Choosing an Ultra and Training for It

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So you have decided for some reason to run an ultramarathon. What’s the next step? Sign up for one. Wait a second, though, before you commit to something. There are a few things you ought to consider: What shape you’re in now and how long it would likely take you to get into ultra shape. If you’re in shape to … Read More

GO>ID Review

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Staying fit is one thing, staying safe is a whole different game.  As we’ve mentioned before, staying safe while out for a run, hike, walk, ride, climb, or swim is an extremely important factor to consider when participating in these activities.  For the most part, this can be achieved through simple means: going out with a friend, keeping yourself well-lit … Read More

Pounding the Pavement for a Cause: 5 Inspirational Runners

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Running is, at it’s core, a solo, and some might even say selfish, sport. Most of the time when you go for a run, you are running for yourself. You want to beat your best time, you like to run alone, you are trying to get more fit, you want to see how far you can go–the list of “just … Read More

My First Half-Marathon: 5 Survival Tips

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Three months of training have finally come to an end and Steve and I are now less than 24 hours from our first half-marathon. While I know I’ve done (most of) the training, I can’t say that I feel completely prepared to run 13.1 miles. We’ve been a bit schedule-challenged the past 2-3 weeks, so I’m nervous about having missed a … Read More

Escaping Disappointment: Avoiding a “Bad Race”

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Having run quite a large number of races at this point, I knew it was only a matter of time before one of them was going to be pretty awful. The last race I ran gave me a PR, but the instant I finished I felt as if it was a waste of time and I was ready to go … 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

Preventing the Chocolate Mess

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Disclaimer: I will be mentioning poop in this post, if you don’t want to read about poop, a normal daily function, or human anatomy go no further. The iconic photo from the 1982 Women’s Ironman in Kona shows the leader, 23-year-old Julie Moss, collapsed, delirious, and covered in her own poop after 140 miles of swimming, biking, and running.  She had … Read More