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2012 Predictions: Results

Posted on December 31, 2012 in Run Life

Last year we brought you our top ten predictions for the running world of 2012, and we wanted to circle back and see how many of our predictions panned out. Let’s take a look. 1. Olympic Fever What we predicted: Lots of excitement around the London Games. What we saw: If you watched the Olympics […]

Three Benefits of Having a Running Partner

Posted on December 28, 2012 in Run Life

Don’t get us wrong, sometimes you just can’t beat the convenience and solitude of running alone. Just lace up a pair and head out the door whenever you have a free moment for some uninterrupted zen. But there are many benefits to training with a partner, to help you get as much as you can […]

Too Much Rest: Training Reversibility

Posted on December 26, 2012 in Training

Train, race, rest, repeat. You know the drill, and as a runner you know what a huge impact rest can have on your performance. The tricky part is finding the balance between not enough rest and too much. Not enough rest will leave you mentally and physically fatigued, which can result in injury or burnout. […]

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Being Smart about Adding Miles

Posted on December 22, 2012 in Run Life Training

When it comes to weekly mileage increases as you train for your next marathon, you can follow the general rule of adding one mile per week for each base run you complete. So if you get in four runs focused on aerobic conditioning, you should be able to increase weekly mileage by four miles. You’ll […]

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Viva La Launch!

Posted on December 21, 2012 in Running Shoes

So it turns out that rumors of the demise of the Brooks Launch have been greatly exaggerated. We learned this week that the Launch has been saved from the chopping block, rescued from the grave, pulled from the brink, insert additional metaphors here. Now that the Launch remains safely in the land of the living, […]

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Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Sneak Peek

Posted on December 20, 2012 in Running Shoes

The Saucony Kilkenny has developed a reputation as being a quality, comfortable cross country shoe with good traction and flexibility in a lightweight design. The spikeless version has also been a bit of a crossover hit for runners who want a very barebones shoe for training. (See the current Men’s Kilkenny XC4 /Women’s Kilkenny XC4.) […]

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How To: Find a Running Partner

Posted on December 19, 2012 in Run Life

Those long miles by your lonesome can work wonders for the body and soul, but buddying up can help you stay motivated and train consistently. Some folks are fortunate enough to have a good friend or family member who’s right in sync with their pace and distance. If you’re not so lucky and you’re struggling […]

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Holiday Gingerbread Muffins

Posted on December 18, 2012 in Nutrition

The delightful, not-too-sweet spice of gingerbread is one of our favorite treats during the holidays. These days the gingerbread flavor comes in so many forms, too…cookies, cakes, lattes, houses…so we mixed up a batch of muffins (with cream cheese frosting!) to see if we could capture the taste that gingerbread lovers crave and the healthfulness […]

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A Brief History of the Waffle

Posted on December 17, 2012 in Run Life Running Shoes

The waffle has earned a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of many runners who can’t get enough of its sweet and tempting carby-goodness. We’d like to honor the glorious evolution of this pastry-like food with a brief tribute to it’s past…and a glimpse into its future. Humble Beginnings Waffles originated long ago in […]

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Yes, Please: Women’s Sugoi Firewall 180 Pant

Posted on December 15, 2012 in Running Apparel Women's Running

Christmas tunes are playing in every store, Starbucks has brought back the Gingerbread Latte and Ugg boots abound. There’s no way around it… it’s wintertime! Every year winter brings us a season of hot tea, hot-tubbing and cold training sessions. We were hesitant to head into the chill this year, until we met the Sugoi […]

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