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  • Running: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:23:07

    Just Your Average Joggler
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:23 am
    Nice middle distance run Activity: Running Distance: 8.2 mi Duration: 01:12:16 Activity Link:
  • Five Important Lower-Body Exercises for Runners

    RunnerDude's Blog
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    When you think of lower-body exercises, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves are the top-of-mind muscle groups to work, right? Well, yes and no. Each of these muscle groups are important and depending on the runner one group may need to be worked more than another. But, there's an entirely different group of muscles that often get overlooked by most runners. These muscles (abductors and adductors) are found laterally on the outside and inside of the legs. There is not one abductor and one adductor muscle, rather they are a collection of different muscles that work to pull the legs away from…
  • How to Run More Consistently in 4 Simple Steps (and SR’s new book!)

    Strength Running
    Jason Fitzgerald
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you had one suggestion for new runners, what would it be? Run more… stay healthy… enjoy every moment? I get interviewed a lot for Runner’s World, Men’s Fitness, and other sites like Women’s Health. And this is a common …
  • The Balancing Act: Mountain, Miles, and Speed by Sage Canaday & Sandi

    Run Roni Run
    16 Aug 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Sage Canaday is one of my mentors in  Ultra Running and whose Advanced Ultra Plan I am following for my 50 miler. This article he describes how to manage the benefits in preparing for Ultra.  Article: The Balancing Act by Coach Sage and Sandi Continue to follow his journey he just gets better all the time:    
  • Color Me Rad Race Report & LG Tone Active Review

    Trail Running Blog
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:45 pm
    I had the opportunity to participate in the Color Me Rad run at the Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, while testing out the new LG Tone Active bluetooth headset. I’ll provide a quick recap of the race with some photos, followed by a more in-depth post about my experience using the headset.  Color Me Rad Race Report Because the race was on a military base, I knew that there would be a security checkpoint before being able to go inside the base. I had a similar experience when I ran the Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon at Camp Pendleton. Unfortunately, the address for the actual…
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    Jeff Galloway's Blog

  • Benefits of Water Running and Walking

    Jeff Galloway
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Benefits of Water Running/Walking Legs must find the most efficient mechanical path through the water. Extraneous motions of the feet and legs are reduced or eliminated over time. The water’s resistance strengthens muscles which can serve as back-up strength to the primary running/walking muscles. By alternating off and on, the main running/walking muscles will retain resiliency longer. These smaller “reserve” muscles will also be able to keep you going for a little while if you overuse the main running/walking muscles and need some help to keep going during the last few miles in the…
  • Making Adjustments

    Jeff Galloway
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    One of my favorite roles is helping runners solve problems. Almost every day I hear from at least one person who has experienced a rebirth of their running joy due to the Run-Walk-Run method. But I also work with runners who get stuck in a rut. Most commonly, a simple reduction in the running segment leaves the legs feeling stronger, recovering faster, while running faster in races. With more endorphins during a run, life is good – and running is better. Kathy signed on as an e-coach client on my website with a best marathon time of 5:15. She was using a Run-Walk-Run ratio of 3 minutes…
  • What You Need to Get Started

    Jeff Galloway
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The first step in feeling better is the desire to move forward and embrace fitness. Sure, there are things that can help you make running easier: shoes, clothing, a journal, watches, water belts, sun glasses, etc. As a running store owner, I’m very pleased that runners enjoy these items. But, my advice to beginners is to test the waters gently, while focusing six months ahead. In other words, don’t load up on everything you could possibly need for the rest of your running life until you know you like it. Virtually everyone can feel great after and during a run, and that becomes a greater…
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    Make It a Masterpiece

  • Easy Run

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Or so I intended, because I worked pretty hard the last two days.  But going slow is hard - I tend to push because I don't want to be disappointed in the result.  Maybe I should just not even wear my watch.I did wear it today, though, and went 3.94 miles in 55:29, for  pace of 14:05, a little slower.  S'ok.
  • The Park Rocks

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:24 pm
    For the first time this year we ran in the huge Lake Elmo Park Reserve, where we have spent so many hours in recent years.  We took the grass trails and I did a walk / run, walking as fast as I could and running a bit whenever I felt like it, which was fairly often.  What a precious and high-energy event.  I love that park - why is this the first time we're run there this year?I love trail running - (selfie)Along the way I remembered why I haven't usually run on the grass trails in the few weeks before a marathon - there is a risk of twisting an ankle on the edge of a rut in…
  • Getting Closer

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:51 pm
    To a sub-13 walking pace.  Steve and I pushed each other for two miles out and two miles back on the Zephyr Trail this morning, going about as fast as I have ever walked.  It felt good!More tomorrow on a grass trail.Two-mile splits: 26:27, 26:03, total 52:30, pace 13:08
  • Walking Faster?

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:37 pm
    This afternoon I got in the second walk/run since the Edmonton Marathon, and tried to go a little faster, but with little success.Splits 27:35 (2.01mi), 27:02 (2.01 mi), total 54:36, 4.02 miles, pace 13:35.  If I could sustain that pace for a marathon, the finish time would be 5:56.  Not much faster than the marathon I just ran (walked) in 6:03.  Maybe it's too soon after the marathon.I still want to figure out how to walk faster.  Goal is sub-13, sustained.Wednesday, August 26:Photo Shoot.  My sweet girls took photos and videos of me as I ran.  This was the…
  • Edmonton Marathon Review

    23 Aug 2015 | 6:44 pm
    They don't get much better than this.  I loved this race, number 88 since my myeloma diagnosis.  Edmonton does a great job.My race:I entered the Marathon Walk, a walk-only division in the marathon which allowed a one-hour earlier start, and finished in 6:03:16, way ahead of my expectation of 6:30 to 7:00.  That's actually a pace of 13:51, and I am quite happy with it.  Truth be told I did run a little bit, but maybe just a dozen times or so for about 15 seconds (45 footfalls) each.  I doubt that my running could have advanced me by more than a minute or so.  I…
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    Run Bulldog Run

  • Product Review: Scosche RHYTHM+ Armband Heart Rate Monitor

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    Over the years I’ve experienced numerous chafing issues when wearing a traditional heart rate monitor strap. I’ve used the old fashioned hard rubber straps, Suunto straps, straps from Polar and even the premium “soft strap” from Garmin supposedly designed to eliminate discomfort. Coupled with regular spikes/dropouts and the whole training-by-heart-rate thing soon became more trouble […] The post Product Review: Scosche RHYTHM+ Armband Heart Rate Monitor appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • August Update

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:26 am
    Time for another monthly update as we count down the remaining days in August. Current mileage for the month stands at 255, spread out pretty evenly over approximately 32 hours. The endurance base is building nicely from the predominantly heart rate based training, and despite racing 3 times in 4 weekends, the legs are feeling […] The post August Update appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • New Balance Vazee Pace Shoe Review

    19 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    I don’t tend to have much luck when it comes to New Balance shoes. It’s been a couple of years since my last NB purchase – the much talked about 1400v2 – but they just weren’t a good fit. I loved the light weight of the 1400v2, but the toe box was too snug and […] The post New Balance Vazee Pace Shoe Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • July Update

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    July is coming to a close, so good time to post a training update and summarise what’s been going on over the last 4 weeks. Aside from a random sick day that scuppered my plans for the local Independence Day 5K, I’ve managed to get out and run every day in July. Monthly mileage currently […] The post July Update appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Altra Instinct 3.0 Shoe Review

    26 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    It’s been a good couple of years since I tried an earlier iteration of Altra’s Instinct. I logged just shy of 50 miles in the Instinct 1.5, but never really felt good wearing them – they were stiff, too firm underfoot, and a bit on the heavy side for my taste. I did enjoy the […] The post Altra Instinct 3.0 Shoe Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
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  • 2015 RBR Summer Cross Country Challenge, Week 12, Day 2, by Larry Eder

    Larry Eder
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:24 am
    World Champs 800m, photo by Look at the picture above. A year's worth of hard training, built up over 12-14 years of prior training, comes down to a lean, and final kick, a desperate last run. You build up the endurance to hold on at the end of a race over months and years. Your ability to handle the repetition work, speed work, all comes from the miles you did in the cross country season. September 1, 2015, Week 12, Day 2, Tuesday: 1-mile warmup; 20-min tempo run, Fartlek session, 1-mile cool down. To determine your tempo run pace, add a half-minute to your present mile pace for…
  • Beijing World Champs, Day 9, Quote of Day, Result of Day, from Alfons Juck, EME News

    Larry Eder
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:53 am
    This is the final day of info on the World Champs by Alfons Juck of EME News. Those who are familiar with RunBlogRun know that we have worked with Alfons for nearly five years now. His nightly news updates are keys to understanding the global nature of our sport. It is one of my favorite parts of global champs. Seeing my comrades in media from around the world. Speaking with Alfons Juck, Gene Cherry, Nicholas Herbert and Alan Abrahamson every day of a champs is really a benefit. The battle for the marathon medals, August 30, 2015, photo by EME NEWS (AUG 30, 2015)QUOTE OF THE…
  • Beijing World Champs, Day 9, Session 2, the Final Session, by Alex Mills

    Larry Eder
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Almaz Ayana vs. Genzebe Dibaba, battle on, photo by This is Alex Mills' final report on the World Champs. I am posting this from San Jose, CA, after my return from Beijing. Drama was the flavour of the final evening at the IAAF World Championships as one of the best competitions in history ended in style. The performance of the night came in the women's 5000m, where Almaz Ayana, produced a stunning last three laps to blow away favourite Genzebe Diababa and take the victory in a championship record time of 14:26.86, leading home an Ethiopian clean sweep of the medals, for the…
  • Asbel Kiprop, the real gentleman, wins his third 1,500m world title in Beijing, A view from Kenya, by Justin Lagat

    Larry Eder
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    One of the nice things about working with writers such as Justin Lagat, is their unique views and experiences of the sport. Justin Lagat wrote this about his friend, Asbel Kiprop, and his magnificent victory, hard fought and hard won, in Beijing on Sunday night. A race, for the ages, and it was won by Asbel Kiprop. Asbel Kiprop wins amazing 1,500m, photo by Asbel Kiprop, the real gentleman, wins his third 1500m world title in Beijing, by Justin Lagat Before the finals of the men's 1500m race, there were rumors in social media that Asbel Kiprop was not feeling very well, and was…
  • U.S. No.1 overall-in a fast changing world, by Alan Abrahamson,, with comments by Larry Eder

    Larry Eder
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    U.S. No.1 Overall--in fast-changing world, by Alan Abrahamson, August 30, 2015, Published on August 30, 2015 | by Alan Abrahamson Track and field BEIJING -- With images of Jesse Owens and Luz Long on the big screens, Owens' grand-daughter kicked off the final night of the 2015 track and field championships by presenting Usain Bolt his gold medal from the men's 4×100 relay the night before. This was, in a nutshell, the past and present of the sport. The future? Usain Bolt on the medals stand Sunday night // Getty Images This, probably more than anything, from Seb Coe, the…
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    Runnergirl Training

  • Altitude Training Mask Effectiveness

    runnergirl training
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:13 pm
    written by runnergirl trainingAltitude training masks are a training tool used to increase the body’s adaptations to a hypoxic environment. There is debate over their effectiveness among opinions of practitioners and the general public.The physiologic adaptations from wearing an altitude training mask at low altitude shows limited results and they are only realized at normal atmosphere not at high altitude (HPRC, 2015). There is minimal carry over of those training adjustments to sports performance or impacting the quality of sleep while at low altitude.In a widely cited article by Vogt…
  • 6 Abs Exercises You've Got To Try

    runnergirl training
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Try these 6 abs exercises today!
  • Product Review - New Balance Fresh Foam Running Shoes

    runnergirl training
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    written by runnergirl trainingI personally purchased these shoes and wrote a product review from my experiences.The New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay is a lightweight neutral cushioned shoes. It offers a new feel compared to the cushioning system of other New Balance shoes. Here are the official details at the New Balance site.I found them to feel lightweight but still giving stability, cushion and a very smooth heel to toe transition. The mesh upper allows air to pass through the shoes to keep your feet cool. The colors are fun and add a pop of fun color to your run or workout!I have purchased…
  • 3 Ways To Improve Nutrition

    runnergirl training
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Here are a few ways to improve your nutrition!
  • Sports Drinks Info

    runnergirl training
    26 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    This is great scientific information for choosing a sports drink.
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    Trail Running Blog

  • Color Me Rad Race Report & LG Tone Active Review

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:45 pm
    I had the opportunity to participate in the Color Me Rad run at the Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, while testing out the new LG Tone Active bluetooth headset. I’ll provide a quick recap of the race with some photos, followed by a more in-depth post about my experience using the headset.  Color Me Rad Race Report Because the race was on a military base, I knew that there would be a security checkpoint before being able to go inside the base. I had a similar experience when I ran the Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon at Camp Pendleton. Unfortunately, the address for the actual…
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Race Report

