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  • Turning Race T-Shirts into Treadmill Towels

    Run Far Girl
    scanney
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    This post originally appeared a year ago, but since I’m still using the towels today and still getting more race t-shirts I thought it would be a great post to re-share. If you re-create this DIY be sure to share and email pictures of what you did! I’d love to share with readers. I can safely say that every runner boasts a drawer overflowing with race t-shirts. It seems that more races these days, even the small 5K are giving out tech-t shirts. But even then you only have so much room. Some race t-shirts I decline upon registration or donate right away. Some become nightgowns for…
  • The art of running negative splits

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    WalkJogRun
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    There’s no better feeling than finishing a race strong, but if you’ve been running races long enough, you’ve probably completed some races feeling the complete opposite way. Maybe you bonked in the final miles or fell off your pace because you ran too fast at the start. No matter what the reason, running a less […]
  • No Knead Bread

    Women's Endurance Gear - Family, Fitness and Food
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Here's a recipe for an easy no-knead bread that you need to try :). A dear friend made it for us, and then Gaigai (12 years old) decided to give it a try.  It's amazingly delicious - tastes like Italian bread fresh from the bakery!In a medium bowl, combine 3 c flour1/4 tsp yeast1 1/4 tsp saltAdd 1 1/2 c waterIncorporating by hand or with a spatula for 30 seconds to 1 minute.Coat inside of a second bowl with olive oil, and place dough in bowl.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest 12 -15 hours at room temperature.Remove from bowl.  Fold once or twice. Let rest 15…
  • After Storm, At Least Boston Marathon Finish Line is Clear

    Newswire
    Alison Wade
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    Photo of shoveled finish line quickly goes viral.
  • My Twist on a Drink for Coughs and Colds

    WightRunner
    Dan Williams
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    If you’re like me then you may feel a lot of the over-the-counter remedies for coughs and colds are pretty expensive for what they achieve. An age old remedy for a cough is honey and cider vinegar. It is also said to help with arthritis, nasal congestion, fatigue and hay fever. In the past I’ve experimented with different (claimed) aids for coughs and the common cold and I’ve found the following twist on a classic to work the best. Why not give it a try? It’s a lot cheaper per portion than pre-made solutions you can find in the shops, takes very little time to prepare and I feel it…
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  • Form Tips

    Jeff Galloway
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
     Running form mistakes can aggravate injuries. The most efficient and gentle running form is a “shuffle.” The feet stay next to the ground, touching lightly with a relatively short stride. When running at the most relaxed range of shuffling motion, the ankle mechanism does a great deal of the work, and little effort is required from the calf muscle. When the bounce off the ground increases, the foot pushes harder and the stride gets longer, there are more aches, pains and injuries. Time goal runners need to run faster, and this means some increase in stride length, greater bounce and…
  • Four Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life

    Jeff Galloway
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    It’s natural to become focused on the big things in your life, and worry about the outside forces and the reality of stress. But a few simple lifestyle actions can give everyone more control over attitude and energy, while reducing and managing stress and fatigue. These activities give you a strategy to enjoy key personal relationships, inject you with natural vitality hormones, while connecting you with powerful creative and intuitive powers inside. Set aside half an hour every day for yourself. Wake up 30 minutes early and go for a walk, run, or other exercise. While the exertion will…
  • Stretching

    Jeff Galloway
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    Before running? Most runners think they should stretch just before running. You see them everywhere, legs on benches, leaning against buildings-getting ready to run. I don’t recommend this. Just before running, the muscles are tight and may pull or strain easily. You are particularly at risk early in the morning when you’re cold and blood flow is minimal. Pushing a cold muscle, tendon or joint often leads to injury. After running? Stretching right after running is also a risky proposition. The muscles don’t simply stop all activity when you stop running. They are still “revved up”…
 
 
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  • Five Miles in the Neighborhood

    Don
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    We're still exploring our new neighborhood.  The shortest loop around the lake is 3.4 miles, but today I wanted to run five miles, so I ran a larger loop which comes out to 5.09 miles on the map.  I ran a little faster that I have recently, and was slowed only by one phone call, during which I didn't run but walked fast.  Otherwise the run/walk ratio was 1 to 1.Time 58:42, for a pace of 11:32, about one minute per mile faster than other recent outdoor runs.  Another lovely outdoor run.
  • One Lake Loop

    Don
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Today's weather was pretty nice, about 32 degrees with little wind, so I ran outdoors again, one simple 3.4-mile loop around the lake.I ran/walked 20 / 20, for a faster pace than Sunday's.  The roads and trails were quite a bit more slippery, however, in places where snow had turned to ice and I had to walk.  Further, I walked without running for 8-10 minutes while on a phone call with a state well inspector (indeed!), so the time came out about the same as the time per loop on Sunday.Time 42:42, pace 12:34.
  • Ten Miles Today

    Don
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Although I haven't been blogging, we have been running.  Mostly we've been in a local soccer dome, running around the outside of the field lines with lots of walkers and a few other runners.  Including today, I have run 49 miles so far this month, and spent many hours cross-training with a snow shovel.Today we ran outdoors.  The temperature was only 20, but we haven't had snow for several days and the roads were mostly clear of ice.  The trails did have some ice, but I walked gingerly when necessary and had a very enjoyable run.  The overall pace of 12:34 isn't great,…
  • It's Been A While

    Don
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    ... since I posted on this blog.  We've moved from one house to another, and that whole project has higher priority than blogging and, apparently, higher even than running.We're settled into the new home now, though, even if still a little tight. There are boxes not yet unpacked, but the good news is that there are a few drawers and shelves not yet filled. Here's hoping it will all come out even - a substantial downsizing is involved!We have run exactly three times since the MEC Vancouver Marathon on November 16. That's four weeks with three runs. Tsk. Hopefully tomorrow.Tuesday,…
  • MEC Vancouver Marathon Review

    Don
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Sunday, November 16, 2014:This is a low-budget marathon where everything is easy.  Register online for $25 CAD, show up, and run.  Marathon number 85 since my myeloma diagnosis, in 5:46:44, about eight minutes faster than the most recent marathon in Ottawa. This was my second race in Canada, again supporting Nelson Wiebe, an Edmonton college student who is running five marathons this year in honor of his aunt, diagnosed with myeloma in 2010, to increase awareness of myeloma in Canada and to raise money for Myeloma Canada (www.myeloma.ca).  He passed me three times in the race,…
 
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  • New Year. New Month.

    Steve
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    It would appear I’ve slipped into non-blogging mode again for the last month or so, which means it’s probably time for an update before I lose all my followers. Training has been steady, but nothing earth-shattering, and with the end of January almost upon us, I now find myself staring down another big race in […] The post New Year. New Month. appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • 2014 Cayman Marathon Race Recap

    Steve
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    Not sure I’ve ever written a Cayman Islands Marathon Race Recap, but first a bit of background info. After winning the Breeze Fusion 2 Miler in November 2008, I remember being interviewed by one of the local journalists who asked if I’d be running the marathon the following month. Two trips to the Caribbean in […] The post 2014 Cayman Marathon Race Recap appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Harbor Lights Half Marathon Race Recap

    Steve
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    Not a whole lot to report from the 2014 Blue Moon Harbor Lights Half Marathon, but I figured it might be useful to jot down a few thoughts and stats for future reference. I signed up for the event back in July when it was first announced by J&A Racing. The local race-management company always […] The post Harbor Lights Half Marathon Race Recap appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Saucony Breakthru First Impression Review

    Steve
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    It’s no secret that Saucony is one of my favorite running shoe brands. Over the last 3 or 4 years I’ve logged hundreds, if not thousands, of miles in numerous pairs of Kinvara and Virrata models. The Kinvara is pretty much everything I need in a running shoe – affordable, lightweight and cushioned, low heel/toe […] The post Saucony Breakthru First Impression Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Injinji Socks Product Review

    Steve
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    I switched over to Injinji Performance Toesocks earlier this year after once again experiencing battered and blistered little toes during the 2014 Rocky Raccoon 100. In shorter races I never have a problem with blisters, but when the distance gets into Ultramarathon territory, my odd, curled-under-the-fourth-toe little toes always seem to suffer. Over the years […] The post Injinji Socks Product Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
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  • Pole Vault Rivals In Aerial Combat: Barber, Kendricks Could Duel For A Decade by Dave Hunter

    Admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The pole vault is one of the truly hot events of 2015. Renaud Lavillenie, the new WR holder, cleared 5.92m in Reno, Nevada. In the number two positions are number three positions in the pole vault world so far in 2015 are Shawn Barber and Sam Kendricks.Dave Hunter wrote this piece on these two new emerging vault stars. Hunter has been able to see them up close as he pursues his second career as a track meet announcer. Dave provides the reader a birds' eye view two of the hottest vaulters in the world, and we are fortunate for those observations. Photo of Shawn Barber (left) and Sam…
  • Carleo, Garmon Set for Boys' Junior Invitational Mile at 2015 New Balance Indoor GP ( February 7)

    Larry Eder
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    The boy's high school mile has had some tremendous fields at the New Balance Boston Indoor Grand Prix. Nick Carleo has run a 4:14.12 this season, and he is one of the featured middle distance runners in the Indoor High School mile.  Wednesday, January 28, 2015Carleo, Garmon Set for Boys' Junior Invitational MileBOSTON, Mass. (Jan. 15, 2015)--Massachusetts standouts Nick Carleo and P.J. Garmon are among the U.S. prep stars set for the Boys' Junior Invitational Mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 7, organizers announced today.Carleo (Newburyport, MA)…
  • 2015 NIKE Discovery Kenya XC Championships in Eldoret, A View from Kenya, by Justin Lagat

    Larry Eder
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    Leading pack senior men: Including Asbel Kiprop (1012), Peter Emase (1147) Conseslus Kipruto (1179) -notice the missing shoe on his left foot, photo by Justin Lagat/Kenyan Athlete 2015 Nike Discovery Kenya XC Championships in Eldoret, by Justin LagatAsbel Kiprop (1012) at the lead, by Justin Lagat/Kenyan AthleteIn one of the most competitive competitions in Kenya, Peter Emase and Agnes Tirop emerged winners of the senior races at this year's Eldoret Nike Discovery Kenya cross country event. The elite fields of both events were, as usual in this event, packed with great international stars.The…
  • [Audio] Haile Gebrselassie on Dubai Marathon 2015 by Race News Service

    Admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:23 am
    Haile in Tokyo, photo by PhotoRun.netHaile Gebrselassie is an amazing athlete. He is charismatic and a truly global personality. At the 2015 Dubai Marathon, Haile joined Andy Edwards in the announcing booth during the marathon, which happened last Friday, 23 January 2015. Enjoy the video. Haile may have found his next profession!  PRESS RELEASE: STANDARD CHARTERED DUBAI MARATHONWomen set records on Dubai's superfast courseThe Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon has impressively confirmed its position as one of the fastest races in the world. Winning times of 2:05:28 from Lemi Berhanu…
  • Sergey Bubka Speaks, on his career, on his dreams for athletics, from Eurosport

    Larry Eder
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:48 pm
    This video was posted on SergeyBubka.com on 21 January 2015. On 28 January 2015, about 1 am in California, I received the announcement in Russian and English that Sergey Bubka was offiicially putting his name into the ring for IAAF president. 
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    Runnergirl Training

  • Easy Healthy Diagram

    runnergirl training
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This is a fun diagram for easy ways to eat healthy!
  • Water Enhancers

    runnergirl training
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Water enhancers may not be as healthy as you think. Learn more here!
  • Product Review - Gaiam Metro Bag

    runnergirl training
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    written by runnergirl trainingThis product review is based on my personal thoughts regarding my purchase of the Gaiam Metro bag. This bag is the perfect size for your gym goings! The exterior has 2 slot pockets which hold a generous amount of stuff (headphone, snack bars, sunglasses, gym card). The interior is roomy enough to hold shoes, clothes & travel size personal care items. On the underneath of the bag there is a bungee strap to hold a yoga mat.So cute & versatile! I highly recommend this gym bag!
  • Product Review - Lululemon Run With Me Toque

    runnergirl training
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:34 pm
    written by runnergirl trainingThis product review is based on my personal thoughts regarding my purchase of the Lululemon women's Run With Me Toque.This hat is super cute, lightweight & warm! It is reversible & reflective. I really like the way it covers my ears all the way. I dislike hats that barely cover my ears & jump around when I'm running. This hat is amazing! You won't be disappointed!
  • How Much Sugar In Your Drink

    runnergirl training
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:24 pm
    This informative graphic will be an eye opener for the amount of sugar in your favorite drinks!
 
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  • Carmel Valley 5K Race Report

    SDrunner
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:32 pm
    The official name of this race is actually the 3rd Annual Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run 2015. As the name states, this race actually benefits quite a few schools in the community, see the full list here. Most people start off the new year running more than other months, trying to meet some type of New Year’s Resolution goal. But since I was running a lot the last few months, training for a few half marathons, I went back to just working out at the gym. So I didn’t get to train as much for this race as I would have liked, but did well considering the…
  • Things To Consider When Purchasing Fitness Equipment

    SDrunner
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    There are many things to consider when purchasing fitness equipment from locations such as Fitness1st.com. The price of the government should be taken into consideration. The durability of the equipment results of something for folks to consider when they are trying to decide which products to purchase. The likelihood that they will use the products on a consistent basis is also an important consideration with so many options available. The Usability Figuring out how a person is going to use the equipment they purchase is one of the most important things they can do. Understanding found the…
  • Understanding Alzheimer’s

    SDrunner
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease experience memory loss and confusion, and this can be scary for both the patient and loved ones. One worries about becoming more impaired as well as those around them wondering if they too will one day have it. Fortunately, diet can improve one’s effects of Alzheimer’s along with reducing the chances of having it. There are many books available on the subject. Causes It is important to understand what causes alzheimers. It is caused by factors that include environment, lifestyle, and genetics. All of these can affect the brain. Even though the…
  • New Year’s Resolution Idea? Try a Spartan Race.

