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Sarah Canney Run Far Girl
I met Sarah Canney back in August 2012 at a running workshop that I taught along with my friend and co-worker Brett Coapland. At the time, Sarah was 8-months pregnant with her second child, and she’s the first and only near full-term pregnant runner I have ever captured in a slow motion gait video. Sarah had a goal of running a 3:30 marathon the Spring following the birth of her son, but she revised her plans and opted to run the Big Lake Half Marathon in Alton, NH instead due to setbacks encountered in her return to running (she discusses her regrets about her approach to returning to running below). Sarah left her job teaching high-school English to be a full-time stay-at-home mom in 2012, and she now coaches runners and writes about running and life on her blog, Run Far Girl. She’s also written extensively on her experience of running more >>
Mon, Jul 14, 2014
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Sage Canaday Whites
I recently came across a video of Sage Canaday running the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire (on Far North Endurance). He was up here for the Mt. Washington Road Race, where he finished third. If you’re not familiar with the Mt. Washington Road Race, it’s pretty intense – 7.6 miles and 4,500 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Mt. Washington. I have not done it yet myself, but someday I may try (it scares me!). I wanted to share this mainly since it gives a bit of peak into the area where I live. The Whites are about an hour north of my hometown of Concord, NH, and there are tons of trails up there (my wife used to be the botanist for the White Mountain National Forest, so she’s explored many of them!). Despite being the capital of my state, Concord is a small more >>
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
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Garmin Vivofit
I’ve been playing with a lot of fitness electronic devices over the past few months, and used the blog last week to knock out a few reviews of products in this niche that I have really enjoyed using. The Garmin Vivofit is a great choice if you’re in the market for an activity tracker, with the battery life being a huge plus. It’s been a major upgrade over my old Fitbit. The Garmin Forerunner 15 essentially takes the Vivofit and stuffs its major features into an entry-level GPS watch – great watch if you want solid tracking and don’t need lots of fancy extras. This coming week I’ll have a couple of guest posts (one on running during pregnancy, and a guest review of the Skechers GoMeb Speed 2), and I’m hoping to publish my own reviews of the New Balance Fresh Foam 980 and maybe the Mio Link. Then off to Crafstbury, more >>
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
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Running Warehouse Sale
(Update: This sale is now over.) Quick heads up – Running Warehouse (a Runblogger advertising partner) is having a summer clearance sale on a ton of shoes. If your interested in checking it out, click the image below: You just finished reading Running Warehouse Summer Clearance Sale! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on the Runblogger Forum. more >>
Wed, Jul 09, 2014
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Garmin Forerunner 15
Last summer I wrote a very positive review of the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch. The FR10 is Garmin’s entry level GPS watch, and I was more than a bit surprised by how much I liked it. It provided accurate tracking, stable pace readouts, a small form-factor, and an intuitive, simple menu system. The device was a pleasure to use. The main drawbacks of the FR10 for me personally were that it lacked the ability to upload complex workouts to the watch, had limited data screen customization (only 2 fields per screen), had a short battery life in GPS mode (about 5 hours, so frequent charging was necessary), and lacked the ability to sync a heart rate monitor. But for most of my runs the FR10 was more than sufficient. About a month ago Garmin released the Forerunner 15, which is essentially an evolution of the FR10 (from the outside it looks more >>
Tue, Jul 08, 2014
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Thule Shoes
I spent the 4th of July holiday with my parents up in Maine. As a shoe reviewer, I tend to travel with a lot of shoes, and while packing to come home yesterday I loaded them all into the Thule box on top of our car. Apparently I swiped an extra pair…busted on Facebook! You just finished reading Busted: Never Steal Skechers From Your Mom! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on the Runblogger Forum. more >>
Tue, Jul 08, 2014
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