    18 Aug 2015 | 5:27 pm
    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon is the 2nd race in my TourPass 3-Pack (the first race taking place about a month ago in Seattle). I was supposed to run this same race back in 2012, but life got in the way so I had to defer and run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn 10K instead. I wanted to run more destination races this year and the timing worked out to run RnR Chicago. I’ve been to New York City 3 times already and wanted to see how Chicago compared to it, in respect to the city itself, tourist attractions and of course, food! I heard that Chicago weather in July was pretty bad,…
  • Pilates & Osteopathy Solutions for Better Health

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:36 pm
    As a runner, I’ve always wanted to try other forms of exercise that would help me get stronger and possibly run faster. I’ve only done Pilates once in my life, but heard that it is a good way to strengthen your core muscles, while improving your flexibility which is very important for someone like me that almost never stretches before or after a run. The one Pilates class I did take was pretty well known, ‘CoreBody Pilates Plus is a 45-minute signature workout that will burn up to 500 calories’. It was interesting how we utilized this one machine to perform all exercises during the…
  • 6 Hacks for a Longer Life

    3 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Do you know that you can improve your health and longevity by just making a few simple lifestyle changes? That’s one of the most eluding and strangest secrets ever. In fact, if you are still looking for the fountain of youth, then your quest is futile. Studies has shown that people who outlive the rest of the populace do so because they follow a simple and easy set of dietary and lifestyle rules. Therefore, to add years, healthier years, to your lifespan, here are the exact lifestyle habits you need to develop. The keys to a longer and healthier life lie within your hands. Just go for it.
  • US Olympic Wrestling Legends Have More Than Athletic Ability

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    Wrestlers are not just your average athletes. In order to reach the caliber to earn the title of World Champion and Olympic gold medalist, each wrestler must have a substantial amount of guts. If you take a look at the history of many wrestling legends, you’ll see that they have more traits in common than just their physical abilities. Wrestling superstar Dan Gable said, “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” That is exactly what sets these individuals apart from the crowd. When you’re watching Olympic…
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    japan running news

  • Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee to Suspend Use of Designer Sano's Olympic Logo

    Brett Larner
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Top story on the news right now: suspension of 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo. — Japan Running News (@JRNHeadlines) September 1, 2015 translated by Brett Larner Due to the ongoing concerns over the similarity of designer Kenjiro Sano's 2020 Tokyo Olympics official logo to that of a Belgian
  • "I Was Afraid" - Japanese Long Distance's World Championships in Its Own Words

    Brett Larner
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    translated and edited by Brett Larner click athletes' names for source articles Despite the ongoing swell of high-level domestic performances over the last few years, the 2015 World Championships were nearly a complete failure for Japanese long distance.  The lone highlight was 23-year-old women's 5000 m runner Ayuko Suzuki (Team Japan Post Group), who frontran in both the qualifying heat and
  • Fujiwara and Okada Win Hokkaido Marathon (updated with video)

    Brett Larner
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    by Brett Larner His career marked by more ups and downs than virtually any other elite marathoner, London Olympian Arata Fujiwara (Miki House) pulled yet another surprise comeback out of nowhere on a week's notice to win the hot and humid Hokkaido Marathon in Sapporo on Sunday.  One of only five Japanese men to ever win a marathon outside Japan under 2:10, after a mid-race surge Fujiwara's
  • Beijing World Championships Day Nine - Japanese Results

    Brett Larner
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    Beijing, China, 8/30/15 click here for complete results Women's 5000 m Final 1. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) - 14:26.83 - MR 2. Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia) - 14:44.07 3. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) - 14:44.14 4. Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) - 14:46.16 5. Mercy Cherono (Kenya) - 15:01.36 6. Janet Kisa (Kenya) - 15:02.68 7. Irene Chepet Cheptai (Kenya) - 15:03.41 8. Susan Kuijken (Netherlands) - 15:08.00 9
  • Beijing World Championships Women's Marathon - Japanese Results

    Brett Larner
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:06 pm
    by Brett Larner In a sight already familiar from the women's 5000 m heats and 10000 m final, the Japanese women ran up front together through most of the Beijing World Championships women's marathon, the slow early pace and low-hanging fruit of the JAAF's promise of a place on the Rio Olympic team to the first of them to make the top 8 combining to ensure they stayed near the front until things
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    Jill Will Run

  • Friday Fête

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (Friday Fête) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill The stress in my life is getting to me. I feel my chest constrict, I can’t get a full breath. I wake at night with my heart racing. I have a dull pounding behind my eyes. My stomach hurts. Smiles aren’t as frequent, tears want to come more often. This has been building for a long time, but the past few weeks have felt dreadful! I need an escape from my life! While I can’t control every source of my stress, one that I can control is this site. This isn’t my job, I do it for fun. And I don’t need to…
  • Pivotal Living Tracker [Review]

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    This post (Pivotal Living Tracker [Review]) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill A while back I was sent an activity tracker wristband by Pivotal Living. The coolest thing about this tracker is the price. $12 Yeah… you read that right. I’m not missing any digits in that. It’s really only $12. (as of this post, at least!) The way it works is you pay the $12 and get: the tracker, charging cable, 12-month membership to Pivotal Living for access to goal setting and motivational tips. The app is free. At the end of your 12-month membership, you have the chance to renew and get…
  • She’s 3!!!!

    24 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (She’s 3!!!!) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill How did this happen? My baby is 3 today! We had cake and ice cream as our little family unit last night. Or as #AwesomeA says, “Just the 4 of us. Mommy, A, Daddy and Jade.” Sometimes she says JadeTheBoxer is her sister, which is fantastic. She also tattles on Jade when the dog gets too close and puts her nose right on her neck when she doesn’t want that. Love when the kids fight! She chose that hideous purple frosting at the grocery store and she put the sprinkles on herself. As well as poked those three…
  • If I’m going to be a mom, I’m better as a working mom

    16 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This post (If I’m going to be a mom, I’m better as a working mom) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill There’s a whole internet full of “mommy war” missives. This post is not intended to be one of those. If it helps some other mother in some way, that’s fantastic. If it makes another angry, then please reconsider. Nothing on this post is written with an ounce of judgment intended. Well… except maybe judgment against myself, which could be a topic for another post. If you’ve read my site for a while or if you’ve known me for a while, you…
  • 0811=37

    12 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    This post (0811=37) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Yesterday was my 37th birthday. I would love to entertain you with stories about my exciting day/night out in Las Vegas… but that’s not what happened. In fact, the whole day was kind of a let down. I think my kid wasn’t feeling 100%, (the throwing up at the grocery store TWICE the day before could have been an indicator, right?) but it made her super irritable. So every suggestion on things to do was met with either NO! or whining or sobbing. One moment where she wasn’t furious. But even here I can tell…
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    Just Your Average Joggler

  • Running: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:31:39

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:31 am
    Run to car rental place Activity: Running Distance: 2.66 mi Duration: 00:24:37 Activity Link:
  • Running: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:07:04

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    Mid range run. Busy day today Activity: Running Distance: 3.98 mi Duration: 00:35:14 Activity Link:
  • Running: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:07:08

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:07 am
    Easy run Activity: Running Distance: 2.33 mi Duration: 00:21:46 Activity Link:
  • Running: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:23:07

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:23 am
    Nice middle distance run Activity: Running Distance: 8.2 mi Duration: 01:12:16 Activity Link:
  • Running: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:36:09

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    Run to #whitecastle. I do this once a year every August. Time for a large snack pack. ? Activity: Running Distance: 12.27 mi Duration: 01:47:13 Activity Link:
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  • Speedplay Pedals Zero Aero Walkables (update 2600 miles)

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:01 pm
    A quick update on the Speedplay Pedals Zero Aero Walkables that I reviewed back in May. Since then I have put on just over 2600 miles on them and they are, well were, well will be working fine, for now at least. During last week I noticed that I had lost a rubber cover, the actual walkable part! I have lost my left one and that the one I use to put my foot down on at traffic lights etc. Obviously the rubber not only provided some grip but was the protection for what is underneath, namely the cleat. Anyone familiar with Speedplay pedals will know that typically you have a steel cover that…
  • Everesting Week 8

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Rest week and the last week on the TrainerRoad Sustained Build (Hi Volume) Plan. From here onwards I switch over to the TrainerRoad Century (HV) Plan. I followed the plan this week with the exception of adding an easy spin on Monday and actually getting out on the road both Saturday and Sunday. The mileage and duration were both a step back from last week but it was higher than 4 weeks ago for sure as my weekly mileage is now creeping back to an average of around 190. The Century Plan has a one less structured ride per week but the actual duration remains very similar with an average of 7.8…
  • USA Cycling Coach Level 3 Certified

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    So this happened this week, I finally passed all the requirements and tests to qualify me as a Level 3 Coach. I decided to study and pass this exam not just due to my interest in Cycling but also to have access to a body of knowledge that comes with being a Coach and improving my overall understanding of cycling beyond just jumping on the bike. It probably comes as no surprise that I am a bit of data junkie so this should give me some insight into how to analyze the data and improve my performance. Oh and it may serve as a launchpad for career #5 at some point in the future!
  • Everesting Week 7

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    This was going to be a big week, it’s was the last build session before a rest week and the penultimate one on the TrainerRoad Sustained Build (High Volume) Plan. Here is how it shook out; Monday. Off. One thing I am finding is that a zero miles rest day makes the next day really hard so I am now going to add a gentle ride/spin just to keep the blood flowing. Tuesday. TrainerRoad. Jacks. 4x8-minute intervals at 105% FTP with 1-minute recoveries between intervals. Total time @ intensity is 32 minutes. Seated climb for first interval, dropped cadence and gearing and had standing climbing for…
  • Garmin coverage…

    20 Aug 2015 | 5:11 pm
    No I am not talking about my GPS signal! I got a nice write up on the Garmin Blog today and they are planning on sending me some goodies for the Everesting ride in October! Click on the photo and you will go to their post
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    Run Eat Repeat

  • High Protein Almond Butter Review

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Hello! Today I have a fun fit food review for high protein almond butter. But first, let’s talk about running working out… I joined a gym again last week! I really need to change up my workouts to avoid injury and make sure I’m a more well rounded athlete. If I don’t have a yoga or fitness class specifically planned I end up running more often than I should. So, this is a great way to make sure I’m changing it up with classes. I did a strength class this morning. We’ll see if I’m sore tomorrow! (That’s what I’m hoping for ) I realized I really missed workout classes and…
  • Where Does Quinoa Rank?

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Hello! I have the winners of the MCM Marathon and RnR LA Marathon race contests ready to announce! Plus the Shift Con winner. But first let’s talk running and eating… I ran a little bit of speed work this morning with a few 800s with music. I’ve been listening exclusively to podcasts while running and walking so switching it up to music gives me a lil boost! Yesterday I bought a bunch of super ripe bananas to freeze for smoothies for the week. I’m pretty excited about it, is that sad? And last night I cooked! I’ve been so lazy about cooking lately so this was a treat and I felt all…
  • “Before”and “After” My Long Run

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
    I did a long run Saturday morning and wanted to share the realities of the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ a long run… Before a long run: I carb-load. A lot. I legit bought a loaf of bread on Friday and ate half of it before dinner. After a long run: I eat all the things. I couldn’t stop thinking about veggie straws the entire run. I know, random but true. So I bought two kinds and ate most of them. Before: I look like a (relatively) normal person. {The lipstain is a new to me Cate McNabb one I thought was going to be way way too dark for me but I really like it!} After: I look like this……
  • How to Make Oatmeal with Egg Whites

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Hello!! Welcome to the weekend! Are you going to relax like Vegas or party like someone who is in Las Vegas? This morning I had oatmeal with egg whites whipped in for breakfast. I posted this pic on instagram and got some requests for the ‘recipe’. I feel like it’s not really a recipe but here is how I do it. Oatmeal with Egg Whites Recipe Ingredients: 1 or 2 packets of oatmeal (I use 1.5) 1/2 cup egg whites dash almond milk cinnamon, packet sweetener, dash salt Directions: Cook oatmeal to package directions in microwave. Add egg whites , stir and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in sweetener…
  • Zarbee’s Vitamin Drink Mixes Review

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Hello! Today I’m working with Zarbee’s to share some info on their vitamin drink mixes. The timing of this collab is perfection because I’ve been putting my body through the ringer lately! Between running 10 miles this morning and last weekend’s Las Vegas antics – my immune system is screaming for a little support. First, let’s talk running… I hit the road for 10 miles this morning. It was a fairly flat route, but still challenging since it’s so HOT. I don’t want to complain since I’ll take hot over cold any day, but seriously this is rough. I stopped at the water fountain…
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    Midwest Multisport Life - Finding Adventure in My Backyard

  • #Hikerchat Outing Summer 2015

    1 Sep 2015 | 6:51 am
    I'll tell you, after three days of ORShow (thanks again Outdoor Retailer!), Saturday morning is a time when you just want to do nothing but chill. Teton Sports, however, has a different idea - #Hikerchat Outing! I had such a blast on the Snowshoe outing post-Winter Show that I knew I couldn't miss it. Also, new people, new places, and a chance to warm up for Hell Hike And Raft!Since I was out by the Airport, it would have been tough for me to get down to the meet-up unless I rented a car. Happily, Jess swung by and picked me up and away we flew (thanks again Jess!). Until we didn't. After…
  • #ORShow Day 3 Highlights

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    Day 3 started off disappointingly, as the guys at Cafe Mugshot had a long line and I didn't have time to wait (good for them, bad for me, I'll visit them at Winter Show...).Hard to miss the Popticals booth, with an enormous neon green Jeep parked there. Had fun hanging out with Preston, who I had only known via social media, hearing about the plans for the new sunglasses, which are coming out in the Fall. Super stoked to have an active outdoors company here in the Midwest (they are based in St Louis).  Polarized and compact, the only way these could be better is if they…
  • #ORShow Day 2 Highlights

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Day 2: more appointments, more people, more products (what's not to love?).  An early breakfast with the inspirational and very funny polar explorer  Eric Larsen, put on by the Conservation Alliance was a great way to start the day. If you ever have the chance to hear him speak, definitely do so. Super sad that he might be the last person to reach the North Pole on foot (it's melting something fierce up there).Onto the floor we go - right off the bat, I met Paulina! She of the Little Grunts - we ended up running into each other a lot and then finding the best happy hours together.
  • #ORShow Day 1 Highlights

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    All right, it's been almost two weeks, and I'm still not quite back into the swing of things and...that's okay. Happily, I lead a pretty low key life, so no giant drama happening at all (though the kids ARE starting school tomorrow, BIG change).When I flew out to Salt Lake City for Day 1 of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, I wasn't sure what time I would make it to the Convention Center, so I booked my first appointment at 1:00 PM. This turned out to be a good plan, because it gave me time to check my bags (too early for the hotel), meet a few new folks, wander the areas, have lunch, then…
  • Hi Honey, I'm Home!