    SDrunner
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Why be like everyone else and resolve to go to the gym again? Take it to another level and compete in a race or event. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, consider one of the most extreme obstacle races like the Spartan Race. I am proud to say that I attempted and completed my first Spartan Race a few months ago and as I mentioned in my race report, it was one of the hardest races I have ever participated in. This race really appeals to all sorts of individuals: runners, fitness buffs (I’m looking at you CrossFitters!), bucket list goers, and individuals who do not like to…
  • Removing The Hair

    SDrunner
    29 Dec 2014 | 7:14 pm
    If the hair on your body gets to the point where you aren’t sure if you want to shave or remove the hair with wax, then consider the benefits of hair removal devices. There are several devices that you can order now online that are easy to use and will keep the hair off of the body for several weeks. It makes it easier to wear clothing that reveals more skin as well as making you feel more comfortable without the hair. Razors are the least expensive, and you can get them just about anywhere. It’s easy to use a razor as long as you have a little water and a cream that will make the…
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  • Getting to a 5 Minute Plank

    crossn81
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    One of January’s Challenges is to hold a 5 minute plank.  Minneapolis Running retweeted a link from a local blogger who initiated the challenge.  The Right Fits blogs about running and fitness in the Twin Cities and beyond.  She laid down the challenge in her first post of the year and a Facebook Event. She kindly offered a “training” plan to get there in 1 month. I must admit, it seems a little daunting to think about holding a plank for 5 minutes… I know people who can run a mile that fast!! Or do 100 burpees… but holding one position.  That’s a…
  • January 2015 Challenge Accepted

    crossn81
    3 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    January has two challenges: 1) Unfriend, unfollow, unsubscribe, remove, delete – basically get rid of some digital clutter! 2) Hold a 5 minute plank by undertaking the 5 Minute Plank Challenge! I can’t forget that I need to go out on at least 2 dates with my wonderful wife! And work towards my other goals like mobility, Bible reading, etc. Challenge Accepted!
  • 2015 Challenges Ready to Go!

    crossn81
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Welcome to a new year!! So much happened last year that wasn’t planned or expected that it is hard to imagine what the next year will bring!  But like last year I’ve decided to break down the year into 12 (ok 18) manageable 30 day challenges. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNP03fDSj1U Last year was a successful year and I really liked some of the challenges.  This year I’ve got 18 Monthly Challenges I want to complete and 9 other year long goals.  First the larger goals: Run more than 2014 – So I need to run 341 miles (.9 miles a day) Bike more than 2014 – So…
  • November into December

    crossn81
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Hard to believe that December is already here. Where has time gone? I had three goals for November. The main one was to write a thank you note every day and mail it to the person. I did horrible on this one. I wrote 4 and mailed them I think. I did create a list of people to send notes to but didn’t actually get around to writing any. I feel bad that this is a goal I failed miserably at. I’m going to keep the goal in my to-do list and plan on getting up to 30 of them before the end of the year. I’m not sure why it was a challenge to complete. I guess I need to be more…
  • Recap: Turkey Day 5k

    crossn81
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    First I’d like to say that the idea of running a “turkey trot” with thousands of people wasn’t my first choice when I asked my sister if she wanted to run a 5k on Thanksgiving morning. I really wanted to do the trail race in St. Paul, but since we would be pushing the kids in the stroller that wasn’t even an option. So I looked at the lower key race around one of the lakes that had a nice kiddo race too.  Buried deep in the fine print it said, “no strollers”.  Fortunately, I saw it just before we registered!  So we signed up for the Lifetime…
 
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    japan running news

  • Kawauchi vs. Adachi at Nobeoka Nishi Nippon Marathon

    Brett Larner
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    by Brett Larner The Nobeoka Nishi Nippon Marathon organizers have announced the field for their 53rd running on Feb. 8.  Run on the home ground of the Takeshi Soh-led Asahi Kasei corporate team, Nobeoka is primarily a developmental race focusing on first-timers and young athletes trying to get the marathon right and typically sees winning times in the 2:12~2:13 range.  It's noteworthy outside
  • 'The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Fight Against Doping: New Developments for Clean Sport and Society'

    Brett Larner
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:31 pm
    A JADA-sponsored conference taking place tomorrow in Tokyo:  http://cleansport-conf-wada-jada.org
  • Nakamoto Withdraws from Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

    Brett Larner
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/zc?k=201501/2015012600546&g=spo translated by Brett Larner On Jan. 26 the organizers of the Feb. 1 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon announced that elite athlete Kentaro Nakamoto (Team Yasukawa Denki) has withdrawn from the race with pain and nerve problems in the gluteus and quadraceps of his left leg.  Nakamoto was 6th in the men's marathon at the 2012 London Olympics and
  • Chida and Kamitanida Win Katsuta Marathon

    Brett Larner
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/ibaraki/news/20150125-OYTNT50223.html translated by Brett Larner The 63rd running of the Katsuta National Marathon took place Jan. 25 in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki.  A total of 20,280 runners took part in the combined men's and women's marathon and 10 km divisions.  In the men's marathon, Yosuke Chida (Team Hitachi Butsuryu) claimed his first win in 2:18:15, while 2013
  • Kawauchi Sits Ekiden Out With Lingering Left Ankle Sprain

    Brett Larner
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2015/01/26/kiji/K20150126009696350.html translated by Brett Larner With lingering effects from a sprained ankle, civil servant runner Yuki Kawauchi (27, Saitama Pref. Gov't) sat out the Jan. 25 Okumusasahi Ekiden where he had won the Fourth through Sixth Stages over the last three years.  Kawauchi was scheduled to run the Second Stage this year, but he is
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    Jill Will Run

  • Arctic Ease

    Jill
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This post (Arctic Ease) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill  A couple of months ago I was sent some Arctic Ease to try out. And I looked at it, but wasn’t quite sure how best to evaluate it when I didn’t feel that I needed the product at that moment. So I kind of sat on it and pondered it… until this weekend when I had my sudden spat of knee pain and I realized that “TA DA!!! Now I can test things that were meant for situations like that for my site!” Arctic Ease wraps are reusable wraps that require no refrigeration and stay in place on their…
  • Baby Steps to the End Goal

    Jill
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (Baby Steps to the End Goal) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill When I coached Team Challenge, my team was usually mostly newbies to the half marathon distance… or to any kind of distance and organized training plan. I used to tell the team to keep the end goal (their half marathon) in mind, but to not let it obscure the view to all the steps along the way (the training plan). It can easily feel overwhelming to think “OMG I’m going to run 13.1 miles and I’ve never run at all!” and let that cloud your vision. But you can’t just forget about the…
  • Is your city healthy or not?

    Jill
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (Is your city healthy or not?) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I received a press release the other day about a study done by BetterDoctor.com that ranks cities by how healthy they are. I just had to say “GO VEGAS! We’re #7…. least healthy! Woo hoo!” It’s not that surprising to me. Las Vegas isn’t very “walkable”, we have kind of crummy public transportation and the whole city runs on the ideas of decadence and parties and lasciviousness. The Top 25 Least Healthy Cities (each city’s total score on a 100-point scale is…
  • Boston Training Update

    Jill
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    This post (Boston Training Update) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I thought I’d post a little update on my training for the Boston Marathon. I’m running the race as part of Team Stonyfield. Stonyfield got Megan Searfoss from Run Like a Mother on board to be our coach. She sent out a training plan that called for 3 runs a week. Each run is a real “quality” effort, meaning hills one day, tempo one day, and a long run. It seems kind of like the FIRST method. I know my body well enough to know that a) I’m going to burn out if I train that way and b) I feel…
  • Food & Fitness Trends in 2014

    Jill
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:36 pm
    This post (Food & Fitness Trends in 2014) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I received this infographic from MyFitnessPal and thought it was interesting, looking at how certain things in the health world trended over the past year. I’m not surprised that wearable tech increased in popularity over 2014, but I’m surprised at how much SoulCycle increased. I hadn’t heard much about it, just had heard the name. So I went to their website and it seems the regions that they are actually operating are kind of limited still. Maybe that will spread to more regions in 2015? I…
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    Just Your Average Joggler

  • Running: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:37:48

    Perry
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:37 am
    I was exceptionally happy while running today. I don’t know why. Finished a book too Activity: Running Distance: 2.35 mi Duration: 00:20:17 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/503803983
  • Running: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:41:58

    Perry
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Nice slippery run Activity: Running Distance: 2.94 mi Duration: 00:27:04 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/503435090
  • Running: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:53:39

    Perry
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    Chilly run. Activity: Running Distance: 2.12 mi Duration: 00:18:53 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/502770869
  • Running: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:36:16

    Perry
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Snowy & cold. But finished The Handmaid’s Tale…excellent! Activity: Running Distance: 2.52 mi Duration: 00:23:26 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/502316186
  • Running: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:13:50

    Perry
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:13 am
    A little longer today. Stayed out too late. I’m tired Activity: Running Distance: 5.33 mi Duration: 00:48:36 Activity Link: http://runkeeper.com/user/thejoggler/activity/501578539
 
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    The Happy Runner

  • Monday Motivation.

    The Happy Runner
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:58 pm
    I read a sentence the other day that just hit me, and stayed with me, the way some things do sometimes."Why not choose to do everything you do with joy and enthusiasm?" Huh. I mean, really. Why not? Why not choose to do that? The way you live your life, the attitude that you have, those are both your choice, right? Right.And if you choose to do everything you do with joy and enthusiasm, it makes sense that everything you do will be more enjoyable. More joyful.At least I think so.No, I don't think so. I believe it.Sure, it is tough to always be enthusiastic about some…
  • Two months.

    The Happy Runner
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    I've been avoiding this blog. Not because I don't love it. And, certainly, not because I no longer love running.I've been avoiding the blog because I haven't been running and what the heck do you write about when you're hanging around on the disabled list for months?In my case, nothing. You choose not to write about anything because if you did write about something it would probably sound like whining and, honestly, who wants to read that?No one.And so. Here I am. Two months into living with my injured hamstring. I tried to run earlier in January and it did not go well. So I am…
  • Back to zero.

    The Happy Runner
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    My running had been going so well and then -- justlikethat -- it all went downhill.The day before Thanksgiving, we drove to Long Island. We got caught in the bad snowstorm that hit upstate NY that week and our usually 3 hour drive became 4.5 hours. During the stressful ride, I felt my right hamstring tighten up. For the last hour or so of the trip, it was hurting in that dull, achey, tight way that I really, really should have listened to.The next day, I went out for a run with my young niece who was also in town, up from Virginia. A little over 3 miles into our run, I had to stop. I felt…
  • 25!

    The Happy Runner
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Well, after a good long post-marathon break, I'm slowly getting my mileage back up to where I'd like it to be. Not because I'm training for anything. Just because I feel better when I'm running a certain amount each week.Last week, I hit it. I ran 25 miles. Oh, how wonderful it was.Sure, I started the week running in shorts and ended running in winter tights (and gloves, ear-warming headband, heavy running jacket . . . ) but, hey. Weather is weather and you can't control it. All I can control is how I respond to it.And I responded by enjoying it all. Every mile of the 25!I'm back. Running and…
  • The truth.

    The Happy Runner
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    I have been trying to write up a race report for the Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon that I ran three (!!!) weeks ago.I just haven't been able to do it. I've started. I've stopped. I've gone on and on about this and that and I haven't been able to publish anything.Why? Because it hasn't been real. It has been "my race report with a positive spin on it" and that just hasn't been cutting it this time.You see, I'm disappointed. I was disappointed and, quite honestly, I still am.I wanted to run under 3:55 and qualify for Boston. I wanted it so bad. I believed I could do it. And for about 21 miles I…
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    Quadrathon

  • 2015 Plans…redux (probably not for the first time either)!

    19 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Had you asked me 18 days ago what my plans were for the first 8 months of the year were and I would have said this; Calico Ghost Town 50k Tour of Sufferlandria Sean O’Brien 50k Leona Divide 50m Grand Canyon R2R2R TransRockiesRun Run 6 Then this happened; Then this happened; So now it’s kinda like this...sorta...ish! Calico Ghost Town 50k – Registered Tour of Sufferlandria – Registered Sean O’Brien 50k…well maybe, we’re waitlisted Bandit 50k – depends on the above! Leona Divide 50m - Registered Grand Canyon R2R2R – not enough time for Becca to recover before IM Boulder, no…
  • SOB50K Week 11

    18 Jan 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Another build week! I was finally feeling like I was getting back into the groove at work which meant things at home are easier. Along with 100+ mile daily commute 3-4 days a week our combined family has four kids that need lunches and school runs etc. Having had nearly 2 weeks off over Christmas meant that I was a little rusty! Monday. 10 Miles. Becca’s plan has longer back-to-back runs. This was hard, it sucked for the first 5 miles. The next 5 miles I was pissed so I just ran it off to get home and eat! Tuesday. Off. Doing my happy dance! Wednesday. 4 Miles. Treadmill, nothing fancy just…
  • Third party face-palm!

