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  • Motivation to Get Out the Door – Early Morning

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    Jeff Galloway
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    A high percentage of busy people find that the best time to exercise is before work. Here is the rehearsal that has been effective in getting out the door to the workout – even for those who are “non-morning persons”. The night before: lay out the clothes you will need, near the coffee pot. Mantra before bed: “Feet on the floor, alarm off, to the coffee pot”. Say this over and over as you fall asleep. When the alarm goes off, without thinking put your feet on the floor, turn the alarm off and head to the coffee pot. While putting on one piece of clothing at a time, sip the coffee…
  • Health Tips for Marathoners

    Ask the Sports Doc
    William O. Roberts, MD
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    You've made it to the starting line, now you need to safely make it through 26.2 miles.
  • Training for My First Ultra Marathon – 50 kilometers

    Crank101 - Personal Development Lifehacks
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    I set a goal at the beginning of the month that was a bit optimistic, maybe doable, but I’ve already revised the goal and added another month to it so I don’t leap forward in my usual gung-ho style and hurt myself. I’d like to really ramp up my running over the next year and […]
  • 7 awesome (and cheap) foot soaks for athletes

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Are your feet achey and tired? There’s something incredibly easy you can do about it: soak your feet. A good foot soak can melt away discomfort, ease skin issues like blisters, and even relax your entire body. The following frugal at-home soaks will help your feet heal today for a happier run tomorrow. Peppermint soak. This […]
  • 'Disquiet in Asian Games Over "Africa" Gold Rush'

    japan running news
    Brett Larner
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
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    Jeff Galloway's Blog

  • Motivation to Get Out the Door – Early Morning

    Jeff Galloway
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    A high percentage of busy people find that the best time to exercise is before work. Here is the rehearsal that has been effective in getting out the door to the workout – even for those who are “non-morning persons”. The night before: lay out the clothes you will need, near the coffee pot. Mantra before bed: “Feet on the floor, alarm off, to the coffee pot”. Say this over and over as you fall asleep. When the alarm goes off, without thinking put your feet on the floor, turn the alarm off and head to the coffee pot. While putting on one piece of clothing at a time, sip the coffee…
  • Motivation To Get Out the Door – After Work

    Jeff Galloway
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    You’ve just returned from work and need a stress release. But your subconscious brain wants to steer you to the couch. You know that a workout would energize body and mind but the thought of exertion stimulates the subconscious brain to trigger negative attitude hormones. It’s a fact that almost everyone who leaves their house or room will do the workout and receive the rewards. Here is a proven strategy to get moving on the tough days. The method has also been helpful in dealing with other challenges. Mentally Rehearse: The following is a mental exercise that you can do throughout the…
  • Long Run Facts

    Jeff Galloway
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Twenty miles with walking breaks equals 20 miles run continuously…at any speed (but you recover faster with walk breaks). Forget about speed on long runs. Focus only on the component of endurance. 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. The day before the long run should be a no-exercise day.
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    Cool Running

  • Running with Your Arms

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    When it comes to running form, everyone focuses on legs. Arms are important too. Learn how to move your arms to improve your running.
  • Secrets for Women Runners

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Women and men are from different planets, yet both sexes follow the same training program. Here are 6 things you need to know about running and women.
  • Preventing Stress Fractures

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    It's the diagnosis every runner fears: a stress fracture, which generally demands months off. New research reveals measures that can prevent this dreaded condition.
  • How to Be a Pace Machine

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Ask yourself mid-run how fast you're running without peeking at your GPS. Chances are, you'll get it wrong. Here's how to get it right.
  • Racing During Marathon Training

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Racing during marathon training is a controversial topic. How often and how long should you race? Here's the answer.
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    Half-Fast - inconsistent, incoherent, incontinent.

  • Plus ça Change

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    The days gave way to weeks, weeks drew out into months, the months became years but even the years were not as long as this analogy. It’s been a while since my last post. It will be two years on October 2nd and that post was pointing you to a new parenting blog collaboration that I abandoned faster than a carefully constructed race plan. I don’t expect that anyone still checks this space for updates and I’m guessing that my RSS readership died with Google Reader. I’m OK with that. I’m not really expecting that anyone will read this, let alone comment. I’m actually not really sure…
  • A New Blog

    2 Oct 2012 | 9:47 am
    This is just a quick post to let everyone who’s still reading know that I’ve been invited to join a new parenting blog called Bottle Fed Parents. I’ll still be posting about running here on Half-Fast, in fact I’m currently working on a post about how horrible teenagers are which might seem like it would belong on a parenting blog but it’s not about my kids it’s about teenagers that I encountered while running so it’s running blog material.I’ve also been roped in to a 5k by some coworkers so I’ll probably have an update about that sometime after the race is over. Office…
  • In Training

    14 Sep 2012 | 10:28 am
    Training for my November half marathon is going about as well as can be expected. I’m up to 10 miles now on my long runs now and I seem to be completing them a little faster than I had expected. The key here is to have really low expectations. Aim low and you’ll never be disappointed, that’s what I always say. There’s still 7 weeks to go which is plenty of time for me to build up my long run to 12 miles. I find that I race best at this distance if I can get in a few 12 mile training runs prior to the race. I smell a new PR in the works and you know what that means? It means at least…
  • Failing to Plan

    31 Aug 2012 | 10:44 am
    I feel like I’ve been running long enough that I can go out and run several times a week without needing a specific training plan. In the past I’ve used any number of online training plans to lead me right up to my target race date and some of them have worked great and some of them have failed miserably. (It’s always the race plan that fails, never the runner). My point being that I don’t feel like I need some printout to tell me the type or distance of my run today. I can figure out on my own whether I should be doing intervals or a tempo run or cross training or how quickly I can…
  • Mmmmm Pancakes

    23 Aug 2012 | 9:35 am
    As promised in my last post my training has started! Yes, I’ve been running a lot more lately but I’m not sure if I can actually count it as training because I haven’t been posting my runs on Facebook. Does it even count as running if you don’t tell Facebook about it? Right now I’m leaning towards the Heart Center of the Rockies Half Marathon in Loveland in early November. Pros: It’s only $50, cool heart shaped medal, free pancake breakfast, tech shirt included, it’s 11 weeks away, and FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Nothing is more satisfying after a run than trying to consume all the…
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    Make It a Masterpiece

  • Short Long Run

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    I ran & walked 10 miles today, my longest run in quite a while and my "long run" for the next marathon, three weeks hence. We ran on the Gateway Trail, where I have experienced two of my recent three hamstring injuries.  No injury today!  I would like to do a longer long run, but there isn't time.  From now until the marathon I will do shorter runs, hoping to avoid any more injuries.I hope to finish in less than six hours, so here's my calculation: If I were to walk at a pace of 15 minutes per mile, that's four miles per hour, and in six hours I would get to mile 24.
  • Three Miles Running

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Walking and running, that is.  Again we went out early, to avoid the muggy heat.  I did my 1 to 3 run / walk, this time 3.17 miles on the paved trails, in 40:11, for a pace of 12:41.  That's slightly slower than two days ago, but still plenty fast enough to finish a marathon in six hours even with nature breaks.No complaint from the injured right hamstrings today, or from anywhere else for that matter.  No whining!So the plan now is to run every other day, doing an easy 1 to 3 run/walk like this, but gradually increasing the distance.  On the alternate days, or many…
  • Doctors

    23 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Friday, August 22, 2014:I did a 1 to 3 run/walk today, just 2.07 miles like Wednesday.  This time the right hamstrings ached just a little for the first minute or two, then went silent, cooperating fully.  That's a good thing!2.07 miles in 25:48, pace 12:28, equivalent to a 5:27 marathon if sustained.  Considering nature breaks and maybe a chat with a spectator or two, this would be a good pace for finishing a marathon in six hours.I saw the sports doctor today, to discuss the recent frequent hamstring injuries.  He thought that the Levaquin was still a possible…
  • Not Running Yet

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    I rode the bike a little easier today, for 7.35 miles in under 40 minutes.  I timed one loop at 4.73 min/mi, or about 12.7 mph.  Two days ago I thought that pace was "fairly hard," but today it didn't seem hard.  I guess my bike muscles are becoming conditioned, or I'm learning how to use the gears to better advantage.I'd rather be running.  Maybe I'll try it tomorrow.  Short, slow, easy.
  • Still Riding the Bike

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    I ran just a few steps this morning, enough to assure myself that the right hamstrings still hurt and I shouldn't try a real run.  Back on the bike.  I do like the bike; it certainly helps with cardiopulmonary training even if it doesn't really do much for running muscles.I rode exactly the same route as yesterday, two 3.53-mile figure-8's, once in each direction, splits of 16:01 lap 1, 16:09 lap 2, for a total of 7.06 miles in 32:10, pace 4.56 min/mi, or 13.2 mph.  That's slightly faster than yesterday, but I felt a little more tired at the end.  I did a lot of yard work…
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  • Want to Run in College? This is what it takes: Shayla Houlihan of the University of California, Berkeley (Cal), by Cait Chock

    Larry Eder
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    2009 NCAA Cross Country Champs, photo by PhotoRun.netThis is part of our series, WANT TO RUN IN COLLEGE?, written by Cait Chock. This piece is an interview with Cal Berkeley coach Shayla Houlihan. Want to Run in College? This is What it Takes: Shayla Houlihan of the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) By: Cait Chock Shayla Houlihan is used to hard work. Setting her sights on a big goal then systematically figuring out the execution from point A to B. That natural drive and motivation fits just perfectly in the world of distance running. Houlihan knew in her heart she wanted to be a…
  • BMW Frankfurt Marathon on 26 October: Defending Champion Vincent Kipruto returns to Frankfurt, by Race News Service

    Larry Eder
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Vincent Kipruto wins BMW Frankfurt Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.netThe BMW Frankfurt Marathon was an exciting race in 2013. I enjoyed the close battle and the finish of the race, when i covered it last October. Now that Vincent Kipruto is back to defend his title, we are looking forward to seeing how fast Frankfurt will be in 2014!   BMW FRANKFURT MARATHON ON 26th OCTOBERDefending champion Vincent Kipruto returns to FrankfurtDefending champion Vincent Kipruto will return to the BMW Frankfurt Marathon on 26th October. The 27 year-old braved stormy conditions a year ago and…
  • Q&A with Nick Symmonds on his New Book, by Chris Lotsbom, RRW, used with permission

    Larry Eder
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Nick Symmonds, photo courtesy of Brooks RunningNick Symmonds has published his new book, Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Road Less Travelled. Here is a quick interview that Chris Lotsbom did for Race Results Weekly. It is used here, with permission.  Q&A WITH NICK SYMMONDS ON HIS NEW BOOKBy Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved(29-Sep) -- Last week, Race Results Weekly spent some time speaking with two-time Olympian and 2013 IAAF World Championships silver medalist Nick Symmonds. Speaking by phone from…
  • A most exclusive race: The Richmond Running Festival, and why you must run it, by Larry Eder

