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- Not everybody runs at the same level year after year after year. We move from peaks to valleys, gearing up for a road race and gearing down when other interests take precedence. Sometimes, we become injured. Sometimes, we become bored. Sometimes, we quit running (or run less) rather than fight the winds of winter or the dog days of summer. When we return back to the 5K or marathon, sometimes we encounter troubles. Scientists now can describe the effects of... [read more]
- Let’s face the truth: running has some unattractive moments. From blisters and chafing to clothing malfunctions and stomach issues, we’ve all been in the midst of humiliation from running gone wrong. Even if you try to prevent pain or embarrassing moments, it’s bound to happen. These are six common things runners do wrong. Take these lessons and run with it—pun intended. Doing the pre-race pasta dinner Drowning your face in endless amounts of pasta... [read more]
- Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed. 1) Avoid dehydration! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is important to pre-hydrate (10–15 oz. of fluid 10 to 15 minutes prior to running) and drink fluids every 20–30 minutes along your running route. To determine if you are hydrating properly, weigh yourself before and after running. You... [read more]