    13 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    I’ve been so focused on Leona Divide 50m that this happened! Back up plan, Bandit 50k the weekend after! Ugh!
  • Review; In the Footsteps of Greatness by Josh Mathe (Audio-book)

    12 Jan 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Life is typically so busy that I really don’t have any time to sit down and read a book. I used to be an avid reader but that has long since fallen by the wayside. To that end and to stop my brain from turning into complete mush I am a keen listener of audio-books and Podcasts. A 120 mile round trip commute and 8-10 hours of running each week gives you that time! I was fortunate to have been given an audio copy of In the Footsteps of Greatness by Josh Mathe by Josh himself. Full disclosure, Josh is the husband of the coach that Becca used last year. While we have never met “knowing”…
  • SOB50K Week 10

    11 Jan 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Another build week, although Monday got the best of me and I had to push my back-to-back long run to Tuesday. With Becca and I training for the same races I have decided to switch to her plan, I will post about that separately. So here’s the details: Monday. Off. Work, life, <insert excuses>! Tuesday. 11 miles. Treadmill. Treadmill at 2%. Not feeling this at all and a day late. Going back to work hit hard, not so much hit the ground running...more like just hit the ground! My Garmin and the Footpod always runs longer than the Treadmill so the miles are accurate to the ‘mill.
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    Run Eat Repeat

  • The Worst Ways to Multitask for Weight Loss

    runeatrepeat
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I am going to help you out today! There are always articles online about ‘how to lose weight by xyz’ or ‘tips to squeeze in a workout’… well, today we’re talking about the worst ways to multitask for weight loss. 1. Taking a walk with your friends… to the donut shop. 2. Going to yoga and taking a nap during Savasana (and/or taking child’s post 3/4 of the class). Mostly because it’s embarrassing when the instructor wakes you up for snoring. 3. Throwing down the weights while strength training to save the time of setting them down. 4. Going to get ice cream after your weigh…
  • What to Eat If You Want to Eat A lot

    runeatrepeat
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Hello! How’s it going? Today I am hungry and I want to eat a lot. So, I have some killer tips on what to eat if you want to eat a lot. (source) But, first we should hydrate. I’m using the leftover mint from yesterday’s Watermelon Detox Green Smoothie to fancy up my water. So refreshing! Last night I prepared overnight oats with protein powder. In the jar: 1/2 cup oats, scoop protein powder, chia seeds, almond milk, peanut powder. I ate these before my run because I had a late start. I guess all the social media updates on the east coast storm confused me because I way overdressed for my…
  • Watermelon Super Green Detox Smoothie Recreation

    runeatrepeat
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hello! How’s your week going? Today I recreated a recipe from the Watermelon Board’s website. I’m going to be working with them again this year and I’m super excited since watermelon is my FAVORITE. But this recipe isn’t your typical watermelon fruit salad – it’s a Super Green Detox Smoothie that has some very unique ingredients! One of the ingredients is Gochujang – a Korean chili paste. I made a special trip to the local Asian market for it. (I heard you could find it in the Asian section of your normal grocery store near the Sriracha, but I couldn’t find it.) Since I was…
  • Watermelon Cupcakes from SkinnyRunner

    runeatrepeat
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Today is looking up! I just got the best delivery from my favorite Skinny Runner – watermelon cupcakes!!! She knows me. But let’s back track for a moment to my run and eat this morning. I did 10 slow miles with my head movies and ipod as background music. I really need to update my running playlist with my latest favorite songs! Right now it’s Stolen Dance. Anyone else love this one?? Pre-run: Banana and pb. Post-run: Eggs, Sriracha, Bread, Blueberries. (I couldn’t decide between bagel thins and regular toast so I had both per the new bread rules.) Lunch! Right as I was finishing…
  • Meatless Monday – What I Ate 1

    runeatrepeat
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hello! I really wanted to bring back Meatless Mondays this year but have been lazy about it. I think plant based diets are very healthy. So, I’d like to start making every Monday vegetarian and focus on vegetables and fruits and grains and beans in my diet one day a week. I think this is an extra good idea because my weekend eats are usually full of sugar and fried food and pizza. Hey, I enjoy every minute of it but it’s nice to get back on track! So after my run this morning I made my usual egg-centric breakfast. Mid-morning I busted out these new Chobani flavoris – Chocolate Haze…
 
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    IronBrandon Show

  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2015-01-18 23:35:10

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Avert your eyes from the paleness! A warm and extremely windy run called for shorts today! #running #run #running shoes #dogs If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2015-01-18 19:48:49

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
    Chinook winds bringing some amazing weather to the #front range. Eaten by pizza…outside…in #Colorado…in January. #gorgeous #sundayfunday #weather #winter If you liked this... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-12-25 23:30:29

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    25 Dec 2014 | 3:52 pm
    No need to dream for it, we’re getting a white Christmas right this second! #whitechristmas #christmas #colorado #merrychristmas If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-12-18 01:15:25

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Healing run #2 and run #1 in the new @Saucony #Zealot ISO. Good stuff on both accounts! #running #runningshoes #gearist #christmaslights #stravaproveit #lululemon #fitness #workout #runchat If you... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-12-16 00:28:49

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Ironman Chattanooga left me with a busted up popliteal. Now it’s time to get strong. #htfu #running #triathlon #onerunatatime #imchoo #gearist #fitness #workout If you liked this... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
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    Ultra Marathon Running

  • Gear Review - The North Face Enduro 13 Hydration Pack

    Andy Bowen
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    I have been approached by an established UK based online retailer www.cotswoldoutdoor.com, who now has an Australian presence, to provide reviews on some of their products from a running, and ultramarathon running perspective.First product of the rack is every runner’s favourite, the hydration backpack. The choice of packs is wide and varied, each appealing to different styles of event, runner’s requirements, and budget. I have seen many packs criticised on forums before, but typically this is because it wasn’t the right tool for the specific job.Today I’m looking at the North Face…
  • The Inaugural Blackall 100 – an Ultra hot way to see the Sunshine Coast!

    Andy Bowen
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    After failing to make the start line of the Glasshouse 100 a couple ago because of a gardening induced back injury, I was keen to put that disappointment behind me in my first 100km ultramarathon race of the year. I’d not been completely idle as I had been sweeper at TNF100, run 270km along the Larapinta Trail in August and a local 90km run along the beach to raise some funds for one of our NUTRs (our local running group, the Noosa Ultra and Trail Runners) who was selected for the Australian Mountain Running team.The Blackall 100 (with 50km option) is in its inaugural year, and the first…
  • Fusion compression running shorts - What's new Down Under?

    Andy Bowen
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    It's widely accepted now that compression clothing for running is of benefit, particularly in ultramarathon events where any physiological benefit is multiplied over many hours (as covered in previous posts). There are a number of brands on the market where outwardly the only difference is the logo and stitching pattern, but they are not all same.The biggest difference I have found is in the fit and the quality of the fabric and manufacture. I have recently been asked to try a new brand of compression wear, Fusion.The brand itself has a strong presence and its roots in the triathlon scene in…
  • The NorthFace 100km – a volunteer’s perspective and why you should be at volunteer at an Ultramarathon too.

    Andy Bowen
    3 Jun 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The North Face 100, in the Blue Mountains, Sydney, is a favourite Ultramarathon of mine. It was my first 100km race, and the even where I have had my best run in an Ultra. I had the opportunity to get involved with this year’s event, not racing, but as part of the band of volunteers who make this and all ultra events work. The North Face 100 before the fun startedI was part of a group of about 8 who were to sweep the course, marking the back of the field, helping any stragglers, and keeping the race directors informed of what was happening out on the course as part of their safety…
  • Win a Free Pair of the latest Running Shoes from HOKA

    Andy Bowen
    3 Aug 2013 | 4:38 pm
    If you want to treat your feet, get them into a shiney new pair of Hokas!  If you don't want to pay then there is way to get a pair for free, gratis, compliments of Hoka OneOne Australia.You don't have to be in Australia to enter, but if you win they will only be shipped to an Australian address. So maybe find yourself a friendly Australian who'll forward them on for you, or come and visit!  Simply send your entertaining running stories in and the best entry get's the booty :)Go on be nice to your feet and enter...Good Luck!www.ultramarathonrunning.com.au
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    Midwest Multisport Life - Finding Adventure in My Backyard

  • Hell Hike and Raft 2015

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Yesterday, it was announced that I would be the 3rd crew member (of 12) for this year's Hell Hike and Raft. What is that? Glad you asked. Hell Hike and Raft is a 6 day backpacking and white water rafting adventure. Last year, for the first edition, 12 social media influencers and bloggers backpacked through the Seven Devils mountain range and whitewater rafted down the Snake River through Hells Canyon. How it started: Parker from Americas Rafting Company emailed Adam from Hiking The Trail with a simple idea: get a group of outdoor adventure enthusiasts who are active on social media together…
  • #Hikerchat Snowshoe

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    Last week, I was in Salt Lake City for the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show. While the show was great (many posts forthcoming), one of the events I was most looking forward to was the #Hikerchat snowshoe outing organized by Teton Sports and Tubbs Snowshoes. I've been participating in #Hikerchat (a Twitter chat for outdoor enthusiasts) for a few months, so it was exciting to think that I'd be meeting some of those folks and putting a face to a handle.We cruised out of SLC, head for the Little Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride, to meet up with other people who were part of the experience. (I'll say…
  • Winter Camping: Starved Rock State Park

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    The polar vortices came, we hunkered down, but when they momentarily left, we took the opportunity a few weekends ago to head over to Starved Rock State Park to see some bald eagles and do some winter camping as a family.The weather turned out to be quite warm, enough to soften the snow and thin the ice, but the waterfalls we've come to love in Spring were now icefalls, simply gorgeous. We hiked three new-to-us canyons this time, with the kids taking every opportunity to scamper up side paths, glissade down hills, and generally enjoy themselves immensely. There were a few moments of…
  • 2015 Bucket List

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    If you're like most people, you probably have some sort of Bucket List, with dream destinations or activities you hope to get to at some point in your life. This can be as simple as learning to swim or ride a bike all the way to running a marathon on every continent. Time, money, and preparation are are things that might be standing in your way. But one day...Recently, during a #Hikerchat (an online Twitter chat for outdoors-minded folks, Fridays at noon Eastern) Teton Sports challenged me to publish a Bucket List for this year. After some hemming and hawing, I finally posted my 2015 Bucket…
  • L.L. Bean Trail Model Hunting Pack

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Last month, when I went to the Kettle Moraine Southern Unit in Wisconsin to do some segment hiking of the Ice Age Trail, I wanted to get a new daypack. The requirements for it were that it needed to be comfortable (obviously), but more importantly, it had to comfortably hold my collection of the 10 Essentials. A bonus would be that it be blaze orange, for added safety during hunting season. I was excited to purchase the L.L. Bean Trail Model Hunting Pack in Hunter Orange, as it seemed to fit the bill. I also liked the idea of the "quiet fabric."L.L. Bean's description:"This rugged pack offers…
 
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    Women's Endurance Gear - Family, Fitness and Food

  • No Knead Bread

    11 Jan 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Here's a recipe for an easy no-knead bread that you need to try :). A dear friend made it for us, and then Gaigai (12 years old) decided to give it a try.  It's amazingly delicious - tastes like Italian bread fresh from the bakery!In a medium bowl, combine 3 c flour1/4 tsp yeast1 1/4 tsp saltAdd 1 1/2 c waterIncorporating by hand or with a spatula for 30 seconds to 1 minute.Coat inside of a second bowl with olive oil, and place dough in bowl.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest 12 -15 hours at room temperature.Remove from bowl.  Fold once or twice. Let rest 15…
  • Midweek Motivation

    5 Jan 2015 | 12:36 am
    You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.~Maya Angelou
  • Tips for Winter Camping with Kids

    9 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    For Thanksgiving we headed south to the Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest to camp and hike.  This was our first experience winter camping with the kids.  With snow on the ground and temps below freezing, we bundled up and hunkered down for the night.  Here are some tips for making winter camping more pleasant:Winter camping with the kidsHave the right gear.  A 4 season tent and sleeping bags rated for less than 30 are key for keeping everyone warm at night. Sleep with hats, gloves and socks.Let kids put on comfy (clean) clothes to sleep in.  Unless the…
  • Midweek Motivation - Endurance

    3 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures      that the final victory comes."                --The BuddhaLike Women's Endurance Gear on Facebook
  • Camping and Hiking at the Garden of the Gods

    2 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Camping and hiking at the Garden of the GodsLast week we headed south to Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest.  With it being about 6 hours away, we left after breakfast and arrived with plenty of time to set up camp and take a short hike on the Observation Trail.  A perfect intro to the beautiful sandstone rock formations, the Observation Trail is a 1/4-mile interpretive flagstone loop with panoramic views of the surrounding Garden of the God Wilderness.Garden of the Gods Observation Trail, Shawnee National ForestAfter eating a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, we all bundled…
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    Dirty Running

  • The Trail Animals

    Dax Ross
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    I usually try to conserve my energy before a group run. I’ll sit on the ground, tie and re-tie my shoes, and pretend to stretch. But this run was different, this was the first meeting of the Dirty Running Trail Animals, and this group would not abide the conservation of energy.I started the group for my kids, because I can talk all day about how they need to put down the iPhones, turn off the TV and video games, and get out in nature, but I feel that it is somewhat my responsibility to provide the means. I invited some friends with kids the same age and let them know that we were going to…
  • The Difficult Route

    Dax Ross
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    My youngest recently asked my wife where dreams come from and my wife told her that dreams are all the thoughts and feelings that we push down in our minds and when we dream, we get rid of these thoughts, kind of like taking out the trash. This conversation replayed in my head as I raced against the New Year’s Eve sunset in the uncharacteristic biting cold, struggling with sharp, short breaths in the frosty air, and wiping the tears that had suddenly welled up in my eyes. I forced myself to stop at a quiet point at the top of a climb and take in the ocean view, attempting to process the…
  • And If You Close Your Eyes

    Dax Ross
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    I’m feeling my age today. Maybe it’s because my baby girl turned 13. Maybe it’s because I took her to her first concert last night, and we had to be there two hours early so she and a friend could reserve their spot against the stage, front and center, as I looked on from the far less crowded parent’s section off to the side. Maybe it’s because I thought her cut-up shirt that showed her belly button was too short, or maybe it’s because I thought she was wearing too much make-up. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t in bed by my normal 9:00 PM, but instead hung out by the guarded tour…
  • Used

    Dax Ross
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    My Jeep is a gas-guzzling, earth-f%$#ing beast, and if there’s not going to be a zombie apocalypse anytime soon, I should probably prep it for craigslist and trade it in for something more sensible, but I just can’t bring myself to wash the layers of dirt off and bring the military-brown paint to a shine.It’s not that I have a special place in my heart for poorly designed, American-made cars, but there are just too many memories in the cramped second and third row of seats, kids piling in, pushing against each other and against their own boredom on the way to Zion, falling asleep on…
  • One Epic Summer

    Dax Ross
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    A year ago, this week, I hiked and ran through the Sierras on the John Muir Trail, and I'm sure that I used the word epic more than once. It felt like every time I took my camera out, that I was taking a picture of something epic, and each night when I wrote in my journal, I wrote about something that I considered epic. That word has become overused, and has lost a lot of its meaning. When I think about the John Muir Trail now, and what I was doing a year ago, it was really just a lot of slow walking and some light jogging through some amazing scenery. There were some difficult passes at high…
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    Miss Zippy

  • My teenage running club

    MissZippy
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    They’re teenage boys–you don’t expect them to look at the camera, do you? Back in the fall, the mother of one of my son’s friends asked if I’d be willing to run with him once a week to build his endurance. I’ll take any opportunity to share the love of running, so I was on board. Every week since then, he and I have run together, building his run to about three miles. I’ve wanted to get my son involved as well, but had to wait until all of his injuries healed (sprained ACL followed by strained foot followed by concussion. Thank you, soccer). But now…
  • The EDGE mobility system (review/giveaway)

    MissZippy
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Alright, alright, alright…channeling a little Matthew McConaughey this Monday morning because I seem to have moved past my little tendon issue and had a decent week of training. One of the factors in the quick turnaround, I believe, was using the tools from the EDGE mobility kit. My PT is friends with Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, FAAOMPT, creator of the kit, and he connected the two of us so that I could give the EDGE tools a try. Religioso created the kit for both practitioners and athletes: it’s a comprehensive set of tools for assisted soft tissue manipulation, assisted…
  • This might be my Jerry marathon

    MissZippy
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:57 pm
    The steamy 2012 Boston Marathon Years ago, when I watched the first “Spirit of the Marathon” movie with friends, we all left the theater saying we loved the character Jerry (please correct me if I am getting his name wrong). Jerry was an older gentleman who ran the marathon slowly, waving to the crowds, interacting with his fellow runners, and just generally having a grand old time. We all reflected that one day, we wanted to have a “Jerry Marathon.” Well, folks, I think I just might get mine at Napa, albeit earlier than I ever thought I would. This has been the…
  • Do epsom salts work?

