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  • Meb’s Boston 2014 Post-Race Interview

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    Peter Larson
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    “I’m almost 39, I just ran a personal best, and just won the Boston Marathon.” – Meb Keflezighi As a fellow 39 year old runner all I can say is, Meb, you are an inspiration. via Runner’s World (note: video may not work on some mobile devices) And another from Universal Sports You just finished reading Meb’s Boston 2014 Post-Race Interview! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on the Runblogger Forum.
  • The Power of Boston

    Jeff Galloway's Blog
    Jeff Galloway
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    There is no other marathon in the world that has the history, the prestige, and has been run every year since the genesis of our sport.  There are races with more scenic courses, higher enrollment and more prize money.  But the BAA Marathon in Boston is a legend and continues to be the top draw among serious marathoners around the world.   In 1896, the first marathon race was run from the plain of Marathon to Athens, to close out the first edition of the Modern Olympic Games.  The concept of the event was powerful and many cities wanted to replicate this.  New York held one race in…
  • How to Fuel Your Workouts, Naturally — with Elite Ultrarunner and Fruitarian Michael Arnstein

    No Meat Athlete
    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    One hundred miles. In under 13 hours. That’s seven minutes and 46 seconds per mile, for 100 of them. My mind is blown every time I think about that. What makes it all the more incredible — or, in Mike Arnstein’s eyes, what made it possible — is that he reached this elite level of ultrarunning with a simple diet of raw fruits and vegetables. You may know Mike as the Fruitarian. In addition to his spectacular 12:57.45 100-mile time (the 7th fastest in history by an American), his impressive resume includes wins at the Vermont 100 and the Javelina Jundred, a 135-mile…
  • A Fast Marathon Needs More than Fitness: My Boston Marathon Race Report

    Strength Running
    Jason Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    How do you run a fast marathon? It’s one of the most interesting questions I can think of as a runner, training geek, and coach. It’s also incredibly complex. With a race as long as the marathon, there are more opportunities for something to go wrong. Quite often, your finish time is more strongly influenced […]
  • Running to get into your skinny jeans again?

    Mom's Home run
    nicoleao
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Wanna have a laugh? This video is LOL funny! The post Running to get into your skinny jeans again? appeared first on Mom's Home run.
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    Jeff Galloway's Blog

  • The Power of Boston

    Jeff Galloway
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    There is no other marathon in the world that has the history, the prestige, and has been run every year since the genesis of our sport.  There are races with more scenic courses, higher enrollment and more prize money.  But the BAA Marathon in Boston is a legend and continues to be the top draw among serious marathoners around the world.   In 1896, the first marathon race was run from the plain of Marathon to Athens, to close out the first edition of the Modern Olympic Games.  The concept of the event was powerful and many cities wanted to replicate this.  New York held one race in…
  • There is magic in that mile. Magic Mile race predictor explained.

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

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

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:33 pm
    A Forex exchange plays a vital role in every market and every world economy.Travelers around the world know the practicality of this. Most world countries use their own individual currencies as the main medium of trade within its borders. To trade goods and services in the U.S, one has to have the U.S dollar. International trade is necessary because no nation is self-sufficient. Some countries need raw materials to service their industries while others need finished products to aid in the production process. All these should have been complex without a Forex exchange; it would be difficult to…
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    Cool Running

  • 2014 Spring Shoe Guide

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    Whether you're hitting the road or the trails, find the right shoes for your terrain and training needs. The Active Gear Scout put dozens of the latest shoes to the test. ACTIVE.com
  • What to Expect at Your First Race

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:46 am
    Anxious for your first event? Take a peek at what race day looks like with this insider guide. ACTIVE.com
  • The Key to a PR: Negative Splits

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    If you're on the hunt for a 5K or 10K PR, aim to run the second half of the race faster than the first half. Here's how to do it. ACTIVE.com
  • How to Cure Calf and Achilles Pain

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    Learn how the calves and Achilles tendon contribute to your running stride; it'll teach you why these seven exercises can ease pain in these areas. ACTIVE.com
  • Beginner's Guide to Trail Running

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:43 am
    Most newbies are intimidated by trails; they picture technical terrain, or are afraid of injuries. Squash your fears with this beginner-friendly guide to trail running. ACTIVE.com
 
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    Dean's Blog

  • A Leashful

    Dean Karnazes
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Over the miles, my dog and I have come to find our groove.
  • Diversify Your Training Time

    Dean Karnazes
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Running at different times of day can help keep training fresh and dynamic.
  • Take Five

    Dean Karnazes
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:38 am
    Focusing on running for time instead of distance helps new runners.
  • 5 Bizarre Tips to Improve Your Running

    Dean Karnazes
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:25 am
    Dean Karnazes makes these adjustments to his daily life to improve his running.
  • The Most Endearing Race of My Life

    Dean Karnazes
    6 Feb 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Nothing will ever surpass the cherished memory of running with my daughter.
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    Make It a Masterpiece

  • Faster Than Expected

    Don
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    SundownMonday, April 21, 2014:Today's weather was the same as yesterday's, bright sun and 70, except add a 20 mph wind, gusting to 30!  I ran the same route, too, using the same 1 to 2 run / walk, but finished three minutes sooner, for some reason.  I believe I'll use that pace in the marathon.4.87 miles in 55:20, pace 11:22, no pains worth mentioning.  Next-to-last tapering run.
  • Delightful Easter Run

    Don
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Almost too warm, at a sunny and windless 70 degrees, but after the winter we've just survived, we loved it.  Gimme more.  To make it perfect, the ice finally went out from the lake, just today.I ran the 1 to 2 run / walk again, hopefully sticking more closely to that plan than I did yesterday.  I ran 4.87 miles in about 58 minutes (gotta fix my 11-year-old watch or get a new one).  That's a pace of about 11:55, probably about right for that run / walk ratio.  I may use that ratio for the next marathon, we'll see.  It calculates out to a 5:12 marathon, so with…
  • Overdressed

    Don
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Saturday, April 19, 2014:The temperature was 52, but the wind whistled by at 20 mph, gusting higher, and the sun hid behind clouds, so I (over)compensated and put on two shirts, a wind jacket, and long pants. My "running Gear vs Temperature" chart clearly indicated just one long-sleeved shirt, but it doesn't account for sun or wind, so I added layers.  Too many.  I had the jacket open most of the time, and my legs didn't need the pants either.  Shorts and one less shirt would have been better.Still concerned about the possible injury to my left hamstrings, I started with a 1 to…
  • Wood Ducks Are Back

    Don
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    They are such curious creatures.  He is quite colorful, she is drab, but together they are searching the trees for a place to build their nest, suitably close to water.  They arrive each spring, flying from one tree to the next, checking out knotholes and other potential living spaces.After they find their new home, we likely won't see them again.  They'll be in and out of their home, but they don't sit on the front porch or in the trees.  When all of their chicks are born they will boot them out of the house, collect them on the ground, and parade them to the relative…
  • Speed Work

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

  • Physicool Cooling Bandage Review

    Steve
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    I’ve been following Physicool on Twitter for quite some now, so was thrilled when they offered to send me a sampling of their product to test and review. Thankfully [touch wood], I’m running injury free at the moment, although my right shin/calf has been a little tender of late. What better time to test the […] The post Physicool Cooling Bandage Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • Pearl Izumi EM Road N1 Shoe Review

    Steve
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    As mentioned in my recent review of the Pearl Izumi EM Road N0, I’ve been racking up some good mileage in the EM Road N1 too. With about 50 miles on my 2nd pair of N1s, I figured now was as good a time as any to share my thoughts. To start with, here’s a […] The post Pearl Izumi EM Road N1 Shoe Review appeared first on Run Bulldog Run.
  • The RecoveryPump System Product Review

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

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

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

  • RunBlogRun Athlete of the Month, March 2014: Shalane Flanagan, video by the Shoe Addicts

    Larry Eder
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Shalane Flanagan leads Boston, photo by PhotoRun.netShalane Flanagan, during her training for the Boston Marathon, ran the USA Road Champs at the 15k. Her 15k time of 47:03 set a new AR, breaking the record of Deena Kastor, run in March 2014, made her our March 2014 RunBlogRun Athlete of the Month.The video was produced by The Shoe Addicts. 
  • RunBlogRun Performance of March 2014: USA 4 x400m WR, video from the Shoe Addicts

    Larry Eder
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    RunBlogRun does a video each month saluting the performance and athlete of month. For March, the performance is the USA team's 4 x 400m men's indoor team. The athlete is Shalane Flanagan and her 15k AR best. Here is the 4 x 400m USA men's indoor team. Butler, Verburg, Smith, Clemons, WR, Sopot 2014, photo by PhotoRun.net The 2014 World Indoor Champs ended with a World Record by the USA men's 4 x 400 meter relay team. Relays are one of the most exciting events in any track meet. At World Champs, both indoor and outdoor, 4 x 400 meter relays are a reminder of all things exciting and…
  • David Rudisha, the genius of the 800 meters, to run adidas Grand Prix NYC on June 14, by Larry Eder

