Nutrition Experiment: Wrap-up

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An amazing thing happened today.  I came home from work, had a light snack, took my time getting ready, and went for a run.  And it felt great!  Okay, not profoundly great. I didn’t run super far, set a new PR, or got somehow transformed into a sleek thoroughbred. No, I was sweaty, tired, and my legs burned as I sprinted … Read More

Polar RCX5 Review

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I use my Polar Heart Rate monitor more than any other piece of exercise equipment. Ever. My obsession with this watch-turned-monitoring device started innocently enough two Christmases ago, when, after pouring over reviews online, I decided to order an FT4 (see Meagan’s review here) to help me better track my workouts. After one joyous run together, my watch and I … Read More

Light up the Night – Gear to illuminate your runs

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As the days get shorter and shorter it becomes inevitable that some runs will be started or completed in the dark.  At night, or in early morning hours, running on sidewalks or on the street can become a major safety hazard.  For many years, runners who wanted to be safe in the dark had to wear yellow or orange reflective … Read More

Zero to Hero #3: In Which Jason Completely Disappears

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Cold Weather Running

Week 2 + 3 Stats: Total Miles: 10 Total time: 1:47:10 Avg Pace: 10:43 New Gear: Warm stuff Changes: Due to a bout of food poisoning from my local Panera (bagels only from now on), and a mini vacation to Chicago, I didn’t get out as much as I would have liked the past couple weeks. That said, here are … Read More

One Year Down

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How long have I been reading stuff here? We are blown away by how fast this year has gone and how much you’ve helped us to accomplish in such a short time.  When we first launched on November 16, 2011 we had no idea what we had in the works.  In fact, since our launch only one year ago, we’ve … Read More

SKORA Base (Women’s) Review

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Brand: SKORA Name: Base Color Options: Women’s – Blue/Yellow/Silver, Light blue; Men’s – Yellow, Black/Red, Silver Weight: 7.0 oz Drop: 0 mm Other: 9 mm stack height (13 mm with insole), adjustable X-strap system, Ortholite sockliner, REALFIT last offers anatomical fit Price: $110 Meagan Meagan is a geology professor and prides herself on being an avid volcano and pie enthusiast. Her free time is spent running, … Read More

Election 2012: Fitness MVPs

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During an election cycle, it is normal to hear some chatter about the fitness and health of potential Presidential candidates. For example, concern was expressed in 2008 over the age and health problems of John McCain, who has had trouble with skin cancer in the past.  Of course, in 2012, while some expressed concern over things like Obama’s smoking habit, … Read More

Zero to Hero: Week 1 – Staying Motivated

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Hello! In case you missed it, my name is Jason. This series is covering my transformation from a no one, to a no one who runs marathons. Here are the results from my first week of training. Week 1 Stats: Total Miles: 4 Sessions: 2 Total time: 41:35 Avg. Pace:  10:24 Changes in gear: Added smartphone + arm band for … Read More