running

If You Train It, The Good Will Come: A Treadmill Tale

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Something absolutely bonkers happened to me the other day on one of my run days ... something crazy that has never happened before: I ran like something fierce. I'm not talking distance because I've run Forrest Gump-like distances in the past. No, I'm talking speed. I ran fast, and I am not a …
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How to PR Your Next Race

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Today, many are thinking about running. The Boston Marathon is today, and, gosh, this feeling is still so strong, even a year later. We runners are a strong, dedicated, inspiring and united bunch. And on today our hearts remember a tragedy, while our legs run in honor of those lost and everyone who …
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His-and-Hers Running Shoes: Puma Faas 500 v3 and Faas 300 v3

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Seeing that in past years Ryan has been such a big fan of these running shoes and this workout apparel, we thought that this year, we'd have him do another review for Fit Bottomed Dudes' Week. This time with a twist! Both Ryan and I (Jenn) put the new Puma Faas v3 line to the test of lots of …
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Meg on the Run: My Secret to Half-Marathon Training Success So Far

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Our girl Meg from the new Meg on the Run series is back! Today she shares an update on how her half-marathon training is going, along with how she's fitting in that cross-training that so many experts (like us!) recommend.  My half marathon is about two months away, I’ve got a month of the …
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Mizuno Asks: What if Everybody Ran? (Plus Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Review)

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As I've mentioned in the past, I'm really lucky to count a huge number of talented, dedicated and sociable runners as my friends. We might have different races and different paces, but once we all gather together at the end, we're all just runners. (And, generally, happy to be done!) Recently, …
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Desert Runners Takes Ultramarathons to the Next Crazy Level

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You know how we say that a lot of fitness is about perspective and what your "normal" is? Well, here's even more proof. Because after watching Desert Runners, a documentary that chronicles runners looking to complete four ultramarathons (or, ultra-, ultramarathons because this is endurance running …
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Can the Right Cold-Weather Workout Apparel Get Me Outside?

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Have I mentioned not loving cold weather? Okay, I have a time or two. I won't be a broken record. Instead, I will bring to you solutions for cold-weather hatred when you still want to get outside and get your workout on. I, for one, am sick of treadmill runs, so I was all for testing out Under …
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Need a Little Stability But Not Too Much Stability? This Is Your Shoe

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It's like The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears --- but for runners. You want shoes that are light and neutral but still have a little bit of stability. You want shoes that can help you run fast, but still feel like you're supported. You want shoes that are juuust riiight. If this sounds …
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Take Your Data to the Next Level: Polar RC3 GPS Multisport Watch Review

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Some people don't like to run with a watch. (Some people also don't like to eat Mexican food or snuggle with puppies, so, you know, to each his own.) I, however, get itchy just thinking about going for a run and leaving my watch at home. Give me data or give me death! Or cake. (Can I have data …
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