    Larry Eder
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    David Rudisha, Lausanne 2011, photo by PhotoRun.netAt the 2012 London Olympics, David Rudisha lead from the first step. In the most important championship in the world, in front of 80,000 of his adoring fans, David Rudisha had wanted to "do something special." And "special he did". Running against the best field in the world, with the chance of him faltering, Rudisha ran with an elegance and grace that makes his running look easy. But, it is not. His 1:40.91 World record took a lot out of him, as World Records do. David Rudisha, Paris 2012, photo by PhotoRun.netNow, 18 months later,…
  • Gary Morgan's Boston Diary: Mr. Ubiquitous runs 2014 Boston, by Gary Morgan of Michigan Runner

    Larry Eder
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Gary Morgan is the associate editor of Michigan Runner. A 1988 Olympian over 20k, Gary runs 30 races a year, where he paces pacing groups in half and full marathons. He is known at Mr. Ubiquitous, and he is the craziest guy I know. In 2012, Gary fell down about four thousand feet on Mt.Hood and survived. I love this guy. For years, we did the Gary and Larry show, our videos when we were on the road. Check out our coverage of 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. This column, from Gary is his week in Boston. It is thoughtful, heartfelt, and touching. The BAA 5k, by PhotoRun.net…
  • The man (Meb) and his shoe (Skechers GOmeb Speed 3), release

    Larry Eder
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    Meb Keflezighi winning 2014 BAA Boston, photo by PhotoRun.netUpdated April 24, 2014Lots of components were part of the story of Meb Keflezighi winning Boston yesterday. His training, his coaching relationship, his shoes, his ability to withstand pain, and his drive, among others. We received this release on Friday, and since then, I have been getting notes and texts, "what are the shoes that Meb raced in?" Well, here they are!  The Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 is the answer!  MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--Skechers Performance Division announces brand ambassador and elite athlete,…
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    Runnergirl Training

  • Tommie Copper Men's Active Fit Shirt Review

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

    runnergirl training
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    written by runnergirl trainingThis is my review of the Tommie Copper women’s recovery compression tank top. They provided it to me to review. I wore it to play sports, running, gym activity classes, cycling and hiking. It is an impressive performance shirt! The compression is great not too tight and allows for freedom of movement. It is moisture wicking and keeps your skin dry. The fabric is soft & comfortable! I have purchased several Tommie Copper products and I highly recommend this item!
  • New Balance Shoe Series Replacement Chart

    runnergirl training
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    This is a helpful New Balance chart to show which current shoe series have replaced previous ones.
  • Talent vs Training Video

    runnergirl training
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
  • Patellar Tendonitis

    runnergirl training
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Here's great info for patellar tendonitis.
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    Trail Running Blog

  • Xterra Black Mountain 16K Trail Run Race Report

    SDrunner
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Like all races I’ve ran the past year or so, I did not feel prepared for this race. I stopped running in the mornings  and started going to the gym after work (if it’s not too late and I feel motivated to go..) At the gym, I’ve been doing the same routine: 1 mile warm-up on the treadmill, 7-minute workout on my Pebble watch, 3 sets of dumbbell chest press and crunches and one set of 12-15 reps of pull-ups (my worst/favorite workout). It’s good enough to put me in a sweat and keep my in decent physical shape, but definitely not good for race training. I usually run…
  • 2014 LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K Race Report

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

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

    SDrunner
    30 Dec 2013 | 11:58 am
    Those who are serious about taking their training to another level will find that using a heart rate monitor during their work out sessions is very beneficial. Without it, a person will often worry that they are under training and will often make the mistake of over training. It is great for a person to go by what their body feels, but sometimes it is best to use a beneficial tool like a heart rate monitor so they can determine how far they should push themselves. These gadgets will let a person know when their body is being pushed hard enough to achieve results without causing any injuries.
  • Runner’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013

    SDrunner
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:08 pm
    Quick running update: I was going to take a break from running after the Long Beach 5K and focus more on biking and just working out at the gym. But then they started a running club at work to train for a half marathon in January, so I decided to sign up for that race as well. I’ve been running, but not necessarily training for the half by running a few miles during the week and then (semi)-long during the weekend. We’ll see if that’s good enough to compete in the half. This will be my first runner’s holiday gift guide for 2013 (ever actually). At first I was worried…
 
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    Team Cross Runs

  • How’s Your Water? Share Some.

    Nick Cross
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Go get a cup of water.  No seriously.  That took you less than a minute right? Is your water clear or brown? Maybe your pipes are older and it isn’t crystal clear, but it isn’t brown right? Did you get your water out of a river? Or dig in mud to get it? Probably not, you probably turned a knob and out it came – cold or hot ready to drink. Did you let it run for a few minutes so that it would be the correct temperature? We are so fortunate to live in a place where we can simply turn a handle or push a button and get enough water at the proper temperature. it is so simple we…
  • Runners vs Bikers: A Day at the Lake

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

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

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

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

  • Course Records at Kasumigaura and Tokushima Marathons (updated)

    Brett Larner
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    by Brett Larner Two of the three quality Japanese marathons this weekend saw their course records fall, with the third featuring an Eastern European sweep.  At the Nagano Marathon, cross-country great Serhiy Lebid (Ukraine) staged a head-to-head battle with Japan-based Mongolian national record holder Ser-od Bat-Ochir (Team NTN), only pulling away in the final two km to get the win in 2:13:56 to
  • Chepyego and Malel Set 10000 m World Leads at Hyogo Relay Carnival

    Brett Larner
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    by Brett Larner videoes by Ekiden News 2014 World Half Marathon Championships bronze medalist Sally Chepyego Kaptich (Kenya/Team Kyudenko) returned to competition this weekend, dominating the women's Grand Prix 10000 m with a world-leading 31:28.07 just a few seconds off her best at the 62nd edition of the Hyogo Relay Carnival in Kobe. Ayumi Hagiwara (Team Uniqlo), one of the big hopes for
  • World-Class 19-Year-Old Reia Iwade Features at Hyogo Relay Carnival

    Brett Larner
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    http://www.kobe-np.co.jp/news/sports/201404/0006869505.shtml translated by Brett Larner 19-Year-Old Big Hope Reia Iwade (Team Noritz) Riding the Wave to Hyogo Relay Carnival Grand Prix Women's 10000 m Just 19, Iwade will be showing off her best stuff on home ground in Hyogo prefecture this weekend.  In her first year in the corporate leagues she went through tremendous growth that took her all
  • Kawauchi Headlines May 11 Sendai Half Marathon

    Brett Larner
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    http://www.kahoku.co.jp/tohokunews/201404/20140415_14014.html translated by Brett Larner On Apr. 14 the Sendai International Half Marathon released the names of the invited athletes for the event's 24th running on May 11.  Civil servant runner Yuki Kawauchi (27, Saitama Pref. Gov't) leads the field, with former Hakone Ekiden uphill star Ryuji Kashiwabara (24, Team Fujitsu), a native of Iwaki,
  • Weekend Track Update - Kiryu Makes University Debut, A Meet Record in Kyoto and More

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

  • Apr 17, Hard training sessions

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Hi Marius, I know you say not to run the hard (speed) session back to back. But is is ok to have them back to back if there's a day off in between? Something
  • Mar 16, Can you skip week 13 in favour of a marathon phase week?

    16 Mar 2014 | 3:43 am
    Hello Marius Thank you for your training plan - far more specific and therefore motivating than any others I have found. I'm following the 3:00 plan
  • Mar 5, 50km distance

    5 Mar 2014 | 2:05 am
    Adjusting to 50 k distance : Hi Marius, I have a 50km road race coming up in 98 days (14 weeks). Can you tell me how to adjust the program for this distance?
  • Feb 3, Geir

    3 Feb 2014 | 9:17 am
    Cross country skiing sessions. I am going to run half marathon in April in Madrid (in three months). Since snow is plentyfull here in Norway now, I plan
  • Feb 3, Smart strides

    3 Feb 2014 | 9:15 am
    Hi Marius, I am in my 2nd week on the 3:30 schedule, and I really must say that I find the whole schedule very refreshing and exciting. Thanks! I have
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    Jill Will Run | Jill Will Run

  • The Athlete’s Cookbook

    Jill
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    This post (The Athlete’s Cookbook) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I was sent The Athlete’s Cookbook free for review, thoughts are my own. If you’ve ever spent time on any message board with athletes, food is always a hot topic. Hell… food is a hot topic in this country all around. There are different opinions on which food groups to include/exclude, which diet is good/bad/best/worst and conflicting advice flying at us from every avenue. It’s enough to make you go crazy. So for the most part, I’ve learned to avoid it… but it wasn’t easy…
  • Apera Sling Tote

    Jill
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This post (Apera Sling Tote) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill I was sent an Apera bag for the purpose of review. All thoughts are my own. To go to baby swim class with Alex, I usually just shoved swim stuff into the diaper bag. It worked alright, but it wasn’t ideal – especially once we had the wet stuff to bring home. So when I had a chance to try a new gear bag from Apera I was excited. The bag can easily be used for the gym, yoga/barre/pilates class, overnight trip or even in place of a diaper bag for day-to-day life! The bag has a lot of pockets and I was able to easily…
  • DJs for PJs 5K [Race Report]

