, must be prioritized – perhaps even above exercise. Turn Off Your Alarm There are lots of ways to get more sleep. One that has really worked for me…
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    Runner Academy

  • RA049 | Dave McGillivray: The Last Pick to Epic Accomplishment

    Matt Johnson
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Dave McGillivray came from an unlikely background as last picked in gym class due to his small stature but still had a dream that he wanted to be an athlete. From those beginnings he became an accomplished marathoner with a PR of 2:29:58 and a 10:36:42 Ironman in completing over 126 marathons and 8 Ironmans in all. But that’s just part of the story. Among just a few of his accomplishments, he ran across the United States ending in a standing ovation in Fenway Park after raising funds for the Jimmy Fund. He ran the Boston Marathon blindfolded in 3:14 raising money for the blind. He’s…
  • ER013 | Libby James: Not Slowing Down…Literally

    Matt Johnson
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Libby James is a UK native and 50 year Colorado resident that didn’t run her first race until age 40, but still managed to become one of the world’s best distance runners. While many runners find their performances decline substantially over time Libby has seen very little decline in her race results from age 50 through today at age 77. In 2013 she ran the fastest age graded race of any age or gender crushing a half marathon world record for her age group by 4 minutes establishing 1:45:52 as the new mark with an age graded result of 103.75%. To put this in perspective of the near…
  • RA048 | Jacqueline Hansen: From Curiosity to Champion

    Matt Johnson
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    From being picked last in High School Physical Education Jacqueline Hansen emerged from humble beginnings in running through a series of forward thinking coaches and her own desire to see what she capable of. Her pursuit of the sport led her to setting the women’s marathon world record twice, winning the Boston marathon, becoming the first women to run under 2:40 in the marathon to perhaps her best legacy of being on the forefront of championing the women’s running movement. She was instrumental in spearheading the effort of bringing the women’s marathon to the Olympic Games through her…
  • ER012 | Jeff McCloud: Rediscovering Running After 25 Years

    Matt Johnson
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jeff McCloud followed the path many do throughout the course of life. After running varsity cross country in high school including 17 minute 5Ks he lost the motivation in college and stopped for 25 years. He found himself in a corporate job getting no exercise and put on 55 pounds over that course of time. Jeff knew he had to change and the impact bringing running back into his life has been nothing but positive. Jeff came back into the sport 3 years ago after working out on an elliptical. He lost 30 pounds and took up running again to add variety to his workouts workouts. He continued to run…
  • RA047 | One Run For Boston: Danny Bent, Kate Treleaven, Jamie Hay

    Matt Johnson
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    After the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon, the running community has responded in endless ways. One of those ways is the One Run For Boston Relay across America. One Run For Boston was set up by three British runners Danny Bent, Kate Trelevan and Jamie Hay who wanted to show their support for those impacted by the bombings. They took massive action and on June 7th last year the first relay stepped off from Los Angeles and on July 1st, One Run For Boston made running history by becoming the first ever non-stop relay to run across America from Los Angeles to Boston. Over 2,000…
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  • Pittsburgh Marathon – Training Week Fourteen (when runs go bad)

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    I would feel bad NOT mentioning Boston today, the one year anniversary of the attack on such a cherished race. The media is really doing a great job covering the “one year later” so I won’t go into any of that. I’ve written about my experience and memories here and here so if you feel inclined you can re-visit those posts. Now on with week fourteen. Last week was one of those weeks when nearly EVERY run felt great! I had energy, my legs felt great, and my mood matched! Tuesday was an easy 6 miles at a relaxed pace. Wednesday was hill sprint/repeat day and I did those…
  • Monday Motivation

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
  • Negative Splits and EnergyBits! A Review

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Last Sunday I did a long run and guess what? It wasn’t freezing cold, it wasn’t snowing, raining, icy or windy. I know, it’s hard to imagine. Almost EVERY Sunday has challenged me and every other runner in Pittsburgh with less than favorable weather. Last Sunday, however, was gorgeous. Sunny, with a slight breeze, not too warm and not too cold – just right. I did my 15 miles with my new favorite: NEGATIVE SPLITS, progressing in pace until I hit my goal marathon pace for the last 5 miles. It felt great and this run can go in the books as another confidence builder which…
  • Pittsburgh Marathon – Training Week Thirteen

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wow, I almost named this Training Week Twelve! They are just flying by. Here it is, the peak week. I’ll probably hit my highest mileage. The plan says 40 miles, but I may push a little each run and actually hit 45. (Don’t tell Coach K I’m planning on deviating from “the plan”) My legs are feeling good, my head is in the right place, so I figure I can let a few miles slide in. I found this today and thought it was very appropriate. It can also be applied to training for the 26.2 miles: It’s been 16 weeks of sleeping, eating and breathing marathon training.
  • This Morning’s Segment – Pittsburgh Today Live – Exciting!!