    Larry Eder
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The Richmond Running Festival medal, one of the benefits of running in the most exclusive races in London! The City of London has many surprises for the person willing to take the time to discover the little surprises. What about, running in a World Heritage site, with four thousand of your closest friends, and benefit some very important charities? The Richmond Running Festival is just that. In the Borough of Richmond Upon the Thames has a sports history that dates back to 1666! In the current world, the area is rich in running trails, and has been  the training site of Mo…
  • adidas' Dennis Kimetto Uses the Energy Return of BOOST to Run the Fastest marathon of all-time, from adidas release

    Larry Eder
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    Dennis Kimetto runs 2:02.57 WR in Berlin, 28 September 2014, photo by PhotoRun.netadidas sent out this press release today on the World record run by Dennis Kimetto in Berlin yesterday, showcasing the adidas sponsored athlete, and of course, his shoes, the adizero Adios Boost.   adidas' Dennis Kimetto Uses the Energy Return of BOOST to Run the Fastest Marathon of All-Time Portland, Ore. (Sept. 29, 2014) - adidas' Dennis Kimetto ran the fastest marathon in history wearing adidas BOOST™ at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.  With a time of 2:02:57 Kimetto shattered the…
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    Runnergirl Training

  • Fed Up - The Movie

    runnergirl training
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    written by runnergirl trainingI recently watched the movie Fed Up and was both enlightened and surprised to learn about the supersaturation of sugar in the American diet. Yes, we know as a nation Americans consume excessive sugar. But this film shows how it is insidious in our lives and our bodies' reaction to it. Being so struck by this movie I immediately reduced the sugar in my food choices & ate more meals cooked at home and within a week lost both body weight & percent body fat. I did not change my level of fitness but only made a conscious effort to consume less sugar and eat…
  • Peroneal Tendinosis

    runnergirl training
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Learn about painful leg pain called peroneal tendinosis here.
  • Like A Girl

    runnergirl training
    28 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
  • Lymph Massage

    runnergirl training
    15 May 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Check out this video for lymph massage.
  • Tommie Copper Men's Active Fit Shirt Review

    runnergirl training
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    written by runnergirl training This is my friend’s review of the Tommie Copper men’s Active Fit short sleeve crew shirt. It was provided to my friend who wore it running, to the gym, hiking and cycling. He reported it to be a comfortable fit without any chafing or restriction of movement. He said the fabric kept him cool while under direct sunlight and quickly wicked away sweat.This was his first Tommie Copper experience and he is very impressed with the high quality and performance of the product. He recommends it to anyone seeking a performance shirt that really delivers!
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    Team Cross Runs

  • Commuting Routes: So Many Choices!

    Nick Cross
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    With a new job comes a new commute.  This new commute is more than double my old one so we were happy that we never got around to selling our old Honda Civic that we bought the summer before we said “I do.”  I wanted to keep riding my bike, but realistically I won’t be able to ride daily.  The distance is the big factor, but really it is the time it takes to traverse that distance! It took me 3-4 weeks but I’ve figured out the fastest driving routes and have it down to between 15-20 minutes driving (which is about the time it took to bike commute to my old job)!
  • 30 Days: August into September

    Nick Cross
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    August’s Challenge was to take a picture every day.  I wanted it to be something more artistic than just “oh crap I need a picture.” For the most part I feel that I did a pretty good job.  A few of them were definitely last minute, but I did get one every day.  I didn’t always post it on the day I took it, but that only messed me up once.  I like taking pictures, but with two kids it isn’t always easy to go somewhere and just take pictures. It is a little embarrassing to post these mileage totals.  My biking was saved by Powderhorn 24 and I did run a half…
  • 8/31 Costco’s Christmas Creep

    Nick Cross
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Hard to believe Costco has Christmas and winter gear out before Labor Day. Ugh.
  • 8/30 Lake Calhoun

    Nick Cross
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    The beaches are only this quiet and empty in the mornings!
  • 8/29 Reserved Parking

    Nick Cross
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    My new job has a few perks!
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    japan running news

  • Kizaki Silver in Asian Games Marathon

    Brett Larner
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    by Brett Larner The Incheon Asian Games women's marathon played out almost to script, with the four fastest women in its field finishing almost perfectly in PB order.  After a very slow first 5 km of 18:49, 2:38:48 pace, Kenyan-born Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa (Bahrain), the #1-ranked woman in the race, began a series of small surges to cover the next 5 km in 17:27 and open a gap over a chase pack of
  • Win Big in Japan Running News' Asian Games Marathon Prediction Contest

    Brett Larner
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Representing four billion people, more than half the world's population, the 2014 Asian Games get underway Sept. 19 in Incheon, South Korea, athletics competition running from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.  With 2013 Moscow World Championships marathon 4th-placer Ryoko Kizaki (Team Daihatsu), veteran Eri Hayakawa (Team Toto) and 2:08 men Kohei Matsumura (Team Mitsubishi Juko Nagasaki) and Yuki Kawauchi (
  • 'Disquiet in Asian Games Over "Africa" Gold Rush'

    Brett Larner
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
  • Kawauchi Arrives in South Korea for Friday's Asian Games Marathon (updated)

    Brett Larner
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am translated and edited by Brett Larner Incheon Asian Games marathoner Yuki Kawauchi (27, Saitama Pref. Gov't) arrived by plane at Seoul International Airport on Sept. 27.  The gold medal-aspiring civil servant runner had a stony expression as he showed
  • Weekend Racing Roundup - University Ekiden Season Gets Going

    Brett Larner
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    by Brett Larner Along with the Berlin Marathon, where Moscow World Championships bronze medalist Kayoko Fukushi (Team Wacoal) turned in the fastest Japanese women's performance overseas so far this year at 2:26:25 for 6th and 2014 Nobeoka Nishi Nippon Marathon winner Kazuki Tomaru (Team Toyota) cracked the top ten with a 2:11:25 PB, the fall season got underway for real all across Japan. The
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    Jill Will Run

  • Blogging Just Evolves

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    This post (Blogging Just Evolves) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I started blogging in 2001. My blog was hosted on Blogger, prior to it becoming a Google property. That was the point that I officially had what was called a “blog”. Before that I had a pre-cursor to the blog. I had a certain page that I just updated regularly to reflect my current likes/dislikes and other pages of static content about topics I found interesting. (All of that stuff started in 1993-1994 ish… So this means I’ve had my own online presence for 20+ years!) Blogging in the early days…
  • Lessons From My 2014 Garden

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    This post (Lessons From My 2014 Garden) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Growing a garden in the desert… it’s a challenge. Well, I think that growing a garden anywhere may be a challenge for me. It’s a learning experience, this is only my second year putting forth a real attempt at growing stuff. (Meaning I have grow boxes in my yard and I’ve actually planted things in the ground. I’ve killed plants in containers for several years now.) But so far, I can’t figure out a pattern to this gardening stuff… but I’ve figured out a couple of…
  • Chi Running App Giveaway

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This post (Chi Running App Giveaway) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill So when I mentioned the Chi Weekend in last week’s Friday Fête post, the kind Chi Running folks offered to give me a free download of their Chi Running app. But I already own that app… so I asked if I could give away a download code for the app. So…. here it is: a quick little giveaway for an iOS or Android download code (all depends on who ends up the winner!) I’m just going to leave this open through Friday so enter quickly if you’re interested. a Rafflecopter giveaway This post (Chi…
  • ASICS Gel-Pursue [Shoe Review]

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    This post (ASICS Gel-Pursue [Shoe Review]) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill When I first started getting more serious about running and I went to a running store to buy shoes, I remember that the ASICS brand seemed to be what many of my new marathon-crazy friends wore. But when I went through the fit process, a pair of ASICS weren’t even brought out as an option, I tried shoes on,  I left with a different shoe, and I’ve never actually worn ASICS. Until now… [Disclaimer: I was sent shoes in exchange for my honest review on the site.] I was given the opportunity to try…
  • Friday Fête

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    This post (Friday Fête) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I’m in a major food rut. I’m just sick of meal planning, sick of cooking, sick of it all… We go out for dinner 1-2 times a week and it’s to the same 3 places and then I make the same 5-6 meals the rest of the time. I used to think I liked cooking, but then I realized I was married to a picky man. And then I had a child who wants lots of attention and doesn’t give me much space/time to prepare food. So now I hate cooking. I need help! I get very frustrated that I do the vast majority of parenting…
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    The Happy Runner

  • From worst to best.

    The Happy Runner
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Two weeks ago I ran that horrible 20-miler. It was tough -- for many reasons. The two biggest reasons were the humidity and my stomach cramping issues. After that run, I wondered (several times) if I was meant for the marathon at all, let alone a marathon with a time goal.I wondered and every time I did, I told myself that, yes, I'm meant for it. Now is the time to go for it. Go for that marathon PR. I mean, why not? Right? Right.So I forged ahead and have had some rocking runs since.Sunday's 22 mile run was the best yet.I ran with people I've never run with before: Catherine, Rachel and Jen.
  • August recap.

    The Happy Runner
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Training got real in August.My long runs were longer and my overall mileage climbed higher than it has been in years. I committed to running more in the morning and that's what I did. I had an awesome race/long run in mid-August and ran some strong workouts. I also had just about the crappiest long run ever -- Sunday's 20-miler.Sure, I got it done. But, man-oh-man if it wasn't hard.I don't know exactly what it was that caused my problems, all I know is that the run did not work for me. I cramped after eating my energy chews and felt like I was going to throw up for most of the rest of the…
  • Yasso 800s in the mix.

    The Happy Runner
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    After focusing on marathon goal pace miles for the last few weeks, I decided I would run Yasso 800s yesterday. I wanted to test myself with some speedwork to kick off the week. My plan was to run 8 Yasso 800s, which requires me to run them at my goal marathon time, converted to minutes. So, 3:50-ish (my goal is 3:52).If you're not familiar with Yasso 800s, here's a page that explains how they work. I warmed up for about 3/4 of a mile and then took off running. I ran each 800 with a rest lap in between, where I jogged 400. Here's what my laps looked like:Lap 1: 3:47 Lap 2: 3:45 Lap…
  • Clove Run 10 Mile Race Report.

    The Happy Runner
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Saturday was the day of two runs. My main goal was my 18 mile marathon training run. But it also happened to be the day of the Clove Run, a local 10-mile race that I've run for the past few years. I really enjoy the race and was even the top female finisher back in 2011.This year, I decided to sandwich the race in the middle of my 18-miler. I figured it would be a good opportunity to test out my marathon goal pace over an extended run. Plus, I'd get to run 18 miles in a race atmosphere.I started out by running 2 miles by myself and then hooked up with Elisa and Bridget for a mile. Bridget had…
  • Celebrations!

