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WalkJogRun Fitness Application Puts You in Control of the Map

BOSTON – December 12/12/12 – WalkJogRun (http://www.walkjogrun.net), the most accurate GPS fitness tracking and route planning app on iOS, announced today that users now can choose their preferred map setting for route creation and tracking: Apple Maps, Google Maps (bike, street or satellite) or Open Street Maps. WalkJogRun is currently the only GPS fitness tracking […]

Welcome Back Google Maps to WalkJogRun iPhone and iPad App!

After 3 months with Apple Maps and some great feedback from you, our customers, we decided to see if there was a way to get Google Maps back in our app. Turns out, there is!  The app update now available in the app store includes 9 different map types including 2 special additions and the […]

Piriformis Syndrome Can Be a Pain in the Butt … Literally!

Have you ever been running and felt a sharp pain in your backside? You may have Piriformis Syndrome, and it can literally be a pain in the butt. In this blog post, Dr. Nace explains what it is, how to treat and more importantly how to prevent it. What is Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformis Syndrome is […]

Training Plans and Training Diary makeover

We've been hard at work as it got colder out here in Boston working through some of our members' wishlists and we're happy to announce they're now live on the site. It's big news for triathletes, multi-sport folks and privacy concerns. Training Plans We've updated the training plans from Coach Jenny Hadfield to let you […]

Treating IT Band Syndrome in runners

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common injury runners suffer from for several reasons. The iliotibial band (IT band) main function is to stabilize the knee as it flexes and extends. Therefore, when the IT band is not stabilizing properly there tends to be excessive rubbing on the outside of the knee causing inflammation. A […]

Yo-yo dieter grabbed by the running bug loses 42 lbs

Runner of the week Denise E. describes how a combination of slimming world, running and under-active thyroid medication helped her lose 3 stone (42 lbs). Favorite Candy Cadbury creme eggs (notice the plural lol) Favorite Quote If life deals you lemons, make lemonade Location Redditch, UK WalkJogRun Tell us about yourself! I am 38 years […]

Finishing a marathon is a state of mind

“I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement. It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible.” – John Hanc

Runner vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Can you imagine a 24/7 hangover with all the trimmings? Runner of the week Jen L. is on the road to recovery from a debilitating medical condition affecting one to two people out of every thousand. Favorite Candy: Cadbury's Wispa bar Favorite Quote: “It's not what happens to you, it's how you deal with it […]

IT Band Syndrome forces runners to change their routines

Do you have a stinging pain on the outside of your knee? Does it hurt walking up stairs? You might be suffering from IT Band Syndrome. In this latest installment of our running injuries series Dr. Nace describes what it is, what causes it and how you might treat it. IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) is […]

Swuggling, Unijuggling and Joggling the Triathlon

We have two special guests for our 50th podcast episode. Bob and Trish Evans are a husband and wife creative duo. They are experienced jugglers who hold world records for joggling (juggling while running) for male and female in the 5K and 10K. Trish's 5K PR is 19:46, and Bob's is 16:34. They also competed […]