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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Fit Bottomed Tour: Vail, Colorado in Summer

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Some vacation destinations are thought of as strictly winter or strictly summer, but as I discovered during my trip to Vail in June, those beliefs aren't always accurate. I mean, for a ski destination known the world over, the city offers some astoundingly fab activities in the summer months (and …
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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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