    The Happy Runner
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    We've been doing a bit of celebrating here in Happy Runner-ville.First, Owen and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary on Thursday. We had a great day together. We went to Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course during the day and then out for a delicious dinner that evening. Lots of fun!Check out that wobbly bridge behind us! It was way up high -- and way wobbly!Then, on Saturday, we had a surprise 60th birthday party for my aunt at my house. It was a huge success -- she was surprised and so, so happy. Just perfect. Another day of fun!!We took a break from the party to get a group shot of…
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  • September Summary

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Today is a rest day so I can write this up with the risk of the numbers changing. What can I say it’s all about the run, run and run. 21 workouts, 26:22:59 for 170.50 miles. There is one more run not showing on the graph below which was yesterday, the first run of Week 10 Run, well see above basically. Compared to last month that’s 2 less runs and 8.49 miles more Bike zip! Anything else…nope nada! As I am monitoring the terrain training this is how it’s shaping up. As you can see overall a drop in trail running, this is really a function of life more than anything, as you can see Week…
  • SCM Week 8 (Step Back)

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    This week was a step back. It’s pretty standard practice to build for 2 – 3 weeks and then step back to rest and capitalize on the gains. It’s come on the back on a solid three weeks of 40+ miles each and also coinciding with a pretty busy and stressful week at work so it was well timed; So this is how it shook out; Monday. 5 miles Recovery. I decided to have some fun in my neighborhood Round and round and round… Tuesday. Off, check Wednesday. Oops missed. Thursday. 6 miles. Ran my local 6 mile out and back on a teeny tiny single track trail. It was much harder than it needed to be,…
  • Running Styles…which one are you!

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    I came across and it made it me laugh...
  • SCM Week 7

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    This week was basically a rinse and repeat of last week although it cooled off some so I managed to avoid the treadmill with the exception of one day! Monday. 6 miles Recovery Tuesday. off Wednesday. 7 miles. Nice and Easy Thursday. 5 miles. Pyramid run, a couple in the high 7s Friday. 7 miles on the Treadmill, nice Tempo run and back into the mid 7s Saturday. off Sunday. Same route as last week, managed to get out 30 minutes early and it was cloudy! So much better!   Next week is a rest week…phew need it!
  • Today’s the day!

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
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    Run Eat Repeat

  • The BEST Gag Gifts

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Hello! It’s super early here and I have some time before the sun comes up to get out and run so I thought I’d say hello to you nice people. (Waking up ridic early when you don’t have to is not cool.) Yesterday I headed to my fam’s for some official business. It included taking doggie selfies… and learning how to do down dog. Thanks for that tutorial Bailey! I wanted to just stay and play but headed home to work and pack and all that fun stuff. I had fun dinner plans (extra fun because I wasn’t driving) so I tried this weird Ivanna B Skinny Margarita while I waited. My brother…
  • Best Run Eat and Repeat from September

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Hello! How’s it going? Sorry this post is a little late – hope you didn’t think I died from all the moldy yogurt! Actually, I kinda do hope you thought I died because then it shows you care and were paying attention. Anyway. Today is busy and my intern is no help so let’s get to it… Another day, another run. I wore my headphones but didn’t turn them on because I was lost in my head movies. Running is the best therapy when it’s too early to drink with your best friend. Let’s talk about September. Here is my favorite Run, Eat and Repeat post from this month… Favorite RUN…
  • Why I am the worst…

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Hey! Today has been busy. I’m going on a trip Wednesday and want to be as efficient as possible before I go. I knocked a few important things off my To Do list and have a lot more to do tomorrow. Luckily one of my calls was cancelled so I had extra time to be the worst. First let me say that GREEN IS (usually) GOOD. Green veggies are good for ya. Guacamole is amazing (understatement). That’s why I had a pile of it at my mom’s yesterday. I cannot get enough. I wish I would have taken some to go so I could have it at every meal! This afternoon I was super hungry and wanted a good snack.
  • ProCompression Discount and Review

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Hello! Happy Monday!! Did anyone over sleep? Sadly, I woke up at 3am again today. I’m going to have to start taking naps or I’ll never survive life at this point. Luckily I had a good run and a good eat after that ridic wake up call… Even better than that was the fro-yo I had yesterday. So good. It made me happy. In addition to fro-yo, I filled the hole in my tiny black heart with quality dog time. It was nice. And just call me Cesar Milan because I trained both dogs how to lick their nose at the same time! Impressive, right?! ProCompression Discount and Review A few weeks ago my…
  • Top Style Sunday and Week 2 of 10K Training

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Hello! How’s it going? Yesterday I was super efficient with running and cleaning and having fun. (Today not-so-much!). Last night I got ready with drink in hand. It was a disaster waiting to happen. I’m still shocked I didn’t get eyeliner all over my face (something I’ve done sober even). I got a ton of questions on “What are those turtles in your hair?!?!” Ha! Love that you thought I was drunk enough to mistake reptiles for rollers. I used my favorite hot rolling system – the Top Styler! I used to use a very small pack of travel hot rollers (since I spent half of my time on the…
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    IronBrandon Show

  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-29 02:38:03 (Brandon Wood)
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Ironman Chattanooga 2014, done. Phew! #imchoo #triathlon #htfu #gearist If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-08 02:33:42Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-27 18:27:50 (Brandon Wood)
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Bike all checked in. #imchoo #triathlon #htfu #gearist If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-07-26 23:30:46Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-08... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-27 02:01:57 (Brandon Wood)
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Breathe… #imchoo #htfu #triathlon #gearist If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-08 02:33:42Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-29... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-18 22:45:37 (Brandon Wood)
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    It’s a rainbow spilling out of a cloud! #rainbow #colorado #pretty If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-08-03 02:06:15Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-09-16 15:31:52 (Brandon Wood)
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Morning review filming up on Rabbit Mountain. #gearist #comingsoon #colorado If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-08-03 02:06:15Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow... 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

  • Closer Than I Was Yesterday

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Not sure where on the continuum of success I am, somewhere towards the beginning I think, but I feel like I am making progress. Ultimately, that's what counts. With the Paleo/Primal diet as inspiration, I feel like I'm eating healthier and happier and the results show in my MAF training, which, while incredibly frustrating at times, give me real daily feedback on my path towards fitness. Not everything is hunky-dory yet, too many stressors that I am fearful of taking on, but while I'm not there yet, I'm closer than I was yesterday.(Please use the handy social media buttons to share this…
  • Nutrition and MAF Training

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    I've written about this before, but it bears repeating: nutrition has a huge effect on MAF Training. And, because the training is based on how your heart actually feels rather than how you feel, there is no ducking this. Eat and drink to extreme merriness, and your next run will suffer. Blow your nutritional choices for a whole weekend, and your Monday run will be nigh unbearable.Each person's diet is their own choice, but for all, moderation in red meat, alcohol, and highly processed foods is a given. Lots of dark vegetables, a variety of fruits, small amounts of lean meats, and minimal…
  • TNF ECSWI Dirty 30

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Some fun swag came my way yesterday from The North Face, celebrating me as a member of the Wisconsin Dirty 30 at the Endurance Challenge a few weeks ago. Enough racers used my race discount code when signing up to earn me a Better-Than-Naked hat and tech tee from the Flight Series. I wish they had done more from a support aspect (sharing our blogs, etc), but maybe next year. The North Face Endurance Challenge Series is a great event, both from a trail running and racing aspect as well as a great weekend away from the family. We'll be back again, whether next year or sometime in the…
  • Approaching a Paleo Mindset

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    I think, once I figure out how to think Paleo, it will be a lot easier to eat Paleo. Not so much the rules, those are (except for all the exceptions), pretty easy to understand. I'm talking about changing the way I think about meals. This is a problem common to vegetarians/vegans as well, at least in my experience, where the thinking about food doesn't change, only the ingredients do. What I mean is that, rather than just not eating hamburgers, people try to replace the hamburgers with an approximation, rather than just not eating hamburgers anymore. That's where Paleo buns, and veggie…
  • Adding Tabata to MAF Training

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    I'm a big fan of MAF training, but one thing I miss is the burn you get after some form of HIIT, be it CrossFit or speedwork or the like. I've been doing some research, but haven't found much conclusive evidence that adding high intensity to MAF training is beneficial or hurtful. So, until shown otherwise, I've started adding a Tabata protocol at the end of my runs - if you don't know what Tabata is, it's a repetition of an exercise for 20 seconds all out, 10 seconds of rest, for four minutes. So far I've done sprints, jump rope, and squats. Tabata is always hard no matter what exercise you…
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    Women's Endurance Gear - Family, Fitness and Food

  • The North Face Endurance Challenge, Wisconsin Marathon

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    As a goal turning 40 last year, I wanted to finish my first marathon.  With things getting crazy at work and home, it didn't happen.  But a couple weeks ago, at a day shy of 41, I completed the North Face Endurance Challenge, WI marathon!The 2014 North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon, WIThe North Face Endurance Challenge Series is a great family experience.  We participated in the series 2 years ago and once again made a camping weekend of it.  Everyone except for Little A ran a race.  I was first up on Saturday with my marathon starting at 9.  The morning was…
  • Midweek Motivation - Happy Folks

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~Abraham Lincoln
  • Tuesday Training - Post First Marathon

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    I am proud and relieved to have finished my first marathon.  Just 2 weeks prior to it, I was contemplating backing out and/or dropping down to a shorter distance because I did not feel prepared, but on the advice of a well-seasoned marathoner, I decided to stick to the original plan.I have not run since and am enjoying the short break from runs.  My plan is to start again this week...Here are some post marathon tips from Cleveland Clinic: Don't plan on running during the week after the race. Walking, swimming, or cycling at an easy pace will work well.When you resume running, start…
  • Friday Funny - Inconceivable

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Inconceivable...This one always makes me laugh...from The Princess Bride - cute movie for the whole family.Happy Friday!Any fun plans for the weekend?Like Women's Endurance Gear on Facebook
  • Finished My First Marathon

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Completed my first marathon!!
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  • Video: Trying to teach Noah to ride a bike

    Kevin Lyons
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    We’re getting there
  • Looks like a 10-minute mile to me

    Kevin Lyons
    19 May 2014 | 10:22 am
    President, vice president getting in some exercise. Somebody needs to get these guys a pair of running shoes. Source: @BarackObama twitter feed.
  • Jay-Z Should Have Got Off That Elevator

    Kevin Lyons
    13 May 2014 | 9:52 am
    ESPN’s Jay Harris, of one of the famous This is SportsCenter commercials, has some advice for the hip-hop mogul who got into a little kerfuffle with Beyonce’s sister, Solange.
  • April running: Over 100 miles for first time since Aug. 2012

    Kevin Lyons
    1 May 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ever since this thing has attacked my hip and made running for long distances virtually impossible, I’ve stuck to low and slow: Low mileage, run as slow as I can. Lots of 3- and 4-mile jaunts around Town Lake. But … Continue reading →
  • Still injured

    Kevin Lyons
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:18 am
    This nerve problem in my hip is still giving me problems but I am SLOWLY getting better. I managed to run 25 miles last week — most in like forever. And in the month of February, I put together 76 … Continue reading →
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    Miss Zippy

  • Where running and Microsoft intersect

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Technology and running meet up to help reduce injuries You’d probably be hard pressed to find anyone who would say lots of screen time is healthy on a physical level. Just ask my kids how much time I let them spend with devices or electronics…but I’m digressing. At the Healthy Running seminar last month, I learned of what may be the one exception to the rule. In fact, this Microsoft-enabled product might just move prehab and rehab light years ahead. In the midst of teaching us about improved movement at the seminar, Dr. Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, and CEO of Accelerated…
  • Outhealthing health