    18 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    What a few weeks it's been! First, three days at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, then the #Hikerchat outing, culminating in Hell Hike And Raft 2015 in Idaho, six days of backpacking and whitewater rafting. Total shock to be back in real life...Over the next several weeks you'll be inundated with posts about the show, hiking, camping, the food (oh, the food), whitewater rafting, the gear, and the crew. It's hard to know where to begin, but begin I will, with three days of me being a kid in the candy store, aka OR Summer Show. I met with a lot of cool companies, met up with some…
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    Miss Zippy

  • Nearing the finish line

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Carving out more time with these guys means stepping away from the screen.I’ve alluded to the fact that I’ve been wrestling with whether or not to keep going with this blog. I think you can tell by the frequency–or rather infrequency–of my posts of late that not is kind of winning. I’m a never say never kind of gal, but it feels right at the moment to shut things down here. Or at least put them on hiatus. So that’s where I’m headed.When I started this blog five years back, my kids were much younger and it probably felt like I had infinity left with…
  • One post/two reviews

    13 Aug 2015 | 9:03 pm
    After a much too long time, I am finally getting some product reviews in for you all. The upside to being tardy with reviews is that the reviewer has more time to spend testing the products, right? Right.The two I’m featuring today are the Soleus Running GPS Mini watch and the Journal Menu fitness and workout journal. Here’s what I liked/didn’t like about each:Soleus Running Mini GPS:I admit to not having heard of Soleus until the brand approached me to try their watch. I was curious to see what this competitor to the bigger boys like Garmin had to offer. It’s funny…
  • The no plan running plan

    9 Aug 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Around 11 miles into Saturday’s 18ish-mile run, one of my friends asked if I wanted to join her for some marathon pace miles. First I looked at her like she was on drugs. Then, I asked her what her definition of that was since I have none, considered the terrain we had ahead of us for the next few miles and then agreed. We’d been running comfortably up until that point, the humidity wasn’t oppressive and so why not?The MP miles passed quite quickly and it was fun to shake things up in the midst of our long run. The spontaneity of these miles is just one thing I am loving…
  • The secret to fast running

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:23 pm
    My family’s favorite place on earthI’m back from a week completely unplugged in the Adirondacks. As in no phones, no computers, no electricity. Pure bliss.This was our seventh trip to Timberlock, a fabulous family camp on Indian Lake. You stay in cabins without electricity but with indoor plumbing and propane lighting. The host (Caitlin) family feeds you three amazing meals each day on a communal dining porch. You have access to kayaks, canoes, SUPs, sailboats, horseback riding, tennis, and all the hiking you could want. My kids prefer traveling here to anywhere in the world.In…
  • Jersey shore weekend by the numbers

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:29 pm
    We spent a fantastic four days at the Jersey shore this past weekend as part of an annual pilgrimage there to meet with friends from Philadelphia. I always love my time there, the mixture of activity, downtime, indulgence, and time with my family and friends. Here’s a rundown, numbers style, of this year’s trip:Number of:Long runs completed on day we left: One–18 miles long. So glad I did this at home before leaving instead of doing it on flat terrain, out-and-back style. My body did protest a bit, though, when I had to fold it into a car for the three-hour drive.Friends we…
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    Strength Running

  • What does “listen to your body” really mean? Q&A with Coach #15 has the answer

    Jason Fitzgerald
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    If you buy any running book you’ll see the phrase “listen to your body.” But what does this mean practically, on a day to day basis? For new or beginner runners, it’s hard to listen to this type …
  • My new book for beginner runners is now available! Let’s party

    Jason Fitzgerald
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Cue the confetti and balloons… I’m thrilled to announce that my newest book is finally here! Running for Health & Happiness: The Beginner’s Guide to Faster, Pain-Free Running is the culmination of years of coaching and decades of training. I’m …
  • How to Run More Consistently in 4 Simple Steps (and SR’s new book!)

    Jason Fitzgerald
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you had one suggestion for new runners, what would it be? Run more… stay healthy… enjoy every moment? I get interviewed a lot for Runner’s World, Men’s Fitness, and other sites like Women’s Health. And this is a common …
  • How to Breathe While Running (this might surprise you)

    Jason Fitzgerald
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Running is a beautiful sport because of it’s simplicity. Just lace up your shoes and run (after a dynamic warm-up, of course). You don’t need a team. You don’t need a court, field, or arena. Besides a good pair …
  • How to pace every run, workout, and race

    Jason Fitzgerald
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Can you imagine trying to pace yourself evenly when you’re running on a course like this? Ran up my first real “mountain” yesterday! Started around 7300 feet and the summit of Mt. Evergreen is just over 8530. Going up actually …
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    No Meat Athlete

  • No Willpower, No Problem! 9 Ideas to Help You Beat Food Cravings (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:57 am
    There’s no sadder form of failure, to me, than giving into food cravings. Imagine you want to change your diet. Deep down, this feels right for you, right now. You do your research, and decide that it’s not only healthy, but ideal, to eat this way. You do the work to get your spouse on board. They’re little hesitant, but supportive. Up for giving it a try, for you. All the pieces are in place, and so you begin. It all goes perfectly, until one day you hit a snag: you get out of work late, your car breaks down, you have an argument with a friend. And visions of cheeseburgers…
  • NMA Radio: Our 100th Episode: A Look Back and Forward (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    Can you believe it? A hundred episodes! We’ve come a long way with No Meat Athlete Radio over the past few years, and with two new episodes every week for the past few months, it’s safe to say we’ve finally hit our stride. To celebrate, in this episode co-host Doug and I take a behind-the-scenes look at the show. We talk about where we’ve struggled and what we’ve done well, the lessons we’ve learned from hosting a podcast for this long, and the new ideas and changes (and even the possibility of a live event!) that we’ve got planned for the next year.
  • Why I Pushed ‘Too Far’ (and Will Never Regret It) (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    This post is written by Doug Hay of Rock Creek Runner. Have you ever had one of those conversations that just sticks with you? Where someone makes a comment you can’t let go? It happened to me last summer, the day after I ran a 50-mile ultramarathon. I was sitting in my 93-year-old grandmother’s house telling her about the race, and I’ll never forget her reaction. It wasn’t one of joy or amazement. It was sadness. Not sadness about the race itself — I’m sure she was proud of my accomplishment — but sadness about what I was doing. She looked right at…
  • NMA Radio: All About Supplements! (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:39 pm
    It seems to me that when it comes to supplements, most vegans fall into one of two camps: The “Eh, I’m probably getting everything I need from my food” camp, or The “Ahh! I need supplements and lots of them!” camp. Until recently I was completely devoted to Camp 1 — supplements were the last thing on my mind. And as much as he might not like to admit it, I think Matt started out in Camp 2. Over time, and after blood tests, we’ve both shifted our views to reflect a more moderate approach to supplements for plant-based athletes. We both take a few, find…
  • 7 Warning Signs Your Vegan Diet Won’t Last (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:35 am
    You’re trying hard … but it’s getting harder. Something compelled you to adopt a vegan diet — your health, the animals, the environment — and you dove in enthusiastically, sure that it would always feel this easy. “This is the new me!” you thought to yourself, as you pictured health, energy, compassion, and a sense of oneness with the earth. And for the first few days, maybe even a couple of weeks, it was interesting and new and fun. But the novelty wore off — maybe it was a family gathering or an awkward conversation with friends — and…
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    Rx Sorbo

  • Sports Shoe Insole Coverage Expanded on Website and Blog, Announces RxSorbo

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    August 31, 2015 - Chicago, IL. RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of top-rated shoe insoles, is pleased to announce expanded coverage on sports shoe insoles, specifically cleated insoles used for football and soccer. This expansion, launched in August, 2015, comes just in time for the Fall sports season. “We live in the so-called Information Age, so at least in theory it should be easy to
  • How to Select Best Football and Soccer Insoles Featured in New Blog Series by RxSorbo

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    August 29, 2015 - Chicago, IL. RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of top-rated shoe insoles, is pleased to announce the availability of a blog series on the subject of selecting the best football cleat insoles and best soccer cleat insoles. The August, 2015, updates come just in time for the Fall soccer and football seasons. “When looking for insoles that provide a performance advantage, it is not the case that one size fits all purposes,” explained Rj Yozwiak, Manager of RxSorbo. “Selecting the best soccer cleat insoles and best football cleat insoles is done most intelligently by…
  • Insoles for Cleated Footwear Are Your Secret Weapon on the Soccer Field

    12 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    Everyone is looking for an edge over their competitors. Football receivers wear gloves with a ‘tacky’ (not sticky!) surface. Does it help them catch the ball? Maybe, maybe not. But half the game is in your head. If you think it helps, it probably does, as it boosts your confidence. Further, it signals to your competitors that you’re going all out to win. But sometimes the best strategy is stealth. This is where insoles for cleated footwear come in. Insoles for Cleated Footwear Are Your Secret Weapon No one but you (and your podiatrist) knows you have upgraded to insoles for cleated…
  • With Dress Shoe Insoles You Look As Good As You Feel

    5 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Those beautiful people on the red carpet are always wearing big smiles. Is it because they are rich and famous, and go to the best parties? No, actually. It is because they don’t have dress shoe insoles in
  • Insoles for Cleated Footwear the Focus of Blog Update, Announces RxSorbo

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:06 am
    RxSorbo, a leading online retailer of top-rated shoe insoles, is pleased to announce that the Web page showcasing insoles for cleated footwear has been updated in time for the upcoming football season. “Insoles for cleated footwear represents one of the most technically challenging uses for shoe insoles,” explained Rj Yozwiak, Manager of RxSorbo. “Obviously, the whole reason for cleated footware is to ensure superior grip and performance, and the insoles for cleated footwear cannot be allowed to have a negative impact on that. To maintain a feel for the underlying surface, the insole…
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  • Shoe Spotlight: Hoka One One Clifton 2

    Lauren Malm
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:25 pm
    The Hoka One One Clifton 2 has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor is Hoka’s top-selling shoe and a favorite of road runners who love to rack up miles. Fans of the original shoe can rest easy. Hoka’s mantra with this update was “don’t fix what isn’t broken.” The updates to the 2 are subtle, but oh so divine. Hot spots are a distant memory with a softer, lightly padded tongue. New no-sew overlays hug the foot in unwavering midfoot support. Plus, the ultra-cushioned, in-your-face midsole is just as plush as ever. With the previous version of the Clifton, some runners experienced…
  • Shoe Spotlight: Under Armour Fat Tire

    Lauren Malm
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    When a couple of Under Armour employees were out running the trails, they saw a few “fat tire” bikes whiz past them and inspiration struck. What if the ultra-rugged tire tread found on Wild Grip’R bikes was adapted and repurposed for a trail shoe? And thus, the Under Armour Fat Tire running shoe was born.   This innovative trail runner incorporates key Under Armour technologies such as a Storm water-resistance treatment and Charged foam with a thick, grippy Michelin green compound outsole. The hard-to-miss outsole packs plenty of plush while the micro-lugs handle rocky terrain with…
  • Tech Talk: Adidas Boost

    Lauren Malm
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    In 2013, Adidas launched a new technology they claimed could revolutionize the running industry—the Boost midsole. Now two years later, almost every shoe in Adidas’ running line (as well as many of its other sports footwear) are equipped with Boost technology. Plus, other running brands are launching their own version of the technology for Spring 2016. So, what makes it so special? Most running shoes use an EVA foam-rubber midsole. Not Boost shoes. Instead, the midsole is made up of tiny spheres of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Developed by BASF Global, the world’s leading chemical…
  • Shoe Spotlight: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

    Katie Frasier
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Brooks Adrenaline GTS  is back and it’s better than ever. In honor of this no. 1 shoe hitting our site with new technology and vibrant new colors, we’re shining a spotlight this month on what makes this style truly great. The GTS line boasts some serious mass appeal. Whether your foot is narrow, wide or somewhere in between, the universal fit can handle it all. That’s why it’s Brooks most popular shoe. Equal parts support, cushion and balance, the new Adrenaline GTS 15 keeps that classic fit while incorporating new Brooks technology for a lighter, cushier ride. The brand-new…
  • 5 Marathons to Add to Your Bucket List

    Erin Chappell
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Whether you have been running marathons for years, or are new to the marathon community, every runner should have a bucket list full of their dream courses. We know it’s tough to decide where to run your 26.2 miles, so we went through our calendar and chose the five top marathons you’re going to want to check out. It’s up to you to decide which one’s next on your list! 1. Boston Marathon Beginning in 1896, the Boston Marathon is one of oldest and most prestigious races in the world, which makes it a great race to have on your bucket list. Every April on Patriot’s Day, runners and…
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    RunnerDude's Blog

  • Send a Coach to Sweden!

