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
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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
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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
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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
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Brooks Launch 2
Last week my buddy and fellow New Hampshire runner Sam Winebaum attended the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Utah. As he does every year, Sam has put together a series of preview posts of running-related products from OR, and he invited me to share some of the images and product info that he posted. I’m going to break this up into two posts, each featuring new shoes from several brands. I’m going to keep my commentary brief because I have not seen many of these shoes in person (though I have been hearing hushed whispers about many of them), and I’ll refer you to Sam’s blog for more detail where appropriate. Brooks Launch 2 First up, Brooks will be releasing the much anticipated Brooks Launch 2 early next year. I reviewed the original Launch way back in 2009, and it has remained unchanged (aside from color updates) since then. The Launch was a more >>
Mon, Aug 11, 2014
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Hoka Valor
The summer Outdoor Retailer Show was held last week, and with it came a lot of announcements of new products for runners and other outdoor sports enthusiasts. I posted a few previews (new shoes from Hoka, Timex One GPS watch), and have more coming this week (lots more new shoes – stay tuned!). I also ran 10 miles in the Hoka Clifton last week, and it’s been an interesting and thought provoking experience. You can expect a few posts on them in the coming weeks after I put some in some additional mileage. Shoes I Ran in Last Week adidas Adios Boost (15 miles), Hoka Clifton (10 miles). Runblogger Posts From Last Week Friday Fun: A Crazy Fast Sheep August 8, 2014 – A sheep that doesn’t want to be beaten in a race with a bike! Timex Introduces Ironman One GPS+ Smart Watch August 7, 2014 – New smart watch that can access 3G cellular without needing more >>
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
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