Polar FT4 Review

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The Polar FT4 The Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch is one of the more basic, and less expensive (retails for $99.95), heart rate monitors offered by Polar. On their website, they recommend it for people looking to improve their fitness and “for those who want basic heart rate-based features to keep their fitness training simple.” Because I already use several different … Read More

Put Some Heart (Rate) Into It

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This Christmas, among my many running-themed gifts, I was very excited to receive my first heart rate monitor, the Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor Watch (see the link for a review). But before I offer a full review I wanted to answer the age old question for heart rate monitors…why? Why Use a Heart Rate Monitor? Steven and I are planning … Read More

Fitbit Gets Weighty

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For those of you who already own a Fitbit, or are interested in getting one, I wanted to make you aware of a new product that is being added to their health-tracking line. The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale was just announced at CES and, according to Fitbit’s product page, boasts the following features: Weight, body comp, and more. Tracks … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 3

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Once the pains of calf-ocolypse had finally been soothed, we decided it was time to get back into the swing of things and sign up for our first 10k race.  This would be Meagan’s first race and my first race in over 10 years, but as intimidating as it was, the decision was one of the best we could have … Read More

Zombies, Run!

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Today, I came across one of the coolest motivational tools I have ever seen for runners (or walkers), and I’m super excited to share it with you, readers! What is this super-awesome new tool, you say?  Well, let me introduce you to Zombies, Run!, “an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android” created by … Read More

The Primal Professional

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Why are we talking about dress shoes on a website about running, fitness, and gadgets?”  Well, the reason is that I haven’t seen something hit so close to home in quite a long time.  In my line of work, I have to be professionally dressed every day of the week.  Until recently, that … Read More

Tights Are Right

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Making a decision when it comes to finding the right running clothing can be difficult.  You are presented with all different shapes, sizes, colors, and fits.  From a man’s perspective, it only becomes more difficult when you get to the pants.  I decided to go with what is currently the most popular trend in running gear: compression running tights.  I find … Read More

Sketchy Skechers

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When I was finishing up some last-minute Christmas shopping last week, I was surprised to come across the advertisement featured on the right. It seems that the increased attention and interest being paid to the minimalist running movement has prompted even Skechers to come out with their own version of a minimalist shoe: the Skechers GORun. The shoe appears, at … Read More