    28 Sep 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Rock the rest as much as the training One of my favorite–and most balanced–health and fitness bloggers, Carla Birnberg, shared this article from Greatist on Facebook yesterday. Carla is a big proponent of intuitive eating and exercise and shared the article to say that on the whole, we as a society are failing at that. For me, the article only served to reinforce my viewpoint on what I see as a disturbing trend out there: overdoing “health,” whether via exercise, nutrition, or most often, both. You can shoot the messenger here, but I read countless blogs and tweets,…
  • The Boston Marathon charity conundrum

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    By now, everyone knows the Boston qualifying cut off this year ended at 1:02–meaning that you had to have beaten your qualifying standards by at least that margin in order to make it in. For those who fall into that 1:02 gap, the option of still running the race exists, but it would have to be for one of the charity slots. Apparently for many people, this is a conflict, according to this article out of Runner’s World this week. On the one hand, I totally get the whole “I’ll only run it if I qualify” mindset. Part of me is probably right there with those folks.
  • One of the many reasons I run

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Sunrises   The post One of the many reasons I run appeared first on Miss Zippy.
  • Safe always beats sorry

    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A little downtime and the foot is just fine Sometimes it’s smart to actually do as you say, and one of the things I always say is that if something is hurting, take a few days off running. So when the top of my left foot starting hurting about two weeks ago, I gave it a couple of days, and then played it safe. The pain started the day after a HIIT workout I did in my bare feet. I would only feel it post-run, not during a run at all. But it seemed to be getting worse, not better, so I went with the cautious approach. And of course, freaked out along the way. I could NOT face another…
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    Strength Running

  • I want to buy you a new GoPro Camera

    Jason Fitzgerald
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I started running in 1998, I never thought that this wonderful sport would contribute so much to my life. Running in high school introduced me to some of my best friends. My wife Meaghan ran for the women’s cross country team in college (how could she resist my shaved legs and incessant demands to […]
  • How to Prevent Shin Splints: Mike Young on Shin Splint Treatments, Causes, and Myths

    Jason Fitzgerald
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this article, you’ll learn how to prevent shin splints – even though it’s a tricky injury to treat. For a coach, shin splints are the most frustrating injury because there’s no definitive cause, treatment, or method of prevention. I previously suffered from shin splints for months so I know how debilitating they can be. What starts as […]
  • More Confidence, Faster Racing: How Kris Ran a 32 Minute Marathon PR

    Jason Fitzgerald
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    How confident are you as a runner? If you say something like this, you’ll make me smile like a proud coach: “My training has gone so well that I know I’ll run a PR – it’s just a question of whether that’s 30 seconds or a full minute!” Confidence OOZES from these runners! And while misplaced confidence can […]
  • It’s Here: The “50 Inspiring Quotes” Free Ebook

    Jason Fitzgerald
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every so often, a run will leave you breathless. In this case, I mean that both figuratively and literally: This photo was taken at over 6,800 feet altitude in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It’s one of thousands of stunning locations that running has enabled me to experience. The simple act of running has allowed me […]
  • 3 Lessons Learned From Running in the Mile High City (and trail photos to make you drool)

    Jason Fitzgerald
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many of you know that I moved to Denver, Colorado this summer with my family. We’re in the heart of the city and loving it. But last May, I visited for three weeks and explored the city (read: breweries), getting to know Denver’s vibe and trying to decide if it was a place I wanted to live. Well, […]
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    No Meat Athlete

  • ‘Choosing Raw’ Review and an 80/10/10 Update (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    A few weeks ago, I published a podcast episode about my most recent diet experiment: 80/10/10, also known as fruitarian. The diet is 100 percent raw and very low in fat (only 10 percent of calories), but I’ve made it slightly less extreme by eating cooked food for dinner most nights. I’ve felt spectacular on modified 80/10/10, but after a month of giant salads, half-watermelon lunches, smoothies made from eight bananas, and more mangoes than I’ve ever eaten in my life, I’ve had to make further modifications, and the way I’m eating now only barely resembles true…
  • Who’s that in the ‘Vegan’ Socks on the Cover of Runner’s World? (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    When Runner’s World redesigned their magazine starting with this month’s issue, their stated goal was to have the magazine fit better into every runner’s world. I’ll go ahead and speak for our crowd on this one, and say they’ve already hit a home run — in the form of two knee-high socks boasting “VEGAN” right on the cover (not to mention another instance of “vegan” in reference to the recipes). But it gets better. On page 23, there’s a full-page feature on Micah Risk, the cover model — a 29-year-old mom, November Project…
  • My New Food Experiment: The 80/10/10 Fruitarian Diet (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Last week in the NMA newsletter, I promised to start publishing more frequent podcast episodes — and for the first time ever (I think), here’s our second episode within a week! We’re shooting for 1-2 episodes per week now, and I may decide not to post all of them to the blog like this. So if you want to make sure you’re notified whenever there’s a new episode of NMA Radio, subscribe in iTunes. (And if you’d like to leave a nice review while you’re there, I’d really appreciate it.) In this new episode, we talk a lot about fruit. First, the…
  • How to Do the Impossible, with Joel Runyon (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    After graduating from college, Joel Runyon couldn’t get a job. Not at Starbucks, not at Caribou Coffee, not at Target. He also wasn’t an athlete, and had never run a 5K. Just five years later, he’s actually spoken at the headquarters of Target, one of the very companies that wouldn’t hire him. He’s spoken at TEDx, done a half Ironman, run an ultramarathon, raised $25,000 to build a school in Guatemala, and traveled the world. Joel now doesn’t need a job, because he makes a living documenting his perpetual quest to do the impossible and helping tens of…
  • 7 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Eat as Well as You Do (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Note from Matt: I’m at the Woodstock Fruit Festival, eating nothing but raw fruit and vegetables for a week and doing all sorts of fun stuff, from high ropes and lake swimming to listening to talks by Mike Arnstein, Tim Van Orden, and Dr. Doug Graham (I’m actually listening to him give a food prep demo right this minute). It’s been a great experience, not just for me and my wife but for our kids, who at ages 4 and 1 are getting the chance to try all kinds of exotic fruits like lychee, durian, longans, and dragon fruit. In that spirit, I invited my friend Sid Garza-Hillman to…
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  • 3 Nathan Performance Accessories You Need for Fall

    Rachel Kiser
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    With fall races on the horizon, it’s crunch time. Your training runs are getting longer, your running shoes are getting down and dirty with the pavement or trail, and your confidence is soaring because you keep nailing your pacing (or at least you’re trying!). While it’s true that gear doesn’t make a runner, it’s hard to argue that having the right gear in your arsenal can make training for race day feel like bliss rather than blah. And these Nathan picks? They’ll help make those long miles feel like a walk (or easy run) in the park.  Nathan Lightspur…
  • Top Shoes from Summer Outdoor Retailer 2014

    Rachel Kiser
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Phew! This summer’s Outdoor Retailer trade show was a whirlwind of a trip. We saw so many exciting new things for spring 2015 that we are already counting the days until we can add the new styles to our shoe rotation. Here are the top 10 we are most excited for (in no particular order). New Balance Fresh Foam Zante and Fresh Foam Boracay After last season’s debut of the New Balance Fresh Foam 980, the brand has evolved the data-driven technology to two new styles: the Fresh Foam Zante and the Fresh Foam Boracay. This also marks the first time New Balance has given its shoes…
  • We’re Headed to Outdoor Retailer!

    Rachel Kiser
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Outdoor Retailer is a chance for run specialty brands to show us what new styles and technologies they’ve dreamed up for next season—and make us faint from happiness over everything we see. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we take on the show. We’ll get you the dish on spring 2015 styles so you know which pair to have your sights set on next.
  • Breaking Down Merrell’s AllOut Technology

    Rachel Kiser
    14 May 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Merrell has long been known for its barefoot-inspired trail running shoes. This year, it’s taking new strides and expanded its lineup by creating the AllOut series, a collection of neutral cushioned shoes that offer a touch more support than zero-drop options. With the AllOut line, Merrell introduces key new technologies to set the collection apart from its barefoot brethren. 6-mm drop: Rather than having the feet and toes sit even in a line as they do in a barefoot-inspired shoe, the AllOut series instead features a slightly elevated heel (though 6 mm is still half of traditional…
  • 5 Trail Shoes for Spring

    Rachel Kiser
    29 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    With all these April showers. we know the impending May flowers are going to be pretty awesome. And what better way to see them than to tackle the trails?! We’ve pulled five of our favorite styles to entice you to get off the beaten path and explore the road less traveled. Brooks Cascadia 9 The Cascadia got an update as fresh as spring for its ninth birthday. And the icing on the cake? Runner’s World awarded the shoe its coveted Editor’s Choice award in its April 2014 issue. The Cascadia’s midsole is Brooks’ BioMoGo DNA compound. The thing about Brooks DNA is…
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    RunnerDude's Blog

  • External Focus Best for Marathoners

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    If cognitive strategies during a marathon won't exactly make or break your race, they are still amongthe most important weapons you have in your arsenal against fatigue. Below are the  four mental strategies to be the most common: Internal association: This focuses on how the body feels while running.Internal dissociation: This is essentially distraction: examples include playing songs over and over in your head and solving mental puzzles;External association: This focuses outwardly, on factors important to the race: passing or being passed by other runners, looking out for fluid…
  • Strategies for Mentally Attacking a Half Marathon

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Running a half marathon tests your mental strength as much as it does your physical fitness. Each part of the half marathon has different mental battles. Here are some tips on how to win the challenges throughout the half marathon and run a successful race.First 5 Miles: Start out slow. When you start your half marathon, you'll feel strong and confident, but you have to tell yourself to hold back. Running your first half slower than the second half (called a negative split) is the key to running a smart and enjoyable half marathon. Take it slow. Your body will thank you during the later…
  • Find Your Marathon Moxie

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    If you're training for a fall marathon then many of you are now about halfway or a little over half-way into your training. Many of you are feeling some doubts about your training. Yep, you are not alone.Runners are a warm, caring, sharing group, but often when we begin to feel doubt about our abilities, we hold this info within. So, know you are not alone. Others are feeling the same doubts and lack of confidence.Also know, this is common. We are often our own worst enemies. Training is tough. It's a huge time commitment. It's a lot of wear and tear on your body and mind. About half-way…
  • Celebrate the Small Gains

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Sometimes we get so caught up in the Big Picture that we forget to celebrate the small gains. It's the small weekly gains in your training that are the building blocks to that big picture. Celebrate the day you get up that big hill and you realize you're not winded. Celebrate the day you inch down a little more in your tempo run training pace range. Celebrate the day you make it to your tempo pace range. Celebrate the day you go past the longest distance you've run in your training plan. Celebrate the day you wake up and you're not sore. Celebrate the day you add a weekly core workout to…
  • Revel Rockies Giveaway

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Want to run the Rockies? You're in luck here's your chance to win a free entry to the Revel RockiesMarathon taking place August 17, 2014.The Revel Rockies Marathon is incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Rocky Mountains to the foothills of Denver. Featuring a perfectly smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL in the Rockies.Act quick!
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  • NH Reach the Beach Relay Race Report by My Wife Erin

