Category Archives: Training

My Journey from 50 to 26.2: Taper madness is real!

Laura Bailey   October 15, 2015   2 Comments on My Journey from 50 to 26.2: Taper madness is real!            
It's hard to keep calm when you're filled with taper madness!

Taper. Who ever thought a five letter word would bring so my stress into my life? As my marathon training runs got longer and longer I was actually looking forward to tapering. I’d get to sleep in on Saturday mornings, not be gone on a run at all hours of the day and night. I was going to do Yoga,… Read more »

When Laziness Attacks

Celeste Baird   October 6, 2015   No Comments on When Laziness Attacks            
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I am a goal-oriented person and in Jan 2013 my life goal was:?????run a half marathon??? (yes, I???m that crazy). Sounded really scary and challenging! I registered for my??first half marathon –????no chance to turn back; I had to do it. It was really hard to go from being a non-runner to half marathoner. It took time and dedication, but… Read more »

Dear Grumpy Abby, RE: Running

Carlye O'Brien   October 1, 2015   No Comments on Dear Grumpy Abby, RE: Running            
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Hi happy, grumpy, shenaniganny runners! Today???s article is going to be formatted as if I???m Dear Grumpy Abby. Because who wouldn???t want to be in charge of telling other people what to do? I know my editor, Chris, loves telling people what to do. ???Carlye, you haven???t written an article this month??? Yeah, I???m gonna need you to work this… Read more »

Gear Lab: Dr. Cool Instant Cooling Shirts

Brittany Brown   September 9, 2015   No Comments on Gear Lab: Dr. Cool Instant Cooling Shirts            
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One of the things I had been??most looking forward to at my first ever marathon expo was visiting the Dr. Cool booth. They make chemical-free wraps which not only ice??aching joints and muscles, but provide compression – perfect for my arthritic??knees. ??When I heard that Dr. Cool was releasing a line of instant cooling shirts using the same chemical-free technology,… Read more »

Running with an Apple Watch (Part 2)

Chris Smith   August 21, 2015   2 Comments on Running with an Apple Watch (Part 2)            
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I spent a week??running with an??Apple Watch??to see how it??functions as a running watch. In the first??part of this two-part series, I looked at the Apple Watch’s features. In this second part, I’ll report my experience running with an Apple Watch during several different types of runs, indoors and outdoors, and compare performance. Day 1 – Running Outside For my… Read more »

Sharing A Deep, Dark Secret

Laura Bailey   August 17, 2015   1 Comment on Sharing A Deep, Dark Secret            
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As runners people expect that we always eat planned and well balance meals… that our refrigerators are stocked with the freshest kale from the local whole foods grocer, or that our pantries look like they belong in a Trader Joe???s store. ??To some extent that is true. To put our bodies??through distance events and recovery we need to eat the… Read more »

Running with an Apple Watch (Part 1)

Chris Smith   August 14, 2015   No Comments on Running with an Apple Watch (Part 1)            
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I spent a week??running with an??Apple Watch??to see how it??functions as a running watch. In this??first??part of a two-part series, I’ll detail some key features (or lack thereof) and whether I liked or disliked them. In the second part, I’ll report my experience running with an Apple Watch during several different types of runs, indoors and outdoors, and compare performance…. Read more »

Blue Skies and Sunshine: Finding My Path as a Runner

Dave Koch   August 12, 2015   1 Comment on Blue Skies and Sunshine: Finding My Path as a Runner            
I'm not going back to the guy I was before. Running helps assure that.

On a recent run, a song moved me like never before. The upbeat, gospel tones of Mama Odie from Disney???s??The Princess and the Frog sang out: You got to dig a little deeper, find out who you are. You got to dig a little deeper, it really ain???t that far. When you find out who you are, you find out… Read more »

Dr. Cool Instant Cooling Shirt Giveaway

Chris Smith   August 10, 2015   No Comments on Dr. Cool Instant Cooling Shirt Giveaway            
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It’s hot out there, but Dr. Cool and Team Shenanigans want to help you keep your cool. We are teaming up to give away a men’s or women’s short-sleeved instant cooling shirt in your choice of color and style. We have taken their Instant Cooling Shirt into the Gear Lab, and we’ll have a full review soon, bur early results… Read more »

Things You Never Knew About Running, Until You Started Running

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When I got into running I, like everyone else, had an idea in my mind of exactly what I was getting myself into. ??I had ideas around training. ??I could envision myself at races. ??I felt like I had a pretty good idea of who the people were I’d be running into on the road. ??Now, almost two years later,… Read more »