Fitbit & Lose It! [UPDATE]

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For all you Fitbit and Lose It! fans out there, I’m happy to report that two-way syncing is now available between your Fitbit and Lose It! accounts. This is a feature that Fitbit had been hinting at for quite some time on their App Gallery, and, last night, the TR Crew was very excited to discover that it has now … Read More

Nike+ GPS [UPDATE]

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Just wanted to write a quick post about the recent update to Nike+.  If you haven’t already seen our Nike+ review, please check it out. The update for the Nike+ application to version 3.3 went live on December 19th and, to our surprise and delight, it offers some exciting new features.  The updates are as follows: ★ Updates to improve compatibility … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 2

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In this post, I present the second chapter in our ongoing series detailing our transition into running in Vibram FiveFingers. Here, I will address the more painful (and, sad to say, self-inflicted) parts of transitioning into minimalist running that Steve and I dealt with while we worked to re-train our feet (and really every other part of our lower body) … Read More

Staying Warm and Staying Minimal

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For those of you who run in Vibram FiveFingers, and, like Meagan and I, are going to attempt to brave the great outdoors this winter by continuing to run outside, this post is for you! Yesterday was a bit of a reality check for both Meagan and I when we headed to Milwaukee to lock down a DJ for our … Read More

Nike + iPod vs. Nike+ GPS

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[UPDATE]: To view the most recent Nike+ GPS (now Nike+ Running) app features, check out our post that includes our thoughts on the update and in-app photos! Note that many of the differences between the sensor system and the GPS-based app remain the same as those described in this post. Now there’s just even more features included with the GPS … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 1

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Minimalist running is currently making a big splash in the running world, and has been met with a significant amount of both positive and negative feedback. The minimalist running movement is about running in a more natural way, and stems from the belief that human feet are built to run, without the help of heavily-padded running shoes.  Some people run … Read More

Photo Finish

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Just received an email the other day reminding me that “Time is running out to order race photos!” from the organizers of a 10k race that we did at the end of October. It prompted me to jot down a few quick thoughts about my first experience with race photos and share them with you. Initially, when we signed up for … Read More

I’ve Run Everywhere, Man.

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OK, so maybe Johnny Cash wasn’t doing too much running in all of those cities he sings about, but sometimes I feel like I might be able to give him a run for his money in terms of the amount of traveling I do! As a graduate student, I often find myself spending significant stretches of time on the road. … Read More