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:04 am
    Many of you know that I do corporate training as a part of my RunnerDude's Fitness running coaching and fitness business. Since 2011 I've had the privilege of working with Volvo Trucks/Mack Trucks and Volvo Financial. Their North American Headquarters is located here in Greensboro, NC. I travel to the Volvo campus 5 days a week for about 2 hours midday. I usually have 3-4 different running and/or walking groups in progress year-round. Currently I have a Beginning Running Group, Running for Weight Loss Group, and a Pacers Running Group. I've also done fitness walking groups and race training…
  • Three Simple Breakfast Meals Perfect For Runners

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    Properly fueling your long run is key to a successful run. Most long runs take place in the early morning, so a good breakfast is key in providing the needed macronutrients for the long haul. There is no one perfect pre-run food for runners, because runners are all so different. Between allergies, GI issues, and various likes and dislikes, it's almost impossible to say eat exactly this or that. Instead a runner needs to make sure he/she is getting the proper caloric intake as well as the proper balance of carbohydrates and protein. 200-400 calories is a good number of calories to take in…
  • Chickpeas: A Great Source of Fiber, Potassium, and Protein!

    19 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Whether you call them Garbanzo Beans or Chickpeas, this funny sounding food is packed with great nutrition particularly for a runner. Chickpeas are a fiber-rich food. Fiber-rich foods not only help keep you regular, but they help you feel full longer.  Fiber (especially soluble fiber as found in chickpeas) helps to lower blood cholesterol and slow the absorption of sugar. So, if you're diabetic, this is a great food for you.  As for runners, chickpeas contain calcium and magnesium. Calcium is needed for muscle contraction and magnesium is needed for bone maintenance as well as…
  • Five Important Lower-Body Exercises for Runners

    19 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    When you think of lower-body exercises, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves are the top-of-mind muscle groups to work, right? Well, yes and no. Each of these muscle groups are important and depending on the runner one group may need to be worked more than another. But, there's an entirely different group of muscles that often get overlooked by most runners. These muscles (abductors and adductors) are found laterally on the outside and inside of the legs. There is not one abductor and one adductor muscle, rather they are a collection of different muscles that work to pull the legs away from…
  • The Orange: Great Last Minute Pre-Run Fuel

    18 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    Ever realize 15-30 minutes before a run that you forgot to fuel up? Grab an orange! An orange has 100% of your daily Vitamin C needs. Vitamin C helps prevent muscle injury by replacing collagen in the muscle fibers that bread down during running. Oranges provide needed simple carbohydrates, but they're low on the glycemic index so their natural sugars won't cause your blood sugar to spike and crash. Oranges also contain quercitrin, a citrus flavonoid, that some research shows helps to increase tolerance for exercise, quicken recovery time, and increase performance. Eat a whole orange not…
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  • Running Free: Ditching the GPS and Learning to Obsess Less

    Peter Larson
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    My relationship with running has changed a lot this year. In many ways I feel like I’ve come full circle back to where I started – running simply for enjoyment, the release, and the health benefits that it provides. I ran only a single race this past Spring, a ten mile trail race that kicked my butt, and I have nothing planned for this Fall. I’ve not obsessed about my weekly mileage – some weeks I approach 30 miles, others I may only do 10-15. This past week has been a big fat zero. The reason for the change in approach is that I knew this year was going to be one of transition. As…
  • New Balance 1400 v3 Review: Great Update to a Great Shoe

    Peter Larson
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sometimes a small update is all that is needed to make a near-perfect running shoe better. Such is the case with the New Balance 1400 v3. Version 2 of the 1400 was one of my all-time favorite shoes. It was lightweight, simple in construction, and had my desired ride combo of a soft heel and firm forefoot. In fact, I think my only complaint about the shoe was that the interior was a bit scratchy/abrasive, thus precluding sockless running. Other than that, it was pretty much perfection. When updating a great shoe you always run the risk of destroying what made it so special. New Balance was…
  • Reflections on My First Week of Teacher Certification School

    Peter Larson
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    It’s not often in life that you get to press the reset button, but that’s kind of how I feel about my experiences this past week. On Monday I started the teacher certification program at the Upper Valley Educator’s Institute in Lebanon, NH. As I drove the hour to and from the school each day, I did a lot of reflecting on where I’ve been and where I’m going. Going back to school was a big decision, but after four days of “class” I’m pretty certain that it was the right one. I’ve realized how much I miss learning, and how much I miss sharing what I’ve learned in the…
  • adidas Supernova Riot 6/adidas Adistar Raven 3 Double Review

    David Henry
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    adidas Supernova Riot 6 on left and adidas Adistar Raven 3 on right I’ve run in a lot of good shoes lately, and have many more that I’m testing for review later this summer/fall. In light of all of the reviews coming down the pipe, I thought it might be best do a double review of the adidas Supernova Riot 6 and the adidas Adistar Raven 3.  They are both models that I was unaware existed until recently. However, after seeing some of the models that are coming out this summer from adidas (Raven Boost, XT Boost, Response TR Boost; each will have a review forthcoming), I did some…
  • Western States 100 2015 DNF: Post Drop Thoughts

    David Henry
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    Feeling more than a little worked at Forest Hill (mile 62). Photo – Sue Henry by David Henry As I write this, it has been just a little over 3 weeks since I dropped out of the 2015 Western States 100 at mile 78.  I wanted to let things sink in a bit before writing some thoughts about things I learned through the experience; I now feel ready to do so. I’m not looking to provide a recap of the race per se, but instead want to focus on some of the lessons learned.  However, to set the context, I’ll provide a brief little overview of the day. First, the buildup to the race…
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  • Planning a race: race directors share challenges, logistics, and why they do what they do

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Much like training to run a race, putting a race on successfully requires months of preparation, dedication, and hard work. And with the past decade’s running boom, race directors now contend with some pretty fierce competition. BJ Williams of Massachusetts – who organizes the annual The BJ Williams Road Race and the Annual 10K Hilltop Road Race – said getting your […]
  • How to make time to train for a marathon – without letting it run your life

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:38 pm
    There’s a saying in the running world that marathon training is the real endurance event and the actual race is just a victory lap. Signing up to run a marathon is a big commitment because of the training. You’ll need to put in four months or so of tough workouts just to get to the […]
  • The benefits of “effortless” runs

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Running is essentially a competition against ourselves. We are always pushing to see if we can run the route faster, finish a longer course, log more miles than the week before. But very few runners will say they run for this competitive factor alone. Most enjoy running because it clears their head, it helps them […]
  • Expert advice on hill running

    24 Aug 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Hills are difficult for any runner, no matter your skill or fitness level. Learning how to run them safely and using their challenge to your advantage is something learned by trial and error – or better yet, from the experts. We talked to the following four certified running coaches and seasoned runners about what works with hill running, […]
  • 10 of the most inspiring #Instarunning accounts

    23 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    A daily dose of motivation is merely a newsfeed scroll away. These 10 Instagram accounts will have you lacing up your sneakers and out the door in minutes! 1. @karagoucher: Professional runner Kara Goucher’s Instagram is a mix of active lifestyle shots, candid family photos, and healthy snacks –demonstrating her energy as she juggles a busy family life […]
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    Shut Up + Run

  • The Best Thing I Ever Put In My Mouth (almost)

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:35 pm
    I debated whether I wanted to drive 4 hours round trip this weekend to experiment with one of the runs I will be doing for our upcoming ultra relay. Georgia Pass, baby! This is to be a 12.9 mile run up and down a mountain. I kind of wanted to know what I was in for so I could either be really confident or really terrified. So…I got up at the ass-crack of dawn and drove to Jefferson, Colorado, which consists of a gas station, a school house and a ice cream/burger stand. I remembered that when we first moved to Colorado over 20 years ago I stopped at that gas station once with Ken’s VW…
  • A Few New Products to Try (& a Mini Giveaway)

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:48 pm
    I am always keeping me eye out for new stuff that makes life easier or better or tastier. Sometimes, I just need a bit of zest in my day and like to experiment. Yesterday I was cleaning out my mini appliance cabinet. It is full of crap. Waffle irons that make heart-shaped waffles (used only at Valentine’s Day). A sandwich maker that hasn’t been used since 2009. A crockpot (not at all useless, I use that thing to death – right now I’ve got a pork roast in there), another waffle iron (we all need Belgium waffles in addition to heart shaped waffles) and a rice cooker (also under-used). I…
  • Magnolia Ain’t Just a Flower

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:13 pm
    For the 4th time this summer I ventured to this spot in the hills outside of Boulder. It was to  be my longest run since the Leadville Heavy Half (15.5 miles) back in July. It’s about a 45 minute drive to the start of this run. Why drive so far just to run? Seems stupid. Well, it’s not, so stop saying that. The reason I go is this: High starting elevation. Rolling hills with some elevation gain (1,550 on this run). Cooler temperatures. Nice, wide, soft dirt roads. Kara Goucher goes here and someday I will run into her and and ask to touch her abs and she will ask to be good friends…
  • The Karma Envelope

    20 Aug 2015 | 1:09 pm
    This post is not about running. But it’s still important. GASP!! There’s a ton of stuff in the news these days that’s just a shit storm. Police brutality. ISIS. Forest fires. Ashley Madison outing 37 million people having marital affairs. Jared Fogle doing unspeakable and disgusting things (yes, I did interview him a few years ago for this blog when he was going to run the NYC Marathon – he seemed nice at the time. Apparently “seemed nice” does not tell nearly the whole story. He and his big fat weight loss success story can go make some friends in the shower. Don’t pick up the…
  • This Will Make You Feel Better About Yourself (& My Favorite New Thing)

    14 Aug 2015 | 4:28 pm
    I am not dumb. I know it’s much cooler to run before the sun comes up and sometimes I do. Other times, I laze around drinking coffee in my home office doing odds and ends before I realize, SHIT, now it’s hot and I still have to run. I mean…I GET to run. Yep, that’s it. This procrastinate-til-it’s-stinking-hot scenario happened yesterday. As I was finishing up this 5 mile run and sweating like a pig in heat, I noticed how my pace had slowed in the heat. No duh it had slowed. And some a-hole had put gobs of sand in the only water fountain available.. But I drank from it anyway because…
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    Runners Connect

  • How RunnersConnect Half Marathon Training Plans Compare to Other Popular Programs

    Coach Jeff
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Choosing the right half marathon training plan can be a difficult endeavor. If you’re a beginner, it’s a matter of trusting the plan to help you stay injury-free and run the full distance on race day. The challenge is you likely know only a little about training and thus struggle to evaluate how a plan works and how it’s designed to help you achieve your goals. As you get faster, the margin between a PR and just another mediocre race gets razor thin. You need to start implementing the most race-specific workouts and getting that final 10 percent right. Thus, you need to pay…
  • Can a Tuning Fork Detect a Stress Fracture?

