Marmot Sportswear and the Magic Wizard Fabric

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If Gandalf or Dumbledore were cold-weather runners, they would undoubtedly be wearing a Marmot jacket. Meagan received her Power Stretch Hoody for her birthday and I purchased my Variant Jacket during the after-Christmas sales at Fontana Sports. I don’t know what kind of wizardry Marmot uses on their coats, but apparently it has something to do with the Polartec Power … Read More

Sh*t Barefoot Runners Say

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Hey, I’m Barefoot Meagan! Steven Sashen from Invisible Shoes totally nailed it with this great new entry into the “Sh*t ____ Say” series. I thought it was too clever not to give it a permanent space on Technically Running. So, have you read Born to Run? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPdb7ZDJKS4 Meagan Meagan is a geology professor and prides herself on being an avid … Read More

Minimalist Wish-List

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A recent poll conducted by Footwear News named “Barefoot/minimalism” the Most Popular Trend of 2011. The same poll also gives credence to the notion that the minimalist movement is here to stay, as readers voted that “Barefoot/minimalism” would also be the Hot Trend of 2012. It’s very exciting to see how much the minimalist footwear movement has taken off in the … Read More

Stick It!

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This review was originally written for and posted on MyFiveFingers.com, an awesome minimalist footwear and lifestyle fan site. Click here to see the original post. Anyone who has made the transition into minimalist footwear is familiar with what we at Technically Running like to refer to as the “calf-ocalypse“.  It is the sometimes intense soreness that occurs after a run … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 4

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One of the most striking transformations that took place during our transition into and continued use of Vibram FiveFingers was that of our feet. Before I began running in FiveFingers, I don’t think I ever put much thought into just how different one person’s feet are from another’s or what the natural form of the foot should be. Transitioning into … Read More

CES 2012 – Health and Fitness Gadgets

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For those of you unfamiliar with CES (Consumer Electronics Show), I’ll start by saying that it is the world’s largest consumer technology trade-show featuring over 2500 exhibitors (and if any reader out there wants to give me a ticket for 2013, I would be very appreciative).  The 2012 event wrapped up on January 13th and the show brought some exciting … Read More

All-Day Tracking Comes to Nike+

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It looks like Nike+ is jumping on the Jawbone UP/Fitbit bandwagon and releasing its own version of an all-day fitness tracking device. This morning, Nike+ announced the Nike+ Fuelband, a device meant to be worn on the wrist that uses an accelerometer to track the user’s daily calorie burn, steps taken, time active, and NikeFuel earned. NikeFuel is a new metric … Read More

Basis: The HRM Without a Chest Strap

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Thanks to our friends over on Pinterest, we came across one of the coolest upcoming fitness products we have seen, and a new entry into the 24-hour fitness-tracking arena, the Basis heart monitor.  Basis is able to record calories burned and sleep habits by using a 3D accelerometer, a heart rate monitor, and both temperature and galvanic skin response (yeah, I … Read More