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    In case you missed this morning’s segment, this was my “five minutes of fame” on Pittsburgh Today Live. I have NEVER been on TV before and I was so nervous thinking about it all weekend. I had a pretty good idea of what they were going to ask, but spent much of my long run yesterday thinking about how I would answer. I was so afraid I was going to draw a blank, talk too fast, stumble over my words, but it turned out okay all-in-all. To be honest, I could have talked running and blogging for a full hour. Rich drove down with me and Laura from Pittsburgh Marathon Media was…
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    Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

  • Surprise Marathon Morning

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    To say life has been crazy this spring has been an understatement.   So my running races have had to take a backseat to other commitments, like buying a house (yikes!).    And my most recent race in southern Utah got derailed to a last minute sore throat.  Double bummer.  Life is very good overall, but I need a challenge and I've missed my long runs.So a few days later after my lost race, when I was feeling better and getting antsy, I knew I needed to get in a long run.   When I woke up at 4 in the morning on a beautiful calm day, I knew it was go time.  …
  • Video: We Are Pilots. Part II

    19 Feb 2014 | 5:46 am
    The second part of Julie Spiegler's trilogy about women paraglider pilots.   I'm in there screaming at the beginning...odd because I don't usually shout very much.  I guess flying just makes me excited! Thanks Julie for putting this together! We Are Pilots.Two - Part II "Follow Me..." from we-are-pilots. on Vimeo.
  • Longest duration solo flight of 93k in Colombia!

    17 Feb 2014 | 3:28 pm
    I've been down here in La Union, Colombia for a month on a paragliding tour.  Yup, that's Colombia, South America.  It's warm here while most of the USA is in the deep freeze covered in the white stuff.  Here, we fly in the mountains.  We fly in the flat valleys.  We fly when a few raindrops fall, and when the sun shines, and when the clouds dot the landscape like icebergs in the north sea.  And mostly, we fly in gaggles.  It's safer.  We sink out less.  We go further, and fly longer, and land together in places where we can pack up and head…
  • Iquique Paragliding Video

    12 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    Iquique Chile Paragliding Participants 2013 from TwoCanFly on Vimeo.A little bit more rocking footage of our paragliding down in Chile in November 2013!  Thanks to Rob for all the hard work putting this together!
  • Iowa Farm Video 2013

    10 Feb 2014 | 3:40 am
    Farm Time 2013 from Dawn Westrum on Vimeo.I always enjoy getting back home for the fall.  Here's this year's interesting take on harvest season, amazing job Rob!
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  • The Zombie Run Black Ops

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Well, emptiness has descended upon us once again with the latest season of The Walking Dead having come and gone. What on EARTH are we going to do with ourselves for the next six months?? I can already feel my Daryl withdrawls setting in… Besides keeping up with our Zombie Training, we’ll continue to scout the latest and greatest zombie races and share them with you, starting with The Zombie Run Black Ops. Developed by Human Movement Management, The Zombie Run Black Ops (as part of The Zombie Run) was created when Run For Your Lives (the original Zombie Race) dropped off the face…
  • The Glow Life: Coconut Protein Breakfast Bar Recipe

    29 Mar 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Here at Do Epic Runs, we’ve been on a coconut kick lately. Plus, we’re always looking for nutrious, clean snacks packed with protein.  This recipe from Kristi and The Glow Life packs it all into one. Her Coconut Protein Breakfast Bars are super easy to make and perfect for post morning workouts to refuel! They are free of refined sugar, too! What else is great about these? Benefits of the ingredients in this breakfast bar include: Helps maintain healthy weight Great for your hair, skin & nails Helps fight disease Helps fight stress May help reduce risk of Type II…
  • Race Review: 4 Mile Hill Challenge Trail Run

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:18 pm
    And people wonder why I love trail running We’ve done every type of epic race on the block: Color Runs, glow runs, costume runs, marathons, half marathons, 5ks, 10ks, you name it. While the draw of a large national themed race is enticing, sometimes it’s nice to do a small local race. The benefits are that they’re usually cheaper, the parking is easier, you can generally better your time (if that’s what you’re going for) because you’re not weaving through crowds of people, and sometimes you can even place in your age/gender group. These are some of the…
  • RunFree: The Greatest Adventure Race That Never Was.

