Running

Strength Training for Runners: We’ve Got the Book for You

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So back in January, I was running regularly and planning to hit up a half-marathon in April. I'd downloaded training plans and was comfortably running 3 to 4 miles. I was sure that within a few months I could build up to 13-plus, no problem. I'd been injury-free and was feeling great about running. …
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Anatomy of a Running Shoe

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While you’re shopping for your new running shoes (because now you've got the expert tips, right?), you’ll likely hear your sales associate throw around the lingo of the trade: “heel-toe drop,” “midsole,” “bends.” But what does it all mean? Never fear: we’ve got a crib sheet to help you learn the ins …
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Ironman Augusta 70.3 Update: Two More Months!

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You want numbers? Oh, I've got numbers. Swim: 1.2 miles Bike: 56 miles Run 13.1 miles Weeks until race day: 8 Butterflies in my stomach: 900 million and climbing I've been training for the intermedix Ironman Augusta 70.3 more or less since early spring, but due to a bunch of …
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Buying Running Shoes? Experts Share Their Dos & Don’ts

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“For women, shoes are the most important. Good shoes take you good places.” -Seo Min Hyun Running doesn't take a lot of fancy equipment --- you can get your sweat on pretty much any time, anywhere, while wearing anything. But a good pair of running shoes are non-negotiable. The wrong shoes can …
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How to Squeeze in a Run on Your Vacation

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It's Fit Bottomed Vacay Week --- and today Kira Harrison, a footwear merchandising associate and lifelong runner at Brooks Running, is sharing her tried-and-true tips for fitting a run in when traveling the world. Check out all of our fit travel posts here! 5 Tips to Squeeze in a Run on …
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Meg on the Run: Sticking With It

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Meg ran her half marathon but has she met her ultimate goal of sticking with it? Find out in this latest installment from our Meg on the Run series!  The first time I ran a half marathon, I trained hard, ran hard, and didn't run again for months after I crossed that finish line. This time, my …
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Who Inspires You to Run Happy? With a Full Brooks Outfit Giveaway!

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The following post is sponsored by Brooks Running. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Brooks asked me to answer "Who inspires you to run happy?" for this post, and 1) I ADORE the topic, and 2) it took some thought. I mean, who doesn't inspire me to run these days?! The other FBGs …
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A Pretty Epic Brooks Running Adventure in Seattle

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The following post is sponsored by Brooks Running. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Remember how the last couple of years I've gotten to go to New York to hang with Brooks Running? Well, this year instead of the Big Apple we hung out in Brooks' 'hood: Seattle! And it was a pretty …
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The 7 Training Mistakes You’re Making (and How to Fix ‘Em)

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Mistakes happen. God knows I’ve made my share of blunders, blubbers and gaffes as a runner. Most of them have led to temporary embarrassment, but some of them have led to injuries that halted my training for months. When I took to the weight room during my hiatus from running, I made a lot of …
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