A blog by runners. For runners.

Homemade protein and energy bar alternative

If you're like me, you eat a lot of bars. Granola, energy, breakfast bar — you name, it I've tried it. But when I began paying more attention to what I was putting into my body and reading the backs of the labels, I started to question my choices. Why was almost every bar's first […]

Runner of the week: meet Bret Spears

This week's runner of the week is a father of four from Las Vegas who fell in love with running back in high school. These days he's trying to see how competitive he can be in the master's division. Tell us about yourself I am a 42 father of 4, originally from Colorado but living […]

Common mid-race problems and how to avoid them

Running seems like a simple sport. You just need to put one foot in front of the other, right? While this is true, a host of potential problems could pop up mid-run and turn your fun race into an unpleasant experience. Mid-race mishaps happen to the best of us, from novices to pro athletes. Luckily, […]

Recovering from an ACL injury and preventing re-injury

We recently covered the basics of an ACL injury — from why it happens to prevention techniques. This month, physical therapist Meredith Franczyk follows up with the nitty-gritty of healing, including what to expect in rehab and strength moves you can do to prevent re-injury. An ACL — anterior cruciate ligament — is one of […]

Meet our iPad mini giveaway winner

We're excited to announce Sophia Kearney (pictured right) from London, England is the winner of our iPad Mini giveaway! Here's a quick interview with the lucky user. What compelled you to enter the contest? I spotted the contest on Facebook and decided to have a go, you have to be in it to win it […]

Running when pregnant

Congratulations! You are pregnant. Now what? Should you ditch your running shoes for a box of chocolates and the couch? No way! Experts agree it’s good to exercise while pregnant. But the questions that remain are how much and how often? The answer: it depends on the person. I enjoy local races and have dabbled […]

Yoga poses for runners: calves

Last week, we featured yoga poses that show some love to the feet. This week, we’re moving up on the leg to the calf. From charley horses to soreness, tight calves can be a serious hindrance. Frequent exercisers often have overly-developed or shortened calf muscles from running and walking, which can affect stride and lead […]