    MissZippy
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
    I can remember growing up and complaining of the occasional muscle strain or sprain. Conventional wisdom back then was to soak in a bath with epsom salts. No one ever said why, we just did it. Whether or not it worked, I can’t really remember. When my son hurt his knee (and then his foot–don’t get me started on this kid’s ability to find injury) I found myself recommending that he soak in a tub with epsom salts. I’m not sure why exactly–going back to old wives’ tales? Reading about runners who use them regularly? Whatever the case, he claimed that it…
  • Relearning fueling for the long run

    MissZippy
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Have oats, will travel When I attended the Healthy Running Seminar last August, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella discussed glycogen depletion training and race-day fueling. It actually led me to an “aha” moment: he mentioned that you could do months of GD training to teach your body to reach for fat for fuel, and then blow it all on race day by returning to a traditional runner’s pre-race meal: plain bagels, bananas, the like. I’ve made that mistake, and it’s not one I care to repeat. Now that I am into 20-milers for Napa, it’s time to learn to run with fuel again on…
 
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    Running in the Family

  • Do You Suffer From Foot Pain After Running?

    James
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:44 am
    Foot pain after running can be arise from numerous causes such as improper footwear, bad running posture, to excessive running. The key to any type of pain is pinpointing exactly where it is coming from and why it has begun to hurt. Running causes this to happen to a lot of people, and believe it […]
  • Running to Lose Weight

    James
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:33 am
    Running to lose weight is an easy workout for those wishing to reach their weight loss goals. Weight gain is quite common these days since there are a lot of unhealthy snacks and foods that you simply cannot resist, not to mention struggling to find time to exercise because of family and work commitments. The […]
  • 10 Running Memes

    James
    4 Jan 2015 | 9:26 pm
    I don’t always… Marathons are fun! Good advice First world problem for people who run You can never begin complain about running again Yep, always have to awkwardly impress the ladies It isn’t winter that is coming The inner voice that you know is always right Alrighty then, cut me off True, you don’t need to […]
  • Couch to Half Marathon for Beginners

    James
    26 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Marathon running is not easy and takes a lot of hard work and dedication to accomplish such a task, but you can honestly go from couch to marathon running if you really want to. The task ahead of you may take quite some time if you are new to the life of fitness, but following […]
  • 15 Great Running Memes

    James
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Running, you either love it or you hate it Like me, do you also think this before you go for a run; “it’s fine, I’ll burn it off later” I’ll have you know that this regularly happens to me when I run away on holidays Always avoid the camera! Run, Forrest, Run! What kid wouldn’t agree with […]
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    Running in the Family

  • Do You Suffer From Foot Pain After Running?

    James
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:44 am
    Foot pain after running can be arise from numerous causes such as improper footwear, bad running posture, to excessive running. The key to any type of pain is pinpointing exactly where it is coming from and why it has begun to hurt. Running causes this to happen to a lot of people, and believe it […]
  • Running to Lose Weight

    James
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:33 am
    Running to lose weight is an easy workout for those wishing to reach their weight loss goals. Weight gain is quite common these days since there are a lot of unhealthy snacks and foods that you simply cannot resist, not to mention struggling to find time to exercise because of family and work commitments. The […]
  • 10 Running Memes

    James
    4 Jan 2015 | 9:26 pm
    I don’t always… Marathons are fun! Good advice First world problem for people who run You can never begin complain about running again Yep, always have to awkwardly impress the ladies It isn’t winter that is coming The inner voice that you know is always right Alrighty then, cut me off True, you don’t need to […]
  • Couch to Half Marathon for Beginners

    James
    26 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Marathon running is not easy and takes a lot of hard work and dedication to accomplish such a task, but you can honestly go from couch to marathon running if you really want to. The task ahead of you may take quite some time if you are new to the life of fitness, but following […]
  • 15 Great Running Memes

    James
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Running, you either love it or you hate it Like me, do you also think this before you go for a run; “it’s fine, I’ll burn it off later” I’ll have you know that this regularly happens to me when I run away on holidays Always avoid the camera! Run, Forrest, Run! What kid wouldn’t agree with […]
 
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    Strength Running

  • It’s here: Nutrition for Runners is now available!

    Jason Fitzgerald
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’m thrilled to announce that Nutrition for Runners is now available! After nearly a year of development, research, testing, and fine-tuning we are excited to share this new program with you. Earlier this month, I challenged you to get out …
  • Running for Weight Loss: Is it possible or just a way to “die tired?”

    Jason Fitzgerald
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    My dear readers, let us rejoice that we don’t need extreme measures to lose weight. No starvation diets and certainly no colon cleanses: Who can come up with the funniest caption? A photo posted by Jason Fitzgerald (@jasonfitz1) on Jan …
  • How to Nail Your Nutrition (without counting a single calorie)

    Jason Fitzgerald
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    To paraphrase the ground-breaking 1993 arcade game NBA Jam, “THINGS ARE HEATING UP!!” Over the last two weeks, we’ve dived headfirst into what makes the ideal runner’s diet. And the response has been overwhelming with comments like this: I …
  • Exposed: 5 Silly Mistakes Runners Make with their Diets

    Jason Fitzgerald
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Earlier this week, I asked you about your top nutrition questions – and I’ve spent hours poring over the survey responses. Let me tell you: your questions are fascinating. So many of us are struggling with different aspects of our …
  • What questions do you have about diet and nutrition for runners?

    Jason Fitzgerald
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week I shared that my diet isn’t always that great. Fine, that’s sugarcoating the issue: sometimes, my diet is HORRENDOUS. After a bowl of ice cream that would give the Biggest Loser trainers a heart condition, I often wonder …
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    No Meat Athlete

  • What Counting Your Steps Will Teach You About the Value of Running

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    This is post #4 in a 6-part series I’m doing in a sponsored partnership with Garmin and Whole Foods. (Not to mention the 9th day in a row I’ve published a new post, which I think is pretty awesome.) Before this year began, I had no idea how many steps I took each day. 4,000? 10,000? 20,000? Honestly if I had to guess without doing any math, any of those could have been it. Now, I’m really tuned in. At the end of the day, with a glance right before bed at my vívofit, I see my step count — a little daily score to tell me how I did. Five digits, I’m happy. Any fewer,…
  • 19 Great Reasons to Back Down

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    I don’t have time. There’s too much conflicting information. I can’t afford it. The timing isn’t right. I have a family to think of. My spouse is unsupportive. My body isn’t meant to do it. Everything in moderation. I wouldn’t know where to begin. I’m too old. I’m too young. I’m not smart enough. Nobody I know has done it before. Surely it’s already been done. People like me don’t do stuff like that. I don’t have the right background. In any other economy … What would my friends/neighbors/boss/in-laws think? If only I’d been brought up differently ……
  • A Ridiculously Easy-to-Follow Roadmap for Building a New Habit

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Most of the advice we read about habits is fairly general: start small, create accountability, have a reward system, etc. All great advice. But why so vague? Because people have lots of different habits they want to change, and general advice can (hopefully) be applied to any of them. People like Leo Babauta and James Clear have broad audiences for a reason. Of course, the cost of such generality is that nobody gets a tailor-made plan for creating their specific habit. Which makes it easier to rationalize not starting at all. At least, not yet. (Though it’s quite possible that if you search…
  • The Most Important Habit to Start Today

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:31 pm
    So many of us, adults in particular, feel we can’t change anything. It doesn’t take many failed attempts at change before we begin to doubt our ability, lose trust in ourselves. This is where the “start small” advice draws its power. By making promises that are easy, ridiculously easy to keep (“I’ll run for 2 minutes,” for example), you start to taste success again. And in this way, day after day, you slowly rebuild that belief that simply says, “I keep the promises I make to myself”. But where do you start? What habit should you change or create first? I’ve heard (and…
  • My 7 Favorite Pasta Recipes (and How to Make them Vegan)

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:55 pm
    I’m here to come to the defense of pasta. We’ve been conditioned to think of pasta dishes as inherently unhealthy. Carbo-loaders, sure, but beyond that? Junk. An indulgence, and nothing more. But why? I’ll concede that wheat and most grains aren’t exactly bursting with nutrients per calorie. And if you have a gluten sensitivity, then certainly, you’ve got to use an alternative grain. But these days, that’s not hard. Pasta, the protein source? There’s a serious misconception out there: that pasta is “carbs” and nothing else. Yes,…
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    Rx Sorbo

  • Walking Shoe Insole vs. Inserts Distinction is Explained in Informative Blog Post, Announces RxSorbo

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
    RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of top-rated shoe insoles, is pleased to announce the publication of an informative blog post which demystifies the issue of walking shoe insole vs. inserts. “Our customers come to us confused regarding the situation of walking shoe insole vs. inserts, and some think that their might be two separate products they have to purchase.” explained Rj Yozwiak, Manager of RxSorbo.  “We are happy to set their minds at ease regarding this.  But in order to have this information more widely disseminated, and nip the confusion in the bud, we have just published…
  • Walking All Day (at Work): Choosing Great Insoles for Happier Feet

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    Some people sit at a desk all day, and then have the nerve to complain that their back hurts. Well, out of the frying pan and into the fire: some people don’t get to sit down 9-5, and that comes with it’s own troubles. If your job keeps you up and walking all day, you’re not going have too much sympathy if your feet are swollen and aching.  But it doesn’t have be that way: RxSorbo walking shoe insoles are great for walking at work (as well as walkathons and strolls in the park). Work Environment, Foot Environment, Walking Environment If you’re like most people, you aren’t going…
  • Walking Shoe Inserts vs. Insoles: Is There Any Difference Between Them?

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    The big revelation on the question of the difference between a walking shoe insole vs insert is …  (wait for it) … that there is no difference.  These days the words are used interchangeably.  I hope you were sitting down when you read that.  With that out of the way, the question remains, why the different terms are used. How did that come about? Don’t Know Much About History (of Walking Shoe Insoles) The key to understanding the whole walking shoe insole vs insert issue is to determine what an insole/insert is not.  First off, we’re not referring to an ‘elevator’ insert.
  • Made-in-USA Shoe Insoles: Support America (and Your Feet)

    29 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    Isn’t it sad that everything seems to be made overseas these days? Although that seems to be so, there are a few quality consumer items that can still proudly be called ‘made-in-USA.’ We’re one of them: our shoe insoles are still made in the United States of America. If you are in need of comfort when walking long distance consider buying walking shoe insoles, or any shoe insoles, from a US company: a.k.a., Rx Sorbo. Sorbothane shoe insoles are great for long distance walking, hiking trips and being one with nature as well as walkathons held here in the USA. We at RxSorbo offers a…
  • Leading Hiking Shoe Insole Distributor, RxSorbo Announces Made-in-USA Publicity Initiative

    27 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of shoe inserts including hiking shoe insoles, is proud to announce a publicity initiative supporting their made-in-USA shoe inserts. The company’s products are based on Sorbothane®, a material with unique properties ideal for shoe insoles, and they are manufactured in the USA to the highest standards of quality and workmanship. “We are very proud of our Sorbothane® technology and the fact that our product is made in the USA,” explained Rj Yozwiak, Manager of RxSorbo.  “For sports such as hiking, quality is paramount, as one cannot have a shoe…
 
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    The Run Commuter

  • The New Run Commuters – January 2015

    Josh
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    In our first edition of The New Run Commuters for 2015, we meet Kate Livett from Sydney, Australia. Kate is a recent and die-hard convert to run commuting and though her job contracts and office locations often change, she’s determined to make the run to or from work no matter the circumstances. Rock on, Kate! If you are interested in being featured in The New Run Commuters, simply fill out the form at the bottom of the post and we’ll get started on your profile. We look forward to hearing your stories! …
  • Review: Salomon Snowcross CS Winter Trail Running Shoes

    Nick Pedneault
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Running on ice can be treacherous, and sometimes even dangerous. For many years, I have been carrying a set of Yaktrax for those days where the paths were just too icy to run comfortably. However, I never felt I had stable and solid footing while running with these on, and most of the time, I ended up running much slower than desired. Running intervals with these on was simply just out of the question. Since running on icy and snowy surfaces north of the 49th parallel is frequent, I started looking for other options. Among them are the IceSpikes. Unfortunately, I was never able to test them…
  • 2015 – The Year of The Run Commute

    Josh
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    What better way to kick off the new year than to start run commuting? For those who are thinking about it, check out our Beginner posts below. Already a run commuter? Great! Maybe your new year’s resolution could be to run commute more frequently this year? Let’s make 2015 the Year of the Run Commute!  Need some inspiration? Read profiles of new run commuters here.   Part 1: Mentality —————————————– Part 2: Route Planning  …
  • Mobile App/Game Review – Ingress