    Peter Larson
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let me begin by saying I don’t race. I hate racing and always have. For one, I don’t have a competitive bone in my body (except when playing backgammon, or any game for that matter, with my husband). I just don’t thrive on the stress and anticipation of race day. The jittery feeling, instead of charging me up, fills me with unpleasant anxiety. And as I see it, why subject myself to something that causes me unnecessary suffering when I get so much joy from running in my typical Zen-like fashion. I don’t need to prove to myself that I can run faster or farther. I run to…
  • Hoka Huaka Running Shoe Review with Comparisons to the Hoka Clifton

    Peter Larson
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A few weeks ago I reviewed the Hoka Clifton. It was my first experience in a Hoka shoe, and my reaction was mixed. I was impressed by fit and comfort – it was the first Hoka I’ve tried on that seemed to be a good match for my foot shape. However, the ride was a bit too soft for my taste and it made me feel like I was working harder than I needed to be for a given pace. My friend Sam Winebaum recently wrote a comparison review of the Clifton vs. the Hoka Huaka in which he indicated that the Huaka felt like a faster, more dynamic shoe. He had suggested to me that it might be a better match…
  • This Week in Runblogging: September 22 to 28 2014

    Peter Larson
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    My post last week referencing an article in Lower Extremity Review titled the “The Rise and Fall of Minimalist Running” generated quite a bit of commentary. The article took a fairly well-balanced look at what we have learned as a result of the minimalist movement, and it makes for an interesting read. One of the big takeaways for me is that science often lags behind trends, and by the time we start to see good science addressing the pros and cons of a given trend it may have already passed. It’ll be interesting over the next few years to see studies addressing the effects of…
  • Treating Plantar Fasciitis With Foot Strengthening vs. Stretching: Different Takes on the Same Study

    Peter Larson
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I recently read an article on the New York Times Well Blog about a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. The study, by Michael Rathleff and colleagues, compared strengthening vs. stretching exercises to treat plantar fasciitis (PF). In a nutshell, the Times article reported that the study found strengthening exercises to provide superior improvement after 3 months compared to stretching, but that with additional time the stretching group responded equally well compared to the strengthening group. So the basic conclusion might be interpreted as being that both…
  • The Rise and Fall of Minimalist Running: Recommended Article in Lower Extremity Review

    Peter Larson
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Quick heads up – I was interviewed a few months ago for an article that was recently published in Lower Extremity Review. Titled “The Rise and Fall of Minimalist Running,” the article takes what I feel is a pretty balanced look at what we have learned over the past few years as a result of rise (and fall) in popularity of minimalist running shoes. Here’s an excerpt from the conclusion of the article: Craig Payne, DipPod, MPH, a retired lecturer in podiatry at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and occasional online provocateur on the “Running Research…
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  • It’s over! When it’s time to break up with your running shoes.

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Dearest sole mate, You’re toxic. Sorry to be so blunt, but have you seen yourself lately? You’re all worn out and knotted up. You lack support and structure. You rub me in all the wrong ways. And I’m not going to take it anymore. P.S. I’m seeing a newer model! Remember the last time you bought new […]
  • Are your runs giving you the runs? Your GI problems action plan

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    You’re cruising along and feeling strong when suddenly you have to “go” stat and there’s no bathroom in sight. Or worse, maybe you’re in the middle of a race, on pace to PR, when you feel that uncomfortable rumbling in your stomach. We’ve all been there at least once. There are few things more aggravating […]
  • 7 awesome (and cheap) foot soaks for athletes

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Are your feet achey and tired? There’s something incredibly easy you can do about it: soak your feet. A good foot soak can melt away discomfort, ease skin issues like blisters, and even relax your entire body. The following frugal at-home soaks will help your feet heal today for a happier run tomorrow. Peppermint soak. This […]
  • How long should your longest run of marathon training be?

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Whether you’re training for your first marathon or your 10th, the weekly long run likely comes with a lot of angst. How fast should you run your long runs? How many long runs should you do? And, finally, how long should your longest run be? Most conventional marathon training plans call for peaking with a […]
  • Runner’s Column: Why I still run

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Most of them tell me that I’m crazy. I smile and shrug. But then there are the comments that sting. “Your kids are only this young once. Why are you wasting your precious energy and time training for a marathon?” Something strange happens as soon as you have a child. You become “mom”. This is […]
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    Shut Up + Run

  • Secret Ingredients

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Let’s take a break from a running post. Why? I don’t know. I guess because I feel like it and it’s my blog. When I was growing up my mom liked to experiment with interesting recipes and foods. Once we had wild boar for Christmas dinner, which wasn’t really the thing to do in the 70s (or anytime for that matter) . She threw stale cereal into cookies and hid zucchini in bread before it was hip. She laced our cakes with Coke (the soda kind, not the drug although that might have been cool) and put vinegar in baked goods (Wacky Cake – amazing).  A game she played with us was…
  • 31 Miles Is A Long Way To Run

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Once upon a time, there was a woman (not me) who walked sometimes but never ran. Over the years, this woman began to run short distances, but only on the treadmill. She refused to run outside. She had no real goals for her running, just to keep in shape. Her friend (me) started to do marathons and one day this woman wondered if she could too. She started to run outside. Her short distances turned into long training runs. She fell in love with running, not just on roads, but on trails too. She did her first half marathon (2010), then her first marathon the next year. She kept running. This…
  • 10 Remarks No Runner Wants to Hear

    26 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    You know how it goes. Life is moving along swimmingly. Then someone says something that really irks, annoys, upsets or angers you. One of my favorite examples of this is when I have finally showered, blown my hair dry and put on make up for the first time in a week and someone tells me I look tired. Basically that is their way of saying I look like shit. On that note, let’s review some comments that could really piss off a runner such as yourself. 1. When a race volunteer says, “Yes, you should be at mile 20 of the marathon, but you took a wrong turn. That will add about 3 miles to your…
  • Why I’m Going to Live An Extra 7-9 Years

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    First things first! No one guessed the stray dog’s name or breed (from my last post). She is a Blue Heeler/Border Collie mix named Kaia! I think she looks more an Aussie Shepard myself, but that’s what the owner told me. As you know, last week I eliminated speed work to make sure my knee was going to behave. When you are slightly on the verge of injury – rest is the best thing. And, if your are not totally idle, for God’s sake cut out/decrease speed, frequency and high mileage. So, after a successful long run on Sunday, I brought back in my speed today in the form of the tempo run…
  • What I Picked This Weekend Besides My Nose

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Three favorite scenes from the weekend: 1. My dad with Heidi (I swear my dad is the dog whisperer. Dogs love him. I think it’s the steak tartar cologne he wears. Or, his white socks): 2. Emma and I went apple picking (honey crisp apples. $1/pound): 3. This stray dog we found. We kept her for the night (I was hoping we could keep her much longer), then we were able to locate her owner (if you can guess the dog’s name and/or her breed I will give you a prize): My KNEE Update: This knee condition is the weirdest running related thing I’ve ever had. I’ve never had a pain that went from NO…
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    Runners Connect

  • How to Return to Running after the Flu or a Fever

    John Davis
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    A while back, we looked at some research on whether or not running while you have a mild illness, like a cold, has any detrimental effect on your recovery. As it turns out, the research says no: moderate exercise, like easy running, has no impact on the duration or severity of symptoms from a mild upper-respiratory infection. But what about more significant illnesses? Obviously, you’re not going to get out and run normally when you’re laid up in bed with a fever and an unruly stomach, but what about after you’re over the worst of the flu? Do you need to be more careful when…
  • The Effects of High-Altitude Training on Running Performance

    John Davis
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve probably heard of pro runners heading to high-altitude training camps for several weeks, sleeping in “altitude tents” at night, or even installing a whole-house altitude simulation system to get an extra boost in fitness. Elite runners go up to altitude to get ready to run fast, but if you’ve ever been to high altitude, you’ll know that running there is slow going, at least at first. The beneficial effects of altitude training take weeks or even months to manifest, so they aren’t really relevant to most runners. After all, who’s got the time to…
  • How Fatigue, Illness, and Overtraining Impact Your Resting Heart Rate (and Whether You Can Use this Information to Train Smarter)

    John Davis
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    When I was in high school, my cross country coach issued us custom-made running logs. Each page had four columns: date, workout & comments, hours of sleep, and resting heart rate. These first three columns are all good things to track, but what about resting heart rate? My coach believed that checking your resting heart rate every day when you wake up in the morning could alert you if you were overtraining or beginning to get sick. Was he right? Sheepishly, I have to admit I was never diligent enough to actually track my resting heart rate every day. I’d check it every now and then,…
  • The Research on the Effectiveness of Foam Rolling

    John Davis
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Earlier this week we published an article on the 4 common mistakes runners make when using the foam roller. In that article, we simply brushed over the idea that foam rolling works. Of course, we got a lot of emails from savvy readers like you that wanted to see the proof. And we appreciate it! After all, we’re not about fluff here at RunnersConnect and we want to substantiate every piece of advice we give you. Since foam rolling is so new, there hasn’t been much research published on it until recently. But with several studies coming out in the last two years, it’s now…
  • The 4 Mistakes You’re Making When Foam Rolling (and How to Fix Them)

    Coach Jeff
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    I can still remember a time when foam rollers were the latest novelty in training rooms across the country. Using one in public usually got you quite a few stares. Nowadays, foam rollers can be found almost everywhere you look – gyms, physical therapy clinics and on the living room floors of most runners I know. And that’s great because, unlike many training fads, foam rollers actually work! Plus, as they become more ubiquitous, new runners are introduced to the awesomeness of foam rollers every day. However, just like any other effective training or recovery tool, it is possible to use…
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    Running With My Demons

  • THE SQUAMISH 50/50 | A Ginger Runner Film

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
  • TEDx Runs

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    I had no idea there were so many TEDx talks related to running. Here’s a collection of running related talks that I've found. Most are pretty inspiring. Have fun watching!Running forward to alleviate homelessness: Anne Mahlum at TEDxAustinWhile running through the streets of Philadelphia, Anne's mission caught up with her.Dispelling the belief that those currently experiencing homelessness don't have what it takes to be runners, she founded, an expanding model that addresses this issue with empathy, accountability and fresh sneakers.With chapters forming around the country,…
  • Dozer the Marathon Dog

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    E:60 - Marathon DogOn May 15, 2011, the Maryland Half Marathon had an unusual and unexpected competitor - a four-legged canine named Dozer. E:60 takes you to the course and reveals how Dozer reached the finish line and bested thousands of runners.
  • The World is Filled with Noise

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Arc'teryx - SilenceInteresting video from Arc'teryx. an outdoors gear and apparel manufacturer. The only product shots that I was able to notice were Solomon shoes and hydration pack. Either way I can very much relate to the message in this video.
  • Your Heroes Suffer Too

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Hardrock 100 2014"I Got Rocked" - Timothy Olson To me it's very interesting to see those who you admire having a tough time out on the trails. It goes to show that everyone suffers... regardless of their status.I've always admired Tim and seeing this helps to solidify my respect for the man and his respect to the event, the effort and the tradition of the event.Congrats!!
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    Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal

  • Winner Of The fitbit flex & I Run This Body Shirt

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Thank you to everyone who participated in my instagram giveaway! The randomly chosen winner is — ORGANICRUNNERMOM You have two weeks to contact me via email at to claim your prize. After that a backup winner will be chosen. Be on the look out for another fun instagram giveaway coming soon!!! Be sure to follow @mileposts and @irunthisbody so you don’t miss out   Didn’t win the giveaway but still want an I Run This Body Shirt? New shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts have arrived and will be up for sale on by the end of the…
  • Running Playlist: Top 10 October Workout Songs

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Looking for some new songs to add to your fall race playlist? Here are October’s top 10 from RunHundred.   “Pop rules in this month’s workout music recap. First off, you have the lingering effects of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Collaborations pairing Ariana Grande with Zedd and Iggy Azalea with Rita Ora both received a significant boost in popularity following performances on this year’s broadcast. Moreover, the show is where Taylor Swift debuted the first single from her new album. “Shake It Off” was the most popular, workout song in our monthly…
  • Marine Corps Marathon 2014: 17 Miles

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Friday morning I set out to do a long run. The longest run I’ve done recently has been 12 miles, I had all but given up on running Marine Corps Marathon, even just for fun and I promise I was really OK with not running. Eric said I should just TRY to run long. Secretly I wanted to, but part of me was afraid of failing, so I didn’t want to make it seem like that had been my plan all along {in an effort to finish Vegas Marathon & Honolulu Marathon with my 26Strong Cadet}. I looked up how long it was to Reston, and decided to do a point to point run from my house and have him…
  • Rain, Spin, Run, Happiness

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    It’s raining today, which makes me happy. Who on earth likes rain? ME. When it rains, it slows things down, and I’m not just talking about the traffic. I don’t feel bad if I have a to-do list a mile long and only a quarter of it gets accomplished. I snuggle my kids more and worry less {we do a lot of snuggling in this house in case you can’t tell}. I’m not feeling particularly deep today so I won’t yammer on about water, rain and the like, but I will say that I imagine it washing away the bad/old and letting the new parts grow. When it rains I feel like…
  • 4 Chilly Progression Miles

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    I’m fairly certain that the thermostat in my body is permanently off. This mornings run was in long capris, a tank, a long sleeve zip up and a hat – I was chilly McCHILLY on the run and all the while I was thinking that my mom probably ran in a tank and shorts and was just DYING OF THE HEAT. It was confirmed that the chill wasn’t in my head when I jumped in the shower and felt how cold the skin on my thighs were. I use to tell myself that it was because that was where all the fat sits on my body {oh Dorothy why do you hate your thighs so much – stop being mean to them…
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    Runtastic Blog

  • How A Marathon Runner Ended Up Doing A 24-Hour Race

    Vera Schwaiger
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    by Philipp Müller After having finished my second Berlin Marathon in 3:06:35 in 2013, I was determined to crack the 3-hour benchmark in 2014.  Unfortunately, the organizers changed the rules for the 2014 Berlin Marathon and, for the first time, starting numbers were raffled.  I was bitterly disappointed when my name wasn’t drawn this year. New goal: 24 hours I had participated in a 24-hour race with a 10-person relay team before and was highly impressed with the ultra runners who ran that race.  There were runners of all ages and I even spotted a man with a prosthesis finish the race.
  • Life Lessons You Can Learn From A Coffee Bean

    Vera Schwaiger
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Today is World Coffee Day, and we have some beans… err, food for thought for you Let’s start with a story…   One day, a young woman and her grandmother were sitting at home, talking about the granddaughter’s life and why everything seemed so hard.   She said:  “I just don’t know how to do this.”  She was ready to give up, tired of fighting and struggling.  “As soon as I solve one problem, I immediately have to face a new one.” Without a word, her grandmother directed her towards the kitchen, where she filled three pots with water and put them on the stove.   In…
  • 7 Ways To Exercise Without A Gym

    Vera Schwaiger
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Are you one of those people who dreads the thought of going to the gym? Or, maybe you are a regular at the gym but would like to switch up your environment a little bit? I have some groovy and effectual gym alternatives that will keep you motivated and excited about staying fit, healthy & active. Yoga Looking for a way to improve the flexibility and strength of your mind and your body? Do you want to rejuvenate your spirit and release some stress and tension? Yoga is a sensational way to activate your body and quiet your mind. This age old regenerative practice, combining breath and…
  • 5 Nutrition Recommendations To Get You Fit For A Marathon

    Vera Schwaiger
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    by FitQuickly Running a marathon is widely considered to be one of the most challenging things ever, putting you with less than 1% of the world’s population (541,000 finishers in the 2013 U.S. marathons). It’s no secret that in order to be a part of that small percentage you have to go through rigorous training, both physically and mentally. On top of that, you must be supplying your actions with balanced nutrition in order to fuel your run. With the Berlin Marathon just around the corner, and the New York City Marathon following in its steps, the quest to become a part of this 1% is…
  • Good News: Nutrition Experts Recommend Chocolate

    Vera Schwaiger
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    “Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. Chocolate is salad.” Unfortunately, chocolate is not salad.  However, we do know that chocolate is not unhealthy. But is this true for any type of chocolate (which, by the way, is the sweetest tempation for 32% of all women)?  No matter if it’s white, milk or dark chocolate? We do have to differentiate here. Now, sit back and enjoy Chocolate 101: Milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate? Milk chocolate= cocoa mass + cocoa butter + sugar + milk powder + vanillin White chocolate= cocoa butter + sugar + milk…
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    Angry Jogger

  • I’ve Arrived In Inverness And I’m Looking Forward To The Race Tomorrow.

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Note : I was trying to publish this post last night before the race but my connection was shit. I succeeded in my goals and finished in 4:08:07. Try to not let that ruin the rest of this post. Well I made it safely to Inverness and I’m now lying here in my room waiting for tomorrow to come to see if I’m even anywhere close to being able to run a marathon, let alone finish one under a certain time target. So far this evening I’ve eaten 24 Jaffa cakes, a duck wrap and some Cheestrings Spaghetti. Yes, they sell that shit here too. I set out at 6:30am this morning after a night…
  • Running 18.2 Miles Through Hertfordshire When I Was Actually Supposed To Run 20.

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    I started off at Hertford East with the idea of running all the way back to Tottenham and running 20 miles to try to inspire some confidence in my ability to run these 4 marathons coming up over the next 2 months. Unfortunately I only managed 18.2 miles. My pace was a 10:10 min/mile which is so far off the speed I need to be running at for a sub 4 hour marathon that at 15 miles my mind just surrendered to another bad run. It’s not all bad news though. I fought through the pain barrier and got to just short of Picketts Lock in Edmonton. When runs have become tough in the past my inner…
  • I’m Running Faster But I’m Also Losing My Mind A Little.

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    I lost all composure on my run on Friday morning in Tottenham. I’ve been jogging faster for quite some time now but just as I was running down towards White Hart Lane station something snapped in my head. You see, I haven’t ever went out for a run and ran at 100% in my lifetime. Yesterday was different. Something just clicked and I fucking went insane. It was if the as the disappointment of my first 50k, Vegas and 100k are coalesced into a huge adrenaline shot into my old ballbag. I’ve spent so long doubting myself that my mind just gave way to running. For half a mile I was…
  • I Fucked Up Badly Last Week But Now I’m Back On Track.

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    I’m sorry I’ve left it so long since my last post. Last week was a good week for running and fitness all up until the weekend. You see I haven’t been going out very much recently as I’ve been so busy with the book and on Friday and Saturday I was out drinking with friends and I let go a little and ended up quite drunk. On Saturday night I went out to Shoreditch and had a good natured political discussion with a friend that I carried over onto Twitter on the night bus home. What followed was a boring rant about how I hate nationalism, patriotism and all of that shit.
  • How I Managed To Fuck Up This Week’s Long Run. I Don’t Actually Have A Fucking Clue What I’m Doing.

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Today was the day of my long run and I kinda ruined it for myself from the start. I delayed the run until after the Spurs v Liverpool so that I wouldn’t encounter any trouble on the train up to Hertfordshire. I had the bright idea of having a Lickin Chicken variety box meal for lunch and took the whole “carb-loading” fucking idiocy to the next level and had 4 Sainsbury’s Triple Chocolate Cookies as dessert. 1,600 calories in that dessert alone. Jesus. After the cookies I kinda just lay in bed for about half an hour in a state of sugar induced bliss. I was seriously…
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    Natural Running Center

  • New World Marathon Record—Countdown to 1:59 Continues

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    by Dr. Phil Maffetone. With his day-glo orange racing flats flashing through the Berlin streets, Kenyan Dennis Kimetto blazed to a world record 2:02:57 marathon. The weather did not hinder his pace, and it may not have helped much either, as other race times were not particularly quick (third-place men’s time was almost 2:06, and [Read more...]
  • “Racing to the (Kona) Starting Line”

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Sharing the journey of friend and fellow Race Director Dave McGillivray. Dave directs the “Big Boy” races, including the Boston Marathon.  His message of fitness vs. health is a must-read for all. From his extraordinary run across the U.S. to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1978 to serving as technical director [Read more...]
  • What’s Best in Kids’ Running Shoes?

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    School has started. It’s a time when parents are buying their children new shoes for gym class, cross-country and everyday wear. Given what we know about childhood development and the elements of natural running gait movements, here are a few things to consider before you start shopping for shoes. — Ultra-thin soles allow proper proprioception, [Read more...]
  • “runScribe” Will Examine Your Form in Great Detail

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    by Nick Pang.   Wearable technology is making sports like football (not soccer) safer with concussion-prevention sensors embedded in helmets and mouth guards with live data via Wi-Fi on the field and sidelines. What about running? Even with all the latest shoe- cushioning technologies and research, runners are still get injured every year. Now Scribe Labs [Read more...]
  • Queens of the Ultra: Meet Diana Gorham and Sheri Fiolek

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Here in our small town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia you will find truly amazing people with their own amazing personal stories. So please enjoy this fun and inspiring interview with Two Rivers Treads’ leading ladies, Diana Gorham and Sheri Fiolek, who finished the Burning River 100 miler in Ohio on August 3. If anyone tells [Read more...]
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    Mom's Home Run

  • Even Superman sometimes takes a break!

    Nicole orriëns
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Both as a mom and as a runner it's important to sometimes take a break. Just to give your mind and your body a chance to recuperate.
  • How does your running week look?

