• August 14, 2015

    Red, Raw and Sore: How to Recover from Chafing

    *Guest post by Robert Kramers

    Last Tuesday, in sunny-but-not-hot conditions, I went for a run.

    Cool story, right?

  • July 03, 2015

    A Guide to Runner Lingo

    Have you heard an abbreviation or term that you weren’t familiar with? If someone told you they used “moleskin,” would you know what they meant, or would you back away in fear? 

  • June 07, 2015

    Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: What Gives?

    You cross the finish line of a race and feel good. Sure, you’re a little sore or stiff but nothing too serious. Then, 24 to 48 hours later — BAM!

  • June 01, 2015

    Why Running Rocks

    Learn Why Running Rocks with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series!

    Each year on the first Wednesday of June, National Running Day brings runners together to celebrate the one thing we have in common — running! 

  • April 28, 2015

    What You Need to Know About Sports Bras

    When it comes to shopping for running clothes, trying on sports bras is right up there with swimsuits and finding the perfect jeans — a necessary evil.

  • April 15, 2015

    How Your Workout Routine Is Stalling Your Weight Loss

    If you didn’t already know it, your body is constantly working against you. That even goes for runners who religiously log 3-5 miles per day 3-5 times per week. What gives?

  • March 22, 2015

    What is a St. Jude Hero?

    Summary here

  • March 04, 2015

    Running Shoe Lingo A to Z

    Running shoes are designed to do one main thing. They should cushion the impact of your foot as it hits the ground. It sounds pretty simple, but a lot goes into selecting that perfect pair of kicks.

  • January 16, 2015

    Safety Tips for Runners

    Some people believe that running is bad for your knees; others think any distance longer than a half-marathon is bad for your body. Still, many people think the sport can be taken to obsessive levels and ruin relationships and marriages.

  • January 13, 2015

    Your Guide to the Best Throwaway Gear

    We live in a disposable world. Everything from coffee cups to computers is recyclable these days. In order to better reduce, reuse and ultimately donate unwanted clothing to strangers before the start of your next race, we offer you the ultimate guide to buying and ditching layers on a frosty or rainy race morning.

  • December 01, 2014

    How to Pack for a Racecation

    Most of us aren’t running the New York City Marathon, where there are a million people lining the entire course. Most races we compete in are small, with no cheering fans to get you through the tough miles when you want to give up.

  • December 01, 2014

    4 Steps To Become A Running Mentor

    As runners, we can all think of at least one person that has mentored us along the way. Within our community, we share everything from advice to fuel.

  • November 26, 2014

    How to Survive a Race Without Crowd Support

    Most of us aren’t running the New York City Marathon, where there are a million people lining the entire course. Most races we compete in are small, with no cheering fans to get you through the tough miles when you want to give up.

  • November 17, 2014

    Pace Groups A Help or A Hindrance

    Although runners are a tight and encouraging group, there is plenty of dissension in our ranks. Disputes abound from whether or not to run with music, slap a 26.2 sticker on your car or wear compression socks.

  • October 16, 2014

    How Running Improves Your Drive to Accomplish Anything

    Think about the discipline and commitment it takes to be a real runner. Going beyond the occasional jog to transcend into the ranks of a serious distance trainer who gets up early, eats appropriately and invests in the right gear to accomplish something great — this takes some serious planning! 

  • August 14, 2014

    Drop Out, or Tough It Out?

    Let’s start with a confession. I have DNFed (Did Not Finish) before. Twice, in fact. After my first non-finish (when I least needed to hear it), someone told me, “DNF once, and it gets easier every time.” Not so. Dropping out of a race is always a very difficult on-the-spot decision.

  • August 06, 2014

    5 Rules to Follow When Buying New Running Clothes

    I showed up to my first 5K in cotton capri pants and a cotton long-sleeve shirt. Even though it was a cool morning, it was nearly 75 degrees by the time I finished the race.

  • August 05, 2014

    12 Things You Need in Your Race-Day Survival Kit

    When you are heading to a race, there are a lot of things on your mind: Did I train enough? Did I taper enough? Is it going to be too hot? 

  • October 23, 2013

    Runner Lingo | What the Fartlek?

    If you are reading this, chances are you are either a runner, aspiring to be, or an enthusiast of the sport. For any of the above reasons, we are already a fan of yours.

  • Potatoes USA

    Summary here