    Josh
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    This is the first in what will hopefully be a regular series of reviews on mobile apps and games for running. They may be traditional apps (MapMyRun, Endomondo), or something completely different, like today’s review of Ingress, a Google game that takes place in real-time in the real world. If you have any ideas for apps you’d like to see reviewed by runners (or yourself!)*, email us at info@theruncommuter.com, or comment on this post. * we’re not going to review Angry Birds or Candy Crush and their playability/applicability to running (though we definitely…
  • 2014 International Survey of Run Commuters

    Josh
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    We’re pleased to release the findings of our first International Survey of Run Commuters! The survey results can be viewed here, and the raw data is available for public use here. Please acknowledge The Run Commuter if using for a publication/blog/paper/etc. If you would like to provide any feedback or have any questions, please email us at info@theruncommuter.com. Here are some of the highlights of the survey: We received a total of 145 responses from 22 different countries. Run commuters are more likely to be: College educated Male Married White Nearly half of the respondents…
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    RunningShoes.com News

  • Tech Talk: Saucony’s New Iso-Series

    Rachel Kiser
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    We’ve seen plenty of new technologies grace our warehouse shelves in the past few months, but few were as anticipated as those in Saucony’s Iso-Series. The new tech is found in Saucony’s top echelon of styles: the Triumph, Hurricane and the new Zealot, due out in March. So what’s new? Simply put—everything. The Saucony Triumph ISO ISOFIT. The true calling card of the Iso-Series, the ISOFIT has to be felt to be believed.  In fact, you might say “WHOA” the first time your feet try it. Often times, super cushioned shoes (like those in the Iso-Series)…
  • 8 Running Resolutions for 2015

    Rachel Kiser
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    This is going to be your year. We can just feel it. To help you out, we’ve paired eight running resolutions with standout products to help you start 2015 on the right foot. Take a peek, and make 2015 the year of the run. 1. Speed up Commit to getting some fast miles in this year (whatever that means for you). Throw in a speed workout each week, and you’ll see your overall pace decrease. Head to the track in a pair of racing flats to really feel like you’re flying. They’re minimally constructed and shave off plenty of ounces to keep from interfering with your speedy…
  • Ginger Runner Holiday Gift Guide

    Rachel Kiser
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    @ethannewberry on Instagram You know those days where running is the last thing you want to do? Ethan Newberry, aka the Ginger Runner, is looking to change that. His blog, gingerrunner.com, is brimming with reasons why you  should get out, get active and most importantly, have fun doing it. His humorous running gear reviews break down the tech specs so you know what you’re working with when you lace up and head out the door. Check out his top 10 picks for the holiday season. Hoka Clifton Need to Know Weight: 7.7/6.6 oz. (Men’s/Women’s) Stack heights: 29/24 mm (Heel/Toe)…
  • Light Up the Night in Reflective Running Shoes

    Rachel Kiser
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Running is our time to reflect—so make sure your shoes are paying their dues! These styles boast hi-vis fabrics and shiny detailing to give you one more layer of safety when you’re eating up miles before breakfast or taking a spin at dusk. Light up the night in one of these poppin’ bright picks. Brooks’ Nightlife Shoes This collection takes three Brooks styles and gives them a little extra pizzazz to really make you a stand-out. The Ravenna 5, Glycerin 12 and PureFlow 3 all boast an upper that works its hardest when the sun goes down (plus laces that are fully reflective).
  • 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…
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    RunnerDude's Blog

  • Time to Shop That Fall Marathon

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Fall marathon shopping? Yep. Most runners have spring fever on their minds this time of year, planning out their spring 5K, 10Ks, and/or in training for those spring half and full marathons. But it’s also time to start planning ahead for fall.Fall marathons have become so popular that many now cap the total number of runners and/or use a lottery system of registering runners. It’s no longer a given that you’ll get into NYC, Marine Corps, or Chicago, just to name a few. Even some smaller races have gone to a cap and lottery system in order to keep their races small and…
  • BRRR It's Cold Outside!! What to Wear on that Cold Run.

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    Not sure what to wear on these cold runs? Here's a few tips:·         Dress as if it's 10-15 degrees warmer than it really is. Your core temp will increase by that much when running, so if you dress for the "warm-up" you won't end up overheating from being overdressed.·         Layer up. Several layers of technical fabric helps with warmth and moisture management. Your perspiration will travel through the layers instead of ending up with one heavy, soggy layer. The number of layers needed will vary from person…
  • Burpees: A Love-Hate Relationship

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    One thing I can predict every time a client looks at his workout, is a low groan when he sees "Burpees" listed in the circuit. "Oh lawd, not BURPEES!"If you workout, more than likely you are familiar with a Burpee, especially if you do any form of circuit training and or do plyometric exercises. For those of you not familiar with a burpee, it's  a full-body explosive movement that usually contains the following 6 movements.Step 1: Squat down and place both hands on the floor (use dumbbells as hand grips if desired).Step 2: Jump both feel back fully extending both legs so that your body…
  • 2014 A Year to Celebrate at RunnerDude's Fitness

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    2014 has been an awesome year for RunnerDude's Fitness. We've grown over the year with our biggest fall race training group ever (70+ runners)! Each and every runner is an amazing person with an amazing story to tell. This video tries to capture just a tad of their spirit which makes RunnerDude's Fitness what it is...a home for runners. I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store. RunnerDude's Fitness Celebrates 2014 from Thad McLaurin on Vimeo.
  • Training Gear: To Each His Own

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    I'm asked frequently, "What running shoes do you wear?" What running shorts do you wear?" "What sports drink do you use?" "What fuel do you use on the run?" "What do you eat before a long run?" "What do you eat after a long run?" I always preface my response with, "Well, what works for me is..."Running is a very specialized sport and that goes for the gear and fueling too. What works for one runner may or may not work for another. The trick is to read up on various options, talk to your running buddies and trainer, and then try things out for yourself. The training period for a marathon is…
 
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    Runblogger

  • Montrail FluidFlex II Trail Shoe Review

    Carsten Hoever
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    by Carsten Hoever As a European running shoe geek you sometimes have to gamble. Some shoes only make it to Europe months after their release in the US, and some shoes never officially make it over the big pond. While it is usually not difficult to find a retailer willing to ship the shoe of desire over to Europe, it is costly (think international shipping charges, taxes, and customs) and there is no safety line: if you don’t like the shoe, or if it simply doesn’t fit, you’re screwed. Yet, sometimes there is a shoe for which you are willing to take the risk. For me, the…
  • Twenty Running Shoes I’d Like To Try in 2015

    Peter Larson
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Every once in awhile I like to scan the brand pages over at Running Warehouse to look for new shoes that are coming out. I spent some time this morning doing this, and quickly found myself drooling over a few models that I hadn’t yet heard about (hello Saucony Endorphin Racer!). I thought it might be fun to put together a list of shoes that interest me and that I’d like to try out this year. Some have been out for a bit, others are not yet available but are coming out within the next month or two. I have not yet seen any of these in person. The list below will give a good sense of the…
  • Saucony ISOFIT Zealot Running Shoe Review

    Peter Larson
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    I spent the morning reading some of the early reviews of the Saucony Zealot (links at bottom of post). Though every reviewer has a slightly different take, some of the commonalities I found among them were that the shoe was a bit firmer than expected, the ISOFIT upper is unique and well-made, and the fit is fairly roomy in the forefoot (overly-so for some). These three characteristics sum up fairly well my own experience with the Zealot, which along with the Breakthru is one of two new models added to the Saucony line so far this year. (Disclosure: the shoes reviewed here were media samples…
  • Skechers GoMeb Strada Preview

    Peter Larson
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Last week I reviewed Meb Keflezighi’s racing shoe, the Skechers GoMeb Speed 3. In this post I’m going to introduce you to his training shoe, the Skechers GoMeb Strada (I believe Kara Goucher is also training in this shoe now). I’ve been involved with the development of the Strada since late 2013, so the shoe has been in the works for quite a long time. I’m going to keep this post brief since I’ll be writing a full review in a few weeks – just waiting to get a few runs in a final production sample that is en route. The GoMeb Strada is essentially a cushy, neutral shoe (think…
  • Skechers GoMeb Speed 3 Review

    Peter Larson
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Among the Skechers Performance lineup of shoes, my favorites have been the GoRun and GoBionic models (unfortunately the latter is being discontinued). I ran in the GoRun Speed 1 and 2, but the shoe was not a great match for me. A little too narrow, a little to firm under the heel for long distances, and a bit too much stack and weight for shorter speed workouts/races. It just didn’t fit well into my training arsenal. I received my first wear-test pair of the Skechers GoMeb Speed 3 last February and I was impressed (Disclosure: I’ve been helping Skechers out with shoe development for…
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    WalkJogRun

  • 7 habits of long-term (consistent) runners

    WalkJogRun
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:37 pm
    I’m in awe when I meet runners who have run for decades. You know, the age groupers who have been running for 30, 40, or 50 years. It’s truly amazing. I always ask what their secret is to a long, successful running career. And they always tell me the same thing – it comes down […]
  • Multitasking on the run

    WalkJogRun
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:41 am
    Busy? We all are in one way or another. That’s why carving away time to run can be difficult as often as we’d like to do so. Especially if there are other hobbies, interests, and obligations that require our time and attention. But with a few tweaks, you can run and get stuff done at […]
  • The art of running negative splits

    WalkJogRun
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    There’s no better feeling than finishing a race strong, but if you’ve been running races long enough, you’ve probably completed some races feeling the complete opposite way. Maybe you bonked in the final miles or fell off your pace because you ran too fast at the start. No matter what the reason, running a less […]
  • Music Monday: Skip the playlist and listen to the album

    WalkJogRun
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    I came of age when mix-tapes were the medium for professing love and admiration. For making a statement about the world. In 80 minutes or less, you could tell a story that your words alone simply couldn’t. The order. The opening and closing notes.  The contrasts. It was all so important. The medium was an earnest form of self expression. It […]
  • Tired? 8 quick ways to boost your energy TODAY

    WalkJogRun
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    How are those New Year’s resolutions going? Have you fallen back into your old habits? Does the enthusiasm of the holidays seem to have faded? Yeah, me too. As we slip back into the normal flow of work, home, family, exercise, etc. your energy may feel like it’s plummeted. Here are small changes you can make […]
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    Shut Up + Run

  • These Days…

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I’ll tell you some stuff I’ve been up to “these days.” This may or many not turn into some kind of a confession post.  Stay tuned. These days…I’ve been doing no core or upper body work. The one and only thing I’ve been doing is running. I think in the world of running that is illegal because you are supposed to cross train and strength train. Ooops, so put handcuffs on me. Today I promise I will do this ↓↓↓ 4x per week. It is basic and boring, but it is something. And I truly believe it will make me look like the girl in the blue sports bra. These days… I have been…
  • 10 Elements of a Kick Ass Marathon (or 1/2) Training Plan

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    There are tons of cookie-cutter marathon and half marathon plans out there. They can be found in books, magazines and online. And, they come for the affordable price of *free*. Keep in mind that those plans are free and available because they are a one size fit all scenario, much like your favorite hat, scarf or tampon.  If there is any thing we know about runners, it’s that we come in all shapes and sizes. We have varying experience/skill levels. So, if you want to use one of those plans, go ahead. But don’t be afraid to tailor it a bit to fit YOU. Here’s how: 1. Start at Your…
  • Look What I Found On My Run (and Other Pics from the Week)

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Possible captions: She doesn’t always lock people in porta potties,  but when she does she always tips them over A windy day became a very shitty day for someone What kind of shit is she high on? She should get that IT band checked. It’s about to explode all over the potty. ?????????????? Give me your best caption. We did 10 miles on trails on Sunday. In shorts. I actually sweated and smelled strongly of B.O. during and after the run.  Colorado gets a bad rap for being cold in the winter, which it for sure can be, but running in shorts in January and sweating so much you stink…
  • The Marathon Virgin

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:43 pm
    I’ve been thinking about the marathon distance lately. I love the recipe for a marathon. 1 part motivation2 parts discipline1 dash crazy1 dollop suffering5 scoops of heart and soul Spend 3-5 hours combining all ingredients on race day. At the last minute, i.e., finish line, top off with a gallon of triumph, achievement and emotion. In the past, thoughts of running 26.2 miles have scared me or even excited me. But these days, the idea of running a marathon makes me tired as shit. I think that’s because my last stand alone marathon (not counting Boulder Ironman) was in L.A. in March (race…
  • SaltStick Review and Giveaway

    14 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    I remember a day last summer when I was training for Ironman Boulder. We were doing our first century (100 mile) ride of our training. It was one of those Colorado days where the sun beats down relentlessly, not a cloud in the sky. The wind felt like a hot furnace caressing all of my body parts, but not in a good way.  My clothes were so salty I was able to suck on this jersey when I did a tequila shot later that night.We rode the Boulder IM course which has as much shade as the Mojave Desert. In fact, the only shade we had was from the huge tractor trailers that blew past us and the…
 
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    Runners Connect

  • Stopping Mid Run- Do You Get the Same Results?

    John Davis
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Stop lights. Every runner hates them. Nothing is more jarring than cruising along during a run at a solid pace, until you realize the world is not with you in your rhythm, and you have to suddenly come to a stop at a busy intersection to wait for the lights to change. If you live in the city, or near a road with heavy traffic, this might happen to you a lot. You may wonder if interruptions like this counterproductive for your training. Is a three or four-minute break in the middle of a run interfering with the benefits of your workout? This question is relevant even to runners lucky enough…
  • How Long Until I See Results from my Strength Training?

    John Davis
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Have you noticed we have focused on hip strength a lot lately? We had a post connecting lower back and hip strength, and another on how hip mobility can determine if you have injuries in your future. Hopefully by now you see just how important hips are within the entire chain of your body and its movements. Good hip strength has been linked to a lower risk of IT band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS, also known as “runner’s knee”), shin splints, and low back pain (that we talked about in our post linking low back pain and hip extensor weakness), in addition to a…
  • Running as you age. Is it all bad?

    John Davis
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    In the past, we wrote an article on how children can be compared to a spring in the way they run. By looking at the way children run, and then monitoring the changes as they grow, we hoped to find some useful insights into our own biomechanics. Today, we are going to follow runners at the opposite end of the spectrum by looking at how running mechanics changes as you age. If you are an older runner, in your fifties, sixties, or even seventies, do your mechanics fundamentally change compared to a younger runner? Biomechanical differences It is no secret that runners do eventually slow down as…
  • How Ready Will You Be for Your Best Boston?