    Jill
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    This post (DJs for PJs 5K [Race Report]) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill This morning Alex and I ran the DJs for PJs 5K. Well… I ran it, she went along for the ride. I picked up my packet the day before at a local Kohl’s store. Part of the event was a pajama drive for kids, so I had purchased a pair of baby pajamas at Target earlier in the week. I felt a little silly carrying a pair of pajamas into Kohl’s to donate. I guess I could have just bought a pair there! Race participants could pick between a gray or a blue shirt. My shirt is a size S and it is huge. It will…
  • Friday Fête

    Jill
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This post (Friday Fête) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Award Show My site was nominated as one of the 50 top health blogs. Please vote for me, for the glory or something! I’m also 99.9% sure that I won’t overcome the people who already have 50+ votes! What kind of army do they have attacking these types of sites to vote them up that much? Quiz Show All those quizzes shared on Facebook are kind of annoying. You know, the ones that tell you which Family Guy character you are, or what shade of gray you are*… But sometimes, for some reason they take control of my mouse…
  • Pure Barre Las Vegas

    Jill
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    This post (Pure Barre Las Vegas) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill Lately I’ve become kind of obsessed with barre workouts. So when I had the opportunity to visit the Las Vegas Pure Barre studio, I was ALL OVER THAT! The first Friday of each month is “Bring a Friend For Free” – so it’s a way for newbies to the studio to check out a class for free. Just contact the studio to book your class! I entered the lobby and met the studio’s owner, Lauren, who was very welcoming and explained the ropes to me of getting setup for class. They have a whole…
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    The Happy Runner

  • All the fun!

    The Happy Runner
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    It is Spring Break here in upstate New York and that means we're having tons of fun!For me, it started Saturday morning with a 6-mile run with Bridget, Elisa, Janis and Janis' sister-in-law, Caitlin. Easy run with good friends -- such a good way to start the weekend!Then, Saturday night, we had Bridget's birthday bash! It started with a little pre-party at her house:Cheers! (that's me, Bridget and Janis)And then the actual party was at a fun local bar. Happy friends celebrating Bidget's 40th!It was an A+ party, for sure. On Monday, I took the boys on a "big adventure" to the American Museum…
  • Random rock star.

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

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

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

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

  • Catskill Hike Review - Hunter Mountain Loop

    Kathleen Lisson, CSW
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Hunter Mountain Loop Earlier this Spring we attempted to hike the Hunter Mountain Loop. We used the Catskill Mountaineer’s hike profile: http://catskillmountaineer.com/HWK-hunter.htmlWe got up to the summit of Hunter Mountain and, with beta from returning hikers, decided to backtrack to the parking lot instead of take the loop because neither of us brought snowshoes. The trail conditions were quite different at the summit than they were in the parking lot. Lesson learned!
  • The 100-up exercise for runners

    Kathleen Lisson, CSW
    4 Nov 2011 | 6:22 am
    I read with great interest a recent article in the New York Times titled, "The Once and Future Way to Run," by Christopher McDougall.McDougall, who has a great reputation in the running community as an advocate for barefoot running, introduces us to a drill that long distance runners can use to improve their speed and running technique. It is called 100-up.McDougall explains that the 100-up exercise, which was invented by W.G. George over a century ago, is actually two different movements.In the “Minor,” the athlete stands with both feet on the ground about eight inches apart, and arms in…
  • What to expect when getting a foot massage

    Kathleen Lisson, CSW
    15 Sep 2011 | 6:20 am
    I have felt great benefits as a runner from getting massages. Some runners may feel hesitant to get a massage because they do not know what will happen. Here is a video from the Center for Natural Wellness in Albany, NY that shows the massage techniques used in a foot massage: http://youtu.be/qEM6IoV5jdI I like the idea that massage strokes move blood to the massaged area, and that massaging the foot will help move fluids in the foot back to the heart. Do you recommend foot massage as a part of your running practice? Most Read Posts: My top way to stick to your training schedule - Tips for…
  • Help - I am feeling discouraged because other runners are faster than me!

    Kathleen Lisson, CSW
    10 Sep 2011 | 9:16 am
    Michael Jordan to the rescue: Most Read Posts: My top way to stick to your training schedule - Tips for using a running log - Click Here List of best at-work snacks for Runners - Click Here What is the best percentage of protein, carbohydrate and fat in a long distance runners diet? Click Here
  • How I Improved My Running By Reading 'Mindset' by Carol Dweck

    Kathleen Lisson, CSW
    2 Sep 2011 | 8:13 pm
    The book 'Mindset, The New Psychology of Success, How We Can Learn To Fulfill Our Potential,' was a great read because it gave me a deeper insight on the theory of fixed mindset and growth mindset. For more detail on her research, please check out my post, 'Six Valuable Running Lessons I Learned from Bounce by Matthew Syed.' I thought that the chapter on fixed mindset versus growth mindset coaches would be the most valuable, but the chapter that really opened my eyes was Chapter 8: Changing Mindsets. Sometimes I Am Scared of the Unfamiliar Dweck shares some anecdotes of children that are…
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    Quadrathon

  • Save the date…and win Clif Shot products

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    No I am not getting married again. This time save the date for a Q&A with two kick ass Ultra Runners! You are invited to join Clif’s Facebook chat Wednesday, April 30 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT hosted by world champ ultrarunners Scott Jurek and Ellie Greenwood. They will answer any and all questions related to running (from first-time 5k to ultra-distance racers). Ask questions and win prizes including: - One winner will receive a 30-minute 1:1 consultation with Scott Jurek to discuss how to prepare before, during and after race day. Scott will choose his favorite question at the end of…
  • Sufferlandrian Knighthood!

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Completed! Report to follow!
  • Review; Voler Black Jersey & Bibs

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    As mentioned in my ride report for L’Etape du California I wore the new Voler Black kit. This is not the first ride in this kit, nothing new on race day and all that, but it was by far the longest, and given the intensity of the day it was a great opportunity to put it through its paces. The photos in this post were taken not take during L’Etape but on a different ride when I could ride up and down the road getting decent photos.Black is bold move by Voler to introduce a premium line that avoids the fanfare of team or sponsorship logos and is targeted against other brands where the cache…
  • The Rules…

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    It’s even more simple than you’ve been told.  The Rules 1. Don’t be a dick. 2. Ride whatever the hell you want. 3. No one gives a shit if your bar tape matches your seat. 4. The bike comes first, right behind family and friends and making a living. 5. Riding in bad weather makes you better. But don’t be stupid about it. 6. If you aren’t having fun, stop. 7. Don’t overlap wheels. Just fuckin’ don’t. 8. Don’t be late to a group ride. Be early. 9. If you’re dropped three times, do your own thing. (See Gentlemen’s Ride) 10. If it’s a no-drop ride, don’t drop people.
  • L’Etape du California

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:33 pm
    A week late but that’s always going to happen when you’re trying to blog and get married in the same week, but that’s life! So on with the ride report. The L’Etape du California this year follows the same final Stage (Stage 8) of this year’s Amgen Tour of California which starts next month and finishes in the title sponsor’s home town of Thousand Oaks. It’s four laps of a local climb and loop known as Rockstore. I have mentioned this before and Becca and I have ridden it several times in preparation. In fact I actually crashed on part of the circuit in January…fun times! The…
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    Run Eat Repeat

  • Best New Fitness Classes

    runeatrepeat
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Hello! Yesterday I had a blast at the Jamba Juice FiTrends event in Santa Monica. I tried a snippet of the best new fitness classes and might have found a new favorite. It’s an annual event by Jamba Juice and Venus Williams that shares some of the best new fitness trends and new (not even released!) Jamba Juice menu items! The day started with a smoothie to fuel up for the day! The location was pretty awesome too. It was great to meet some Los Angeles based fitness bloggers too! I feel like there are so many east coast bloggers. West representing today! This is Katy, RER, Melissa, Gillian…
  • How to Get Your Running Mojo Back Vlog–Ask a Monican

    runeatrepeat
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I did a quick video from my hotel room in Santa Monica, CA. This one is about what to do when you lose your running motivation or ‘mojo’. Question #2 is a runner who felt like they over-heated on race day and had a really bad race. If you have a question – email me runeatrepeat @ gmail with the subject like “Ask a Monican…” Question: How do you bounce back when you don’t feel motivated to run or exercise? The post How to Get Your Running Mojo Back Vlog–Ask a Monican appeared first on Run Eat Repeat.
  • Running In Santa Monica California

    runeatrepeat
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Hello! I’ve been at a fun event all day in Santa Monica! But before I share all that, I want to tell you non-Californians about a great place to run in Santa Monica. I get emails from readers visiting “L.A.” fairly often and many times they aren’t in the heart of Los Angeles, but somewhere near da beach. That’s great for exercising when you are out of town!  Last night I stayed at the Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica. It’s right across the street from the beach and super close to the 3rd street promenade. The hotel was the usual, but the service was exceptional. I needed a…
  • Rock N Roll San Diego Headliner and Sponsor Suja

    runeatrepeat
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Hello! How’s it going? Today I ran a longer run because tomorrow I’ll be kinda out of town… I got home and realized my power was out (I’d received some voice mails from Edison saying they’d be working on it but was hoping that if I forgot it wouldn’t happen). This was a major fail of America because my stove is electric = I couldn’t cook anything! Unacceptable. So, I took a shower by candle light (not romantic when you’re hungry and rushing). Then, packed super fast and headed to my mom’s house.   I had a Vega bar to hold me over for the drive. A company rep sent me…
  • 5 Mistakes First Time Marathon Runners Make During Training

    runeatrepeat
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
      I love getting questions from readers training for their first marathon or half marathon. And most of the time they are similar concerns – time goals for a first marathon or ‘do I really have to do xyz?!’. I really wish I could chat with all of you in a big ‘first time marathoners message board, but until then…Here is the list of the most common mistakes many rookie marathon runners make (I did these too). Five Mistakes First Time Marathon Runners Make During Training   1. Not training your head.  Running a marathon is one of the hardest physical challenges most adults…
 
