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Running gear essentials: what you really need

Essentials for runners

  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 […]

Safety tips for beginner trail runners

Safety tips for beginner runners

Whether or not you’re new to running, hitting the trails is almost an entirely different sport. There’s totally different terrain to deal with, animals and insects, and – yes – even some tricky situations you might not expect. So, before you head on that gorgeous path in the wilderness, heed this advice. And if you’re looking for […]

How to stop taking walk breaks during your runs


Taking walk breaks mid-run can be a great thing. You may even be able to cover a longer distance, in a shorter amount of time with walk breaks than without them. However, that’s a big “may”. If you started running using a run-walk method, such as Jeff Galloway’s popular training approach, you may wonder, “Could […]

6 things I wish I knew when I first started running

things I wish I knew as a beginner running

I’ve been distance running for eleven years now – more than a third of my life! Over the past decade I’ve learned a lot about running – and myself – through reading countless running publications, talking to runner friends, and through my own experience. The start of my running days seem like an eternity ago, […]

Am I too slow to be a runner?


“Have you run Boston?” It seems like an innocent question. In fact, it’s one of the first questions people ask me after I tell them I’m a runner. I always reply the same way, “no, I haven’t, but I’d love to.” But what I’m really thinking is, “no, I’m way too slow and will probably […]