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

ON Cloudrunner Review

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Brand: ON-Running Name: Cloudrunner Color Options: Men’s in Rock/Lemon (pictured right), Women’s in Plum/Fuschia Weight: 290g Drop: 7 mm heel to toe Other: Utilizes patented CloudTec™ outsole Price: $139 LizPD Liz is a grad student who loves science, triathlons, dinosaurs, geomicrobiology and cake. She can frequently be found teaching spin classes or doing science outreach. Over the past five years, she has run almost a dozen half … Read More

Run Fast to Get Faster

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“I’m not a real runner, I’m way too slow.” Does that sound familiar?  For the first few months after I’d taken up running, I was convinced that my 2-3 mile jaunts at a ten to twelve minute a mile pace were way too snail-like to lump me in to the category of runners who were “real”. As if, somehow, being … Read More

Finding the Fun in Cross-training! Part 3: Spinning

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In a spin class you get an instructor to help push you along

Group Cycling classes are awesome for beginners. I know you’re thinking that’s crazy.  When you picture a group cycle, or spin class, you probably conjure up images of hardcore athletes drenched in sweat, feet flying on the petals, pushing themselves to utter exhaustion.  Yes, these classes can give you one of the most challenging workouts that you’ve ever had. However … Read More