    Nicole orriëns
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    It's been thirteen years since I started running. And during those years my running rythm has changed. Usually it changed because of circumstances. Or because of a fluke. Rarely was it a conscious decision. When I first started running, my kids were still in diapers. So I had to wait for my husband to get home before I could leave the house. And because I didn't like to run at night, this
  • Friday Five: hairdos for runners

    Nicole orriëns
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Imagine me, dressed in a white linen dress. Running through fields of corn. My hair gently flowing behind me. It almost seems like I'm floating. Can you see her?! But then suddenly this beautiful, ethereal woman gets overtaken by this runner! She's dressed in bright pink shorts and an orange shirt that clashes loudly with the shorts. Her hair is pulled into a messy knot. Her face is bright
  • Look at my sole

    Nicole orriëns
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Wordless Wednesday Old versus new Don't miss any of my posts! Get yourself a free subscription, and you'll never have to worry about missing out! Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner
  • Stay safe during a run: 10 tips

    Nicole orriëns
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    As a runner you're vulnerable. If you get hit by a car, chances are you'll be hurt way worse than the car. Even if the car was in the wrong. Add to that the fact that you're a woman, and you're even more vulnerable. It's important to be aware of your vulnerabilities, both as a runner and as a woman. So you can take precautions. I made a picture showing some of the scary stuff! So, now that
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  • Getting Started With Running (Strength Training, Running Form, Pain Management and More)

    Mark Kennedy
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    This is lesson two of my “Get Started Running” series. Click here to see lesson 1. Be sure to sign up if you want to join my FREE 5-part email course to help you get started and discover the enjoyment of running. Click here to sign up. In lesson two I chat with Greg Lehman. Greg is a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Spine and Exercise Biomechanics Expert. In the clinic, Greg focuses on running injury mechanics, sport injuries, persistent pain problems and post surgical rehabilitation. Greg completed his Master of Science in Kinesiology from the…
  • Getting Started With Running (Choosing Running Shoes, Prepping Your Body and More)

    Mark Kennedy
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This is lesson one of my “Get Started Running” series. Be sure to sign up if you want to join my FREE 5-part email course to help you get started and discover the enjoyment of running. Click here to sign up. In lesson one I chat with Jay Dicharry, Director of the REP Biomechanics Lab in Bend, Oregon. Originally from New Orleans LA, Jay completed the Masters of Physical Therapy degree at Louisiana State University Medical Center and is a Board- Certified Sports Clinical Specialist. Jay built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the…
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    Runner Academy

  • RA061 | Bill Rodgers: Unknown Grad Student to Top of the Running World

    Matt Johnson
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Bill Rodgers, known by many as “Boston Billy” was one of the key figures in the distance running boom that started in the 1970s and continues strong still today. A complete unknown grad student before capturing attention and admiration following his 1975 Boston Marathon Victory, a race he went on to win a total of 4 times including 3 straight from 1978-80 and twice set the American Record on the course. In addition he captured the NYC Marathon 4 times and the famed Fukuoka Marathon in Japan holding the title of all 3 at the same time. He did all of this at a time when the reward was not…
  • RA060 | Dr. Phil Maffetone: Burning Fat, Training Slower and the 1:59 Marathon

    Matt Johnson
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Dr. Phil Maffetone is a well published and successful endurance coach was named coach of the year by Triathlete Magazine, and honored by Inside Triathlon magazine as one of the top 20 most influential people in endurance sports worldwide in the 20th century. His approach in training is rooted in holistic principles in examining causes rather than end symptoms and lectures on diet, nutrition and stress management, and teaches biofeedback to health practitioners. Among notable athletes and patients Dr. Maffetone has worked with include Grete Waitz (Whites) 9 Time NYC Marathon Champion and Mark…
  • RA059 | 80/20 Running: Slow Down to Get Faster with Matt Fitzgerald

    Matt Johnson
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Run stronger and race faster by slowing down during a majority of your training. You can get better by making the majority of your running easier. This isn’t a link bait headline that graces the ‘big running magazines’ but in fact a training methodology that is proven to elicit your best performance and remains the choice of elite runners over many decades and still today. Matt Fitzgerald continues to be the voice of reason by providing scientifically backed running books that explore not hand picked research to advance an agenda but instead get at what the summation of…
  • ER019 | Lisa Hamilton: Lessons Learned in 2 Decades of Running

    Matt Johnson
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Lisa Hamilton started running in college by chance after first becoming exposed to it through her roommate, a cross-country runner. From her first run she was hooked and ended a more than 15 year successful and decorated history in swimming to take up running, but it wasn’t always easy. Lisa has often been plagued with injury:  stress fractures, patella tendinitis, iliotibial band syndrome,  joint pain and even plantar fasciitis. She has tried everything from orthotics to physical therapy and only after discovering strength training and running consciously has she been able to focus…
  • RA058 | Dr. Paul Thompson: How Safe is Marathon Running for Your Heart?

    Matt Johnson
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Dr. Paul Thompson is the chief of cardiology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and considered one of the leading experts today in the field of exercise cardiology. As a life long marathon runner himself he has authored over 200 scientific articles on topics which include the effects of exercise training on preventing and treating heart disease, the risk of sudden death during exercise, the effects of statins on muscle function, and genetic factors affecting exercise response. Dr. Thompson’s research and clinical interests in exercise originate from his personal interest in distance…
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  • Monday Motivation

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
  • Is Marathon Training SUPPOSED to Go Like This?

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    I was feeling very uninspired to write in the blog today, feeling content to just browse other blogs, Instagram and Daily Mile to see what everyone else was running today. I started to see a slight commonality amongst  a few of them, particularly those who like myself, are training for the Columbus Marathon. I’ve seen “physically, and emotionally tested”, “uninspired” which are in perfect synch with my “feeling drained” Instagram post from this morning. I’m in a funk, plain and simple and I want to snap out of it. First, I need to explain my…
  • What it Means, EXACTLY, to Run the Mile You’re In

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    After my disappointing race last weekend, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my running. A LOT of thinking. I was having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that I need to run a marathon at a certain pace, but I couldn’t even do it for the half the distance last Saturday. Quite honestly, it had me in a bit of a panic. I mean the sick to my stomach, tears in my eyes, hyperventilating kind of panic… I felt like I’ve been spinning my wheels for 10 weeks and have gotten nothing out of it. I’ve since come to my senses and know this isn’t true.
  • Montour Trail 1/2 Marathon Recap – a hard one to swallow

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    It’s always easy to sit at the computer and type out a post about how great training’s going and how great a race went. It’s quite another to sit here after one of the worst races I’ve had in years and break it down, relive it. But that’s what makes me an authentic blogger. It can’t all be roses and rainbows. I’ve been working all summer toward my Columbus Marathon goal of a 3:50 finish. According to that, I should run a half marathon in 1:50. So, I signed up for the Montour Trail half marathon about a month ago thinking that this would be a great…
  • Motivation, 1000 miles and Columbus Marathon Training Wk 10

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    First off, I want to apologize for not posting a Monday Motivation yesterday. I managed 125 weeks straight and forgot yesterday during the holiday. So, here it is a day late. Secondly, I want to mention that I’ve already hit 1,000 miles for the year. Woo Hoo! Last year, around the beginning of December, I realized I was going to hit 1,000 miles for the year and I was so excited. It was the most I’d ever run in a year. Now, here I am finishing off August with 1,000 miles already. I’m still growing as a runner, getting stronger and working harder to get where I want to be. …
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    Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

  • Lone Peak Hike n'Summit

    27 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Lone Peak is an imposing summit towering over my house in Utah.   I've flown over it, and hiked all the way around it, but never stood atop the rocky summit.   It's been calling me all summer, and finally I found a day to hike up.  Well, actually it was my second attempt...the first time got a late start and attempted a trail which obviously in retrospect didn't actually reach the peak at all!   That time I had a nice day hike and came back down to do more research.  Topo maps aren't very updated...mine is missing the entire town of Sun Crest at the Point of the…
  • Run Elevated Half Marathon Aug 23, 2014

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    I saw my first snowfall for the year on August 23 at 6 o'clock in the morning, while standing at the entrance to Alta Ski Resort.   Alta lies at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, and I was getting soaking with fat snowflakes, along with hundreds of other people, waiting to run down the canyon for the Run Elevated Half Marathon.    We were all basically wet, and cold, and a little miserable, probably wondering what we were doing in the dark dressed in skimpy clothing that high in the mountains.  The smart ones had brought umbrellas, and rain ponchos, and probably hot…
  • Snowbird Adventure Race, Aug 16 2014

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    At the starting lineMy second year in a row of completing the Snowbird Adventure Race, this time with Jim as his first adventure race ever!   True to form, organizers Scott and Aaron made a nice uphill course all within the ski areas of the Snowbird ski resort.  The checkpoints were somewhat easier to find this year, being alongside trails, no bushwhacking or scratched legs unless you really want to take shortcuts.   We didn't.  We did, however, see plenty of uphills.   Our first climb zigzagged through the ski runs, past a couple of controls, all the way up to the…
  • Lake Blanche Hike, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Back in Utah now and happy to be home for a while!   We are still exploring our local area, and discovered this little gem of a trail not too far up the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon.  Officially this trail has the name of Mill B South Fork Trail, but that's a mouthful and everyone calls it Lake Blanche instead.  Which is the biggest of the three lakes at the end of the trail, I would guess. Either way, it's a nice 2500 foot climb from the trailhead up to the lakes.  We weren't quite acclimated to the elevation yet, and when the gradient steepened I admit to sucking some…
  • Back-To-Back Long-Distance Flights in Austria!

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Well, our time in the Alps has come to a close.   This was Jim's first time sightseeing in Europe, so we detoured from paragliding here and there to see a few touristic sights like Venice, a few castles, the Matterhorn, and some Roman ruins.  We put 7500 kilometers on the rental car, driving to Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, France, Monaco, and Italy.  We hiked and/or ran 136 miles across some really beautiful high alpine trails.  We climbed some great via ferratas and saw more great scenery than our camera could capture. What we didn't do enough of, until the very…
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    Crank101 - Personal Development Lifehacks

  • Rob Krar, Ultra-Runner, Talks About His Depression

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Depression is something that people from all areas of life succumb to. It is caused often times by a chemical imbalance in the brain, or it could be caused by environment or some nasty combination of both. Any way you look at it, chronic depression is a devastating affliction to have. I mean, life is […]
  • Happiness Life Tip: 1 Way to Instantly Get Optimistic

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Life is all about being as optimistic as possible. Being optimistic leads to success. If you’re not happy 90 mornings out of 100 when you wake up, you are missing out on so much. I know that’s the reason a good portion of you are reading personal development blogs – for tips on making yourself […]
  • Want to Start Running? (A plan complete with mental gymnastics)

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Want to Start Running? This article will answer questions like: What is the start-up process that will give me the best chance of success if I want to start running? What are some reasons people run? Why does Vern run? This article will not answer questions like: Does “running away from something” count? People start […]
  • Training for My First Ultra Marathon – 50 kilometers

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    I set a goal at the beginning of the month that was a bit optimistic, maybe doable, but I’ve already revised the goal and added another month to it so I don’t leap forward in my usual gung-ho style and hurt myself. I’d like to really ramp up my running over the next year and […]
  • Marathon Training – Periodization by Sage Canaday

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Notes on Sage’s video… Periodization is breaking training into blocks of training to make the best use of your time. The goal is to gain speed, strength and endurance. The most important? Getting in a consistent long run. Your long run might be 8 miles, 10 or 12 miles. Depends what you’re ready for. Build […]
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  • Pool Recovery Session for Runners & Triathletes

    James Dunne
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    In the context of triathlon training, I’m a reluctant swimmer at best! However I’ve always loved the water, and usually find that a pool recovery session really speeds up my recovery after a tough race or run day. The potential benefits of pool recovery sessions seem to be well appreciated amongst the athletes I meet. However many say that they don’t regularly incorporate these sessions into their recovery strategy due to a lack of guidance in terms of what exactly they should do, once in the water. Measured subjectively, Dawson et al (2005) observed predominantly that…
  • Tibialis Posterior Strength Exercise: Anytime Anywhere!

