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Best Neutral Running Shoes

Neutral running shoes, also known as cushioned running shoes, provide plenty of midsole cushioning and minimum medial support. You should buy these shoes if you are an efficient runner i.e. you don’t overpronate and more than likely have high arches. A neutral running shoe is flexible through

45 All-Important Running Tips For Beginning Runners

Running is one of the best exercises to burn calories and stay fit. It is not just a popular sport but is now a great fitness craze, helping millions of people across the globe to keep their weight under control, boost their energy levels and stay fit. Here are

Steadyfoot Annual Scholarship

In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a yearly $500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending high school, college or graduate school in the near future. Application and Award

What Is The Proper Foot Strike While Running? – My Take

When it comes to running, one of the biggest problems all athletes face is injuries. One of the most common questions asked is, “what are some ways to prevent them?” Two of the most common preventative methods are stretching before and after runs, and  doing exercises to

How To Choose Running Shoes – Questions To Ask Yourself

By Ed. Ramos. When people came to running shoe store I used to work in, the most commonly asked question was “what shoe would you suggest I wear?” How to choose running shoes is definitely hard. The question is loaded because there is so much I don’t know

The Anatomy Of Running Shoe – For New Runners

By Ed. Ramos The purpose of this page is to bring literacy to every runner so they may understand the different parts of the running shoe. Some of you may be browsing through this blog or in a running store and words are getting thrown at you

London Marathon … Hopefully the First Race of Many

By Hannah Thorpe It was the London Marathon that started off my obsession with running, so it feels appropriate to write a little post about it… The stats: Distance: 26.2 miles (more like 27 miles for those of us that don’t follow the shortest course line…) No. of

Why you Should Run to Work…

By Hannah Thorpe Last ‘National Running Day’ – I think I missed the boat on that one! It was clearly a big week for running because Thursday was also the first official #run2workday in London. If you were not one of the many people who ran to work for

Be Grateful, Run for the Little Things

By Sandy Adams [su_quote]I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run. What they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted. And I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.[/su_quote] A

What to Do When Stranded on the Run

By Sandy Adams I went out today to do my last long run before the Akron Half Marathon. Next week is a taper week and then it’s go time. I follow Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training Plan, but I use it as a guide. I ran a

Jason Lester – Running on Faith

By Sandy Adams Running on Faith: The Principles Passion and Pursuit of a Winning Life, Jason Lester My best friend found this book one night and said, “Here. Have you read this one yet? I think it’s about marathons or something.” It was $1. It was a

GOTW: Do One Good Thing For Animals Each Day

By Vegan Megan GOTW: Do one good thing for animals each day I’ve been a vegan for one year & two months now.  I feel really good about my choice; however, it’s the only animal-activist thing I’ve done.  Sure, when someone asks me why I’m vegan I

Looking Back – Looking Forward

By Vegan Megan 2015 was , in general, a big whopping disappointment when it came to running. The downslope started when I couldn’t run my planned Spring marathon due to health reasons. That missed race led to 3 other registered-but-didn’t-run races. And very spotty training. I felt

Building Community

By Vegan Megan I’ve been thinking a lot about community and, in particular, a running community.  I’ve always thought I prefer to train alone.  But I realize I’ve never trained alone.  Yes, I run alone most of the time.  But I don’t train alone.  My former personal

ENERGYbits – I’m an ambassador!

By Vegan Megan I wrote a review soon after trying ENERGYbits for the first time (copied below).  As you can tell, I liked them. A lot.  It’s been a few months since then and I love them so much I’ve decided to become an ambassador!  Yippee!  So

Aerobic Capacity for Runners – The Least You Should Know

What is one of the greatest limiting factors when it comes to running? The answer you already know it: energy. Without it, you are out of the race. And unless you are a sprinter or a high endurance athlete, you’ll be using oxygen to burn the energy

Training From “The Top” and From “The Bottom”

The topic is problematic. While preparing for a race, are you planning to go under a certain time or you just go to check what you can do based on your current abilities? The above question can be asked only regarding a long distance race, a marathon

10 Tips for Running Under The Rain

Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, once said: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” The weather is beyond our control, so don’t fret about it too much. Instead, focus on what you can do to make it work in your favor. In adverse conditions,

Catching Up

By Daniel Nickels First and most importantly, I want to say a big “thank you” to any and every man and woman who has protected or is protecting our country. We owe you so much gratitude and appreciation. I also want to give a shout out to

Things To Smile About

This past week has not been the greatest. Life happens, right? But chin up! Let’s talk about happy things instead. Race Book My bib holder is FULL. I’ve been debating what to do with them now since I don’t want to order another holder and completely turn the

Workout Round-Up

By Daniel Nickels Monday again! Hope everyone enjoyed their extra hour of sleep yesterday! I’m trying to be more consistent with my workouts so here’s last week. Monday 30 minutes on the treadmill covering 3.1 miles and 15 minutes of abs with Nike Training Club App. I

What Do I Want to be When I Grow Up?

When you’re younger, that’s the question everyone asks you. No matter how old you are, you’re expected to have an answer. When you’re little, the answer can be anything, as long as you have an idea. Then in high school, the question becomes more pressing. In college,

Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon Recap

I ran my third half marathon this past Sunday. While the race itself was great, I’m extremely disappointed in myself. Running is a mental sport and I lost this time. But let’s back up first. The Expo Bib and shirt pick-up was quick and easy. I had

Pumpkin Pie 10k Recap

By Anna Nickels Aka that time I completely questioned my sanity and why I was running instead of at home drinking hot chocolate. The Pumpkin Pie race was my first ever 10k and I was excited to do it again this year and see my improvement, hopefully

Turkey Trot Recap

By Anna Nickels We had a 10 o’clock Turkey Trot date with my family. First though, we had to drop the turkey off with Ryan’s grandma (his work gave him a free one). The drive down to Denver was unheard of – no traffic! We got there

My Running Story

By Daniel Nickels Putting my race book together made me think back over my running history. I used to hate running. I was the kid in PE that complained about doing 10-minute runs because “it’s stupid to run for that long”. The one year I went out

Less Hydration And Performance

Any article we read, anyone we talk to and everyone seems to repeat the same: drink water while running. Do not let your body dehydrate. Hydration is very important. Without water, our body temperature goes up and our energy goes down. Always bring water when training, especially

What We Waste Time On During A Race

We train. We sweat. We follow a diet. We stretch. We exercise. We do all of these things to give our 100% during a race in order to fulfill our dreams and get a new personal best, but later… we fail. Check why. Toilet before the start

Health Benefits of Running

Running or jogging is a great way to maintain that perfect healthy body. Many people choose running as a part of their daily exercise to maintain a healthy way of life. Some people start running or jogging exercises to boost their energy, to lose weight, improve their

How To Prevent Running Injuries

Running injuries happen to the best of runners, and when they happen, it really stinks. Not only because they hurt, but also because of one gets all down for not being able to run. The good news is that there are a few things you can do

Tips For First Time Marathon Runners

So – you have at last decided to run your first marathon race? Well, it’s quite natural to be nervous, because even the most seasoned marathon runner does not know what it might be on that day. Nothing to feel nervous about if you are confident about

Eating Before A Morning Run

If you decide to train in the morning, sooner or later you will ask yourself this question: shall I eat before I run? It’s very hard to give a final and 100% right answer, as it simply depends on your body. [su_quote cite=”Dr. Ingo Froböse”]When training on