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  • Skills You Need to Run Well

    Skills you need to run well.

    You've probably realized already that being a runner is not just going out and running.

    Having success (happiness?) as an athlete is a combination of many small tasks and skills thrown together.

    These are the little things.

    Things we may not realize early on in our running, but they tend to always show up either on purpose or on their own.

    Perhaps one of the below skills needs bit of a refresher in your head? Hopefully you can recognize this and take the reminder to heart!

    Ability to Run Easy

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  • Heading to Boston: Tad Kardis

    Continuing with the Boston Marathon bound ambassador interviews, Tad is up next!

    Tell the readers a bit about yourself. How and why did you start running?

    I didn’t start really running until about age 39. Years ago, I thought of myself as a soccer player, and running was just a necessary evil to get in shape to play soccer. I ran in my 20s and 30s to stay in shape, sort of. Approaching 40, I resolved to get rid of 40 pounds that had mysteriously accumulated on my torso, so I started running ...

  • Tempo Sneak Peak #2

    SKORA Tempo sneak peak.

    We're one step closer to the launch of our newest model for 2015!

    Last week we dropped you a Sneak Peak, but here's a few more facts:

    • 22mm of stack height (cushioning)
    • Zerodrop sole. Same heel and forefoot height.
    • Under 8oz

    As you can see from the below graphic, the shoe features a negative flared outsole like all of our shoes. The goal of this feature is to allow for proper foot movement and speed compared to a shoe with an outsole that flares out.

    The single piece upper on TEMPO is an ...

  • Reflections on the Easy Run

    Photo- @willakammerer Instagram

    Easy runs may be the most ignored characteristic of a person's training.

    But I get it. What's exciting about running for an hour easy?!?!

    Yet, whether you're running 20 miles a week or 100 miles a week, miles at an easy effort should make up 75% of your total weekly volume.

    If this type of run makes up such a large chunk of your weekly mileage, why is all the focus on tempo runs, threshold workouts, or track repeats?

    Probably because a) those workouts are more fun to think about & b) ...

  • Heading to Boston: Jeremy Sanders

    Meet Jeremy Sanders, SKORA ambassador running the Boston Marathon this year!

    Tell the readers a bit about yourself. 

    I am a 38 year old Graphic Designer living is Stephens City, Virginia with my wife and 2 boys. It wasn't until I was 35 years old that I realized I was a runner; and a pretty good one. It has been a wild ride ever since.

    How and why did you start running? 

    I started running because I needed a distraction; a hobby. I was facing a lot of stress with owning a business, working a ...

  • TEMPO Sneak Peek #1

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    Hey folks!

    The wheels are turning here at SKORA and we wanted to give you a few teasers of our upcoming collection, primarily the new model coming out!

    It’s the perfect blend of “Minimum Parts. Maximum Comfort.”

    More details to come!

    Be social and share!

  • Methods of Hitting the Wall

    Love your run, don't hit the wall!

    Recently someone posted a question in a Facebook group about their experience bonking during their first marathon.

    His question was based around nutrition. Specifically stating this his seemed to have failed him at mile 18, and he was on the search for alternatives to the gels he used.

    My first question to him was, "why do you think your nutrition failed you?"

    He stated that around mile 18 or 19 he hit the wall.

    I suspected other factors were at play here. We continued the discussion. Below, ...

  • How to avoid race day nervousness

    How to avoid race day nervousness!

    Racing is always exciting.

    However, no matter how many times you toe the line, some can't seem to avoid the pre-race jitters.

    Your anxiety goes up like the hill during the first mile, and then it's all downhill from there, but not in the good way.

    Let's make sure you pull up to your next event with your nerves under control, with the following strategies.

    Meditate

    You've no doubt heard about the benefits of meditation. While you may not want to spend too long in the morning, even two minutes ...

  • The 5 Coolest Types of Runners

    If you want perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done!

    You've likely seen the lists of various types of runners.

    Like this one.

    And this one here.

    Oh, and let's not forget this video!

    All joking aside, what about that list of best of the best runners? The ones who inspire all of us and we really look up towards, no matter how fast or slow you are, those are who I'm talking about, now.

    The Coolest Runners we all Know

    The coolest types of runners that we all know and are all inspired by.

    Those Who Say F the Weather

    The bearded guys who come back with more ice than beard on their face. The ones wearing snowboarding ...

  • From Amateur to Advanced

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    For those looking to simply enjoy the run, going out and running whatever feels good on that day is a great plan.

    However, for anyone looking to seriously improve upon their running fitness, proper planning and progression must be taken in to account.

    Simply going out and running will only get you so far in the way of PRs and the time will come when this "plan" will stop working. The day this happens is the day you are no longer a newb.

    Here's what comes next:

    Increase Volume

    This is likely ...

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