    John Davis
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are two words that strike fear into any runner. When something hurts and you know in your heart that this is something serious, you hope and pray that it is not this, you know, the one that will put you in a boot for 6 weeks, immobilized. Stress fracture. As runners we are very diligent, we do our homework….even if it means asking the one doctor we know we shouldn’t listen to; Dr. Google. Your mind starts to spin out of control as you search for a diagnosis, anything that will tell you what it is. One of the methods that has been traditionally used to diagnose a stress…
  • Track Doesn’t Have to Be For Just Younger Runners. Read Our Masters Guide

    Amanda Loudin
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    On an anecdotal level, most masters runners tend to gravitate toward longer events—marathons and ultras seem to be a good fit for older runners who maybe don’t have as much “snap” in their legs as when they were younger. Sure, they might venture onto the track for speed work, but racing on the track? For as many as 8,100 masters in the United States, however, track meets are the events of choice, according to USATF (U.S.A. Track and Field) estimates. For these events, masters applies to anyone 35 and over, and meets take place at both indoor and outdoor venues. While masters runners…
  • Sick & Tired of Struggling Through Your Training? This May Be Why

    John Davis
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Did you know that Barack Obama only wears two colors of suits? It’s not because he’s sartorially unimaginative; rather, he’s taking advantage of some of the latest psychology research on how to avoid decision fatigue; a problem that faces anyone who has to make tough calls on a regular basis. Recent research has shown that you have a finite amount of energy to dedicate to analyzing information and making good judgment calls, so you should avoid fretting about insignificant decisions (like “does this tie go with a tweed jacket?”) if you know you’ll be facing…
  • What You Need to Know About Kinesiology Tape for Runners

    Matt Phillips
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    As a runner, chances are you are already familiar with kinesiology tape and may well have personal experience regarding its use. For the unacquainted, we are talking about the typically brightly coloured tape that is often seen adorning the limbs of both recreational and professional athletes in an attempt to either help rehabilitate an injury or increase performance on race day. The fact is, these days if you see a therapist for a running related injury, there is a high chance you will leave with at least one strip of kinesiology tape stuck to your body somewhere, normally over the area of…
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    Mile Posts

  • How Whole30 Helped Me Even Though I Won’t Do It Again

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:21 pm
    I’m not here to bash Whole30, it taught me a lot and there were some huge benefits, even though I told you yesterday I won’t do it again. How Whole30 helped me: I started eating real food and by real I mean not something out of a box filled with chemicals, or food that pretends […]
  • Why I’ll Never Do Whole30 Again

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    A couple of years ago a friend told me about the book It Starts With Food. I was feeling run down, I didn’t have energy for my runs and I felt exhausted most days. I was getting plenty, if not too much sleep, but never woke up rested. She suggested I get the book and possibly […]
  • Ramblings: GFR, Dehydration & Running

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    I’ve made a lot of poor choices in my life {who hasn’t right?!} and one of those choices I now regret was transitioning over the past couple of years to using no fuel on my runs and bringing no water. 20 miles. hashtag #nofuel #nowater #yay only it wasn’t #yay for my body…..   The […]
  • Making New Running Friends

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    My latest post for Women’s Running is up on their blog HERE For those of you who love instagram {or are addicted like me}, the post is basically a list of popular running hashtags and why you should use them {to make new friends!}. Long gone are the days when it was something hush hush if you […]
  • Places To Hike In Loudoun: Kephart Bridge Landing

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:45 pm
      hike hīk/ noun noun: hike; plural noun: hikes 1. a long walk, especially in the country or wilderness. synonyms: walk, trek, tramp, trudge, slog, footslog, march; ramble “a five-mile hike The weather in Leesburg today is absolutely delightful. I ran a crisp 4 miles this morning at 5 something. Ran into a skunk, had […]
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  • Engage Your Body And Mind With Audible & Runtastic

    Runtastic Team
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    When doing any kind of exercise, feeling entertained is a key factor in being able to run further, bike faster and walk longer. We use music, cheering and Story Runs to engage our minds and distract us from the burning muscles or the worries of the day. Then, there are plenty of us who despite our busy daily life still have the urge to further educate or immerse ourselves by reading books – both functional and fictional. The fact is, reading a book takes time and many of us find ourselves having to pick between a proper workout and the time to indulge in flipping through a book and…
  • Your Runtastic Community: Friends + Fitness = More Fun

    Runtastic Team
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    You can always count on real friends, you share special moments with them and master challenges together. Have you already added your real-life friends on or directly in your Runtastic app? You should! Connect with friends and benefit from the advantages of an awesome community. Friends are vital for your fitness & health Who doesn’t want to follow a healthy lifestyle? Exactly. However, living a healthy life is not just based on nutrition and fitness tips, but also depends on your social contacts. Researchers found that our social life has an impact on our health, too.
  • Your FAQs About The Runtastic Butt Trainer App Answered

    Runtastic Team
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    We’ve asked our Support Team to share your most frequently asked questions with us. This month, we’ll provide answers to your FAQ about the Butt Trainer app to help you enjoy your workouts and make the most of it. “How do I get the full version?” Well, that’s different for Android and iOS. Android users just have to click on the little lock in the upper right part of the screen. A Google Play Store window will open, where you can purchase the full version. iOS users have to open the “Settings” in the menu on the left, then tap on “Get full version.” On the next screen, the…
  • A Nutrition Expert Tells You All About Eggs & Fitness

    Runtastic Team
    22 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    A team of researchers from the Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) conducted a 8-week study on 152 overweight test participants, both male and female. The participants were divided into groups with different nutrition plans while their weight and cholesterol levels were monitored. Group 1 was allowed to have anything they desired for breakfast, while group 2 had two eggs for breakfast and group 3 enjoyed breakfast bagels to start their day. The egg-eating individuals lost 65% more weight and 35% more belly fat than the bagel-eaters. At the same time, no negative effects on…
  • Science Chunks: Interesting Facts Around Alcohol & Drinking

    Runtastic Team
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    A cold beer to accompany your BBQ, a fruity cocktail at the pool… In summer, there’s just too many occasions calling for a drink. We’ve dug up some studies on the topic for you. Less is more People who hold back on drinks from Monday to Friday, but then down many drinks come the weekend, live shorter on average than those who enjoy a glass of alcohol every now and then, even if that means on weekdays. Germans love their beer 52% of the alcohol consumed by the Germans is beer. Alcohol makes you attractive Well, a little bit, that is. People who’ve drank a small amount of alcohol are…
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    Angry Jogger

  • I Missed A Training Run Tonight. Is It The End Of The World?

    12 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Hey cunts, I’ll keep this short otherwise I’ll never post it. I wanted to run tonight but I’ve no energy. Ever since I stopped running in December I’ve become very anxious about missing runs. I worry that every run will be my last run and I find that fucking terrifying. What makes it worse is that my last run on Monday was horrific. I know it’s because I was stupid and I ran when tired, but I can’t escape the memory of panting like a silly cunt and the tendency is to think you’re next run will be as bad as the last. How I stopped running last year. I…
  • I’m Growing Stronger But I Lost The Battle Of Hornsey

    10 Aug 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Running has been going great recently. I’m still plodding slowly around London and it’s getting easier and easier as my body strengthens. In the last 3 weeks I’ve recorded over 280k. Everything was going great until yesterday. I made the mistake of trying to run to work My body was already exhausted after 51k over the weekend. I’ve started run commuting a lot more recently and I’ve been trying to find the safest way into work which often involves a bit of a detour to try to avoid some of the busier roads. I set out with the goal of just making it in without…
  • The World Has Become My Virtual Treadmill.

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Hey cunts, hope all is well. I remember how boring running on a treadmill seemed when I first started in 2010. I longed for a virtual reality machine that would let you don a headset and move around a realistic world. Now I have that. I’m so happy just plodding around north London. I’ve averaged over 75k a week for the last 10 weeks and I finally feel like I can run faster, but I don’t want to. I want to build on my stamina and make jogging easier than walking. Here’s my Garmin watch setup. Time elapsed / calories / distance in km.  Every time I hear the bleep on my…
  • An Unhappy Running Tail

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Hey cunts, Today was a sad day. I went out running around Tottenham Marshes at 6am this morning and midway through it I was stopped by a crying lady who asked me to help her dog who was injured and couldn’t walk after slipping into the canal. Normally I don’t stop for anyone but I knew I’d regret it later it I didn’t so I opted to help. I walked with the woman to where the dog was lying, half expecting her to pull a knife on me in the process. Thankfully she didn’t. I had envisaged a poodle but the dog turned out to be a fat Labrador. Fortunately there was a…
  • Have You Ever Experienced The Jogger’s Low?

    12 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Hey cunts, Hope all is well with you. I got called a silly jogger by 2 kids in Tottenham today on my 19k run. I wanted to shout ‘I’LL SHOW YOU SILLY!” at them but they looked young enough to have knives. I dunno why I let this annoy me, but for the next few miles I felt pretty awful. So I’m writing tonight about the jogger’s low. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy running and on very rare occasions I’ve experienced the runner’s high, but it’s always fleeting. The jogger’s low is something I’ve experienced all too often. It’s…
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  • 18 Miles

    John Goyette
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:57 pm
    My Specialized in front of a spectacular hydrangea on Houran Road in Bennington, VT My long run this week was 18 miles on Monday – a good report again… the Achilles tendons felt good with no repercussions the next day. I confess I did take a couple of Ibuprofen the day before to keep inflammation down. My pace at 10:22 was slightly slower than optimum. The training program called for 45-60 seconds slower than Planned Marathon Pace. My PMP is 9:20 so I  was 7 seconds a mile slow. In spite of that I felt good about it because the temperature was 78, the relative humidity was 70,…
  • 16 miles

    John Goyette
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Matteson Road, N. Bennington, VT I don’t carry my phone when I run – don’t like it banging around, not to mention the extra weight, so I am taking a photo on one of my cross-training bike days to post each week. Hope you enjoy the photos of God’s creation in beautiful Vermont and neighboring NY and MA. This pic is of my Specialized Allez Elite. In the background on the right is Mount Anthony. Last week was an easy week since I was the speaker at a camp (White River Christian Camp, White River Junction, Vermont) where I had a great time. I skipped my long run…
  • Back in the saddle – literally and figuratively

    John Goyette
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    Beside Rte. 68 (upstate NY) I snapped this pic yesterday at the turnaround point of a 22 mile bike ride. Yes, this is a blog about running… let me explain – I ran the Lehigh Valley Marathon in May of 2013. It was the third marathon in a year for me. I was unable to finish – my legs just would not work after about the 20 mile mark. My Achilles tendon in both legs had been very sore previous to the race (apparently too many miles in preparation) I had iced them after my runs and expected them to recover – alas, they did not. I wound up having to take most of the rest…
  • Beet juice is powerfully purple!

    John Goyette
    2 May 2013 | 5:38 am
    T minus 3! It’s Friday morning and the New Jersey Marathon is Sunday… I should be crossing the start line almost exactly 73 hours from now. I’m feeling pretty good – dealing with a few taper nerves and just general excitement. After my highest mileage weeks a couple of weeks ago both Achilles tendons were feeling tight and a little sore but they have both bounced back with the reduced load. My pre-run weight is flirting with the 155 lb. mark. While I wish it was a few pounds lower I am grateful to be making at least slow progress on that front. Weather looks good for…
  • Older Runner – Weight Loss 5

    John Goyette
    17 Apr 2013 | 10:00 am
    I did my 14 mile run yesterday thinking and praying for Boston and the people affected by the horrific terror attack there at the marathon. I encountered a few people out walking/running with Boston Red Sox shirts on (I wished I had one). I waved and commented to each as we passed, “Praying for Boston.” They all responded verbally or nodded – seemed like a way many of us processed and honored those who were hurt in the senseless violence. Well, I am 2 and 1/2 weeks out from the New Jersey Marathon. My goal is still to qualify to be at the starting line in Hopkington on…
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  • On over-reaching your goal: The Eiger Ultra Trail E101, 18-19 July 2015

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:12 am
    It is 47 km into the race and I'm walking downhill through a forest towards Burglauenen. It's been a great race so far.  I passed the last check point (Faulhorn, the highest point of the race) 15 minutes before my expected time and enjoyed running downhill to Schynige platte.  A few minutes ago, when I approached a corner on this muddy terrain,  a sharp pain hit my left knee so badly that forced me to stop. I cannot run anymore, I am using my walking sticks to take some weigth off my knee and slowly walking down. I could have run this part of the race quite fast and…
  • Eiger done, Swissalpine tomorrow

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Just a quick update about the Eiger. I finished the race under 19 hours (slightly shorter route due to bad weather) and will run the Swissalpine K78 tomorrow. I've almost recovered from the Eiger, just slight pain on my knees. Hopefully it won't cause any trouble tomorrow. Stay tuned for the race reports in a few days. 
  • Two ultras in 10 days, yet another new experience

    15 Jul 2015 | 11:13 am
    I am heading to Switzerland to run the Eiger Ultra Trail E101 and the Swissalpine K78. I have run both these races before. Both were my major goals at the time. This time though I am going to run theses races to prepare myself for the UTMB.The training has been all right so far. I have trained much more than last year and climbed much higher. The only problem is a slight knee pain that I have since last week. It's kind of weird as it happens when I started tapering. Hopefully it won't cause me any trouble this Saturday. And if it does, it will be a part of the suffering you always experience…
  • The Eiger E101, The Swissalpine K78 and The UTMB

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:45 am
    The title says it all, in the following 11 weeks I will run three ultras. The Eiger Ultra Trail E101, the Swissalpine K78 and the UTMB.My training is going fairly well and I have three more weeks of intense training before tapering for the Eiger. Last year I finished it in 25 hours and 12 minutes and this year I will try to run it under 22 hours. A week after the Eiger I'll be heading to Davos to run the Swissalpine K78 for my second time. These two races will be my longest training sessions for the UTMB. After the K78 I'll have a week of recovery, two weeks of…
  • One step at a time

    20 May 2015 | 6:43 am
    The UTMB is now only 15 weeks away and I cannot wait for that. Having said that, there are 15 weeks of intense training ahead and I already feel a bit stressed. Training for an ultra is pretty much like running an ultra, both mentally and physically. During an ultramarathon, there are moments - better said "hours" - that you enjoy running. You move forward effortlessly. There are also hours of struggling and pain. There are moments that you seriously question if you can go on, you wonder if you can climb the hill in front of you, sometimes you just thinking of how to take the next…
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  • Running To Lose Weight: Everything You Need to Know

    Mark Kennedy
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Most people take up running to lose weight. Learn some tips and strategies to help give you the best chance of losing weight and running to your potential. The post Running To Lose Weight: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on Healthynomics.
  • Rich Roll’s Life Overhaul: Overcoming an Addiction, Losing 50 Pounds and Becoming a Wellness Advocate

    Mark Kennedy
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    I have been listening to Rich Roll’s podcast for over 2 years. Rich joked in our chat that I probably know him better than his parents. His podcast has had a huge impact on the way I approach eating and fitness. And I think you’ll also find his story and approach helpful for your own life. […] The post Rich Roll’s Life Overhaul: Overcoming an Addiction, Losing 50 Pounds and Becoming a Wellness Advocate appeared first on Healthynomics.
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  • Guess Who’s Back? Back Again?

