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Fresh Summer Snacks

Posted on June 7, 2013 in Nutrition

The summertime heat can subdue even the most voracious appetites, but you still have to keep yourself fueled. When high temps crush our appetites, we reach for the fresh flavors of fruits and veggies to whip up healthy and easy snacks. Try one (or five) of our favorite summer snacks to keep you running strong […]

How To: Take a Rest Day

Posted on June 6, 2013 in Training

Hill workout? Check. Negative splits? Check. Rest day? Uh…maybe tomorrow. Yeah, we thought so. Most dedicated runners excel when it comes to pushing through long runs or sweating out an intense sprint training session. But when it comes to resting, many of you are at a loss. We’re not going to tell you to trade […]

Electrolyte Capsule Supplements Compared

Posted on June 5, 2013 in Training

Electrolytes: they’re what plants crave. Do you? As the weather heats up, getting an extra dose of electrolytes on the run can help prevent dehydration. An electrolyte supplement can also go a long way in helping to prevent some of the dangerous effects of heat exhaustion, including muscle cramping, lightheadedness, and nausea. A consistent supply […]

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Race of the Month: 5K Foam Fest

Posted on June 3, 2013 in Run Life

The 5k Foam Fest in Pittsburgh, PA happens on June 15. It boasts obstacles galore, including a deep and sludgy mud pit, a 30-foot slip n’ slide and a ‘Bouncy Ball Bash’ that appears to be constructed out of dozens of Hippity Hop Balls suspended by pool noodles. Oh, and there are bubbles. If you’ve […]

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Running Apparel with Sun Protection

Posted on May 31, 2013 in Running Apparel

As the sun’s rays burn longer each day, it’s crucial to make sure you’re getting the sun protection you need when you’re out on your run, and a plain ol’ sunscreen just might not be enough. If you’re running in hot temps, you’re much more likely to sweat off your sunscreen, and it can be […]

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UltrAspire Spring 2013 New Products

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Gear Running Accessories

We’ve been thirsty for more innovation on the hydration front, and UltrAspire delivered with a quenching line of products in their 2013 line. Working with their team of pro athletes, the company has developed some truly extraordinary products to equip you for your run. Based on feedback from some UltrAspire athletes who reported that their […]

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10 Favorite Summer Fruits and Veggies

Posted on May 24, 2013 in Nutrition

One of our favorite things about summer (besides all the gloriously long days to run in the sunshine) is hitting up local farmers’ markets for fresh and delicious produce. Fueling your body is key to health and performance, and seasonal summer produce can add an extra dose of vitality to any meal. Reach for varieties […]

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Introducing New Running Sports Bras

Posted on May 22, 2013 in Running Apparel Women's Running

Hot summer runs just feel better in a fresh, fun sports bra. And to, um, support you this summer, we want to introduce you to seven brand new bra models worth a look. New Balance Shockingly Unshocking New Balance is bringing the heat with their new Psyche Bra Collection this spring, and we’re excited to […]

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7 Hot Weather Running Safety Tips

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Training

Some runners like it hot. And we’ve got to agree, there’s a lot to enjoy when hitting the dirt or the pavement on a nice toasty day. But if it’s really hot outside, it’s important to take a few extra precautions. Take a look at our top tips for running safely in hot temps. 1. […]

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Planning Meals Before Race Day

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Nutrition Training

The phrase ‘pre-race fuel’ makes most runners think of one thing: pasta. Delicious bowls of steamy, noodle-y carbohydrate goodness to fuel your muscles through your half or full marathon. Consuming carbs is important in the days leading up to a distance race, but you certainly don’t have to eat pasta every night. Here are a […]

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