A blog by runners. For runners.

All about the elliptical

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Overwhelmed by all the gym options? You’re not alone. Our new series will help you understand what all those random things are — and how to use them. I’m sure many of us have hopped on that other popular cardio machine interspersed in with all the treadmills. The elliptical, whether used during injury or just […]

Gift guides for runners: fitness enthusiasts

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It’s our runners’ gift guide week, but don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you other fitness enthusiasts. These gifts are perfect for the walker, yogi, or gym rat in your life: SilverSport Silver Towel, 20 x 30 ($20.50). Made of super soft bamboo, the towel releases silver ions when it gets wet, which kills odor-causing […]

Gift guides for runners: ideas for moms and dads

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All parents run after their kids. It’s a universal fact. But some of us choose to keep running even when we get down time. Sounds crazy, right? Well, running is such a great stress release, there are days when — at least for me — it’s absolutely necessary to get that jog in so I […]

Gift guides for runners: the dog

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We’ve focused a lot on the humans this past week but many of us have four-legged running companions who we adore to pieces and who help us hit the road — rain, sleet, or snow. Let’s give them some type of reward, too! I scoped out all the ridiculous and ingenious treats and gifts for […]

Gift guides for runners: the hardcore

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Do you know who is a complete and total badass? Does he or she hit the pavement in all sorts of crazy temps and conditions for an “easy” 10 miler. Yeah. This guides for them. YakTrax ($40) Helps your shoes grip to snow, sleet, and ice. Nathan 5K Runner’s Waist Pack ($23.12) Long runs require […]

Gift guides for runners: the beginner

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If there’s someone on your list who’s resolved to become a runner in 2014, we’ve got you covered. Get your favorite runner-to-be started off on the right foot with these must-haves: The Ultimate Beginner’s Running Guide: The Key to Running Inspired ($13.49 paperback, $4.99 for Kindle). Tips on proper form, shoes, nutrition, training, and motivation. […]

Out cold: what to wear running in cold weather

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There are lots of tips and tricks to make running in winter not so terribly frightful. From understanding how to run on slick surfaces to seeing better in the dark to recovering after illness and overcoming all sorts of other excuses. But if you’re still finding yourself giving this season the cold shoulder, look at what […]

Gift guides for runners: women

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It’s day two of our gift guide week and today we’re splitting it up between men and women. Check out our favorites for females below and hop on over here to see our picks for the male in your life. Mile Markers by Kristin Armstrong ($12.88) A very powerful and moving book about the friendships […]

Gift guides for runners: men

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It’s day two of our gift guide week and today we’re splitting it up between men and women. Check out our favorites for males below (hello, nipguards!) and hop on over here to see our picks for the females in your life. Runner Yellow Silk Tie ($30) Blue men running across a tie? Pretty damn […]

Study: women are better at pacing than men

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On runs over 10 miles, my husband and I average around the same pace. In fact, our half marathon PRs are a mere 11 seconds apart. However, we rarely run together because we run so differently. I always aim to keep an even pace or run negative splits. But my husband? I (lovingly) call him […]