Wear This, Not That: Running Edition!

MeaganGeneral0 Comments

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Deciding what to wear when you go running sounds like it should be simple. If it’s cold, add some layers. If it’s hot, slap on a pair of sunglasses, shorts, and a t-shirt. Easy, right? But wait, have you factored in how much you’ll heat up as you get warmed up and start to sweat? Or how about the wind … Read More

Ultra Nutrition

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With spring almost upon us (though you might not know it here in Madison), many runners have started thinking about what races they’ll be running this year.  If you’ve already tackled a marathon and are itching to try something new, you might be considering an ultra.  And so begins the excitement of researching races and distances, deciding on a training … Read More

Garmin Forerunner 110 Review

MeaganGadget Reviews, General, Reviews2 Comments

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The Garmin Forerunner 110 (henceforth known as the FR110) has been around since early 2010. It is the least expensive model in the Forerunner series ($179.99 w/o a HRM strap, $229.99 w/ a HRM strap) that offers both GPS and heart rate tracking (the FR70 and Forerunner 10 are $50 cheaper, but the former is HR-only and the latter is … Read More

SKORA Spring 2013 Collection

Steve AnkneyGeneral2 Comments

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Prepare yourselves for an exciting spring because, like most other shoe companies, SKORA has updated their line with some brand new color-ways and two brand new models, the CORE and the PHASE.  This brings SKORA (the Bentley, Apple, Rolex, or whatever-other-analogy-you-can-come-up-with-to-convey-a higher-level-of-class/design) up to a total of four models including last year’s FORM and BASE. Steve Ankney Steve is an Executive … Read More

Why I Don’t Wear Minimalist Shoes

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When new acquaintances find out I run, and especially when they find out that I have run ultra marathons, I often get asked, “Do you wear those toe shoes?” I say no, although I do have a pair for walking around in. “I can’t wear them,” I say. “But my husband has a pair and he loves them.” I feel … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 8 – Bone Marrow Edema & the Minimalist Transition

Steve AnkneyGeneral, Vibram Transition1 Comment

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Recently, one of our writers, Jason, forwarded me a story he found on Runner’s World regarding a study by Sarah Ridge et al. that was published in February 2013 in the medical journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  The study is titled Foot Bone Marrow Edema after 10-week Transition to Minimalist Running Shoes.  Simply put, the study examines injury rates in … Read More

Hack Your Fitness: The Hidden Ecosystem

Steve AnkneyGeneral0 Comments

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Activity trackers, heart rate monitors, wifi scales, calorie-intake trackers/food diaries, GPS watches, goals, and achievements are just some of the many things we can use to keep track of our fitness.  The trouble is that even though we have all of these great technologies to help us along our path to become better athletes or shed some pounds, it’s difficult … Read More