    19 Mar 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Not ready to commit to a marathon or adventure race, but want all of the glory? Join RunFree 2014! May 10, 2014 (Note: This is not something we would generally endorse, but our job is to inform you about the world of epic running) Last year we faked a marathon with over 1,000 people from 24 countries. This year, we’re faking the greatest adventure race of all time. The long and short of RunFree is that people around the world can sign up at different levels on Kickstarter to receive a bib, shirt and/or medal and will take pictures of themselves completing “obstacles” and…
  • Obsession of the Week: Coconut Oil

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    Coconut Oil- if you’re like me, you’ve been hearing about it EVERYWHERE. It can be used in the kitchen, in the shower, as a sweetener, as a skin moisturizer. It can be used everywhere and for anything. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why it’s Do Epic Runs’ Obsession of the Week. So what’s so great about it? While it may seem like a fad (I just hopped on the Coconut Oil bandwagon about a month ago), it has been used for thousands of years, mostly in tropical cultures. While virgin coconut oil is high in saturated fat, it’s favorable over other types of…
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    Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution

  • Five Tips for the Corporate Runner

    James Dunne
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    Modern life means that many of us struggle to achieve a healthy work : life balance… Let alone a work : training : life balance! Whether a runner, triathlete or any other type of athlete also holding down a full-time job, there are a number of challenges facing us both physical and organisational, many of which our colleagues will never fully comprehend. Here are some ideas which may help your training: Keep Your Machine Moving It’s becoming very fashionable in the fitness industry to jump on the “sitting is the new smoking” band-wagon. For corporate athletes,…
  • The Kettlebell Swing – Technique Tutorial

    James Dunne
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Last week I saw the excellent video below on Facebook, posted by my friend Andrew Read. If there’s one exercise I see consistently coached poorly and executed horrendously on the gym floor, it has to be The Kettlebell Swing. As an exercise, it has potential to be hugely beneficial in developing an athlete’s posterior chain muscles (glutes and hams in particular) and ‘hip drive’ into extension… but it also has the potential to cause injury if performed badly. Andrew’s step-by-step tutorial in this video is excellent. Whether you’re a coach or athlete,…
  • Knee & Hip Flexion Drill for Better Running Form

    James Dunne
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:27 am
    One specific area of running gait we work on a great deal with runners and triathletes is the movement patterning of the swing leg. Many runners tend to run with reduced hip flexion (think ‘knee lift’) for a given pace. With insufficient hip flexion, in order for them to achieve the required stride length for a desired pace, they end up extending (straightening) the knee excessively just prior to foot contact. This puts them in a position where all they are able to do is over-stride, landing the foot out ahead of relatively more extended knee than is optimal. Usually at this point…
  • Early Stage Upper Glute Max Retraining Exercise

    James Dunne
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    This weekend just gone, we were in London presenting our CPD course for physios, therapists and coaches: - Functional Running Assessment & Gait Re-Education I took two minutes to step back from presenting and record Brad coaching our group through one of the simple early stage exercises from our Glute Max retraining pathway of rehab progressions…
  • Seiko DM51 Digital Metronome Review

    17 Mar 2014 | 5:42 am
    We review the latest update to the popular Seiko digital metronome range called the DM51. Like the previous model, the Seiko DM51 is a clip-on digital metronome that allows runners to improve their running form and technique. Using gadgets like the Seiko DM51, runners can learn to develop a running form optimal for their own body and running goals. The Seiko DM51 has undergone a little facelift but has it lost anything from its predecessor? What is a Digital Metronome? Before we review the Seiko DM51, let me explain what a digital metronome is: A digital metronome is a little device that…
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  • Benefits of Tapering

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    You have put in 3-4 months of hard running, endless int […] Benefits of Tapering is a post from: borN The post Benefits of Tapering appeared first on borN. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Hot Tips to Increase Ankle and Foot Strength

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Ankle and foot training is the most overlooked aspect f […] 10 Hot Tips to Increase Ankle and Foot Strength is a post from: borN The post 10 Hot Tips to Increase Ankle and Foot Strength... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Say No To Achilles Heel

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    In Greek mythology, there was a great warrior named Ach […] Say No To Achilles Heel is a post from: borN The post Say No To Achilles Heel appeared first on borN. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Choose Running Shoes