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    F the Heat F the Humidity F VCD Cause, I’m back! Thank you Eminem for the wonderfully obscene “Without Me” lyrics that inspired the title to this blog post. My last run outside before today was Saturday, August 15, and by the end of the 9.25 miles, I seriously thought I had some kind of terminal illness that was slowly eating away at my insides. There could be no other explanation for the slow pace, the overwhelming fatigue, and violent vomiting. It was bad. If I could have seen myself on that trail around mile 6, I probably would have looked white as a sheet. I say all this rather…
  • Chelsea Collective Grand Opening: Women’s Fitness Apparel Done Right!

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:41 pm
    There are few things that can put the bounce back into my fitness routine like new FITNESS APPAREL! That’s why I was thrilled and honored to be included in the Chelsea Collective Grand Opening event this past Tuesday evening. I was also encouraged to bring a friend, and who better to bring than my fitness and shopping protege, my daughter, Maddie. We arrived at the store, which is located at Ross Park Mall on the upper level next to Nordstrom, signed in, had our picture taken (left) and were off exploring the store. There were some brands I recognized immediately and LOVE as staples…
  • Weekly Running Recap

    19 Aug 2015 | 7:48 am
    I’m a few days late here with this but it was an incredible busy weekend and start to the week. Out Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and barely home during the day. Monday night Yoga and a Grand opening party last night (more on that tomorrow) All fun stuff though so I can’t complain. Last week started out great. I was all pumped up to do my pace run on the treadmill and I actually hit the pace without much of a problem. This is my half marathon pace by the way. My 1/2 PR is 1:50 or 8:24 pace, so I am just trying to shave a few seconds off per mile to come in under 1:50.
  • Recipe of the week – Grilled Veggie Pizza

    14 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I don’t think I’ve met a pizza I didn’t love. I mean, I’ll even eat “bad” pizza and enjoy it. It’s my favorite food, behind almonds of course. I’m not sure if I would call this a recipe as much as I would call it an idea. This is my “healthier”, more veggie-filled version of a pizza that’s so easy, looks pretty, and tastes delicious! I make this often in the summer and if you’re entertaining, it looks pretty all sliced up and served on a large white plate as an appetizer. What you will need: Whole what pita bread (4),…
  • Monday Motivation

    10 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
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    Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner


    25 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    From the Red Bull X-Alps Site: athlete Dawn Westrum got the furthest of any women to have competed in Red Bull X-Alps. She’s writing a book about her race and shared with us five tips she wishes she’d known before the race began.Former US army soldier and Red Bull X-Alps 2015 athlete Dawn Westrum is half way through writing a book about her experiencing racing across the Alps.She posted excerpts of the coming book's content on her blog, but says the book – to be completed by Christmas –…
  • Zion NP: The Narrows

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    The Narrows gorge is found at the end of Zion Canyon, where the walls narrow to only 20 feet wide and the cliffs tower 1500 feet above you.   There's no trail along the canyon, only packed sand where many feet have gone before.  But most of the way is in the river.   Water levels were actually pretty low when we were there, with the river mostly about calf deep and occasionally thigh deep.  I avoided actually getting my shorts wet.   The overnight hikers coming down river weren't so lucky, they had some sections about chest deep, and had to carry their packs over…
  • Red Bull X-Alps 2015: Day 11

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    There was no shortage of launch options here in the Goms valley.   It was pretty nice to see all the green pastures on the hilltops and know I could land on any of them.  Such a change from most of the course where the trees had covered everything but the rocks. I was still 70 km from Zermatt by Turnpoint 7, my (new and improved) goal for the end of the race.   With elimination coming up in 24 hours, I was on the chopping block.  Gold (AUS2) was 17 km behind me, but on the same ridge as I was with an easy glide to get to me.  Ahead of me were a few biggish valley…
  • Red Bull X-Alps 2015: Day 10

    10 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The clock was counting down toward my last day in the race. Whether that was 2 days or 4, I didn't know, but the winner, Mauer (SUI1) had finished in just over 8 days, putting the cap on the whole race at 12 days.   What I had to do was keep flying the best I could, and hope to make some progress. My flight for the day would be another midday "put all your chips in the pile" attempt.   The isolated pass was out of phone contact, and all my supporters had left to make the lengthy journey around to the south to find me on the other side.  This time, hiking over and flying down…
  • Red Bull X-Alps 2015: Day 9

    9 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Morning found me still walking the valley between St. Moritz, Switzerland and Chiavenna, Italy.   I had made it to Switzerland, only to leave again!   The high valley where I landed was flat for a while, then dropped off sharply, continuing all the way down to 300 meters ASL in Chiavenna.  It would be hot down there.  But at 6 am, I was only concerned with the question of whether I could fly some of this descent instead of walking it. The day was mostly unflyable.  Strong north foehn meant that the rotor and the winds wouldn't be my friends in the air.  Today…
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    Pushing Body and Mind Harder, Faster, Longer - Crank101

  • Suunto Ambit2 R Glass Pitting – Broken

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:03 am
    I had this watch for one year. I don’t remember ever banging it hard, or even semi-forceful on anything. The other day I was thinking about selling it to upgrade to the next Suunto Ambit4 when it is released, and I checked it out carefully – and found pitting in the glass. Pitting, a crack, … Continue reading Suunto Ambit2 R Glass Pitting – Broken →
  • Suunto Ambit2 R Watch Band Strap Broken – Defective?

    31 Aug 2015 | 1:51 am
    While sitting around cheerless waiting for some news – ANY NEWS about the SUUNTO AMBIT4 watches, I’ve been reading a lot. I read that many people had the Suunto Ambit2, Ambit3 watch band straps break on them – and I thought, wow, that sucks for them. Now it sucks FOR ME because mine just broke. … Continue reading Suunto Ambit2 R Watch Band Strap Broken – Defective? →
  • When Is the Suunto Ambit4 Release Date?

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:45 am
    WHEN is the next Suunto Ambit – the Ambit4 – release date? The official Suunto website is publishing “Last Minute Deals” on Suunto Ambit2 watches from the middle of this month. Does that mean the Suunto Ambit4 GPS Sports Watches are to be released any day now? There has been no date published from what … Continue reading When Is the Suunto Ambit4 Release Date? →
  • Pushing Yourself During Exercise!

    20 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    This bears repeating… I just had a girl write me a couple times as she read each post in this series – loving it. This was some of my best writing ever in my life – and I hoped more people would see it and use it. I really looked inside as I ran and … Continue reading Pushing Yourself During Exercise! →
  • PUSHING YOURSELF During Exercise – A Series!

    19 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Getting Out the Door to Exercise is the first and only real priority for the day, and the first article in the PUSHING YOURSELF during exercise series! This is a series about pushing yourself (motivating yourself) while exercising. It can be applied to any exercise I guess, but in this series I’ll talk mostly about … Continue reading PUSHING YOURSELF During Exercise – A Series! →
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    Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution

  • How to Run Downhill Faster & Pain Free

    James Dunne
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
      In today’s new video on our YouTube channel (check out more of our videos here), I’m joined by my good friend Luke Tyburski, the endurance adventurer. We take a few minutes to discuss downhill running techniques, and the errors we often see runners make when running downhill. Such flaws in technique tend to place more stress on the knees in particular. It’s certainly not uncommon for runners who come to me with knee pain to cite running downhill as being an aggravating factor for their symptoms. Running downhill is largely a matter of confidence. As much as anything…
  • How to Foam Roll the Quadriceps Muscles

    James Dunne
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:37 pm
      In today’s new video on our YouTube channel (check out more of our videos), I demonstrate three of my favourite technique to use on the foam roller to work on your quadriceps muscles. Foam rolling your thighs can be pretty painful… but it’s very effective. Many of the runners I meet who suffer with knee pain find roam rolling helpful in improving the quality of your quads musculature. ‘Tight’ quadriceps muscles are often one of the factors we see in anterior knee pain amongst runners. Give it a go Let me know how you get on in the comments… The post…
  • Simple Glute Medius Exercise for Runners

    James Dunne
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:39 pm
      I’ve been asked to elaborate on one of the Glute Medius exercises I showed in a video a few weeks ago! The ‘hip hitch’ exercise is remarkably effective and simple when done well. However, it also has a couple of subtleties that need to be appreciated to get the most from the exercise and avoid using the wrong muscles. As ever, technique is everything Let me know how you get on in the comments below… The post Simple Glute Medius Exercise for Runners appeared first on Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution.
  • How to Foam Roll Your Calf Muscles

    James Dunne
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
      In the comments section on one of my recent YouTube videos (check out my channel), one of our subscribers asked a question about how best to foam roll his calves. I took this as a great opportunity to make another ‘how-to’ video on the topic Do you foam roll your calves regularly? Calf pain and chronic tightness is such a common problem in runners. However this type of maintenance technique is hugely powerful in allowing runners to run without calf pain and maintain the condition of the muscles of the lower legs. Use this video as a tutorial and learn how best to foam roll…
  • What is The Windlass Mechanism of The Foot?

    James Dunne
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:40 pm
      As part of my new video blog, I’ll be uploading regular Q&A style videos. Where better to start than with the foot…? In the Haile Gebrselassie Running in Slow Motion video I shared a few months ago, I mentioned ‘The Windlass Mechanism’. A few of our subscribers have asked for more info on this function of the foot. Hence the above video! In addition to this video explanation of this important mechanism, I’d also suggest heading over to Craig Paine’s blog to read his article named: ‘The Windlass Mechanism of The Foot‘ As always,…
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  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 23 & 24

    29 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Week 23 was great till Saturday i.e 07 Aug but on 08 Aug everything went downhill till 15 Aug. I was crushed and beaten. The post Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 23 & 24 appeared first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Endurance Running and Immune System

    17 Aug 2015 | 1:08 am
    I am training for my first ultra distance race of 100k i.e Bhatti Lakes Ultra, this October. And I am training quite hard. I am recovering well too, as per my understanding. But you should see me... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 22

    6 Aug 2015 | 12:37 am
    This week was another great week of training. Lots of mileage i.e 84k with a 5k walk. Or should I count the walk too? After all it is time on feet. Anyways, the most interesting part of the week was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • When The Elephant Gave Me A Chase

    3 Aug 2015 | 10:43 pm
    I was about to crossover to the road, which goes by the family quarters, when suddenly I saw this giant male elephant, all alone, munching on the tall grass next to this main road. We momentarily saw... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Road to Bhatti Lakes 100k – Week 21

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    After last week’s mega effort, it was time to take things easy. Good news this week was that I received my consignment of GU’s energy gels after much research and wait. And finally found Gatorade in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • September is Here!