    James Dunne
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    A Twitter follower of mine just asked me for a simple exercise to target the small but important Tibialis Posterior muscle of the lower leg. While I’ve already uploaded a video showing my favourite Tibialis Posterior Stretch, it’s important to also build strength in this often weak, and sometimes dysfunctional muscle. Try this… all you need is a step!: For more Tibialis Posterior strengthening exercises, check out these videos. The post Tibialis Posterior Strength Exercise: Anytime Anywhere! appeared first on Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic…
  • Q&A: How Do You Structure Your Marathon Training For Success?

    Neil Scholes
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Question From Richard Hi Neil, I’ve been lucky enough to get a slot at next year’s Brighton Marathon. As you know from our previous conversations, I’ve completed a few marathons but feel this time I’d like to make an effort to run sub 3:30 and to potentially use this then as a springboard to achieving a Boston qualifying time in the future. I was wondering how you would structure a campaign to achieve this and what races would you use as a build up? Big question I know but thought it was a good one! Thanks, Richard Response From Coach Neil Scholes Hi Richard I think your word…
  • Do Beginner Runners Need to Consider Technique?

    James Dunne
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    There are a number of questions I’m often asked regarding running form. Sometimes these come direct from athletes, sometimes from fellow coaches. I was reminded of one such question recently: Do beginner runners need to work on technique, or should gradually increasing volume of running naturally allow a new runner to develop their own style? Here are my thoughts As with most things in the health and fitness industry, the polarised answer at either extreme is invariably the wrong answer! Running Builds Runners I’m not going to sit here and argue that new runners should be solely…
  • Kenyan Running Drills in Slow Motion: Warm-Up Routine

    James Dunne
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    I was going through some of our archived video footage last night when I came across this slow motion footage recorded by Neil Scholes during his time with the Kenyan Olympic Team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. Neil recorded a number of their simple warm-up drills ahead of a track session… What I really like about this video is that it brilliantly demonstrates the combination of a few key factors we look to look to develop in the vast majority of the athletes we work with. In particular: Range of Motion at the Hip – ‘Running: It’s all in the Hips’ Ankle…
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  • Keeping Fit with an Ongoing Condition

    Kayleigh Herbertson
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you have an ongoing condition then it is easy for it to consume your life. From asthma to arthritis, these conditions can make you feel weakened and afraid of your own limits. In the case of chronic conditions that arise suddenly, without warning, it is incredibly easy to become sedentary as a means of coping. And once you are ready to lead an active lifestyle again there is always a conscious consideration that you must now match it with what your body can handle. My name is Kayleigh and I have had a chronic pain condition called Tietze’s syndrome since I was 14 years old. This causes…
  • Barefoot Run Charity Event

    Matt Orlando
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    What will you be doing on October 4th? If you are not racing this weekend I have a suggestion for you that will fit in with whatever workout you have planned and help you support a worthy cause. On October 4th runners across the country will be taking part in the Barefoot Run. This unique event is a virtual (or in person) run to raise awareness and support for Shoes for Orphan Souls®. Shoes for Orphan Souls is a humanitarian effort put forth by Buckner, a 135-year old faith-based global ministry dedicated to transforming lives.  Shoes for Orphan Souls annually helps coordinate more than…
  • A New PR (Sort Of)

    Matt Orlando
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    With the beautiful northeast weather this past week, I decided it was finally time to give it another go at hitting a new 30’s PR in the mile (previous attempts here and here). My previous PR for the mile in my 30s was 6:30. Based on my current training runs I figured a 6:29 was definitely doable. All day I was looking forward to heading to the boardwalk and giving it a try. As I arrived at the boardwalk I realized right away a valid attempt at a PR was out of the question. Despite what the Weather Channel said, the winds were very strong making, my normal run direction out of the…
  • Thankful For Today

    Matt Orlando
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Today I find myself sitting comfortably and peacefully alone, gazing out on a family of geese as they glide aimlessly upon the lake. The sound of distant traffic floats across the water, mixed with the cascading droplets of a water fountain adding to the serenity of the afternoon scene. It is a rare cool day in August, one that must be spent outdoors and not locked away in the confines of artificial light and stale, processed air. It is a day that begs to be enjoyed, to be experienced, to be explored. In other words, it is a day that was built for running. My life over the past few months has…
  • Summer Slowdown

    Matt Orlando
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Well hello there everyone. Being as though it is now mid-July, and I haven’t posted any new content written by me in some time, I thought it fitting that I reach out from the digital beyond and check in. Lately my creative mind seems to be on summer vacation, moving with the speed of a snail. Sadly, so is my body. Since injuring my back shortly before my half in May, running has been hit or miss. I am currently forcing myself to take a running break in hopes that some rest will accelerate the healing process. I had my first DNS for a 5 miler I was scheduled to run, and I may be missing…
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  • Ciele Athletics Go Cap Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    Ciele Athletics Go Cap Review & Giveaway The problem with most running caps and visors is that they are not very washer friendly. Maybe your head doesn’t sweat, so you don’t need to wash your headwear. Mine does. A lot. Ciele Athletics makes a sweat wicking multi-panel cap that has a bill with no cardboard […] The post Ciele Athletics Go Cap Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Ashmei Merino+Carbon Jersey Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Ashmei Merino+Carbon Jersey The Good Thomas: The best wool sportswear hands down. Bold statement right? I can’t say that because I haven’t tried them all, but of the wool running clothes I have tried, oh boy this is top notch. What makes the Ashmei Merino+Carbon Jersey stand out? Simply put, fit, details, and breathability. The […] The post Ashmei Merino+Carbon Jersey Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Running Accessories

    Meaghan Murray
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    With a lot of miles, comes a lot of accessories. We’re lucky to review all sorts of running products. Some are purchased and some are provided. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites (and not-so-favorite) accessories for the run. HYDRATION & SPORT ACCESSORIES Tune Belt Running Arm Band & Belt ($20) Meaghan: Tune Belt […] The post Running Accessories appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • New Balance 880v4 Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    New Balance 880v4 Review The Good Thomas: In my 5 years of reviewing shoes, the New Balance 880v4 is the best update in one generation I have ever experienced. The 880v3 was an ounce heavier weighing 11.8 oz. for size 10.5, the 880v4 comes in at 10.8 oz. The weight of the shoe is just […] The post New Balance 880v4 Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Newton Running BOCO Sol Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Newton Running BOCO Sol Review The Good Thomas: Training for the TransRockies Run and running the TRR is a great way to try out a new shoe. The Newton BOCO Sol got put to the test during the 120 mile run over the Rockies. 10.85 oz. men’s size 10.5. Newton as usual went bold with […] The post Newton Running BOCO Sol Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
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  • Races of Gametiime: 3rd annual Foster 5K Fun Run gives 100% of proceeds to local Seattle charities

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Race Name: Foster C4C Fun Run When: Satuday, Oct 11, 2014 | Where: University of Washington – Paccar Hall (Seattle, WA) Prize Drawing: The Foster C4C Fun Run is giving away two FREE entries to the Gametiime community! Click here for your chance to win! Winners will be announced next Tuesday (10/7). Calling all Husky students, alumni, family and friends! The Foster 5K Fun Run is returning to campus for its 3rd year. Wind through campus and support the Challenge for Charity with a race entry proceeds benefitting charities around the area. And when you’re done with this…
  • Join the next batch of running groups for Gametiime Groups Beta!

    25 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Since launching our first batch of running groups for Gametiime Groups Beta, we have empowered thousands of runner connections around the world, provided a great way for runners to share race schedules, photos, and insider opinions, and given brands and causes another platform to spread their mission across the running community. Oiselle Runners are showing the strength and unity of the Oiselle Flock with nearly 300 members. The Sub 30 Club is climbing the ladder to 200 members as they strive for and support a common goal. Nuun, SKORA, and INKnBURN are spreading the word about their awesome…
  • Introducing: Share your Gametiime profile on your blog or website

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Since we launched new user profiles a couple months ago, a number of users have asked us for a seamless way to link to their Gametiime profile via their personal running blog or website. Well, good news. It’s here! With just a quick click of a button, a Gametiime profile badge will allow you to easily share your upcoming races, race history, wish list races, and race photos with your friends and blog readers. To get your Gametiime badge, follow these easy steps! Visit Go to your Gametiime profile. Click the ‘Share Your Profile’ link — on the right,…
  • Gametiime Groups Beta is now live and open for members!

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    After introducing Gametiime Groups Beta this past week, we’ve been cranking away — building custom pages for 21 trend-setting running groups across the nation to: connect group members — all in one place share race schedules — easier than ever show pride for your club, brand, or cause ACTIVE GROUPS – Click below to see groups in action! Join any you’re a part of! Bothell Running and Multi-Sport Club INKnBURN Ambassadors Kirkland Everyday Athlete LA Frontrunners Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders (LMJS) Nuun Ambassadors Oiselle Runners Pip Running…
  • 21 running groups selected for Gametiime Groups Beta

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A week and a half ago, we announced the launch of Gametiime Groups Beta — a new way to connect running groups like never before. After opening the application process, we received a fantastic response from local running clubs, brand ambassador programs, and endurance-centric charity teams who are excited about connecting their members around the races they run and growing their presence in the running community. Without further adieu, here are the 21 groups we selected for our first batch! Bothell Running and Multi-Sport Club – a local, member-driven running and multi-sport…
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    Running Life

  • My favorites “Fit-stagrammers!”

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Yes, I have made this word up, but i’m pretty sure you all know what I am talking about! You know, those really fit people who love to make us jealous, inspired and sometimes a little bit hungry with their instagram snaps. It seems that people are really getting into fitness and the healthy lifestyles and with so many people… Read more →
  • Coffee Morning!

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Today at work we are having a Macmillan Coffee morning, so we have all been asked to bring in some home baked goods. I know some of the people at work have just been to Asda and bought in some bits, but I made my famous courgette cakes. Yes, that is right cakes made with courgettes! I have made these a… Read more →
  • Morning Vs Evening

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    I often wonder when is the best time to workout, and the other day I came across this really good blog. I always try my hardest to get a workout in whenever I can be to be honest. Some weeks I can be really motivated and I will set my alarm early, get up and get a workout done. Whereas… Read more →
  • Yoga Playlist

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Who doesn’t love a bit of Yoga?  And even if you not a fan, sitting down listening to some soothing and relaxing music is always good for the soul. I have put together my favorite yoga and relaxation tracks into my playlist   Read more →
  • Yay Carbs Part Two!

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    So as I mentioned in my last post, I have been trying out this Carb Diet. Which was under a lot of speculation in the office – “How can you eat carbs and lose weight?” Well I can say that after a week of almost following the diet by the book, if you count a midweek curry at the local… Read more →
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