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Running shoe is the most important accessory of a runne […] How To Choose Running Shoes is a post from: borN The post How To Choose Running Shoes appeared first on borN. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Book Review – Relentless Forward Progress by Bryon Powell

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Name of the book – Relentless Forward Progress, A […] Book Review – Relentless Forward Progress by Bryon Powell is a post from: borN The post Book Review – Relentless... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    The Runner Dad » Running & Fitness

  • Back On Track

    Matt Orlando
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    How quickly things can spiral out of control. Skipping one workout turns into two…and three…and an entire week. Eating one bowl of ice cream turns into a nightly ritual / habit / inescapable guilty pleasure. Before you know it you find yourself sitting on the couch, surrounded by candy bar wrappers, watching the same old movie that you have seen thirty times already while your running shoes collect dust and your mid section continues to expand. How did it get this far? In all honesty, I am definitely (somewhat) exaggerating here. I am nowhere near that level of being off track.
  • Gone Fishing

    Matt Orlando
    7 Mar 2014 | 3:04 pm
    All, I am just writing to let you know that I am packing up my rod, lures, and bait and headed out for a much-needed “vacation.” It is time to step away from it all, disconnect, and clear my mind. I cannot say exactly when I will return…you know how it is when you get lost in the joys of fishing. So while I am gone, why not take the opportunity yourself to take your family fishing, hiking, or whatever recreational activity you enjoy and really reconnect as a family? You will thank me later. I will not be checking the website or social media during my “vacation,”…
  • Attempting a New PR

    Matt Orlando
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    In my junior year of high school I accomplished something that just two years before my non-running self would never have dreamed possible: I ran a 4:57 mile. When I first ran a timed mile back in grade school, I was able to run an 8:06; though, looking back on it I am not really sure how accurate that time was given that it was based on a certain number of laps around our very small grade school gym. However, for a kid who was often picked last for team sports and in no way thought of himself as athletic, it implanted in me a seed of confidence knowing that I was on the same level as the…
  • Transitioning from Running to Triathlon

    Jesica D'Avanza from rUnladylike
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:30 am
    If you love to run and know you can at least float in the water and ride a bike without training wheels, the idea of participating in your first triathlon may have crossed your mind once or twice. The sport of triathlon is growing by leaps and bounds. The #1 reason people say they participate is because they want a personal challenge (according to USA Triathlon). I’m one of those people who helps make that statistic true. I participated in my first triathlon back in 2006. I was lucky to have a coworker who showed me the ropes – what equipment I needed to have, how to set up my transition…
  • Four Tips For A Great First Half Marathon

    Joe Fell
    5 Feb 2014 | 1:30 am
    My favorite distance to run is the half marathon, and I would like to share some of the tips that have helped me conquer those 13.1 miles. Many great half marathons take place during April and May, and many first-time runners may be seriously considering signing up for their first half marathon. Here are four tips that you can use to make sure that your first half marathon is successful! Know Your Course When I ran my first half marathon, I knew the entire course as well as I knew the half-mile loop on which I completed some of the first training runs of my life. Aside from the few miles on a…
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  • Scott E-Ride AF Trainer Review

    Meaghan Murray
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Scott E-Ride AF Trainer Review John Shepard over at Take it on the Run sent some shoes for us to review. The size was perfect for Team Faster Bastard runner Adam Palmer. The Good Adam: I was excited to have the opportunity to try out the Scott e-ride AF Trainer. While I have seen Scott shoes advertised, this was my first time running in them. I generally wear mid-weight neutral shoes, nothing too lightweight or minimal and nothing too heavy. My first impressions of the shoe were that it is a fairly light running shoe. The size 9 is about 8 ½ ounces which is a solid ounce lighter than most of…
  • Altra Superior 1.5 Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Altra Superior 1.5 Trail Running Shoe Review The Good Thomas: The Altra Superior 1.5 is packed with cool well thought out features. Some of my favorites are the “Gaiter Trap” and the removable rock plate. The Gaiter Trap is a patch of velcro that you can attach the back of your Gaiter to. I already had a pair of Dirty Girl gaiters, so I tried out the feature and it worked great. This is a feature I would like to see on more trail shoes. The removeable rock plate is a pretty neat concept, a few tweaks to it would make it even better. It could use a little tougher material under the…
  • Puma FAAS 1000 Running Shoe Review

