What Gear to Bring to a Race: How to Pack Your Race Bag

For runners, packing a race bag for a first race is somewhat akin to first time parents packing a diaper bag for a first outing with the new baby. Many first time participants feel the urge to pack everything but the kitchen sink. Many do pack everything but the kitchen sink. When you pack for … Read more

Best Place to Buy Running Shoes

Running shoes are the most important gear a runner can purchase. Ask anyone who has attempted to run a race in ill-fitted or otherwise inadequate footwear. Proper shoes are the most essential part of a well-prepared runner’s attire. They should suit a runner’s stride, size and foot shape. Running any sort of distance without proper … Read more

What are The Best Running Apps?

Smart phones seem to have been made for runners by runners. The sheer volume of available running apps indicates that this is at least plausible. Narrowing the list down to find the best running apps is no easy task; however, I have selected a few of my favorites for your review. For just about everything … Read more

Best Energy Chews for your Endurance Chase

Any runner who is acquainted with distance training has also been introduced to the world of energy replacements. These often come in the form of goop or glob, but they are well worth the grimace when it comes to on the road nutrition. There is nothing worse than hitting a wall of fatigue on a … Read more

Best Shoes to Run a Marathon In

If you are getting ready to run a marathon – whether it is your first or your tenth – you will want to have the best possible shoes on your feet when you walk to the starting line.  Quite obviously, your shoes are the only piece of equipment that touches the ground during your run, … Read more

How to Run in Inclement Weather

We all remember inclement weather recess from our elementary school years. Rain, extreme heat, heavy winds or snow seem to automatically mean that staying indoors is required for play and exercise alike. Runners are a different breed. Many of us can be found outdoors in all weather and elements chasing our runner’s high. However, this … Read more

How to Run a Race in the Heat

Many of the races that you will find in your local area, whether they are full marathons or shorter 5k or 10k races, are held in the sunny summer and early fall months.  While that means that you shouldn’t have to run in the rain, you might have to run in some pretty serious heat. … Read more

Night Running – 7 Tips To Stay Safe When Running In The Dark

Running at Night - Safety Tips

In a perfect world, you would be able to plan your entire day around your run, and head out onto the road whenever the time was right. However, this is not a perfect world, and you have to plan around work and various other commitments. If you want to keep up with your running schedule even when … Read more

Best Running Shoes in 2013

  The 2013 shoe review is in, and there is plenty to be excited about.  Truth be told, I have never met a runner without a shoe fetish.  Running shoes are the most important gear you can get for optimal training and racing.  Whether you are training on trails, roads or track, there are differences … Read more

Shoe Life: When to Replace Running Shoes?

If you have been running on the same pair of running shoes for a while, perhaps its time for a change!  But if you are anything like me (cheap), you want to squeeze every last mile out of a pair of running shoes before you have to throw down another chunk of change on a … Read more

How to Use Garmin Connect with Your GPS Watch

I have owned a couple of different Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watches over the past few years (lost one), and I love the watch.  However, it wasn’t until recently that I finally discovered Garmin Connect!  Boy do I feel like I have been missing out over the past couple of years! Garmin Connect is an … Read more