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    IronBrandon Show

  • IronBrandon Show: Episode 201

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Notable Runners at Boston Marathon: How They Fared Meb Wins the Boston Marathon Rita Jeptoo Repeats as Champ American Strong: The Untold Story of American Teamwork and How Ryan Hall Helped Meb... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-20 22:43:55

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    First run on Picture Rock Trail since the floods last year. Man I missed this place! #running #training #trailrunning #triathlon #trainracebeer If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-20 21:41:32

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Seen on my run. This must’ve been a cabin with one hell of a view at some point! #nofilter #running #triathlon #training #trainracebeer #picturerocktrail If you liked this post...Instagram... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
  • Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-19 22:15:24

    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    1.5 hrs from home and about to ride into a storm. This could get dicey! #training #triathlon #cycling #colorado #fitness #htfu If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
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    info@ironbrandon.com (Brandon Wood)
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Bible Belt from Prairie Artisan Ales. E-PIC. #beer #beerrunner #trainracebeer #yum #delicious #wow If you liked this post...Instagram #picoftheday ironbrandonshow 2014-04-11 23:45:39Instagram... IronBrandon is dedicated to triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and the people who get out and do it...
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    Midwest Multisport Life - An Endurance Blog

  • The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Wisconsin

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    Almost official - Laima and I are planning on running her first marathon at The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Wisconsin. I completed my first ultramarathon a few years ago on the course while she finished her first trail half marathon the same weekend, so it will be nice doing a trail race we're both somewhat familiar with. It won't make it any easier, but it will once again be a great weekend of RV camping and trail running, so we are really looking forward to it. The fact that the marathon is the day before Laima's 41st birthday also means we'll complete her goal of finishing her…
  • Midweek Motivation: My Actions

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    When I was younger, I used to believe that if I took the right supplements, ate the new superfood, or used the special gear, that I would be a more healthy, complete, and fit person. Now I realize that it is all up to me - I don't need anything besides my body, some imagination, and the motivation to succeed.(Please use the handy social media buttons to share this post.)Like Midwest Multisport Life on Facebook
  • Marathon Training by Trail Running

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    With a fall marathon planned, it has become time to start rebuilding some of the base I used to have. After not running at all since the fall, I've gained a lot of weight and lost most of my endurance. A strange respiratory ailment and sciatica added to my woes. Running on hard surfaces has been a no-go, as shin pain results in walking half the time. Thank the running gods for trails.I've had a couple great trail runs, and there's nothing quite like playing in the mud, hopping over logs, and being in a forest to make you (almost) forget your lack of fitness. After just a few weeks of…
  • Breckenridge Mountain Peak 6

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    This season, we were doubly excited to head up to Breckenridge for Spring Break. In a new progression to Breck's long history, the resort added over 540 acres via the opening of Peak 6. Why is this important? From a historical perspective, this is the largest and one of the most notable ski area expansions worldwide in the past decade. For us, Peak 6 adds 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. More importantly, a new, high-alpine, Intermediate bowl opened up for skiing – pretty tough to find in other places, usually it's all expert. And, while the terrain is…
  • Family-Friendly Keystone Resort, Colorado

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

  • Keystone - Where Little A Became a Skier

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    Little A at ski school in KeystoneThis past spring break the youngest of the Palubinskas Clan, Little A became a skier - all thanks to a great Keystone ski instructor, Josh Kaman!  On our first day in Breckenridge, we put Little A in ski school but unfortunately received a call from the school that he did not calm down from the minute we left him. At 3 1/2 years old and the fourth of 4, we have not pushed him to go to preschool or spend much time away, so I skied my last run down and spent the rest of the day with him.  A couple days later, we headed over to Keystone where Little A…
  • Midweek Motivation - Explore, Dream, Discover

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark TwainHappy 7th birthday to our Munchkin!!  Explore, Dream, Discover!photo courtesy of my sisterLike Women's Endurance Gear on Facebook
  • From Scoot Bike to Pedals

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:46 am
    Little A has been riding a scoot bike for about a year, and the last couple months Kovas has been slowly getting him on a pedal bike.  This past weekend - he rode all by himself!!From scoot bike to pedalsA scoot bike, or a two wheel bike without pedals or training wheels, is by far is the best way for a child to learn to ride.  It teaches them balance and skips the training wheel stage.  Bummed we didn't have a scoot bike for the other 3. :)Like Women's Endurance Gear on Facebook
  • Midweek Motivation - Endurance

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. ~Virgilphoto courtesy of ewwhiteLike Women's Endurance Gear on Facebook
  • Tuesday Training - Zero Limits

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

  • Life is Going to Kill You

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

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

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

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

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

  • Back from the dead

    MissZippy
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Having these two around does make a difference Maybe because it was Easter week I needed to rest and recharge. Maybe it was having my kids around and wanting to spend time with them without a screen potentially coming between us. Or maybe I just needed a break from social media. All I know is that an intended week away from blogging morphed into 10 days and finally, I guess that I am ready to get back at it. Guess. I’m going to admit that for the first time in four-plus yeas of blogging, I am feeling a little burned out and am seeking my mojo. Funny how that never happens with running,…
  • Spring breaking

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

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

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

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

  • Clif Bar Partners with Spartan Race

    Lynn Smythe
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    CLIF BUILDER’S® PARTNERS WITH 2014 REEBOK SPARTAN RACE ASOFFICIAL PROTEIN BAR Great Tasting, High Protein Bar Provides Competitors with Another Reason to Finish Strong EMERYVILLE, CA (April 14, 2014) – Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks for people on-the-go, and Spartan Race, Inc., the world’s leading obstacle racing company, announced today that CLIF Builder’s® will be the official protein bar of the 2014 U.S. Reebok Spartan Race. CLIF Builder’s high-protein bars are crafted with an optimal blend of ingredients specifically chosen…
  • Verify Blog

    Lynn Smythe
    16 Dec 2013 | 8:29 am
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  • Cigna Global Heath Service Provider

    Lynn Smythe
    14 Oct 2013 | 4:33 am
    “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture. Life is full of challenges, there's no disagreeing with that. But how we reach to them, that's the question. Do we stop at the brick wall or do we climb over it, crush it with a Thor's hammer or invite the seas to lead us the way through it.
  • Sweet Tomatoes Fundraiser

    Lynn Smythe
    8 Oct 2013 | 4:45 am
    Hey there, I'm training for the Dopey Challenge at the 2014 Disney Marathon with the Palm Beach chapter of Team in Training to help raise $ for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I'm hosting a fundraiser on Monday, October 21st from 5 PM to 8 PM at Sweet Tomatoes in Boynton Beach. Sweet Tomatoes will donate 20% of sales to LLS from anyone bringing in the fundraising coupon the night of the event. Sweet Tomatoes/Soup Plantation 1100 N Congress Ave Boynton Beach, FL 33426 The restaurant is right by my apartment - I plan on going over to eat at around 6 PM. I hope to see you there!
  • Buy WIN Detergent and Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    Lynn Smythe
    1 Oct 2013 | 4:29 pm
    Hey there, I'm training for the Dopey Challenge at the Disney Marathon to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I'll be running 48.6 miles over 4 days, just 6 weeks after my 50th birthday! WIN detergent is donating a portion of sales to my fundraising campaign. For every two pack of detergent sold, WIN will donate $5 to my fundraising efforts! WIN Detergent is specially formulated to get persistent, sweaty smells out of the synthetic materials used in today's workout apparel. Synthetics are great because they wick moisture away from your skin. But those same…
 
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  • Forum Post: Positivity is the Key

    Ian Danton
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    It sounds so simple, yet really this is the most challenging thing we can attempt. Overcoming our own demons. The ones that confront us when we move toward the drawer with our running gear;  the ones that seem to hold on to the handle of our front door before we leave; the ones that torment us as we run, telling us that we are slower than we should be, and more out of breath than average - or worst of all - that we look silly! The thing is all of this is just plain wrong. The drawer holds nothing but our future fitter selves. The door hides nothing but our own sense of achievement for having…
  • Comment on Finding it really hard to train for the beachy head marathon in October when i work shifts. Tried to run after a night shift last week and nearly died. Any tips

    Ian Danton
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:29 pm
    No real tips bar wow. You work shifts and yet you still went out after a full night shift. Be proud. Maybe try some lighter runs before the shifts. Say between 3 and 5 miles. Then on your days off start to stretch up to longer distances. Do not be afraid of looking for a marathon running plan online - they are great. If you are off at the weekend make Sunday your longest run day and steadily build up to a longer distance. You are already doing amazingly well. I suppose I do have one tip - do not be so hard on yourself ;)
  • Comment on New kit! ;-)

    soupy600
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    ha ha has to be done, pre birthday treat
  • Forum Post: Too much?