    Coach Tina
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Are you excited for the buzz of the Boston Marathon yet? Even if you are not racing, it is impossible to not get swept up in the excitement of it! This week we have shared a post from Matt Fitzgerald with 10 Tips to Tame the Hills of Boston, and the Ultimate Guide to Downhill Running. We also relaunched our podcast with Boston Marathon race director, Dave McGillivray. We will be adding these to our current Boston Marathon posts to give you everything you need to have your best race possible in April.   Here is the full list of all of our Boston Marathon related posts: How to Train for…
  • Be Ready for Your Best Boston- Guide To Running Downhill

    Coach Tina
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ask a group of runners from anywhere in the world what races are on their running bucket list, chances are you will hear the same marathons over and over: London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Vancouver, Athens, Great Wall of China. Ask any American, and you are almost guaranteed to hear one marathon: Boston. As the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the States, the Boston Marathon has become its own phenomenon. As a Brit living in America, at first I did not understand the hype, SURELY a New York or a California marathon would be a better choice? It was not until the Boston Marathon…
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    Mile Posts

  • 10,000 Steps: 5 Tips For Increasing Your Daily Steps

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    I’m less active in winter, there is no way around it. I enjoy snow, but not being cold. I’d prefer to look at the fresh snowfall from the comfort of my couch with a cup of tea in hand, than get all bundled up and head outside. During the summer I can’t spend enough time […]
  • How To Shop Whole Foods On A Budget

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Before I started working on the #PathToFit campaign my opinion of Whole Foods Market was GREAT food but expensive prices. I had this opinion without ever trying to shop for all my groceries there. It was a store I went shopping at when I wanted to splurge. What I learned by trying to shop Whole Foods on […]
  • Should You Delete Old Blog Posts?

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:24 am
    I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while now…..should you delete old blog posts? I’ve heard arguments on both sides, both make sense. I’ve read a bunch of articles I found on my trusty friend google, and can see from an SEO point of view why you might not want to get rid of […]
  • Women’s Running: My 5 Favorite Jillian Michaels DVD’s For Weight Loss

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    I’m a big fan of fitness DVD’s. For starters, they are less expensive than a gym membership. Secondly you can do them in the privacy of your own home. You can make all the mistakes you want, and not feel the same pressure you would in a classroom filled with other people who seem to […]
  • Whole30 Day 14, GNC Total Lean & Lean Pockets

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Ran 4 miles on the treadmill this morning before Colton came downstairs and told me that Simon was gone. I told him not to lie to me, or I was going to get upset. He said Chloe was crying, he was gone, and he wasn’t lying.   I still didn’t believe him – he is […]
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  • Runtastic On Android Gets A Material Design Makeover

    Runtastic Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Design at Runtastic: At Runtastic, we’re lucky to have some incredibly smart and talented people on our team. When we create and improve our apps, we always strive to combine design principles with the latest technology. We do this to ensure our apps are appealing, as well as full of innovative technology. Our design department works tirelessly to ensure that our apps are easy to use, functions are where you expect them to be, the colors are pretty and those all important stats are easy to read. This has always been important to us at Runtastic, and our apps on Android are about to get even…
  • 9 Fitness and Food Trends This Spring

    Runtastic Team
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    You’ve increased the intensity of your workouts? You’ve tried workouts using your own bodyweight? Well, you’re in line with the trend, then! Read on to find out what else is totally in right now and get all the must-try fitness and nutrition trends for this spring. Yoga, HIIT, intuitive eating or flexible dieting? Yep, it’s all on our list! FITNESS Fit without a gym, ideal fat burning workouts, wearables, recovery phases and yoga – these are among the most popular topics in springtime. Workout with your own bodyweight With no equipment & no gym, bodyweight training moves are…
  • 4 Healthy Dishes To Serve At Your Super Bowl Party

    Lunden
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    It’s that time of year again, Superbowl Sunday!! I know I am really excited about the big game, are you? With the Super Bowl comes the Super Bowl party and, most likely, plenty of calorie dense food. While it’s inevitable that you’ll be seated and crowded around the TV for most of the day, you can at least be sure that you are not sitting and stuffing your face with all of the greasy food that oftentimes accompanies this game. This year, I have 4 healthy dishes that are sure to be a game changer at your Super Bowl party! Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip Ingredients: 1 cup non-fat plain Greek…
  • Will Intuitive Eating Become The New Paleo?

    Vera
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    “I stop eating when I feel satisfied.” “I trust my body to tell me how much I should eat.” If you answer these two statements with “strongly agree”, you’re on your best way towards your ideal weight because you rely on your intuitive eating behavior. The Intuitive Eating Scale (IES) published by the Ohio State University in 2006 indicates how to go with one’s gut when it comes to food and eating. However, most of us would choose “don’t agree” for the two statements because it’s everything but easy to follow your gut feeling. Especially the actual, physical sensation…
  • Series Kick Off: Run Your Best Race & Pace in 2015

    Runtastic Team
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Why run? Why race? Lots of reasons! As we find ourselves on the brink of February, it feels like the right time to have a chat about your running plans and race schedule for 2015. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or prefer neighborhood 10Ks and fun runs, our team has been hard at work to put together a mountain of info, tips and tricks to make 2015 your most enjoyable and successful running season yet. Oh and by the way – if you’ve already started to feel “ho hum” about those ambitious new year’s resolutions, now is the perfect time to set a few goals and milestones to…
 
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  • I Don’t Like Self-Help Running/Writing Conferences.

    Matt
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    [Background : this is a post about a running/writing conference that I was gonna go to but I found out it costed £40 and decided against paying for things I kinda know how to do.] £40 to learn how to write about running? Holy fucking hell. The audacity deserves applause. For that kinda fee you’d expect to be patted on the balls by Mo Farah and slapped in the arse by Hemingway and stroked off by your own choice of Plath or Ginsberg in the car park. I’m all for capitalism. If it wasn’t for capitalism I’d be fucking dead on the streets of Holborn long ago. But…
  • Pulling Myself Slowly Out Of The Weight Gain Rut With Some Running!

    Matt
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I ran 22 miles last week. Normally I’d consider that pretty shit compared to what I’m used to doing but I’m just happy I recorded something after a shitty December. I made the decision to run on Sunday night when I wasn’t feeling up to it. In truth I wanted to stay inside and have dessert but the idea didn’t sit well with me. I got up and ran a 10k in just over an hour and it hurt but that’s OK. I got through it and that’s all that matters. This number by the Ramones is the song I listen to before each run now. It really fires me up. My weight is now…
  • Kebab Shop Blues & The End Of The 34″ Waist?

    Matt
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    I’m fucking annoyed with myself. Even though I ran 7.4 miles today I’ve been eating like a cunt. I woke up this morning and had a baguette. Then a packet of popcorn. And finally a kebab for lunch. I couldn’t look the kebab shop guy in the face as I ordered it either. He wanted to talk about football but I pretended to be Danish to put an end to the interaction. Snakker du Dansk? My conscience had already left the building. I don’t know what’s wrong with my head. I’ve set myself into a tailspin ever since the Las Vegas marathon in November and it’s…
  • 8 Bullshit Ways We Feel Shame As Runners

    Matt
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    I ran for the first time in 2015 this morning at and it was nice even if the weather was shitty. I did 8 miles around Banbury Reservoir into Walthamstow and back around Tottenham Hale onto High Road and it’s an easy enough route. I’m so glad that I finally managed a run. I’ve been feeling a lot of shame recently for being such a lazy bastard but I know inside it’s fucking pointless emotion. I still can’t stop it from surfacing though. To help myself, I thought I’d write a post about 8 ways we feel shame as runners. You feel shame for not running often…
  • Back In London And I Bought Some New Running Shoes Today From Sweatshop

    Matt
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    I bought new running shoes today in Sweatshop. I went to Sportsdirect to start with but that place is hell on earth. All of the staff look suicidal. I think the owner Mike Ashley must threaten to eat any of the crew who fail to meet sales targets. I went for the New Balance v870. I’ve no idea what these shoes do that the other ones don’t. I find reading about running shoes really fucking boring. All of them are the same in that they facilitate your feet in moving forward. There’s just so much choice that you’d assume Dave was born with 40 toes, Mary with 18 and George…
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  • New running schoes: Asics Dynamic Duomax

    Nicole orriëns
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:39 am
    It was that time of the year again. And I hate that time of the year.The time that I have to go out and buy myself a new pair of running shoes.'Pretty' doesn't enter into the equationDon't get me wrong. I lóve shopping for shoes. Just not for rúnning shoes. Because it's not about the pretty colours. It's all about getting the right and sensible shoe. And 'pretty' and 'right/sensible' usually don't meet when it comes to running shoes.But I had to face it. The holes in the heels of my Saucony running shoes were so big, they were causing big blisters every time I wore them. Even when I put on…
  • Why gyms love slackers + the cheapest gym of them all!

    Nicole orriëns
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    It's that time of year again. The time when we're filled to the brim with good intentions. It's a new year, and a new round.One of the most popular resolutions is 'Getting fitter!'Which is why gyms are having the time of their year in January. Because just becoming a member can fill you with a virtuous glow.Unfortunately about 70% of gym memberships are never or only seldomly put to good use! Which kind of makes them a waste of money.Gyms líke slackers!But the people at the gym won't tell you this. Because these so called sleeping gym members are a big part of their profit. In fact, if all…
  • Finding the time to run isn't easy + Linky!

    Nicole orriëns
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Mom, trying to squeeze in a run!Wanna see all of Danielle's brilliant pictures about parenting? Click here! An InLinkz Link-upDon'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
  • I'm too sexy for my skirt!

    Nicole orriëns
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    Since man and woman are equal, men should be allowed to wear skirts too, right?So Utilikilts created the Spartan: a running skirt for men. With nice airconditioning, and the possibility to scratch where it itches!And they're not just for running. You can take your sixpack with you in your workmanskirt.Nevertheless, there's a good reason Right Said Fred sang: 'I'm too sexy for my shirt,' and not 'I'm too sexy for my skirt.'
  • Happy New Year with lots of running!

    Nicole orriëns
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
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  • 10 Weird and Wacky Things Runners Do

    Mark Kennedy
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    We runners are bizarre.  It’s a fact. Here is a list of 10 of my running idiosyncrasies. Read through them and when you’re done, please leave one of yours in the comments. Let’s see what kind of a list we can get going! 1. “Hold on a sec, my sports watch is locating satellites.” Nerd alert! I’ll admit, this is quirky. More often than not, I’ll be outside to start my run (sometimes in extremely cold weather), waiting for up to two minutes for the satellites to get picked up by my Garmin running watch. -30 degrees Celsius with the wind-chill and there…
  • 25 Essential Tips for Beginner Runners

    Mark Kennedy
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I love helping new runners get started in the sport of running. Here are 25 tips to help beginner runners get started running. Some of them from my own experiences, others I have learned from others. Be sure to add your own tips in the comments section below. If you are interested in diving into some of these tips a little deeper, check out my free email series for new runners. Let’s go! 1. Water and fueling. If you’re running for an hour or less, you will not require any additional fuel. When you start running for more than one hour, you should start looking into fueling options.
 
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  • RA068 | Peter Sagal: Crushing Your Plateaus and PRs

    Matt Johnson
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Peter Sagal’s career has included stints as a playwright, screenwriter, stage director, actor, an extra in a Michael Jackson video and of course radio. He has been the host of the popular NPR News Quiz Show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” since 1998 heard by millions of listeners each week via radio and podcast. Aside from comedy, broadcasting and writing, the other passion in his life has been running. He went from a considering himself neighborhood jogger to what he considers a fairly serious runner. Like many facing age 40, Peter found himself needing to make a change in his health…
  • RA067 | Olympic Medalist Leo Manzano: His Formula for Success

    Matt Johnson
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    For Leo Manzano it hasn’t been easy reaching for the top, nor staying there – but he has been overcoming the odds his entire life. Born in central Mexico in a town that until recently did not have running water or electricity, Leo moved with his family to Texas at the age of four where he later took up running as a youth – at one point even running in work boots. Leo progressed and had a standout high school career for Marble Falls High School in Marble Falls, Texas, where he won a total of nine Texas 4A state championships. Despite this, his 5’5 physical build made it difficult…
  • ER021 | Miguel Blancarte Jr.: Running Saved His Life

    Matt Johnson
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    In January 2012 Miguel Blancarte Jr. set off on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle and has accomplished more than he ever thought possible when he started his journey. At 25 years old, he found himself at 344 pounds on a 5’7 frame and a message from his doctor that his life would be cut short predicting death in his 40s if he did not take immediate action. He did take action entirely on his own and lost 180 pounds in just 9 months through healthy eating, joining a gym and running both indoors and out. In his first year of running he finished a marathon, the next year an ultra marathon.
  • RA066 | Marathon Finish Times and Goal Setting: Eric Allen and George Wu

    Matt Johnson
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Eric Allen and George Wu are two runners that have taken their professional academic pursuits and put them to work in analyzing runners and their performances in the marathon. Eric holds a PhD in Business Administration and is an assistant professor of accounting at USC Marshall School of Business. George Wu holds a PhD in Decision Sciences and is a Harvard educated professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he studies the psychology of individual, managerial, and organizational decision making; decision analysis; and cognitive biases in…
  • RA065 | Tyler McCandless: Running By Feel Without A Watch and Thinking Long Term

    Matt Johnson
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Tyler McCandless is a top American distance runner part of Newton Running elite, a PhD student in Meterology at Penn State and an Olympic Hopeful for the 2016 games in Rio. He’s based in the running mecca of Boulder, Colorado under the tutelage of coach Steve Jones, a former marathon world record holder. While at Penn State, he earned All-American Honors in the 10,000m. Since graduating college, his made the transition to road races qualifying for the 2012 Olympic marathon trials at his first attempt at the distance in the California International Marathon in 2010. Tyler’s won three…
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  • Monday Motivation

    Kim
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
  • Marathon Training Update/Lesson – hang in there when it gets tough!

