Mio Alpha Review

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Shorts? Check! Shirt? Check! Socks? Check! Shoes? Check!  Water-bottle? Check!  Watch? Check!  You open the door, go outside, stretch, take a deep breath, and hit start on your watch.  No heart rate….  Has this happened to you before? It’s funny to me that the most common complaint about wearing a chest strap is the lack of comfort, but, honestly, that … Read More

GymPact: Get Paid to Work Out

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Staying motivated is one of the biggest hurdles people face when it comes to working out, especially for those who are just beginning an exercise program. As someone who has been a (fairly) consistent runner for almost two years now, even I struggle to get myself out of the door. A training schedule for an upcoming race definitely helps motivate … Read More

Merrell M-Connect Series Review

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When Merrell first asked us to review the M-Connect Series running shoes and apparel, we were thrilled because our previous experiences with Merrell have always been very positive.  The Merrell M-Connect Series is the company’s rebranding effort and update to their barefoot line.  As you might recall in my Flux Glove review post, I mentioned how confusing their naming scheme is, but … Read More

Garmin Forerunner 110 Review

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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

New Balance Minimus Zero Review

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New Balance Minimus Zero 8

Brand: New Balance Name: Minimus Zero Color Options: Women’s – Teal w/ Black, Fluorescent Yellow, Black w/ Sky Blue, White w/ Silver & Berry, Silver w/ Yellow; Men’s – White w/ Blue & Yellow, Blue w/ Silver, Juniper (Green) w/ Yellow, Red w/ Black Weight: Women’s – 4.4 oz; Men’s – 6.4 oz Drop: 0 mm Other: Odor resistant, welded seams to prevent chafing, deconstructed REVlite … Read More

Merrell Flux Glove Sport Review

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Merell Flux Glove 8

Brand: Merrell Name: Barefoot Train Flux Glove Sport Color Options: Men Only – Black/Light Firefly, Boulder Vibrant Orange, Wild Dove/Silver, Saffron Castle Rock, Apollo/Vibrant Orange (pictured) Weight: 6.8oz per shoe (13.6oz per pair) Drop: 0mm Other: 4mm compression molded EVA midsole cushion Price: $100 Steve Ankney Steve is an Executive Recruiter at Robert Half Executive Search in Madison, WI with a business degree in Information Systems and … Read More

Brooks PureConnect 2 Review

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Brand: Brooks Name: PureConnect 2 Color Options: Women’s – Black/Pink/Green, Blue/Green/Gray; Men’s – Black/Blue/Yellow, Red/Black/Gray Weight: Women’s – 5.9 oz; Men’s – 7.2 oz Drop: 4 mm Other: Anatomical last, BioMoGo DNA Midsole (biodegradable!), IDEAL Heel, Toe Flex, Nav Band Price: $90 Meagan Meagan is a geology professor and prides herself on being an avid volcano and pie enthusiast. Her free time is spent running, blogging, playing … Read More