    Jadephillimore
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:59 pm
    I've been running since January and run 4 times a week about 3.5 miles every time! I have injured my knee twice! Do u think I am doing too much to soon?? Any tips on stopping or preventing knee pain! Thanks for your help lovelies!! xx
  • Comment on Running In The Algarve

    graemegmackay
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Hi Joe - I like the idea of off road trail running around the Lagos area. However, a friend has advised to be very careful about packs of dogs which pose a pretty serious danger to the off road runner - just wondered if you have any negative encounters with dogs in Portugal white running Graeme
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    Strength Running

  • A Fast Marathon Needs More than Fitness: My Boston Marathon Race Report

    Jason Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    How do you run a fast marathon? It’s one of the most interesting questions I can think of as a runner, training geek, and coach. It’s also incredibly complex. With a race as long as the marathon, there are more opportunities for something to go wrong. Quite often, your finish time is more strongly influenced […]
  • Dear Boston Marathon Runners:

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

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

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

    Jason Fitzgerald
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    What if you could run more - while feeling stronger and getting far fewer injuries? I think you can.  In fact, if most runners incorporated just a few small changes to their training they’d see dramatic results with not only their running, but so many other areas of life. Healthy running makes everything else seem easy, like […]
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    No Meat Athlete

  • How to Fuel Your Workouts, Naturally — with Elite Ultrarunner and Fruitarian Michael Arnstein

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    One hundred miles. In under 13 hours. That’s seven minutes and 46 seconds per mile, for 100 of them. My mind is blown every time I think about that. What makes it all the more incredible — or, in Mike Arnstein’s eyes, what made it possible — is that he reached this elite level of ultrarunning with a simple diet of raw fruits and vegetables. You may know Mike as the Fruitarian. In addition to his spectacular 12:57.45 100-mile time (the 7th fastest in history by an American), his impressive resume includes wins at the Vermont 100 and the Javelina Jundred, a 135-mile…
  • The Small-Steps Approach to Healthy Habits (And Sharing Something New)

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Happy Marathon Monday! Wishing the best to everyone running and cheering today — and congrats to Jason, Joe, and of course, Meb. (And to Greg, whose wife’s Twitter post made my day.) On a day that makes you proud to be a runner, to be part of a community who understands you, I’m excited to share something I’ve been working very hard on — something that I hope will take our little part of the running community at No Meat Athlete to a new level. I’ll explain more below, but first, here’s an 8-minute sample of an interview I did with author and…
  • 3 Painless Ways to Start Eating Right When Nothing Else Will Work

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    You know what you’re supposed to eat. You don’t need another blog post telling you this food is good and that one is bad … those rules seem to change every day anyway. (Hint: “Eat whole foods” is one that’s a constant.) It’s not that you don’t want to eat healthy. You even understand that, over time, your taste buds will adjust, and you’ll actually crave raw fruits and vegetables while becoming less interested in processed and fried foods. You know how important it is. Not just for you, but for your family. And that if you don’t…
  • 9 Ultra-Helpful Tips for Making the Leap from Marathoner to Ultrarunner

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Note from Matt:  Last year when I chose the course for my first 100-miler, one of the criteria I looked for was “fair.” I didn’t want the easiest, flattest course around, but at the same time, it is 100 miles, so why make it tougher than it needs to be?  Next month, Doug Hay will be running his first 100. But in choosing his race, he didn’t look for “fair.” Instead, he went with the race that most inspired him, the Massunutten Mountain Trails 100 — which happens to be one of the toughest on the East Coast. Not a coincidence. This choice…
  • Introducing the No Meat Athlete Community Site (Plus a Handful of New Speaking Events)

    matt@nomeatathlete.com (Matt Frazier and Ben Benulis)
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Last month, No Meat Athlete quietly turned five years old. I’d have loved to have planned a big hoopla giveaway extravaganza, but alas, I’ve been working on something better. In five years, we’ve done some pretty neat things, not the least of which are putting some 20,000 “Runs on Plants” shirts out into the world, a book, and a book tour. But without a doubt, my favorite moments in these past five years have been the stories: Wendy’s story, Tom’s story, Katie’s story, Susan’s story, to name just a few. But these are just the ones that have made it onto the blog.
 
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  • The New Run Commuters – April 2014

    Josh
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this month’s TNRC feature, we profile Meghann from Atlanta, GA, and Presh from Washington D.C. Loving the city life and rich history of D.C., Presh talks about packing light and that familiar, sinking feeling of being passed by a runner while sitting in traffic. Meghann, a nurse at a children’s hospital here in Atlanta, talks about choosing run commuting over the lure of wine and long shuttle bus rides. She is also TRC’s newest contributor, so stay tuned for more on Meghann and her tips, tricks, and stories about running to work!
  • Review: Thorlos Socks

    Josh
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    One of the most overlooked pieces of running gear has got to be socks. Around here, we talk about socks quite a bit. At trail races, we occasionally overhear brief discussions about interesting looking specialty socks; another runner’s knee-high, neon green compression toe socks, for example. However, I rarely hear conversations about someone’s everyday running socks. That is, unless you are talking about Thorlos… People that we know who wear Thorlos, love them. Whether they wear them for running,…
  • Running with a Laptop: Should you do it? Yes and No…(but mostly no.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Side-Lying Double Leg Lift

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Runners get plenty of movement in the sagittal plane of movement (forward movement). Quads and hammies tend to be worked pretty well. However, if a runner finds himself stepping out of that forward plane of motion (maybe while trail running or maybe to make a sudden lateral movement to avoid a pothole or to dodge an automobile) then he may find that his muscles don't react as quickly or maybe not even at all causing him to fall and possibly become injured.Adding lateral movement exercises into your weekly fitness routine is a great way to bolster those stabilizer muscles and muscles…
  • RunnerDude's Weekly Exercise: Standing Dumbbell T-Raise

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Muscular endurance in the upper back and deltoids is key to maintaining good upper-body running posture especially during a distance run like a half or full marathon.To complete the exercise, stand tall while holding light dumbbells in front of your thighs, palms facing your thighs. Keeping your elbows locked, raise your arms in front of you until they're parallel with the floor. Keeping the dumbbells at this same level and your elbows locked, move your arms laterally until you've formed a T with your body. Next, bring the dumbbells back to the front of your torso, and slowly lower them back…
  • Conquering the Beast

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

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

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

    Peter Larson
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    One of the most frequent complaints that I’ve heard over the years about Newton shoes is that the forefoot lugs compromise mediolateral stability, particularly when turning. This issue arises due to the fact that until recently, Newton shoes had only 4 lugs under the forefoot, and these lugs did not extend to the edges of the sole. With the lug row being narrower than the sole base, there was a tendency to rock back and forth over the lugs, leading to a sensation of instability. I’d asked Newton about this in the past, and apparently there were some manufacturing associated with building…
  • Meb’s Boston 2014 Post-Race Interview

    Peter Larson
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    “I’m almost 39, I just ran a personal best, and just won the Boston Marathon.” – Meb Keflezighi As a fellow 39 year old runner all I can say is, Meb, you are an inspiration. via Runner’s World (note: video may not work on some mobile devices) And another from Universal Sports You just finished reading Meb’s Boston 2014 Post-Race Interview! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on the Runblogger Forum.
  • Go Meb!!!!!!

