A blog by runners. For runners.

The Rules of the Road

In the fast paced world we live in, it seems like everyone's always in a rush to get wherever they're going. Since moving to Chicago, I've learned there are no rules for laying your car horn down on someone moving too slow after a green light, or failing to pass a stopped bus. Drivers get […]

Race Goals and the Running Connection

How many of you run for the joy of it or to actually beat a record? When it comes to marathon running, I have always judged my performance on how I feel and whether I finished. I may get upset with myself if I know I haven't followed my training plan and end up with […]

Fit before 50: One mans weight loss and fitness journey

Many of us have been fitness addicts for years. However, for Niall Young of Derby, England, fitness was not always something that made the top of the to-do list. Many of us have different aspects of life holding us back from living a healthy lifestyle. Whether that is a full-time job, lack of motivation, or […]

From the cornfields to the city lights

I recently moved to Chicago after four years living in the cornfields of DeKalb, Illinois. I became aware of a few differences between suburban and city running. When I lived in DeKalb, I got yelled at every time I ran. You know, the typical “Run Forrest!” or some other catcall/whistle. I started to believe this […]

Data comparison of Garmin 305 and Garmin Forerunner 610

As a treat for my PR in the Wisconsin marathon 12 days ago I bought myself the Garmin Forerunner 610 to replace my trusty 5 year old Garmin Forerunner 305. I was looking forward to wearing a watch vs a brick, reduced heart rate spikes and more fun, not to mention the 305 “menu” button […]

WalkJogRun Privacy and Data Usage Notes

Given the recent focus on privacy and data we thought it would be worth outlining what data we collect about you and for which purpose. If there is something we haven't covered, please let us know and we'll update this article accordingly. User account email address – only ever used by you to login to […]