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Nike LunaRacer+ 3 Sneak Peek

Posted on August 31, 2012 in First Look Running Shoes

To make changes to the LunaRacer is to make a bold move. The last time Nike messed with the shoe and introduced the LunaRacer 2, runners got grumpy and the Swoosh reverted back to the cult favorite’s original design. But even with all the love it gets, the original LunaRacer, first released way back in […]

Insole Brands Explained

Posted on August 30, 2012 in Gear Running Accessories

Replacement insoles are an excellent option for runners looking to add cushioning, structure, or both to their shoes. Though significantly improved over the past 5 to 10 years, stock sockliners that come in running shoes today still offer limited cushioning and support. Custom orthotics, though specifically made to meet the user’s need, can be very […]

Five Great Core Exercises for Runners

Posted on August 29, 2012 in Run Life

It is said that power comes from the core, and this adage most definitely holds true in the case of running. In fact, developing a strong core is one of the best things you can do to improve your running performance. A strong core can enhance your runs in several ways: Run farther: Your core […]

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Mizuno Wave Ronin 5 Sneak Peek

Posted on in First Look Running Shoes

The 5th generation of the Wave Ronin is set to arrive for the Spring ’13 season. No groundbreaking changes in this update of Mizuno’s neutral performance trainer/racing shoe, though expect the new upper design to appeal to a greater number of runners who found the Ronin 4’s upper just a bit tight or constrictive. According […]

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Asics BlazingFast Sneak Peek

Posted on August 27, 2012 in Running Shoes

Looking for featherweight? Race shoes don’t get much lighter than the upcoming BlazingFast, basically an elite level long-distance spike with a roadworthy outsole. The 3.9 oz weight (Men’s size 9, according to Asics) is the big story, but Asics still manages to pack a lot of features into this shoe What to Watch For Super […]

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Today In Running History: Kenenisa Bekele Sets 10K World Record

Posted on August 26, 2012 in Run Life

August 26, 2005: Ethiopian-born Kenenisa Bekele (far right) sets a new 10K world record at the 29th Memorial Van Damme meeting in Brussels. Despite what you might have seen on a video circulating online, this record was set in Brussels, not in Zurich. His time of 26:17:53 has yet to be touched, and many believe […]

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New Balance RC1600 – Our Take

Posted on August 25, 2012 in Running Shoes

Our Tweet Lightweight yet protective from the road, the New Balance RC1600 is a race ready shoe built for the marathon. (View Men’s MRC1600 and Women’s WRC1600) Big Features Seamless Upper: The snug fitting upper contains minimal seams to ensure irritation free comfort. Performance Midsole: The RevLite midsole compound provides a firm and responsive ride […]

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New Balance 890 v3 Sneak Peek

Posted on August 24, 2012 in First Look Running Shoes

New Balance teamed up their elite athletes to create a top training shoe for serious runners. Now in its 3rd generation, the 890 boasts a lightweight, performance oriented design, yet with enough cushioning for long runs and everyday use. With the names of mid-distance stars Andy Baddeley and Jenny Barringer Simpson on the upper, you […]

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All In Your Head: The Mental Benefits of Running

Posted on August 23, 2012 in Run Life

We think Asics has it nailed in their adverts that say ‘running releases more than just sweat.’ On a particularly exceptional day or following a high stress experience, running can help you process and handle your emotions and thoughts effectively. And as the bumper stickers say, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy. […]

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Asics 33 Version 2 Sneak Peeks

Posted on August 22, 2012 in First Look Running Shoes

The first generation of Asics 33 shoes has extended the brand, finding a following of runners seeking performance-oriented trainers with some style. The second generation of the Gel-Blur33, the shoe that launched the collection, has already been released. Following hot on its heels are updates to several other 33 models, set to arrive for the […]

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