Running

7 Gems of Running Wisdom From Elite Runners

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Marathon season is in full effect with the Chicago Marathon happening this weekend! (Any readers doing it or going out to cheer?!) Chicago is one of those iconic --- and flat and fast --- courses that so many runners love. Per our ambassadorship with Brooks Running, we recently got to sit in on a …
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Brooks Running Review: Heritage, PureGrit 3 and More

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Running any time of year rocks, but we especially love fall to get out, jog and feel the crunch of leaves beneath our running shoes! Per our relationship as a Brooks Running blog ambassador, each month we get to review a few of its pieces and share our totally objective opinion. This month we got …
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A Workout Playlist That’ll Make You Run Happy

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The following is a post sponsored by Brooks Running. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Last year we picked your brilliant fittie minds for the best summer running songs to create the ultimate run happy playlist. And this year, we're doing it again! In fact, last year's playlist was …
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4 Pairs of Running Shorts You’ll Want to Wear Everywhere

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This probably comes as a surprise to no one, but I'm in workout clothes a lot. I spend most of the work week and weekend in workout clothes, and, really, if I can get away with going to dinner in them, too, I usually do. Over the years workout clothes have gone from basic to really, really cute and …
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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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