    Kim
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    It’s been a while since I’ve written. You want to know why? I’ve been sulking. The start of training wasn’t what I expected or was mentally prepared for. To be a little more clear, or I guess honest, it’s sucked. I lost some fitness, gained a few pounds and just felt completely out of shape. My runs have been slow and I feel like I’ve had so much pressure on myself to perform at the level I left off at in October. Between giving my body a little break and coaxing my knee back to 100%, I just didn’t run all that much through November and December. My…
  • How to deal with no good, horrible, very bad runs

    Kim
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I’m not sure if this is going to exactly be a “how to” blog post as it is going to be an exercise in convincing myself that bad runs happen and I need to get over it an move on. Its the first week of marathon training. I’m pumped up, but honestly, not as much as I normally feel when a training cycle starts. I typically love the winter, but it’s been cold. Not normal, yeah it’s winter cold, cold like I feel like I live in Minnesota cold. Between that and the darkness, I feel a little like laying in my bed most days – which seems to be going around from…
  • Monday Motivation

    Kim
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:46 pm
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    Kim
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  • I MADE GOAL!!!! Task 1, Roldanillo FAI Open Paragliding Competition, Colombia Jan 27-Feb 3 2015

    Dawn
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:07 am
    It's the first day of the 2015 Roldanillo FAI Open Paragliding Competition.  150 pilots are sitting on what is a very small launch, waiting for the clouds to lift, as they always do here in Colombia. At the pilot briefing, it was a little stressful trying to input the task points into my GPS.  I managed to misread the task board right off, thinking the start window opened at 11 am, when it really said the Start Gate was 11 km wide!  (This turned out to be a big bummer, as I put in a 400 meter circle for the start gate).  Imagine my surprise once I launched, that the start…
  • I'm Pledging $1 per Mile for the USA Paragliding Team

    Dawn
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    As you might have read, by courtesy of getting into the X-Alps, I've made it onto the US Paragliding Team this year.  Paragliding competitions do not have any cash prizes for winning, which makes it hard to earn a living at it, unlike other sports (NFL Football?!?!).  While most competitors pay their own way to competitions, the US Paragliding Team is there to help out and make sure we field a strong team to international competitions.     For the next two months,  The US Hang gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) and the Foundation for Free Flight (FFF) will be…
  • Roldanillo Paragliding Launch Trail

    Dawn
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Well, I'm here in Roldanillo, Colombia and up at launch for the last day of the 14th FAI World Paragliding Championships.   I've been watching from home and competition has been fierce and close between the top pilots.    I'll be competing soon myself here, in the 2015 Roldanillo FAI Open, but we've come down a few days early to get ready.Luckily the weather cooperated for the worlds, and they've had 10 good tasks and a safe week of flying.   After watching all the pilots launch and fly out to a huge gaggle, I changed into running clothes and headed down the mountain to…
  • Powertraveller: X-Alps Sponsor!

    Dawn
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Imagine my surprise at getting a cool Powermonkey Explorer 2 in the mail!   As the number of electronics we use even in sports and the backcountry increases yearly, the question becomes one of how to keep them charged.  Powertraveller has handily answered that question with their Powermonkey Explorer 2.    It's an off-grid power solution that is waterproof, durable, and can charge cell phones and other electronics multiple times.  The red Powermonkey will keep my electronics up and running during competitions and long expeditionsPowertraveller have also sent me a…
  • Black Diamond: X-Alps Sponsor!

    Dawn
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    Getting the mail was like a second Christmas today when my gear from Black Diamond arrived....many thanks to Bill Belcourt and Black Diamond for their race sponsorship!    In the box were headlamps and trekking poles. I love these trekking poles already, and they're not yet out of the box.   Black Diamond's Ultra Distance Trekking Poles are super light.   A pair of these 110 cm z-poles weighs a ridiculously low 10 ounces.  They're packable too...they quickly fold into three sections of only about 14.5 inches.  It will be easy to stow them in my…
 
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  • In-Depth Review of Nike Zoom Terra Kiger V2’s

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Just posted this page: Review of Nike Zoom Terra Kiger v2 > GO! >
  • Nike Zoom Terra Kiger V2 Trail Runners – FOUND!

    admin
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    We had a little road trip up to the Surat Thani Central Plaza this afternoon. I wasn’t expecting anything amazing, but I was in the market for another pair of trail running shoes. I figured I’d need to order them online at Amazon or EBay. Where we live in Southern Thailand there is no decent … Continue reading Nike Zoom Terra Kiger V2 Trail Runners – FOUND! →
  • What Are You Willing to Give Up to Get the Life You Want?

    admin
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    In 2015 I have a bit of a fire under my backside. It’s time to really crank it up substantially and move forward toward my goals faster. I’ve been coasting along the past few years. Bills are getting paid, my daughter is an absolute joy to spend time with, and my physical condition has probably … Continue reading What Are You Willing to Give Up to Get the Life You Want? →
  • Sorry Vern, No Time for Greatness

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Chatting with my brother on Facebook and I asked again, “Have you watched the Eric Thomas videos I gave you links for?” Oh no, not yet. I forgot. Send me some links, I’ll listen while I work. I went on to explain that listening to Eric Thomas was something that had the power, the potential, … Continue reading Sorry Vern, No Time for Greatness →
  • Pushing Past Cancer

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    I doubt there is a person reading this that hasn’t been affected by cancer. You may not have it, but you’ve been affected by it. You have older relatives, friends, family members that either have it, or had it. It is probably impossible that you don’t know anyone that had cancer. I know someone, a … Continue reading Pushing Past Cancer →
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  • Adductor (Groin) Stretch for Runners & Triathletes

    James Dunne
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:34 am
      Compared to multidirectional sports for example rugby, basketball, hockey or netball, with all their turning, cutting and changes of direction, the repetitive action of running is very linear. This is often reflected in the available ranges of motion we see in runners, triathletes and other endurance sports people. While there’s clearly no need for a runner to be able to perform the splits, it is important for us not to be excessively tight through our adductors, the muscles of the inner thigh. As I previously described here, adductor tightness can contribute to common imbalances…
  • Stride Width Exercises for Runners (Reduce Cross-Over Gait)

    James Dunne
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
      Following-on from my video earlier this week about stride width for runners, talking about Shin Splints and ITB Syndrome in particular, some runners have asked for specific exercises to work on. Have a go at the exercises in the new video above. The crab walk in particular is a real glute burner! The post Stride Width Exercises for Runners (Reduce Cross-Over Gait) appeared first on Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution.
  • Running Technique: Stride Width, Shin Splints & ITB Syndrome

    James Dunne
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
      Stride width varies so much from runner to runner, and is one of the subtleties of running form that is difficult to re-train by simply trying to ‘run differently’… most people over-correct! Rather, I usually see the best stride width improvements in athletes who focus on gluteal strengthening and lateral movement drills. .@sportinjurymatt I thought you'd enjoy this after our brief chat about cross-over gait. #cuesANDconditioning pic.twitter.com/m5YOZQQvu2 — James Dunne (@KineticRev) February 28, 2014 As mentioned in the video above, there is a growing,…
  • Hip Flexor & Core Strength Drill: Psoas March

    James Dunne
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
      In today’s quick training video, I want to show you one of my favourite hip flexor strength exercises. This simple drill does far more than target Iliopsoas though, it’s a great way of reenforcing the co-contraction we want to see between hip flexors and abdominals in controlling lumbro-pelvic position as the hip is moved from flexion to extension, and back again. Try this exercise at home: 3 x 60sec – alternating left then right legs throughout the minuteTechnique is everything! The post Hip Flexor & Core Strength Drill: Psoas March appeared first on Run…
  • Breathing Tips for Distance Runners

    James Dunne
    26 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
      One question I’m frequently asked by relatively new runners involves breathing patterns. They usually want to know how to breathe when running. Often new runners complain of difficulty breathing, getting short of breath long before their legs feel significantly fatigued. Thankfully, as with all other elements of running form, there are cues you can use to learn how to breathe more effectively, making the whole experience of running more comfortable! Breathe Through Your Nose & MouthPeople often get given conflicting advice here. The most effective strategy to use is that…
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  • 7 Tips for Comeback Runner

    Neel
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    You were busy with some important office assignment or holidaying, travelling, family commitments or nursing an injury because of which you couldn't go out for your daily trot. Now, you are free from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Book Review – Lore of Running

    Neel
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:48 pm
    This book is considered to be the bible of running. And rightly so. At the look of it, the book seemed to be a bore at the beginning but as it unfolded, the more I got fascinated by it. Book Review... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My New Year Resolutions

    Neel
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    With the rising sun in the new year, which incidentally I didn't see as I was hung over from the last nights party, I started thinking about the past and future. My New Year Resolutions is a post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Healthy Hummus Recipe

    Anubha Rastogi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I have been meaning to cook this one for a very long ti […] Healthy Hummus Recipe is a post from: borN The post Healthy Hummus Recipe appeared first on borN. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get Back In Shape Diet

    Neel
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:23 am
    A friend of mine, Rohit, has one thing in common with m […] Get Back In Shape Diet is a post from: borN The post Get Back In Shape Diet appeared first on borN. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Tips for Successful Injury Recovery

    Jessica Humphrey
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’m Jess and I write about my life as a yoga instructor, runner and triathlete at racingtozen.com. I came to running later in life, racing for the first time at the age of 27. Like many late in life athletes, I arrived to running with some predisposition to injury. My feet and legs had carried me through two pregnancies, I didn’t have a wealth of knowledge about proper training or form and I didn’t understand the line between pain and a physical challenge. After increasing my distance and training for a half marathon, I found myself suffering from an attack of IT (illiotibial)…
  • Race Day Strategies

    Meredith O’Brien
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hi everyone, it’s Meredith from over at FitNiceRunner.  I’m a USA Track and Field Level I Coach, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and super excited to be here again. Training for a race takes a lot of time and effort and there’s nothing worse than working hard for a race day that doesn’t end the way we want.  Here are some of my favorite tips for runners who are preparing to run their best from Start to Finish. A big part of running your best race is to realize that race day actually begins long before you’ve picked up your number.  Planning and practice are key elements of a good…
  • Winter Running Must Haves

    Kayleigh Herbertson
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Running during the winter months is bracing in the best sense of the word and can also help you feel warmer at home. A big plus I experience with my winter running is that I feel warm for hours after the fact, even as my partner sits next to me in a heavy jumper and asking whether we can turn the heating up again. But obviously I need a slightly different kit to stay active during the winter months so here are some essentials I’d recommend. Replacing What You Need To With the start of a new year it’s a great time to assess the quality of your kit and see if you could do with replacing…
  • All About the Shoes

    TheRunnerDad
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Football has helmets. Basketball has shorts. Baseball has hats and gloves. Hockey has sticks and skates. Running, however, is all about the shoes. Sure, it is important to get equipped with the right technical shirts, tights, pants, and jackets. In the winter, you want to make sure you have a hat, maybe some ear warmers, and definitely a good pair of gloves. Running, however, is the one sport where the primary focus needs to be on the shoes! Your feet take a beating while running. Step after step, mile after mile, your feet are carrying you to new places and new heights that you never before…
  • Goals for 2015

    TheRunnerDad
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Each year around the globe, people ring in the new year with hopes and dreams that this year will be better than the last. We make seldom-held resolutions. We makes statements like “this will be there year that I (insert something that never happens here).” We put the disappointments of the past year behind us, and look forward into the blank slate of the next 12 months. I rarely make any resolutions myself, but this year I do have many goals in mind for 2015. Resolutions are doomed to fail. Slip up once and you completely toss it to the side. Goals, however, are a process of…
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  • Merrell All Out Charge Trail Shoe Review

    Meaghan Murray
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    The Good Betsy: The All Out Charge is an aesthetically delicious shoe that just happens to feel even more amazing than it looks. When I first slipped them on, my immediate reaction was, “Oh no, these are WAY too tight!” But once my feet moved past the strangeness of the semi-attached tongue and settled in […] The post Merrell All Out Charge Trail Shoe Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Saucony ISOFIT Zealot

    Thomas Neuberger
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    ISOFIT is a new series of shoes with a two part upper system. “Our design team’s approach to the ISO•SERIES uppers was different. By combining a plush inner fit sleeve with a flexible external cage, ISOFIT technology provides a system that dynamically adapts to each individual part of the foot. In other words, it moves with the runner’s […] The post Saucony ISOFIT Zealot appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Soleus GPS Fit Watch Review

    Meaghan Murray
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Good friend and guest writer, Johnny Lyons, reviewed the Solus GPS Fit Watch. Here is his take on the device. Good Johnny: The Soleus GPS Fit is a no frills, no nonsense GPS watch. This watch is fantastic if you’re looking for reliable real-time information of your pace, time or distance during your run. It […] The post Soleus GPS Fit Watch Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Janji Women’s Printed Running Tights

    Meaghan Murray
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Janji Running Tights The Good I recently received the women’s printed running tights from Janji and I’m a big, big fan. They’re designed in charcoal gray with a unique black pattern. The waistband is lined with a bright yellow, soft material that fits snugly, without causing any irritation.  I put this pair to the ultimate […] The post Janji Women’s Printed Running Tights appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Krittapix: Krista’s Running Essentials

    Meaghan Murray
    4 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    So we asked Krista if she would like to do a post and list her favorite things. Below is her list, but why should you care what Krista likes? Well, she is kinda amazing, a dedicated runner, and pretty amusing. Enjoy. There are a few things I simply cannot have enough of: running gear and […] The post Krittapix: Krista’s Running Essentials appeared first on Believe In The Run.
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    Gametiime

  • Races of Gametiime: Blooms to Brews Marathon, a Boston Qualifier and Hidden Scenic Gem

    Gametiime
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Race Name: Blooms to Brews Marathon, Four-Person Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, & 10K When: Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 | Where: Horsehoe Lake Park (Woodland, WA) Prize Drawing: The Blooms to Brews Marathon is giving away two free entries to the Gametiime community soon! Stay tuned for more info about how to win! Are you interested in a flat, fast that features scenic views along the Columbia River, majestic country farmland, and acres of beautifully-colored tulips that lead to the final two miles of a crowd-cheering race finish? So are we! We had an opportunity to interview Elba Benzler…
  • Gametiime Asks: Why do you race? What makes racing fundamentally different than an everyday run?