    Peter Larson
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    This needs no introduction. Go Meb! You just finished reading Go Meb!!!!!!! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on the Runblogger Forum.
  • A Tale of Two 5K’s: How a Change in Race Approach Led to a Near PR

    Peter Larson
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Sometime last year I decided that it was time to step away from the marathon for awhile and focus on shorter, faster races. I love marathons, but the training cycles had become a grind, and I was tired of focusing all of my effort on only one or two races per year. I have also come to realize that my body seems better built for shorter distances – I’m not a huge guy, but I have a large frame, and running fast for 26.2 miles typically knocks me out for quite a long time. I needed a break. About a month ago I started training hard again under the guidance of my coach, Caleb Masland. I…
  • This Week in Runblogging: 4/14 to 4/20 2014

    Peter Larson
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Another solid week of training in the books, and another 5K race completed (#2 of the year). The race was a bit of a surprise as I finished 50 seconds faster than I did in the 5K I ran two weeks ago, and was two seconds shy of a 5K PR – there’s something to be said about getting your head used to the pain of a 5K! Pretty confident that PR will go down soon! Runblogger Posts from Last Week Beginner Running Tips: Nutrition and Hydration for the 5K and Beyond April 17, 2014 – Outline of a nutrition/hydration presentation I gave to my beginner 5K group last week. Running History: Is This…
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    WalkJogRun

  • Achilles tendonitis in runners

    WalkJogRun
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:29 pm
    By Meredith Franczyk, PT, MPT Achilles tendonitis is one of the most common running injuries.  It is estimated 50 percent of all runners will experience Achilles pain at some point – males more frequently than females. The Achilles tendon is a thick band of tissue located along the back of the lower leg and connects the […]
  • Why you might be tired

    WalkJogRun
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Do you find yourself dragging to get through the day? Tired beyond tired? And workouts: They’re impossible! It’s difficult when the weather gets nice to not have that natural spring in our steps. Even the best of us find ourselves in an energy rut from time to time. So, it’s important to pinpoint the underlying […]
  • Recipe: parsnip asparagus quinoa salad

    WalkJogRun
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:24 pm
    There are few foods that make me feel more winter-y than parsnips and there are few foods that remind me spring has sprung more than asparagus. On the cusp of the two seasons, both these vegetables are deliciously in “season”. So why not use both to create this filling yet light quinoa salad? I enhanced […]
  • 6 places to walk this spring

    WalkJogRun
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Spring is finally here, which means those walks for fitness will be much more pleasant. Thing is, after months upon months of being stuck on treadmills snow-covered sidewalks, even a short walk can still feel like a chore. So, it’s time to break out of this cycle and find love for putting one foot in […]
  • Good hydration: The pros and cons of different drinks for running

    WalkJogRun
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Before a run, what do you fill your water bottle up with – water, a sports drink, coconut water? Runners know how important good hydration is. But with a host of beverage options to choose from, which is best for staying hydrated on the run? Well, that depends. Each beverage comes with its own benefits […]
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  • Lanni Marchant to attend the 2014 Boston Tea Party Team Canada Brunch

    Brandon
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    The Team Canada Boston Marathon Brunch is pleased to announce 2013 marathon record holder Lanni Marchant will be dining with her fellow Canucks’ to provide last-minute training advice, photos and  Full Article »
  • 2014 Boston Tea Party Team Canada Brunch…13 years and counting!

    Brandon
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Registrations are continuing to stream in from across Canada as the team at Good Times Running prepares for the 13th edition of the world’s most famous brunch, now just two  Full Article »
  • Santa Pur-suit Toronto: More Than Just A Race

    Brandon
    15 Nov 2013 | 11:35 am
    This December, the Toronto Marlies are hosting a new run. It’s a Santa run, with a twist! You know the drill – it’s a Santa race, complete with the full  Full Article »
  • Adjusting to Running Outdoors Again

    Alice Toyonaga
    19 May 2013 | 6:43 pm
    While in some parts of the country, some may disagree, it is officially spring and spring is in the air! You can feel it, smell it, hear it and it’s  Full Article »
  • Chickpea and Carrot Fritters

    Jennifer
    5 Apr 2013 | 3:20 am
    These fritters don’t take much time to prepare and are equally good both hot and cold. They are a unique and tasty way to add more legumes to your diet.  Full Article »
 
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    Shut Up + Run

  • Day In The Life

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I haven’t done one of these posts in a long time (2011 maybe). I am really not sure anyone cares or should care about a day in the life of me, but for some reason I really like it when other people do these posts, so here goes (and if you do one of your own, let me know, I will read it!). To start, you should know my days are all completely random and are never the same. This is because I work from home, set my own hours and have no clue when things are going to come up or where/how I’m going to fit in my workouts. Woe is me. 6:30 a.m. Woke up to these guys (Heidi and my parents’ dog,…
  • What Meb And I Have In Common

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Please tell me you watched Meb win the Boston Marathon today. He is the first American male to win Boston since 1983 (a US female, Lisa Larsen Weidenbach, won in 1985) . This year, especially, the win is poignant. I had chills throughout my body as I watched him cross the finish line, only about 8 seconds in front of the second place finisher from Kenya. I watched him dig deep for miles and miles and then give a final kick at the end. Seeing Meb made me know that I always have more to give. That it is a choice whether to embrace the pain and find inspiration from deep down and to keep going,…
  • The Things You Take For Granted

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    On my way to swim this morning, I passed a church with this sign. Not the “actual” sign, but you get the idea Being on only my first cup of coffee, it took me a minute to grasp what the sign meant. Just that morning I felt hassled by having to drop off something at school my daughter forgot. This was after I overslept and got annoyed with my son for dripping butter all over the leather couch. I’ve had a few tough, headache-producing cases at work this week and sometimes I feel completely ineffective at everything I do. Yet, what I realized after digesting the words on the church sign,…
  • 6 Ways To Recapture Your Running Motivation

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:08 pm
    I have many faults – we all know that! However, lack of motivation is not one of them. For some reason I have no tolerance for making excuses, not honoring commitments, complaining and playing the victim. We have all had our share of ups and downs in life. We all have reasons that we think we can’t run (But, I don’t have the time! But, running is hard! But, it is too hot/cold/rainy/windy! But, I pee myself when I run!). I don’t buy any of it. If you really want to run you will find a way. If you simply hate it beyond words or it hurts your body, then find something else. But, don’t…
  • Who Needs Ambien?

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

  • Tates Birth

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

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

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

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

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

  • Can Taking Antioxidants Like Vitamin C Help You Recover Faster Between Workouts?

    John Davis
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week, we took a look at some research on recovery after a marathon or ultramarathon.  Some scientific experiments, though not all, have indicated that taking vitamin C supplements before and after running a very taxing race like an ultramarathon can decrease your risk of getting sick in the weeks following the race. The logic behind this is that intense aerobic work creates a large amount of oxidative stress, a chemical reaction in your body which creates inflammation and suppresses your immune system. By taking vitamin C—an antioxidant—you can change how your body reacts to a…
  • Why Traditional Sit-ups and Ab Workouts Won’t Help You Avoid Injury or Run Faster

    Coach Jeff
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of the most difficult challenges runners face is avoiding injuries. Training, improving, and enjoying running would be infinitely easier if we didn’t have to worry about getting injured. Unfortunately, the reality is that injuries do happen…and they happen often. Recent research estimates that 82 percent of runners will get injured at some point in their running career. Luckily, you can take steps to reduce your chances of becoming a part of this statistic. Running injuries occur primarily for two reasons – structural deficiencies and training issues. Training mistakes that lead…
  • Can Vitamin C Help Improve Recovery from the Marathon and Ultramarathon?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Competitor & Saucony 26Strong Cadet: Mile Posts

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    My sincere apologies for taking so long to pick a cadet and for the delay in getting this post up. I wanted to read through every single comment and really think about who I was picking for this adventure. There were so many amazing stories and I have a list a page long of women that I wanted to pick for this. As I said in my YOU CAN DO A MARATHON post I sincerely hope that if you want 2014 to be your year you make it YOUR year. If you think a marathon is any less scary to someone else, it’s not. I had planned to run the entire Boston Marathon with my mom. In the early miles of the race…
  • Fitness Magazine Instagram & Boston Marathon 2014

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Myself, Michelle and Jess will be taking over Fitness Magazine’s instagram account on Monday April 21! Jess and I will be running the race and taking pictures at Athlete’s Village, along the course, and at the finish – while Michelle will be spectating and sending you what she is seeing from the sidelines. The three of us will only be posting to Fitness Magazine’s instagram page {not our personal accounts} so if you would like to follow along on our journey’s be sure to follow Fitness Magazine here —-> http://instagram.com/fitnessmagazine#   If…
  • Boston Marathon & Essie On A Silver Platter: Race Nails

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    One of the quirky little things I like to do before races is to make sure my nails are painted and that my hair is straight. I will literally get up an extra 15 minutes early to flat iron my hair. Ditto with going to bed late to make sure even my toes are painted – you know since everyone sees your toes during races. I’m crazy in to purples lately and had planned to wear a lavender shade on Monday but found the perfect nail polish for Boston. It’s a light gold sparkle with blue flecks! It is made by Essie and the name is “On A Silver Platter.” A marathon finish…
  • Can I Run A Marathon?

