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WalkJogRun App now includes an Apple Watch App

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Try the new Apple Watch app for WalkJogRun. We know it sucks to have to take your phone out of an armband or pocket and unlock it to see your pace! We’ve added two simple screens for your paired Apple Watch. Get the app update. Once you start a workout on the phone, open the […]

Gifts for the female runner

Gifts for the female runner

Running is an equal-opportunity sport, and that’s why we all love it. But it’s no secret that female runners and male runners have different, somewhat unique problem tendencies when it comes to running. So if you’ve got a lovely lady on your list this Valentine’s Day – or need some help with a birthday gift for that special someone […]

Running gear essentials: what you really need

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  When getting started with running, it can be tempting to get carried away by bloggers and retailers recommending long lists of gear and gadgets that will make you a better, faster, more efficient runner. But the big secret is most of that stuff is completely non-essential. In fact, the list of things you really […]

Running advice to ignore when you’re starting out

What to ignore when you start running

The internet (present blog included) is full of all sorts of running advice, training plans, tips and tricks, and methods to improve your running. But when you are starting out, it can often be overwhelming to sort through all the different kinds of training techniques you “need” to implement in order to get faster or stronger. When […]

My first run: WJR writer Varia Makagonova

My First Run: Varia

This is an installment of an on-going series called “My First Run”. You can read more here and submit your first run story here.  Growing up, there was nothing I hated more than running. I loved dancing, rollerblading, long walks, hiking – but running was associated with angry gym teachers and grinding out circles around […]

Deer. Owls. Skunks. Oh my! How to deal with wildlife encounters on the run

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If you run in the early morning or after dusk, you’ll embrace the tranquility of empty streets and quiet until you here something crashing in the woods next to you or see the glow of eyes down the road in your headlamp. Wildlife encounters when you are running can be an “oh, cool!” event that can […]

Rain vs. wind: the pros, the cons, and how to run in both

Rain vs. Wind: The pros and cons of running in each

Weather conditions for a race were never worse – in my experience – than the 2014 Eastern States 20-miler. It was 38 degrees, raining with winds gusting at 30-35 mph. I suppose the only thing that could have been worse is if the heavy rain that pounded the New Hampshire seacoast all morning kept going […]

The benefits of napping for runners

Naptime: the benefits of naps for runners

If you’ve never experienced the beauty of taking regular naps (or if you hated nap-time as child), it might be worth your while to (re)consider making napping a regular part of your day or week, especially before a workout. If you’re feeling tired, going for a run can help boost your alertness, but you’ll probably […]

Running in a place where no one ‘gets’ running

the lone runner: running in a place where no one gets running

Just as I decided to train for my first marathon, I moved from Vancouver, Canada (where running is more popular than walking) to a tiny little town called Maastricht in the Netherlands (where running is something you do to hide from the rain in a bar). Needless to say, it was an adjustment. Every time […]

Why am I dizzy during – or after – a run?

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Feeling dizzy during or after a run can be a frightening experience. Maybe you just felt a little woozy or perhaps you even fainted. No matter how severe your symptoms are, dizziness is not something you want to mess around with. Causes of dizziness Dizziness during and immediately following a run can happen for a […]