    Gametiime
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Answers from Oiselle Runners… Jessica Morrow – I enjoy running on my own and definitely do most of my weekly mileage by myself. Sometimes on a long run by yourself you can start to doubt yourself and what you are doing. You come up with excuses to do less than your best. I love races, especially really big races with thousands of participants. Running with friends or running a race with a lot of people gives you visual representation that you aren’t the only crazy person out there. Longer distance races like half marathons and marathons are really fun because you know…
  • Leaderboard: Gametiime Groups!

    Gametiime
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    We launched Gametiime Groups Beta a couple months back and, have since brought on two batches of avid running groups. We’ve seen them connect for meet ups, share tips and experiences, and (of course) have a place to discover and share races they love to do — easier than ever. Here are our largest groups on Gametiime. Click below to join any you’d like! 1. Oiselle Runners – 331 members 2. Sub 30 Club – 230 members 3. Team #runDisney – 110 members 4. #RaceChat Crew – 55 members 5. Team Zelle – 49 members 6. SKORA Insiders – 43 members…
  • Leaderboard: Race finisher medalists!

    Gametiime
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    A little less than a week ago, we launched race finisher medals —  a way to recognize your efforts and add a little race bling to your Gametiime profiles. Here’s our leaderboard of top 10 race finisher medalists currently on Gametiime. Check out their profiles, give ‘em a congrats, and start verifying your race finishes to get medals too! #1 – Cyndi Tolentino #2 – Allyson P #3 – Bill Culver #4 – Jessie Wammock #5 – Kevin Morimoto #6 – Charlie Mann #7 – Divina Sachen #8 – Mika Munari #9 -Sharon Brancato, Patricia Duboise,…
  • Introducing: Race finisher medals on Gametiime

    Gametiime
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    You work hard for the races you finish. Miles of training and hours of commitment are just the beginning. We recognize that. And, we want to give you a way to capture milestones that make you the runner you’ve become — not for a single race, but for every race in your running journey. Today, we are excited to announce race finisher medals on Gametiime! With these digital mementos, your efforts and achievements will be forever captured and displayed for all to see. As you claim more medals from past races, you will get an official count of all the races you’ve run…
 
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    Running Life

  • Best Foods For Energy

    Stephanie
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:54 am
    We would all love a little more time in the day and a lot more energy to get more things done! Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen so we are going to have to help ourselves. Food is a great way to boost energy levels and performance, here are a few great sources of energy:   Eggs Eggs are great,… Read more →
  • Why Roll on Foam?!

    Stephanie
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    You may have seen on my new years resolution blog and my twitter that I have set out to use the foam roller every day….My sister asked me before why people roll on foam and what does it do. My answer was…..”I don’t really know, Greg (my boyfriend) said I should!” So I decided to look into it a little… Read more →
  • This weeks #LoveFit is…..30 Days of Yoga

    Stephanie
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
      At the beginning of January I set myself a few targets for the month, and one of these was to be able to touch my toes. I had planned to use the foam roller every day to help me achieve this, I managed to keep to this for a few days! But then I found the 30 Days of… Read more →
  • The best foods to fight colds

    Stephanie
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:39 am
    There are so many colds going around at the moment, and unfortunately, no matter who you are you are going to feel pretty rubbish with it! But here are the top foods that help you fight off a cold and help get you back to your old self quicker:   Chicken Soup This is actually real! Chicken soup helps you… Read more →
  • My #LoveFit this week is….. Soup!

    Stephanie
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    I absolutely love soup, I often have it for my lunch at work! My favorite soup has got to my homemade roasted butternut squash with a touch of chilli. Not only does soup give you that lovely warm feeling, especially when the weather is cold outside, but it has been proven to be a nutritious meal and sometimes can help… Read more →
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    Fuel Your Future with Tina Muir

  • Back to the Beginning; Form Change Update

    Tina Muir
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I have had quite a few people ask me about how the changes that the UVA Speed Clinic recommended are going, and I thought it was about time I did make an update, as things are actually starting to move in the right direction! Firstly, let me just say this has been an incredibly slow process; well, actually thats a  bit of a lie, as it has not even been 6 weeks since I had my full body gait analysis, but it feels like so much longer. Upon leaving the facility, I dived straight into making the changes, committing myself to the program; doing the exercises almost every day, and thinking about…
  • Meatless Monday- Crunchy Cashew Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing

    Tina Muir
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Happy Marvelous Meatless Monday! I feel like maybe I should make that even more of a tongue twister to say….how about, Morning my marvelous meatless monday mates! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, I had some time to do some errands I have been putting off, including updating my blog, which I have been wanting to do for a while. Check out the pages, I am pretty happy with how they look now Today is yet another Meatless Monday, and I am very excited to see what you all bring to share, we are getting a good turnout, with around 20 people a week. Confessions of a Mother Runner and I…
  • Scallop & Crunchy Coleslaw Tacos with Homemade Spelt Tortillas

    Tina Muir
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Happy Friday! How was your week? This week feels like it flew by! I worked really hard this week, had my first London marathon training workout (33 mins of uphills total!), and today I “graduate” from Physical Therapy! I think things are starting to come together a little. I am planning on doing an update post next week about the changes, but for the time being my future is starting to look a little brighter. I might shock a few people with this post, as I am starting to make people think I am a vegetarian with all my meatless meals; I do eat meat! In fact, Steve and I made these…
  • #RaceToTheAltar; Meet Our GIANT Wedding Party

    Tina Muir
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I have had quite a few questions recently about how wedding planning has been going, so I thought I would write a little (well…the intention is little, but realistically, its not gonna be little) update about how things are going. If you missed the first post, you can learn all about my BEAUTIFUL wedding Venue, the Uptown Center in my First #RaceToTheAltar post. What else have we confirmed since I last posted? Photographer We have confirmed our photographer, who is a friend of mine from Ferris. When I was at my good friend Ashley’s Wedding a few years ago, I told Matt that when I…
  • Meatless Monday- Healthy Vanilla Almond Butter Protein Granola

    Tina Muir
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Happy Marvelous Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend?! I had a very productive weekend, which was much needed, and I feel a little calmer about my life now I have a few life tasks out the way. Did you watch the US Half Marathon Championships this weekend? I had a lot of friends running, so I was excited to see, but I have to say I absolutely LOVED seeing this photo of Kim Conley after her victory. Kim is the definition of the STRONG I was talking in my Be Brave, Be Strong, Be YOU post last week! Elite she may be, but she is real, and I love that! Photo by David Monti If you have…
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    WightRunner

  • My Twist on a Drink for Coughs and Colds

    Dan Williams
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    If you’re like me then you may feel a lot of the over-the-counter remedies for coughs and colds are pretty expensive for what they achieve. An age old remedy for a cough is honey and cider vinegar. It is also said to help with arthritis, nasal congestion, fatigue and hay fever. In the past I’ve experimented with different (claimed) aids for coughs and the common cold and I’ve found the following twist on a classic to work the best. Why not give it a try? It’s a lot cheaper per portion than pre-made solutions you can find in the shops, takes very little time to prepare and I feel it…
  • Struggling with my Heels and a Stinking Cold: Week of 25/01/15

    Dan Williams
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    2 weeks ago I mentioned 'I feel my feet/heels are improving and responding. I honestly think I’ll be in a position to be clocking 40+miles per week in a couple of weeks time'. Well, I don't see that happening yet - that was wishful thinking. I've struggled a bit over the past week with my heels and a cold! On Wednesday evening I usually go for a run with West Wight Road Runners. I gave that a miss as I felt my feet needed a full day of rest and I was suffering from a cold.The post Struggling with my Heels and a Stinking Cold: Week of 25/01/15 appeared first on WightRunner.
  • Orienteering and Lacerated Legs: Week Of 18/01/15

    Dan Williams
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    For the past few weeks you'll notice 'none - work' in some of the daily comments. After a day at work, gardening, my heels and ankles are feeling sore (a result of my accident) which ends up putting pay to any running. The consultant reckons this could last for anything up to 6 months, but I do see improvement every week and don't see it being this long. This is obviously going to impact on my mileage over the next couple of months and set me behind with my goal of running 2015 miles this year, but I'm prepared to make up missed miles later on. (read more in the 'Summing Up' section below)The…
  • A Few More Miles: Week Of 11/01/15

    Dan Williams
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Last week I mentioned "[that] I’m positive with the way I’m coming along now and I expect next week will see more miles banked". Well I've managed to log 3 miles more than last week, which isn't as many as I'd expected. The weather had a lot to play and I think I might have been overestimating how much quicker recovery is going to be. I'm still feeling tenderness in my heels, though it seems to subside quicker with each run. It's really just a case of taking it easy for 10 or 15 minutes and putting up with a little discomfort.The post A Few More Miles: Week Of 11/01/15 appeared first on…
  • Mostly Mud: Week of 04/01/15

    Dan Williams
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    A week about mud, hills, new trail shoes and the local cross country race. A few runs bank some miles for my 2015 challenge.The post Mostly Mud: Week of 04/01/15 appeared first on WightRunner.
 
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    Run Far Girl

  • CABIN FEVER SALE! Up to 50% off at RunFarShop.com

    scanney
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    Feeling a little cabin feverish with all the snow? Or maybe your basking in the warm sunshine and delighting in green grass. Either way it’s time for a HUGE sale at RunFarShop.com. Three days only! 1/28-1/30. Head over to the shop and check it out before popular colors and sizes are sold out!  
  • Snowday: Surviving Blizzard Juno

    scanney
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    We did more than survive, yesterday. In fact we had a lot of fun! Snow totals are showing that we got around 24-26 inches and I don’t doubt it (although I haven’t gone out there with a ruler myself). We hunkered down yesterday and thankfully didn’t lose power, so we were cozy and warm while the storm raged outside. Sometime last year, winter stopped bothering me. I think it was because instead of complaining about how I couldn’t run or had to run on the treadmill, I made the decision to just get out there now matter how unpleasant it seemed. And you know what I found,…
  • What Now? When we fail to stick to our New Year’s resolutions

    scanney
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    At this point in January it is safe to assume that in regard to New Year’s resolutions or goals, people fall into one of four categories: a) you never made a resolution and don’t believe in them (and are existing blissfully in the same state as if it is still December 31st), b) your resolve for your new goal held strong for a week or two but you have since fallen off the wagon so hard you’ve given up, c) you made your resolution and are sticking to it like glue and have no intention of ever looking back or d) you’re like me you’ve been about 80% faithful to the…
  • Turning Race T-Shirts into Treadmill Towels

    scanney
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    This post originally appeared a year ago, but since I’m still using the towels today and still getting more race t-shirts I thought it would be a great post to re-share. If you re-create this DIY be sure to share and email pictures of what you did! I’d love to share with readers. I can safely say that every runner boasts a drawer overflowing with race t-shirts. It seems that more races these days, even the small 5K are giving out tech-t shirts. But even then you only have so much room. Some race t-shirts I decline upon registration or donate right away. Some become nightgowns for…
  • Essential Crosstraining for the Pregnant Runner

    scanney
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    I hit the 24 week mark this weekend and with that milestone, my thoughts have shifted from running to cross training. Although I love logging miles, I will probably be intentionally reducing my running as I approach my due date. Instead of running I’ll be putting more of an emphasis on crosstraining: specifically pelvic floor, hip and core strength. Pregnancy and childbirth can weaken the pelvic floor (the pelvic floor is comprised of muscles that support posture and your internal organs), causing prolapse of the bladder or uterus in extreme cases. Taking the time to strengthen the…
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    ProMarathon

  • How the Marathon has Become so Popular

    James Dowell
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    We felt the need to take a look at how the popularity of the marathon has grown over the years to become largest athletic sporting event in the world. How The Popularity of Marathons Has Grown Interestingly, Marathon (the area) is a municipality in Greece with an estimated 2011 population of over 33,000. In 490 BC, a man ran from what was then the town of Marathon all the way to Athens to proclaim the victory of Greece over Persia in the Battle of Marathon in spite of being outnumbered 1 is to 6. The distance covered has been estimated to be 280 miles and took 10 days. Marathon fun fact.. The…
  • Marathon Prep: Training and Marathon Nutrition

    Alice Trent
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    Marathon Nutrition and Training Since 2005, the number of runners increased by more than 25%. Fitness experts estimate that at least 2 million people run for 30 minutes daily not just to stay in shape but also to use it as a time to savour some “Me time.” Unfortunately, many runners think that staying in shape can be achieved with daily exercise failing to understand the impact good and specific nutrition has on the performance of a runner. The nutritional needs of a runner are different from that of a person on a regular weight-loss diet because some diets eliminate or decrease one or…
  • New York City Marathon

    James Dowell
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    Facts About The New York City Marathon What do Katie Holmes, Al Roker, Caroline Wozniacki, Tiki Barber, Edward Norton, Pam Anderson, Alanis Morissette, Bobby Flay and Ryan Reynolds all have in common? At one time or another, they have all run the famous 42. 195 km. New York Marathon. Granted, their times were far from the fastest time ever recorded for this event, an honor reserved for Geoffrey Mutai from Kenya with a record run time of 2 hours, 3 minutes and 2 seconds, the presence of these celebrities and athletes is one of the reasons why people flock to join or watch the marathon. In…
  • London Half Marathon Events

    James Dowell
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    The London Half Marathon Events 2015 According to marathon experts, the half marathon is the fastest growing running event because its distance is considered manageable by amateur runners and those interested in testing their skills for the first time. There are multiple London half marathons this year although many have yet to be confirmed. Of those that are confirmed, 2 of the most fun and organized events are the Vitality Run and the London Royal Parks Half Marathons. The London Vitality Run Hackney Marshes Half Marathon 2015 This London half marathon is a charity event that takes place in…
  • Why The Right Marathon Equipment Is So Important

    James Dowell
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    This 2015 the calendar for marathons in the United States and Canada total 753 events with 544 of them being certified by USTAF or Athletics Canada. This is more than the number of events held last year which means there are a lot of opportunities for you to hone your skills in running a marathon and finishing well by the end of the year. To do this, you need to have the right marathon equipment because what you wear will have a direct bearing on how you perform during the run. The Advantages of and Misconceptions about Compression Garments Compression garments are clothing used to prevent…
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