Garmin Vivofit Activity Tracker Review: A Runner’s Perspective

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I was a long time user of a Fitbit Ultra activity tracker. I loved that little device, and used it daily for a few years. Unfortunately, the Fitbit had a bad habit of falling off my waistband and getting lost. Or I’d forget to take it off and it would go through the wash, or […]

This Week in Runblogging: June 30 to July 6 2014

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This is going to be a short roundup due to the fact that last week included the 4th of July holiday here in the US. It’s traditionally a vacation week for many families, mine included, and is typically one of the slowest traffic weeks of the year for my blog (and I’m sure many others […]

How Becoming a Runner Changes You: Feedback From My Beginner 5k Group

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One of the cool things that my 5K Yes I Can! co-coach Erin Girzone (Erin is in the pink shoes in the photo at left) arranged for our group this year was a before-after interview with a reporter from a local paper. She wanted to document how people changed after completing the program. Keith Testa from […]

Nike Zoom Pegasus 31 Running Shoe Review

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For a long time I would not have considered trying a shoe like the Nike Pegasus. I generally like shoes that are lighter and lower profile, but over the past couple of years I’ve come to realize that a higher drop shoe will work fine for me if it has a relatively soft heel. I […]

This Week in Runblogging: June 23 to June 29 2014

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This week I reviewed the Asics Gel Lyte33 v3, which is a pretty nice shoe if you like a soft feel and a roomy toebox, though my pair has kind of a lumpy forefoot (seems somewhat variably present based on those who have commented). I also wrote a couple of posts about workouts on the […]

Giveaway Contest: Win A Garmin FR10 GPS Watch from Trivillage

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Over the years I’ve managed to arrange discount codes for Runblogger readers at various on-line retailers. One of my newer affiliate partners is Trivillage.com, and they offer 18% off select products for Runblogger readers at their on-line store with code RBTri18 (subject to brand exclusions). As the name would imply, Trivillage specializes in providing gear […]

Observations on Cadence Change With Running Speed on the Track

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I did a 5x400m track workout on Wednesday (was supposed to be 6×400, but lightning and torrential rain put an early end to the workout!). As usual I was wearing my Garmin 620, and one of the cool features of the watch is that it computes your cadence for you without any additional gadgets or […]

The Hardest 400m Race in Europe?

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Following up on my post about a killer 4x400m workout, I thought I’d share this video of a 400m race that might be even more likely to make me throw up: The Red Bull 400 in Planica, Slovenia. Only 400m, but looks incredibly painful. I’d still do it.

Try This Killer 4x400m Workout

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One of the things I love about working with Coach Caleb is that he always keeps my training interesting. Each weekend I get a training plan with workouts for the coming week, and the speed/quality work in particular is always varied. It might be track intervals, a tempo run, hill repeats/sprints, or some other form […]

Asics Gel Lyte33 v3 Running Shoe Review

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I reviewed version 2 of the Asics Gel Lyte33 last year and liked it a lot. It had a roomy fit, softish sole, moderate drop (6mm) and it worked really well for easy and long runs. As such, when offered a chance to try version 3 of the Gel Lyte33 I was happy to do […]