The Running Boom!

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Out on my long run on a beautiful Sunday morning, I was shocked by how many other runners were sharing my run with me. This awesome infographic explains it all. Enjoy! Technorati Tags: running, running boom, running infographic

The Challenges of Coaching

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Our home! Lamar Track in Houston.

It’s been a month now since I started coaching my corporate track team.  Practices are held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, with about 20 runners coming to practice.  I have been faced with several unforeseen challenges and with leading a group of runners with a huge variety in athletic backgrounds. Needless to say things have been…interesting. “Ashley…This is so hard…” … Read More

And So It Begins…

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stopwatch

Well, I never thought I would coach a track team.  Never in a thousand years.  Yet, here I am, up super late trying to put together a workout schedule for the month of April, trying to order spikes and singlets, and thinking what in the world am I doing?! Every year, Schlumberger competes against the top oil companies in Houston … Read More

Light up the Night – Gear to illuminate your runs

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Be visible at night

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

The ON Cloudracer Review

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The Cloudracers

Brand:  ON Running Name: Cloudracer Color:  Orange/Silver for both men and women Weight:  225 grams (about 0.5 lbs) Drop:  5mm Cool Extras:  Patented CloudTec technology Price: $129 After finishing a 5k, my running partner asked me, “Ashley, why did we run a 6:40 first mile?” I told her that the shoes made me do it!  The best word to describe … Read More