    Matt Orlando
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    September. A time for new beginnings, or the gateway to the end of things. Summer winds down as Fall drifts its way into our lives. Children return to school. Runners return to the trails. The days grow shorter and the temperatures grow cooler. A paradise for runners, a hellish landscape for those with Fall allergies. September by far has to be my favorite month. The weather is perfect for running, and I am reminded year after year of my running beginnings so many years ago in high school. It is a time for pumpkin muffins (and donuts) and for those who are so inclined, pumpkin spiced lattes.
  • Neptune City Day 5K 2015 Recap

    Matt Orlando
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    I have a very long history with the Neptune City Day 5K. I ran the inaugural race over 20+ years ago. (Well, to clarify, I signed up, ran about a half mile, and then dropped out. That was well before I actually started running, so we’ll just use that as my excuse.) I have run fast times and slow times. I have won resident awards and age group awards in my younger years. I have on numerous occasions left it all out there (including breakfast). In 2005 I ran with my wife and brother in honor of my dad passing less than a week before. It is my home town run, and I have the photos and…
  • Drowning in July

    Matt Orlando
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    June seemed to be my month. Running was going really well. My wife and I closed on a house. I signed on as the Social Media Manager for Sport Suds. I was cranking out new blog content and even content for other publications. Everyone was healthy, happy, and relatively stress free. It was shaping up to be an incredible summer. And then, well, July came…and with it any hope of that stress-free summer for which I was so desperately hoping. Things seemed to fall apart a bit in July, which is why I have not been posting much as of late. After an enthusiastic session of yard work, I have…
  • Degree #GetMoving Challenge

    Matt Orlando
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Looking for a fun and exciting way to get in shape this summer? It starts today! As a Men’s Health influencer, I am excited to bring you the Men’s Health and Degree Get Moving Challenge! What It Is The Degree Get Moving Challenge is a six-week health and fitness challenge sponsored by Degree®, Men’s Health and Women’s Health. Hosted by celebrity trainer and transformation pro, Chris Powell, this challenge will help take your fitness to the next level! Starting today and each week, a new fitness challenge will be introduced for participants to conquer. Weekly challenges will…
  • Track All The Running

    Matt Orlando
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Call my crazy, but I love working with numbers. One of my favorite jobs I had growing up was as a bank teller where I worked with numbers all day. When I drove an Italian ice truck one summer, I tracked my day by day and week by week earnings and tips, creating graphs and charts and tables…oh my. I still have the spreadsheet to this day. So it should come as no surprise that I am borderline obsessed with tracking my running statistics. Over the years I have used different methods. I have tried training journals. I have used spreadsheets. I have even tried to pencil them in on my…
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    Believe In The Run

  • Saucony and Runkeeper team up to tackle childhood obesity

    Thomas Neuberger
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:12 am
    Saucony Launches The Saucony Run For Good Challenge™ Calling Upon the Running Community to Help Get Kids Active and Healthy In support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Saucony, a leader in the performance running market, and mobile fitness-tracking app RunKeeper are issuing a challenge to runners everywhere: Transform your run into a “run for.. The post Saucony and Runkeeper team up to tackle childhood obesity appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • 7 Ways Runners Sabotage Themselves on Race Day

    Thomas Neuberger
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    Author: Coach Caleb Masland You train, and you train, and you train. Then race day shows up and things don’t go how you had hoped. You would think that the training would be enough, but even if you log all the miles, hit all the goal paces in your intervals, and do everything right before.. The post 7 Ways Runners Sabotage Themselves on Race Day appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Skechers Performance Runs LA

    Thomas Neuberger
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    Skechers Performance becomes the title sponsor of the Los Angeles Marathon Another big move by Skechers (SKX) that cements their commitment to the performance division. “Partnering with the Los Angeles Marathon is a strategic step forward for our company and the Performance Division,” said Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “As a Los Angeles-based business, we.. The post Skechers Performance Runs LA appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Puma Running gets more speed

    Thomas Neuberger
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Puma Running adds more speed to the running roster with Jenna Prandini. Jenna is a rising track star.  The 2015 USATF National 200m and NCAA 100m Champion will join The Global Sports Brand’s elite group of athletes that includes World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt, and add more depth to PUMA’s female portfolio that includes five times.. The post Puma Running gets more speed appeared first on Believe In The Run.
  • Another Nike Pegasus 32 Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
      Originally Austin reviewed the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 for us. Check out Austin’s review. You would think one review would be enough?! However, Meaghan and I were given the chance to review the Pegasus 32 and we couldn’t say no. Who says no to Nike? If you do you end up sitting on your.. The post Another Nike Pegasus 32 Review appeared first on Believe In The Run.
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  • Three Barks for The Puppy Run, animal rescue, and more virtual events coming your way!

    6 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Gametiime’s second virtual event, The Puppy Run, recently came to a successful conclusion. With nearly 700 runners (including adults, kids, and plenty of four-legged friends), it was another swag-filled, social running experience enjoyed by runners in 44 states across the country. If you’re not yet familiar with a virtual run, it’s an event allowing runners to run locally but connect nationally (and perhaps even globally in the future). By signing up, registrants become part of an online participant community — centered around the event’s theme and charitable…
  • Gametiime wraps up the Pi Day 5K, donating $900 to empower STEM education for girls

    8 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    As mentioned in our previous post, our very first virtual run, the Pi Day 5K, was a big success! Before the event, we had a guess that our growing running community and other runners around the country would be jazzed up about three things: The opportunity to run as part of a uniquely-connected online community Being part of a fun-themed event with an impactful cause Receiving awesome, exclusive merchandise mailed to their door! Over 750 runners later, it was clearly true — the Pi Day 5K was a sweet, mathematical hit. Over the weekend of 3/12 to 3/15, runners across all but 5 states…
  • Gametiime launches first virtual run, sells out in a flash

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    We’ve recently started working on a stealth project for the Gametiime running community. While still aiming to give people a better way to live out their running journey in a more socially-connected and meaningful way, this project was built to do so in a different manner than the social race directory we’ve built to empower people to find and save races around the US. Our hunch told us runners needed it so we quickly got to work. In just a few weeks, we launched our first virtual run. We called it the Pi Day 5K, in playful celebration of the mathematical number and scheduled…
  • Blooms to Brew: A scenic course preview in pictures (and video!)

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:44 pm
    We recently featured the Blooms to Brews Marathon, Half Marathon, & 4-Person Relay. Today, we’d like to give you an event preview in pictures and announce Blooms to Brews is generously giving out another two free entries! Click to win a free registration! Races begin at Horseshoe Lake Park, traveling through the city of Woodland, WA   The course takes you through majestic Woodland farmland And then along the mighty Columbia River    Runners then hit Veteran’s Loop, Railroad Tracks Bridge, and gravel roads that line the banks of the Lewis River with eagle nests perching…
  • Races of Gametiime: Blooms to Brews Marathon, a Boston Qualifier and Hidden Scenic Gem

    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! Click here 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 of Get Bold Events about…
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  • Boot Camp

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:47 am
    Saturday mornings for most people include a nice lay in and possible breakfast in bed? Well not for me last week! For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to go to a boot camp session with my crazy friend Jenna! To be honest it didn’t start until 10 so it wasn’t too early but still earlier than… Read more →
  • Keep Me Going Review

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:19 am
    *Sponsored Post Keep Me Going Review   I am a big cereal fan, I pretty much have it every morning, when I’m not having a smoothie! But it often worries me when you read the labels and see exactly how much salt and sugar are in them. Keep Me Going is a brand new cereal created by a company who have been… Read more →
  • August Goals

    17 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am
    Ooops a little bit late with this as we a half way through the month, but as they say “better late than never!”   So this months goals are….. Get bikini ready with my #BikiniBodyMission Complete as many Insanity sessions as I can Attend the Hull Bloggers meet and have the best time Try not to spend too much on… Read more →
  • Insanity – It’s insane!

    12 Aug 2015 | 3:12 am
    I am always way behind with the trends, whether that is fashion, hair styles, popular books (still haven’t read 50 shades of grey!) and fitness crazes. So when Insanity first came about, I think I must have been sucked in to the hour long advert on the tele before the real programs start. But I never thought it would work… Read more →
  • Fit Family

    10 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
      I went back home to Peterborough this weekend, as I hadn’t seen my family in such a long time! I love going home and spending time with my parents and sister, and this weekend was no different! Friday night was a chilled out night, which ended with me falling asleep on the sofa. My dad had also suggested that… Read more →
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  • 12 Surprisingly Interesting Things To Do When You Have a Running Injury (Bonus Tash Tip)

    Dave Sawyer
    16 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Seven Weeks… That’s seven weeks now. Seven. Weeks. Seven weeks of no running. And no exercise. For someone who usually runs six days every week – and would be clocking 50-60 miles per week at the moment, 42 days out from the Berlin Marathon – that’s a lot of extra time to play with. 49 Days… In this post, for anyone who ever finds themselves in the same boat as me, I offer some alternatives. I’m not suggesting jettisoning running if you are not injured. But if you are, you’ll have lots of time on your hands, and be casting around for stuff to…
  • Achilles is Not a Greek Hero (He’s a Very Naughty Boy)

    Dave Sawyer
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:27 pm
    I hung up my running shoes today. For the foreseeable future. It was inevitable really. Running on an injury is bad. I know this. So why have I continued running with a dodgy left Achilles tendon for the best part of a year?   Yeah, you win, Achilles, spearing me with the outrageous arrowhead of misfortune. Because I could, of course. But what about the should? I can’t remember when it first kicked in. In my mind, I THOUGHT I’d been running on it for a year. But turns out (having tracked through my blog posts) it was probably February when I first noticed it. And I’m…
  • Why Do 10Ks Even Exist?

    Dave Sawyer
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Because other more humane forms of self-flagellation died out in the Middle Ages. Calderglen 10k Trail Race I ran the Calderglen 10k last Friday. Great run, a post-race spread fit for a ravenous rugby team, and the only 10k I’ve ever seen marshalled by what looked like masked beekeepers (midges). It was a Giffnock North (my club) championship race so there was an impressive turn-out from the “amber” and blue. As 10ks go, it was excellent. But the race itself? The actual physical experience of running (in this case a hilly, tree-rooty, up-hill-and-down-dale route) 10,000m has…
  • Dedication’s What You Need

    Dave Sawyer
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    How old are you? Yes you, you reading this blog post. If you’re 35 or over you’ll remember Roy Castle. Him off Record Breakers. A man who could tap dance like nobody’s business, a pre-requisite for most highly paid TV entertainers in the 70s and early 80s. Like Dennis Waterman, Castle had a theme tune. And every time I read or hear the word “dedication” I can’t help myself. Whether I’m in a business meeting or chatting to a mate, in my imagination, I’m up on stage, smiling manically, playing a trumpet while somehow simultaneously singing my…
  • London Marathon 2015 Race Report

    Dave Sawyer
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    I attended a talk recently by Scotland’s national endurance coach Robert Hawkins. It was all about how he trains his boys, Callum and Derek, both brilliant athletes. As a marathoner, I was more interested in the Derek half of the talk. I learnt a lot. But the point that resonated most was a throwaway comment about the difficulty of training for a spring marathon north of the border. This year particularly. I’ve lived in Scotland for 25 years and this winter has got to be the worst on record. As I write it’s sunny outside but I’m shivering thinking about those ice cold…
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    Fuel Your Future with Tina Muir

  • Meatless Monday- Roasted Green Bean and Gorgonzola Kamut

    Tina Muir
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Happy Meatless Monday! My first time of saying this in a month, which is hard to believe, but it is good to be back, and I was very thankful to Debbie, Faith and Lisa for doing such a good job with their takeover recipes. Steve and I finally got our house…..well, I say finally….we had actually only been in there a week…….anyway, finally got our house to be at the point where we would consider it a home. Everything is now unpacked, which takes a weight off our minds, and means we can enjoy it. I don’t know about you, but I feel like there is a lingering, nagging…
  • #Run2Me2015 27th Birthday & Rehearsal Day

    Tina Muir
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    On Wednesday I recapped the dessert crawl bachelorette and up to the rehearsal, and today I wanted to recap the rest of my birthday/rehearsal day. We actually now have our photos available online, which is VERY exciting. If you want to check them out, click this link for Yeoman Photography, sign in using YOUR email address (they won’t spam you) and the password is picucci2015 . Then find the Steve and Tina or Steve and Tina Photo Booth gallery, and enjoy! If you do not want to look at them all, don’t worry, I will be sharing many of Matt’s photos over the next few weeks As…
  • Wedding Wednesday- Bachelorette Party (Dessert Crawl)

    Tina Muir
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Thanks for all your lovely comments on Monday, I was really worried about not posting a recipe, and instead just rambling on about how much I love sugar, but it seems you guys do too, and it is nice to know that I am not the only one. I know I am not meant to show you this as an elite runner, but this was my wedding time, so I deserve to have what I love the most right? Time to reel the sugar intake back in as running takes the top spot in my focus again, but first, I have one more sugar coma post for you, as I recap the build up to the wedding. I know I have a lot of people who wanted to…
  • Meatless Monday- Wedding Eats!

