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runScribe
I get pitches for Kickstarter campaigns frequently, but rarely do I post about them since it’s hard to assess the potential of a device that I have not had a chance to play with myself. I’m going to make an exception to this general rule here to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a device called the RunScribe. Why? Because although I haven’t played with the runScribe, I was able to have a long chat with the developers of the device a few months back and they gave me a preview of what the device is capable of. It has the potential to be a very cool little gadget! Here’s how Scribe Labs describes the runScribe: “runScribe is a lightweight running wearable that mounts on the back of your shoe and uses a 9-axis sensor to precisely capture the movements of your foot during the gait cycle. The precision measurements, more >>
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Source: Runblogger
Merrell AllOut Rush
I first saw the Merrell AllOut Rush at a meeting with the brand in Spring 2013. They were introducing the new AllOut line, and the emphasis was on added cushion while retaining some of the features that people like about the Merrell Barefoot/M-Connect collections. I was intrigued by the shoes since I’ve always felt that shoes like the Merrell Bare Access we just a bit too firm for my road running taste – add a bit of softer cushion and they’d be a great match for me. I received the AllOut Rush last winter (Disclosure: these were media samples provided free of charge by Merrell), and it’s taken me a long time to get to this review. The main reason is because my experience with the shoes has been rather mixed. However, I believe in writing honest reviews, so I’m going to lay out my feelings on them here. I’d also be more >>
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
Source: Runblogger
Ben Jumping
The “Runner’s High” is an elusive thing. I sometimes think that non-runners believe that we all go out there in search of the high on every run. That running is some kind of addiction. Maybe it is, but I can honestly say that in the seven years that I’ve been running with purpose I’ve felt what I might describe as a runner’s high on only a few occasions. I can probably count them on one hand. For me, a runner’s high is not so much a state of euphoria as it is a sense of strength and invincibility. You feel like you can tackle any obstacle placed in front of you. Big hill? No problem, just power up it. Steep downhill – let’s fly (kind of like my son in the photo at the top of this post)! Your legs have an energy that they don’t usually possess – hills that more >>
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
Source: Runblogger
Saucony Zealot
Yesterday I ran 17.25 miles, my longest run in over a year and it went quite well! I’m in the final stretch of training for the Vermont 50K in late September, and my goal is to get at least one 20 miler in before the race (maybe two if I can bear it, still don’t like running those long runs alone on the roads…). I really have no idea what the race will hold for me, and no real goal in terms of time. I’m feeling strong, but I’ve only run one 50K before and not sure how I’ll handle the distance or elevation change. Only one way to find out I guess! After VT my only real goal for the Fall is to shoot for a 5K PR, hopefully in October or November. Last week I felt like my training over the past 4-5 months really started to pay off, more >>
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Source: Runblogger
RunningWarehouseAd
Quick post and heads up – my advertising partner Running Warehouse is having a summer sale on clearance running apparel. This includes shirts, singlets, shorts, jackets, and pants/tights. In addition to the existing markdown, you can take an additional 25% off using code AUG25D. Sale ends on August 17, 2014. THE APPAREL SALE HAS ENDED AS OF AUGUST 17 Additionally, Running Warehouse has marked down some models of Hoka One One shoes for liquidation (20-40% off). Given that MSRP on new Hokas is pretty steep, this might be a good entry point if you have been curious to try a pair. View men’s liquidation Hoka shoes (scroll to bottom of page after clicking over). View women’s liquidation Hoka shoes (scroll to bottom of page after clicking over). As always, thank you for your support! You just finished reading Running Warehouse Sales: Additional 25% Off Clearance Apparel and Hoka Markdowns! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running more >>
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Source: Runblogger
New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay
Yesterday I provided previews of upcoming shoes from Brooks, Saucony and Skechers, and today we’ll take a look at new offerings from New Balance, Altra, and Salomon. As with yesterday’s post, photos and most of the info were provided by Sam Winebaum. Sam attends the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show each year and graciously offered to let me share what he found here. New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay and Zante New Balance is apparently ditching their numbering scheme for naming shoe models (hooray!!!), and the Fresh Foam 980 Road will be updated in the form of the New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay. Sam reports that the Boracay will weigh in at just under 10oz, and will retain it’s 4mm drop platform. I enjoyed running in the Fresh Foam 980 Road except for the fact that it had a pointy toebox – Sam indicates that the midsole is a wider platform in the Boracay more >>
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Source: Runblogger