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Reading through the entries for the Saucony 26Strong marathon team has been amazing. Literally, I wish I could pick all of you, or have a blog post monthly where you all shared these types of stories – it’s so motivating and inspiring to me. I don’t love the word INSPIRE as silly as that sounds. It’s a word that I overuse and that I think is overused in general – but you women really truly are inspirational. There is something I would like to say to all of you though….. YOU CAN RUN A MARATHON. Believe it to be possible and it will happen. Marathon running…
  • WJLA, MissLesleyRuns & #bostonstrong

    Mile Posts By Dorothy Beal
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    After what felt like a couple of month hiatus from sharing my randomness on this blog {really it was about two weeks – so short no one even noticed I was gone – ha} – I officially feel back and ready to share! At the beginning of April my mom {@misslesleyruns on twitter and instagram} was interviewed by WJLA News Channel 7 on her thoughts on the Boston Marathon. My mom, who qualified for Boston this year, missed getting in by mere seconds. She submitted her story of how the bombings affected her last year and was one of the lucky few chosen to come back and race this year.
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  • 7 Unique Tips to Make the Most of Your Spring

    Katrin
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hi! My name is Vera. Today’s the day I kick off my biweekly column, “Vera’s Viewpoint,” and you’re one of my first readers. Welcome! I’m thrilled to have you here, I’m quite excited to be writing for you and curious to see what topics are your favorites! Allow me to introduce myself: I’m a Registered Dietitian at Runtastic and have the honor of providing you with useful info pertaining to health and nutrition. Let’s get started with tips on how to make the most of spring, shall we? Spring has sprung and it’s amazing, right? I totally agree with Robin Williams when he says,…
  • Gesa’s Success Story: Weight loss & motivation gain

    Katrin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    During my childhood I was quite active, despite being overweight.  I was in a swimming club and played volleyball.  In college, I stopped doing sports due to a lack of time and motivation, and I got lazier and bigger. In 2002 a slipped disk ended my last fitness efforts due to fear of the pain. 2010 was a really bad year for me, I felt terrible and my doctor first diagnosed diabetes, then high blood pressure, and then also thyroid disfunction- which turned out to be cancer.  Every one of these diagnoses changed my behavior and helped motivate me to lose weight.  I had already lost 44 lbs…
  • Chores are boring. Fitness is NOT!

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

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

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

    Matt
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    OK I was walking up Sydenham Hill last week and it suddenly occurred to me that the marathon experience is extraordinarily similar to that of the ‘trip’ you have when you take psilocybin mushrooms. Now I don’t recommend any mushrooms whatsoever. I think assholes like Steve Jobs have a lot to answer for when they shamelessly glorify hallucinogens. If you want to see the true face of a fucking hippy then have a look at the picture below. That was me 10 years ago. I used to wear those glasses everywhere. I thought they made me look mysterious when they made me look like a…
  • 12 Ways That Running Is Uncannily Similarly To Chronic Alcoholism

    Matt
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Unfortunately the weather was really shitty here in London today so I’ve postponed my long run until tomorrow morning when it’s set to be a whole lot better. Now for something a little different tonight, here are 12 ways that running is uncannily similar to chronic alcoholism. You sometimes get a very dry mouth as a runner and an alcoholic - I find myself reaching for cans of Dr Pepper too often to cure the awful post run thrist much like I did when I was drinking a bottle of whiskey at the weekend. Drinking water seems like too much of a chore compared to opening up a delicious…
  • Casting Aside My Fear Of The 100K And Continuing On With A 50 Mile Week.

    Matt
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:56 am
    I’m sorry for the lack of updates this week, the last couple of days have been hectic in work and trying to find time to update the blog as well as run and write the book has been a major fucking challenge. After seemingly months of being terrified of the looming 100K race on May 24th I’ve finally came to the conclusion that it isn’t worth worrying about. I’ve spent days literally incapacitated with fear. Days wasted where instead of running I’d go to the West End to drink to forget and feel 100x worse the next morning. This fear hasn’t helped me as a…
  • Running My First 40 Mile Week Since Brighton And 14 Facts You Probably Didn’t Want To Know About Me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    nicoleao
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Wanna have a laugh? This video is LOL funny! The post Running to get into your skinny jeans again? appeared first on Mom's Home run.
  • Exploring great and new running clothes

    nicoleao
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    Remember when Columbus discovered America? Those were the days, when there were still places where no one had gone before! There was still something left  to discover. Nowadays we’ve pretty much got the whole world mapped out. And even if we don’t, Google does. Just take a look at Google maps. If Columbus had done […] The post Exploring great and new running clothes appeared first on Mom's Home run.
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  • Abel James: Becoming the Fat Burning Man, Building Healthy Habits and Common Exercise & Nutrition Myths

    Mark Kennedy
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Abel James is a #1 best-selling author, top 10 App Developer, musician, radio show host, entrepreneur, and veritable health crusader. Abel runs the extremely popular “Fat Burning Man” show – which is one of the top health podcasts on iTunes. A few years ago, Abel James made some alarming discoveries. Almost everything that he thought he knew about health, nutrition, and fitness was completely wrong. By essentially doing the opposite of what his doctor was telling him, Abel was able to shed 20 pounds in 40 days, lower his blood pressure and healed his malfunctioning thyroid. Abel has…
  • Why You Should Embrace Running Slow

    Mark Kennedy
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    No pain, no gain – a common approach to fitness. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, when it comes to running, slow is often the way to go. Sure, you definitely need to practice running hard if you want to get faster. Intervals, fartleks, tempo runs – they can help improve your speed. But this point of this post is to help you realize that running slow is not a waste of time – far from it. If you’ve always thought you should run to lose weight or or have been derailed from a running program after your first couple of runs because it hurts too much, learn to…
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  • RA050 | 2014 Boston Marathon Recap and Reflections

    Matt Johnson
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You couldn’t have scripted the day any better. Not only is Boston back, the entire running community is energized and moved by today’s events. Over the past year we have seen the very best in people from the very worst of circumstances. What the 2014 Boston Marathon symbolized is that anything is possible. If you want something bad enough, nothing can stand in your way. The day was so captivating it is only fitting that we break the format of the show just as we did one year ago after the 2013 Boston Marathon to take time to reflect and recap what happened and what it means. To…
  • ER014 | Martin Brockett: From 10Ks to 100 Miles After 40

    Matt Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Martin Brockett didn’t care for running growing up. While in school he quickly found ways to hide out while the rest of his class would be running – until he was caught! After becoming busy with life in his 20s and 30s he felt a longing do something new. His running journey as an adult began as many good decisions in the UK do – over a beer in a pub. Martin realized while talking to a friend that he had two choices as he approached 40. He could either go the route of letting life take him to being a larger man in sweats or becoming fit and healthy in middle life. Martin…
  • RA049 | Dave McGillivray: The Last Pick to Epic Accomplishment

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

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

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

    Kim
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    Here I am in week two of my taper. I’m not that anxious yet (liar) because I’m still running my regular schedule – just shorter distances. Next week, right before the marathon, the anxiety will hit an all-time-high and I’ll have a difficult time thinking of anything except the start line. I’m so thankful that I’ll be starting the race healthy with no nagging injuries to speak of, always a great concern. There’s really nothing else I can do training-wise that will make me run any faster or better on May 4th, that part is over. What I can do is…
  • Pittsburgh Marathon Training Week Fifteen

    Kim
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Before I get into my training recap, I have to mention yesterday’s Boston Marathon finish. It was such an emotional race for me to watch (listen to) from start to finish. First off, seeing the start line and knowing I was there last year made me incredibly thankful I had the chance to experience it. Second, watching Meb finish for the US was incredible. We took back our finish line, literally! Then I had my friends to track. A couple of them were repeat runners, an incredible thing to experience more than once, and one friend who was denied the finish line last year due to the bombings,…
  • Monday Motivation

    Kim
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
  • The Pittsburgh Marathon Course – mile by mile with elevation and details

    Kim
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Finally, the post you’ve been waiting for. At least some of you have been asking about it for a while now. The Pittsburgh Marathon course mile by mile with elevation information and details. During my taper, this is what I do; familiarize myself with the course so I know exactly what’s coming. I call it “getting to know the enemy”. Through my memory of the course, and the added details that I missed from Coach K, I think this gives you a pretty good idea of what’s coming with tips for running a strategic race. Elevation gains are marked in red and losses in…
  • Pittsburgh Marathon – Training Week Fourteen (when runs go bad)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lauren
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    Coconut Oil- if you’re like me, you’ve been hearing about it EVERYWHERE. It can be used in the kitchen, in the shower, as a sweetener, as a skin moisturizer. It can be used everywhere and for anything. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why it’s Do Epic Runs’ Obsession of the Week. So what’s so great about it? While it may seem like a fad (I just hopped on the Coconut Oil bandwagon about a month ago), it has been used for thousands of years, mostly in tropical cultures. While virgin coconut oil is high in saturated fat, it’s favorable over other types of…
 
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  • Don’t give up on me. Not yet.