    Tina Muir
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hello! Phew! That was a long break away from blogging, but you know what, I needed it, and I think if I hadn’t had my friends take over for me during those few weeks, I would have had a nervous breakdown by now! In case you missed them, here are the posts you may have missed while I was gone: Elite Takeovers- Sara Slattery, Clara Santucci, Frances Koons, Pat Rizzo, Esther Erb, Sarah Crouch, and Tommy Neal Meatless Monday- Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs, Faith from The Conscientious Eater, and Lisa from Run Wiki I encourage you to check them out if you haven’t already. As for me,…
  • Elite Takeover -Type I Diabetes as an Elite Athlete -Tommy Neal

    Tina Muir
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    My final guest post, before I am back to the blog this coming Monday! I hope you have enjoyed learning about the stories of these elite runners; Sara, Frances, Clara, Rizzo, Esther, and Sarah. I just have one more for you; Tommy Neal. Tommy is the only one of my guest bloggers that I have never met. In fact, I did not know Tommy existed until a few weeks ago. I asked Pat Rizzo who he thought would make a good story on the blog, and he did not even hesitate in suggesting Tommy. I started to read up on Tommy, and I could see why. This post is going to show you why Tommy’s story is so…
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  • 5 Ways to Become a Faster Runner

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:43 am
    In 2010, after a three year hiatus from running I returned to the sport I loved. Over the past five years I’ve run and raced and gotten a lot faster. I’m not the fastest girl out there, but I have gotten better and had a lot of fun in the process. In 2010 my 5K personal best was 23:35, in the spring of 2014 I ran a new PR of 19:46.  My 10K time in 2010 was 56:16, last summer I ran 41:58. And although I haven’t run a half marathon recently those times have improved as well, in 2010 my half marathon PR was 1:55:43 and I ran my fastest half marathon in 1:38 during the second…
  • Pack the Perfect Picnic with Stonyfield

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    This post is sponsored by Stonyfield . The opinions expressed and the adventures are all our own. It’s true. Summer begs for picnics. And as it winds down there’s something about the waning evening light and the still warm air that makes you want to get outside as much as you possibly can. Every time August rolls around I start to panic a little, because summer is coming to an end and there is still so much I want t do. My husband calls me the “Harbinger of Winter Doom” because I start lamenting the oncoming New England winter before fall leaves have even hit the…
  • Midweek Musings: finish lines and steep hills

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s Wednesday. Good old halfway-through-the-week-day. Here’s a few musings from the week so far:  Women’s Running Magazine Blogger. I’m very excited to be joining the blogging team over at Women’s Running Magazine. I’ll be posting for them weekly, sharing running tips, insights and musings. You can check out my first post for them HERE. Run through the Finish. By now you may have seen the heartbreaking finish for Molly Huddle in the 10K at World’s this week. She had the bronze, but eased up at the end and allowing Emily Infeld to sneak past her…
  • Fall Racing Plans

    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Fall Racing Plans. This title is a bit of a shock to me on a few levels. Firsts of all, fall?!! Where the heck did summer go and can it please not end. The misery of last winter is still seared in my memory. And second, racing! Yes. Racing. Real racing. Not running a race for fun. No, I’m talking lungs burning, legs aching pushing to the limits racing. Which I love, but also scares me. I’m not sure where my fitness is right now at almost four months postpartum. I’ve mostly been running easy, running hills and running strides. I won’t be headed to the track anytime soon…
  • Own These Miles

    21 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    Staring up 25% grade. I will myself to keep moving forward. No matter how choppy my steps are, no matter how slow I feel. Keep going. I slog up the mountain. Every week for the past few weeks I’ve run up the maintenance road of a local ski area, Gunstock Mountain Resort. With 1280 feet in elevation gain in 1.5 miles and grades ranging from 9%-25% it’s a solid workout. And in the beginning it kicked my but. The first time I went back in June, I hiked up it wondering how on earth I managed to run up it the summer before. It seemed unfathomable. It took me 38 minutes to hike to the…
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  • Like Anything Else, Running Takes Consistent Practice.

    6 Aug 2015 | 4:12 pm
    In the past couple weeks, I slowly came to the tough realization that I'm not in the same running shape as I was back in April.  Looking back at some of my recent runs where I was trying to crank out 8-10 miles at under 9:00/mile pace, I see that I wasn't hitting a wall, getting dehydrated, or having trouble dealing with the heat, I'm just not at the training level I was for my half marathon a few months back.  Much to my own chagrin, my high school football coach's mantra of "you either get
  • A Bit of Catch Up and Starting Marathon Training

    4 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Catching Up: The Bear Hill Climb   Almost a month ago, I ran The Bear race, a 5 mile run up part of Grandfather Mountain.  If you've even poked your head in on this blog occasionally, you've more than likely seen me mention it since it's a pretty big deal for me.  For years, this race was the reason I ran and the reason I would keep myself in shape at all and this was my sixth year running it.     I'm very proud to say that I crushed my previous best time of about 1:03 and posted a little over
  • New PR To Start Tapering Phase

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    I'm not sure if it was taking some time off of doing hard workouts, waiting until the temperature wasn't utterly oppressive, relaxing from my previous fixation on pacing with several days of running unplugged, or a combination of these, but I set an all time personal record this week.  I hit a 3.12 mile run in 24:29, averaging 7:50 per mile.     The sub-25 minute 5k was a revised version of my goal to get a 5k distance run in under 30 minutes, but as I worked my speed up, I ratcheted down my
  • Building A New Morning Routine - Part 3: Meditating

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:04 pm
    I've been posting recently about my new morning routine that I'm experimenting with.  The first facet I dug into was my endeavor into daily journaling and today, I'm focusing on meditation.   Meditation, mindfulness, focused breathing; call it what you will, but I've found it to have an awesome effect on my mental approach to my day and the way I feel in general.  This is a subject that I've started to pursue learning more about now that I've tried it out for several days, but like I said in my
  • What I Learned From Running Unplugged

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    It's rough to have a goal for a training run and not make it.  I've certainly had my share of off days, but usually it was kind of a one off and I bounced back pretty quickly.  However, in my post last Thursday, I discussed how I'd been repeatedly hitting a wall around 4 miles into my runs.  That really put a damper on runs that I planned to be 6 or more miles.  Consequently, I noticed my motivation dropping rapidly when it came to running so I knew I had to change up my plan somehow.   My
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  • Apparel Review: SmartWool PhD Run Ultra Light and Light Socks

    Noah Sommers
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    SmartWool is a name pretty much synonymous with hiking and trekking from a sock perspective, but not many people know that they produce running and even some cycling apparel is well. We recently had a chance to test out their new Light and Ultra Light PhD running socks and these things are honestly pretty awesome […] The post Apparel Review: SmartWool PhD Run Ultra Light and Light Socks appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Shoe Review: Salomon S-LAB X-SERIES

    David Valentine
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:57 pm
    First off I’ll kick this off by saying I’ve run in various pairs of Salomon trail shoes throughout the years so I’m pretty familiar with their features and design. Their quality has always been very high and their customer support and warrantee replacement program has always been top notch. So when the new S-Lab X-Series came […] The post Shoe Review: Salomon S-LAB X-SERIES appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Tech Review: Turbine

    Jeremy Krall
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    In this round, we are taking a look at the Turbine from Rhinomed, which is designed to increase the airflow level in all athletes, from recreational up through professional. When this little gadget showed up on our gear review desk, everyone wanted to try it and many were dubious. I got the nod to take […] The post Tech Review: Turbine appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Diary Entry: Triathlon Training Continues While on Vacation

    Jeremy Krall
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:34 pm
    The word “vacation” usually conjures up images of far-off lands, mountains or beaches, maybe a little alcohol and good food, but in my case there is this realization that goes along with it that there is this event looming. So just as I have hit my stride with the training, I then remember our family […] The post Diary Entry: Triathlon Training Continues While on Vacation appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Clothing Review: Champion CSX Compression Sport Socks

    Evan Rue
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Compression technology has been taking off in the recent years, we’ve all seen it races all those calf sleeves and socks that more and more runners seem to be wearing. It’s almost become a staple on the ultra scene where almost every one out of two athletes is wearing them. We’ve all questioned how much they can really […] The post Clothing Review: Champion CSX Compression Sport Socks appeared first on Running Northwest.
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  • Confessions from an Ex-Extrovert

    Monica Bruno
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I recently read an article in the New York Times that said you can tell a lot about a person by where they like to go on vacation (you can read all about it here: What Your Vacation Says About You). Supposedly, extroverts like to go to the beach, while introverts like to go to the mountains. The logic is that extroverts like being surrounded by a lot of people, half naked in their bathing suits, while introverts like to get lost alone in the mountains. The post Confessions from an Ex-Extrovert appeared first on Monica Bruno.
  • The Mountains Are Calling

    Monica Bruno
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    The summer is almost over and we're getting ready to take one last vacation before the kids go back to school. In a few days, we'll be off to Colorado. If you had told me five years ago I would be taking yearly trips to the mountains, I would have laughed. Anyone who knows me would have laughed, too. I've never been an outdoorsy person, I cringed at the thought of sleeping in a tent or being exposed to bugs, or snakes, or bears. And, call me kooky, but I really like having access to a clean bathroom and a hot shower. The post The Mountains Are Calling appeared first on Monica Bruno.
  • Why do You Love to Run?

    Monica Bruno
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    Runners are a special breed. I mean, we spend a lot of time ... running. Like, for fun. Why do we invest so much time running when there's a hundred other things we should could be doing? Non-runners probably wonder if we're just a little crazy. They might think, there's got to be a better way to get in shape. And, although I'm sure that's why many people start running, getting in shape is not the best part about running. The post Why do You Love to Run? appeared first on Monica Bruno.
  • 5 Ways to Stay Cool While Running in the Heat

    Monica Bruno
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    Now that summer is here and in full force, it feels like the heat has been turned up to eleven (sorry, I love This is Spinal Tap and couldn't resist). Keeping up with your running routine can be extra challenging in the summer because the intense heat can zap the energy right out of you. The post 5 Ways to Stay Cool While Running in the Heat appeared first on Monica Bruno.
  • My Top Five Highlights from ThrillerFest X

    Monica Bruno
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last week, I attend the ThrillerFest X in New York City for the first time. For those who aren't familiar, ThrillerFest is the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers (ITW). The post My Top Five Highlights from ThrillerFest X appeared first on Monica Bruno.
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  • Follow My Daily Blog/Running Diaries

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:50 am
    As I’m in my 6th week of Ultra Training and as I’m also preparing for the Chicago Marathon on October 11th.  I am documenting my day to day life as a mother, coach, athlete and everything in between.  Please continue to follow me as everyday is a grand new adventure.  Training is becoming tougher but I’m progressing exactly as I want to.  Come join my world at  
  • The Terra Core by Vicore Fitness

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:58 am
    As I am training hard and also in physical therapy I have been introduced to the Terra Core by Vicore Fitness.  An amazing product being developed by a friend and fitness expert Greg Nigro in Los Angeles in which incorporates so many necessities all in one.  Check it out on Kickstarter the Terra Core
  • New Study looks to Solve Case of Runner’s Knee By Drew Scherban

    19 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    I just read this article this morning as I am now in physical therapy for this and thought to share.  As many would be interested as Runner’s Knee happens to many of us in this field of running. Enjoy link:  article.
  • TEAM EMC NYC Weekly Runs Begin August 22

    16 Aug 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Hello Team EMC and Fellow Runners: Team EMC at Every Mother Counts begin there weekly runs starting this Saturday August 22,2015.  If you would like to join us or learn more about Every Mother Counts and our runs.  Please contact me for more information.  Email me at or call 646-833-6298. Below is the schedule. We will meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at the track at East River Park for speed workouts and on Saturdays at 8:00 AM at the Houston Street Entrance to the West Side Highway for our long runs. Running Schedule for Team EMC: Saturday, August 22nd – 8:00 AM –…
  • The Balancing Act: Mountain, Miles, and Speed by Sage Canaday & Sandi

    16 Aug 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Sage Canaday is one of my mentors in  Ultra Running and whose Advanced Ultra Plan I am following for my 50 miler. This article he describes how to manage the benefits in preparing for Ultra.  Article: The Balancing Act by Coach Sage and Sandi Continue to follow his journey he just gets better all the time:    
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  • Racing the Mile

    Jessica Morrison
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    Regular runners have likely run a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or even marathon, but not everyone has had the pleasure of racing the mile. You are probably thinking of running the mile during PE in school and the usual butterflies that accompanied the event (at least I am writing this!). Growing up here in Falmouth, I...  Read More » The post Racing the Mile appeared first on 30 Something Mother Runner.
  • Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas

    Jessica Morrison
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    We start back to school late at our school– not until September 8! However, I am in the throes of trying to get myself organized for back to school routines. Rather than list out items that you could include in a healthy back to school lunch box, I thought I would take a different tack...  Read More » The post Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas appeared first on 30 Something Mother Runner.
  • A Trip to Six Flags New England

    Jessica Morrison
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    A few weeks ago, our family headed up to Agwam Massachusetts for a visit to Six Flags New England. My husband had a work outing there, so we decided to head up and spend the night in Springfield, MA (about 10 minutes from Agwam). As it usually happens, we didn’t quite get out the door...  Read More » The post A Trip to Six Flags New England appeared first on 30 Something Mother Runner.
  • Best Ways to Prevent Blisters From Running

    Jessica Morrison
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    If you’re a runner, the chances are great that you’ve gotten a blister during a run at some point in your running career. They can be tiny and more of a nuisance, or rather large after a long, hot run. The good news is that they are, for the most part, preventable. Here are the best...  Read More » The post Best Ways to Prevent Blisters From Running appeared first on 30 Something Mother Runner.
  • Jaha – An App For Finding a Running Partner!

    Jessica Morrison
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:14 am
    This post is sponsored by Jaha. All opinions and writing are 100% my own. For more information on the disclosure policy of 30 Something Mother Runner, please click HERE.  Some of us like to run alone, and some of us prefer to run with a partner. I’m sort of a mix of both– I like...  Read More » The post Jaha – An App For Finding a Running Partner! appeared first on 30 Something Mother Runner.
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