    Meaghan Murray
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Puma FAAS 1000 Running Shoe Review The Good Johnny: I’ll start by saying that I wasn’t expecting very much from the shoe and that I was pleasantly surprised with how the FAAS 1000 felt. I went out for 10 miles an hour after I got them and I was able to Zone Out and Just Cruise. They have plenty of support for my arches and are very forgiving for a less-than-prefect gait. I believe Puma even engineered the shoe for such – saying that they added extra rubber and foam from the heel through the forefoot. They claim that the shoe has maximum cushioning, so I was a little wary…
  • Saucony Type A6 Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Saucony Type A6 Review The Saucony Type A shoe line has been a favorite racing flat for the last few iterations. I was really excited about some updates that the Type A6 was getting. For the most part the A6 is a total ground up overhaul. Before I get into the update, I will let you know that the shoe is a solid choice for a fast running flat. It is super light weighing in at 5.2 oz. for a men’s 9! The A6′s upper is sock like and seamless. The inside of the shoe has less going on inside than any previous model. Flexfilm creates the structure of the upper. The real story of the A6…
  • Saucony Virrata 2 Running Shoe Review

    Meaghan Murray
    26 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Saucony Virrata 2 The Good Meaghan: The Saucony Virrata 2 quickly became one of my favorite running shoes this winter. When brutal conditions forced me to hit the treadmill, this shoe was my go-to. It’s perfect for indoor running – super light, minimal feel and very breathable. That’s not to say they aren’t great for outdoor running too. I’ve worn these shoes on plenty of training runs, ranging from 6 to 18 miles. This is one of those shoes you forget you’re wearing mid run. They fit true to size and offer a nice wide toebox. The upper is a simple piece of mesh with a soft,…
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  • Gametiime featured in GeekWire, Seattle’s premier technology news publication

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Following the launch of Gametiime across the country, we were pleased to get in contact with one of the writers at GeekWire — the premier technology news site in Seattle, WA. You can find the full story in GeekWire’s Startup Spotlight. In the meantime, here’s an excerpt from the article telling more about what our founders envision for Gametiime: When food lovers want to find a 5-star restaurant, Yelp is a solid option. When travel junkies are looking for a nice hotel, TripAdvisor might be a good place to start.  But what about avid runners who want to participate in a…
  • Gametiime launches its visual race directory nationwide

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Today marks a big day in the evolution of Gametiime… Since launching our service down the west coast (Washington, Oregon, and California) as well as in New York and New Jersey, we’ve heard great feedback about how it’s made discovering races easy and fun. As of this announcement, runners nationwide can now use Gametiime to find their perfect race – wherever they live or wherever they’d like to travel. With our expansion across the U.S., Gametiime will provide its visual race discovery experience to a much broader audience of runners and triathletes. Features…
  • Gametiime Sponsors Ragnar Relay SoCal Team, afterNUUN run

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:04 pm
    This Friday kicks off the start of Ragnar Relay SoCal 2014, a relay race with teams embarking on a near 200-mile journey from Huntington Beach to San Diego while under the California sun and starry night sky! This year, Gametiime has sponsored afterNUUN run, a team led by Chris Malenab and joined by a team of 11 other avid runners. We thought it would be fun to highlight the members of this team running this weekend. Enjoy reading! Christopher Malenab (Team Captain) How did you get into running in the first place? Running as a sport happened for me when I decided to try to run my first…
  • Race organization announces color-themed ultra marathon relay

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    A seasoned race organization has recently announced the launch of a color-themed ultra marathon relay series called The Great American 300-Mile Color Run Relay. The inaugural relay race will take place in Spokane, Washington on June 7, 2014  — traversing 300 miles across the state and finishing in downtown Seattle, Washington. Teams will consist of 10 runners and who have 72 hours to complete the course. In a brief interview with the Race Director of The Great American 300-Mile Color Run Relay, he told us, “We think this is going to be huge. Runners have been asking for this…
  • A Dozen of the Most Beautifully Picturesque Races in Washington State

    27 Mar 2014 | 10:29 am
    Our hand-picked collection of gorgeous race venues you just have to see for yourself… 1. Birch Bay Marathon & Half Marathon in Blaine, Washington Source: (top & left), (right) This 46th annual race is a certified Boston Marathon qualifier featuring mostly flat to gently rolling terrain with a short steep climb and a long gradual climb along the way. The Canadian mountain ranges stand beautifully in the distance as you enjoy the scenic views all along the waterfront of Birch Bay State Park. See this race on Gametiime 2. Orcas Island 25K &…
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