    Tony K
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    I should have told you about all this… I’ve been hurt. Like couldn’t really run much — hurt. It was a stupid macho basketball injury. Swollen knee. Persistent pain. Lots of denial. MRI. Serious cash for doctors. But couldn’t really run much — hurt. That was in October, 180 days ago. I’ve ran easy. I’ve ran long for birthdays. I’ve rested. But 180 days is a long long long long long long long time. I’ve not given up. I’m still chasing. I’m trying to learn from this. Don’t give up on me. Not yet. Related posts: Do I…
  • Funny Video about Running a Marathon

    Tony K
    12 Feb 2014 | 10:08 am
    This is a 99% accurate look inside a runner’s head. Who wants to run long weekend? According to the video, there are 8 stages of marathon running. Excitement – mile 1 Denial – mile 5 Shock – mile 11 Isolation – mile 16 Despair – mile 19 “THE WALL” – mile 22 Affirmation – mile 23 Elation – mile 26 I’d love to hear your marathon story. Leave a comment below or even share a link if you blogged about it. Related posts: One man marathon My Marathon & Half Marathon Training Plan (Fall 2013) Running my first 10k race
  • Lentil Stew with Mushrooms, Avocado, and Sweet Potato

    Tony K
    7 Feb 2014 | 10:55 am
    Lentils can do anything, but my favorite this winter has been soup. Try this vegan recipe for yourself. I’m tweaking it every time, but this can give you a starting point. Lentil Stew Recipe 1/4 cup dry lentils 1/2 cut sweet potato 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1 tsp kosher salt 1 whole avocado (smashed) Directions: Start the lentils boiling in about 3 cups of water. Add the sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and salt. Let this simmer for 30 minutes before adding the avocado. Then allow another 30 minutes of simmering. Options: You can add onions, bay leaves, seasoned salt, or any other soup…
  • Fighting the Candy Brain

    Tony K
    27 Dec 2013 | 3:53 pm
    I’ve always been interested in alcoholics. It’s been a major problem in my family tree, plus I’m around addiction issues in my work as a foster parent. Personally, I have an addictive personality – sometimes called focus or drive – but I know I can be obsessive in harmful ways. A common saying for compulsive drinkers: “I’m not the same person after the first drink.” Or put another way, “My brain changes after the first taste.” The point relates for me and chocolate, although on a lesser level. I don’t know if it’s…
  • Running makes every road beautiful

    Tony K
    16 Sep 2013 | 8:17 am
    I’m always amazed at the “Rave Run” photos in Runner’s World. Sometimes, it’s hard to look away. But most days, I feel more joy for the skies that I’m under. I’m blessed to live in a beautiful corner of Southern Indiana. We have hills, waterfalls, the mighty Ohio river, historic mansions, and so much more. We also have burned-out mobile homes, junkyards, and roadkill– I guess the contrast makes the good more remarkable. But I’m learning that every road is beautiful, as long as I’m moving and feeling the moment. What about you? Where…
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  • Five Tips for the Corporate Runner

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

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

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

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

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

    Neel
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    Yippee, the summer is coming. And it’s already ho […] Workout Tips to Beat The Heat is a post from: borN The post Workout Tips to Beat The Heat appeared first on borN. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Book Review – Born To Run by Christopher McDougall

    Neel
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    When you run on the earth and run with the earth, you c […] Book Review – Born To Run by Christopher McDougall is a post from: borN The post Book Review – Born To Run by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Benefits of Tapering

    Neel
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
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  • 10 Hot Tips to Increase Ankle and Foot Strength

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    12 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
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  • Say No To Achilles Heel

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

    Matt Orlando
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    It was an inspirational sight to behold. As Meb Keflezighi neared the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon, he pumped his fists, made the sign of the cross to honor God, and finally raised his arms in triumph as he crossed the finish line. His winning time, 2:08:37, a full 11 seconds ahead of the 2nd place finisher, was impressive, but it did not tell the entire story of how amazing his performance truly was. If you were lucky enough to watch live coverage, you were treated to an exciting race as around the half way mark he pulled away from the competition and never looked back. He ran…
  • Psyched Out

    Matt Orlando
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today I wanted to talk a little about letting yourself get psyched out. One of the biggest hurdles I feel we face as runners is our own conceptions (or misconceptions) on how much we can (or cannot) achieve in our fitness goals. Whether it is a culmination of negative remarks from our non-running friends and family, or just misplaced discouragement based on what we think the running ideal is, it is easy to get psyched out and prevent yourself from achieving your goals and really reaching your true potential. Rather than just give up completely, sometimes we just need a small adjustment to…
  • Back On Track

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

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

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

    Thomas Neuberger
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Newton Motion III Review The Good Thomas: I have been a Newton Running fan for a long time, so I was a little worried about whether or not I would like some of the the changes they were making to the shoe. I was ready to pan the 5 lug models if they were a let down from the previous 4 lug models. I have worn and reviewed the Energy, the MV2 and MV3 so I knew the 5 lug worked on those models. The Gravity, Motion, and Distance had a history the other shoes did not. From the first run in these I knew there was something special about the Motion III. The upper fits both narrow and wide feet with…
  • Altra One2 Review

    Thomas Neuberger
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Altra One2 Review The Good The Altra One2 is hands down my favorite Altra shoe ever, even though it gave me a huge blister. How can I love a shoe that hurt me? Simple, it wasn’t entirely the shoes fault. My first go in the Altra One2 was a 20 mile training run. I started to feel the heat on my toes around mile 16, and just figured I would finish up and worry about it later. Everything else felt great in the shoe. The upper is surprisingly simple. I was thinking that the upper wouldn’t be enough to make my foot feel secure. I was wrong, Up and down hills my foot felt secure and safe in the…
  • Scott E-Ride AF Trainer Review

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

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

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

    Gametiime
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Our hand-picked collection of gorgeous race venues you just have to see for yourself… 1. Big Sur International Marathon in Carmel, California Source: Big Sur International In this extremely popular event you’ll run along scenic Highway One, one of thirty-one All-American Roads, from Big Sur to Carmel. This race is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier features stunning views of the redwoods, rural ranches, and the Pacific Ocean. See more details about the Big Sur International Marathon 2. Wild West Marathon and 50K in Lone Pine, California Source: Geoff Cordner (top…
  • Kaskade announces EDM-inspired Spark Run 5K Race Series, melding the electronic music and running worlds

    Gametiime
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Running, as we all know, not only energizes the soul but fills our senses with powerful and memorable experiences. What also invokes these feelings? Great music! It comes as no surprise then that Kaskade, world-renowned music artist and promoter of healthy lifestyles, has announced plans to combine music and running into an interactive and sensory 5K night run called The Spark Run. Seeking to connect music to a fun new environment, The Spark Run plans to overload your senses with light and sound as you pass by several interactive zones. Participants are highly encouraged to immerse…
  • Races of Gametiime: The 1st Annual Snohomish Women’s Run supports victims of domestic violence

    Gametiime
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Race Name: Snohomish Women’s Run When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 | Where: Everett, WA Prize Drawing: The Snohomish Women’s Run is giving away two FREE entries to the Gametiime community! Click here for your chance to win! Discount: Use promo code GAMETIIME for 10% off your registration! Following up our most recent Races of Gametiime feature on the Snoqualmie Valley Half Marathon & 10K, Porter Bratten is here again to showcase another race he is organizing for this year: the inaugural Snohomish Women’s Run. It’s a fun and friendly female only run along a flat…
  • Gametiime featured in GeekWire, Seattle’s premier technology news publication

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

    Gametiime
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Today marks a big day in the evolution of Gametiime… Since launching our service down the west coast (Washington, Oregon, and California) as well as in New York and New Jersey, we’ve heard great feedback about how it’s made discovering races easy and fun. As of this announcement, runners nationwide can now use Gametiime to find their perfect race – wherever they live or wherever they’d like to travel. With our expansion across the U.S., Gametiime will provide its visual race discovery experience to a much broader audience of runners and triathletes. Features…
 
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  • Best 10km Training Plan

    Stephanie
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    The Beverley 10km is only 17 days away!! I still haven’t been for a run since the marathon, but I plan to get out again on thursday for a nice gentle run. It is a little too late to be starting a 10km training plan now, but I have been looking into the best plans […]
  • Taking a Break

    Stephanie
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    So it has now been just over a week since we ran the marathon, I have given myself a rest. I haven’t ran, or even exercised since we got back. And it is safe to say, I have hated it – I have felt so lazy and have actually been itching to get back doing […]
  • We Did It!!!!

    Stephanie
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:49 am
    Greg and I completed the London Marathon 2014!!!! It was incredible – Greg finished in 4:20 and I did it in 5:12! I am not sure I could really put into words how amazing the day was and how fantastic the support was. So I have created a gallery of all the photos from our […]
  • How long should I wait after the marathon before I run again?

    Stephanie
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12003935/?claim=ep2hnx4x5bd”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Unlike most normal people who tend to build there way up to running a marathon. I have done it all backwards. I am running the London Marathon on Sunday, then I have signed up to run the Humber Half marathon after, then a 10 km and I think I […]
  • What to eat before a marathon…

    Stephanie
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    I am getting really really nervous about this London Marathon – I am literally having nightmares about it. So I decided to find out as much information about it as possible, things like what to eat, how much sleep I need, how to taper before the 13th and how soon after I should run. This […]
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