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Race of the Month: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon New Orleans

Posted on February 5, 2013 in Run Life

When we were watching the ‘Niners lose on Sunday (sorry all you SF fans), we couldn’t help but think that New Orleans looks like it would make for a great vacay destination. With too many historical districts to name, and the mouthwatering thought of gumbo, we were pretty much ready to buy our plane tickets. […]

New Runners and Heel Striking

Posted on February 4, 2013 in Beginner Running Training

The topic of heel striking is not exactly fresh fodder for controversy among runners, but this article over on Runners’ World caught our eye. A group of Danish researchers recently found that nearly all novice runners are, in fact, heel strikers. Other studies have found that heel striking is less prevalent among more experienced runners, […]

Maintaining Muscle Endurance during Time Off from Running

Posted on in Run Life Training

If you’re a sprinter and you take a handful of weeks off, you’ll likely experience less of a performance hit than a distance runner. This is because your speed and strength will stick around longer than your muscle endurance when you take a long break from training. Why is that? Well, muscle endurance has everything […]

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Asics Gel Nimbus 15 Sneak Peek

Posted on February 2, 2013 in First Look Running Shoes

Nimbus: The king of the clouds in the Asics shoe stratosphere. OK, no more creative writing classes for us. But seriously, if you want a supremely cushioned neutral trainer, it’s hard to top the Asics Gel Nimbus series. On the heels of the very popular Asics Gel Nimbus 14, the 15th version of the shoe […]

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Brooks PureDrift

Posted on February 1, 2013 in Running Shoes

Our Tweet A minimal shoe with just a touch of cushioning from the hard ground below, the Brooks PureDrift is a dream for those looking for a near-barefoot running feel. (View Men’s Brooks PureDrift and Women’s Brooks PureDrift) Big Features Removable Sockliner: A lined footbed beneath the sockliner allows for either a 4mm offset with […]

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