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Salomon S-Lab XT 6 Sneak Peek

Posted on February 28, 2013 in First Look Running Shoes

Salomon’s S-Lab XT series receives an update in Fall 2013, though fans of the XT 5 need not worry – the changes in store are mainly cosmetic. The XT 6 will remain an ideal choice for mountaineers taking on the most technical and demanding trails. For those running in snowy or muddy conditions, a Softground […]

Heart Rate Monitors Plain and Simple

Posted on February 27, 2013 in Gear Running Accessories Training

You don’t have to be a gearhead to jump – or run – into the world of heart rate monitors. Today’s market offers a great selection of sleek and simple monitors that are easy to operate. Why Buy a Heart Rate Monitor? Incorporating heart rate training gives you more control over your workouts and can […]

Should You Cross-Train?

Posted on February 26, 2013 in Training

If you want to run harder and race faster, you need to run more… right? Maybe. But sometimes when you increase your running mileage or intensity too much you increase your risk of getting injured. Linzay Logan over at Competitor magazine has found that creative cross training is the key to improving performance and sidestepping […]

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Zero Drop Cushioned Running Shoes Comparison

Posted on February 25, 2013 in Running Shoes

This spring, zero-drop footwear is getting a boost – in terms of underfoot cushioning and protection. Once the exclusive domain of “minimal” footwear, zero-drop designs are growing up (off the ground, that is) with thicker platforms designed to provide more impact protection. Three big brands – Brooks, Mizuno and Saucony – have introduced cushioned, zero-drop […]

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Mizuno Wave Universe 5 Sneak Peek

Posted on February 23, 2013 in First Look Running Shoes

The Wave Universe is a shoe that needs little introduction. Mizuno’s premier racing flat has always pushed the boundaries of running shoe weight, while offering resilient cushioning and impact protection. Considering its pedigree, we probably shouldn’t have been jumping out of our seats when we learned that the upcoming Universe 5 shaves almost a ridiculous […]

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Brooks Ghost 6 Sneak Peek

Posted on February 22, 2013 in First Look Running Shoes

When our friends at Runner’s World awarded the Brooks Ghost 5 Editor’s Choice last year, we were hardly surprised. The Ghost 5 is a consistent best seller at Running Warehouse, offering a comfortable fit, balanced cushioning, and a silky smooth heel-to-toe ride. So what does Brooks have in store in terms of changes with the […]

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What’s New in Running Shirts

Posted on February 21, 2013 in Running Apparel

That perfectly broken-in cotton tee from back in ’87 might hold a revered place in your wardrobe, but it’s not going to be your best friend on your next run. Technical running shirts have been around for awhile now, but few have been able to achieve moisture management and breathability in a shirt with that […]

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Asics Lite-Show Nimbus 15 and Cumulus 15

Posted on February 20, 2013 in First Look Running Shoes

We recently previewed the upcoming Asics Gel Nimbus 15 and Asics Gel Cumulus 15. The updates certainly look good, and we think the added cushioning in the updated versions will be a lifesaver for fans of cushioned trainers. “Lite-Show” colorways are another lifesaver – possibly literally – that will be introduced on these new models. […]

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Five Signs of Runner Overtraining

Posted on February 19, 2013 in Training

Overtraining can lead to injury, burnout and impaired performance, so avoiding it is especially crucial for competitive runners with serious goals.  Here are five signs of overtraining: 1. Your body hurts. Every athlete gets sore from time to time, especially if you’re just starting a new training routine. What we’re talking about are those nagging […]

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Sneak Peek: New Balance Minimus 1690

Posted on February 18, 2013 in First Look Running Shoes

The New Balance Minimus lineup expands this July with another offering in the 1690. Meant for “urban running,” the 1690 is a versatile shoe, usable for everything from concrete jungles to actual jungles. Sticking true to the ideals behind the Minimus collection, this shoe will offer a low-profile and flexible design, but also include a […]

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