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  • Transitioning to New Running Shoes

    New SKORA Tempos

    "I've never used your shoes and am hoping to get them this week, since I have a marathon on Sunday."

    That is a direct quote from a potential customer, and causes me much concern.

    One of my golden rules as a runner is that any change in your running routine be done gradually with extreme care.

    Even a new pair of the same shoe model you've been running in for five hundred miles, needs to be transitioned in to.

    Let's discuss why Read More

  • Best Run Plan / How to Format Your Week

    How to schedule your training over a week.

    There is no best training schedule.

    What there is, is better or worse plans based on your unique work/life schedule, fitness level, and needs.

    The best training plan should follow the runner, and that most likely means a personal coach. If this is not an option for you, a training plan will be a good choice. Whether this is one out of a book that you follow or a self-made plan, again, the best one is going to optimally fit your schedule and abilities.

    If you need ideas on how to format, remember these are rough guidelines. You can and should customize them to fit your needs. For example, higher mileage runners may need less full days off and lower mileage runners can change short distance run days for full rest days.  Read More

  • How to Return to Running

    How to get back into running after a break.

    Running breaks happen.

    And they're going to happen for a variety of reasons.

    You may take a period of rest after a long training block + big race, you may get injured, or you may become ill.

    Most important, you must know that breaks are ok. A break may be just what your mind needs to regain some running motivation. A break may be just what your body needs to stabilize its hormones after a period of very high training load.

    Whatever the reason, you must be mindful when returning to training. Here's how to safely do this.  Read More

  • SKORA Mother/Daughter Shoe Review

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    Skora Running Shoes:  A Mother/Daughter Review

    One of the best things about being a mom is sharing my love of running with my children. My oldest daughter has taken on her own love of running and now encourages me to be out there, trying new trails, learning new terrain, laughing all the way. It is tough to find a running shoe that can keep up with our mild trails and road running. Combine that with the growth injury that my daughter has, and it makes it very difficult to find the right shoe. Read More

  • Tips for ITBS

    How to beat ITBS

    As both a coach and someone who has ran thousands of miles, I've learned a thing or two about injuries.

    The primary lesson is that they are almost always from a combination of doing too much too soon before your body is ready and not giving your body ample opportunity to adapt and recover to the training load.

    Illiotibial Band Friction Syndrome is a hotly debated subject. The human body is a complicated piece of machinery and as much as we like to pretend, we actually don't know that much about how it works. For example, a new muscle was recently discovered! With ITBS, if you click on 10 articles you'll likely see a number of different causes and resolutions.

    Below are just a couple methods that may resolve the discomfort.  Read More

  • Cycling Shoes with Wide Toeboxes

    Cycling shoes for wide feet

    Our shoes are built with the belief in mind that shoes should not constrict the feet, but allow them to move naturally.

    This include an ample toebox so the toes can spread. This both improves stability but also decreases blister risk.

    While we do not make cycling shoes, we are occasionally asked about comparable bike or triathlon shoes. Below are some great recommendations for wide footed cyclists! Read More

  • Sir Roger Bannister

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    The first person to break the 4 minute barrier in the mile, was born on this date in 1929.

    Aside from his obvious athletic achievements he was also a skilled neurologist, first chairman of Sport England, a British Knight, and has carried the Olympic flame.

    Let us go from his childhood, through the famous race, and afterwards, in his own words.

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  • Your Guide to Increasing your Iron Intake

    Your guide to nutritional iron

    Adequate iron in your blood is crucial to performing your best.

    Iron in red blood cells helps transport oxygen to your muscles and inadequate levels is referred to as anemia.

    A blood test for anemia is quite easy to do, and it may be worth it. One study found that 56% of those tested had low levels!

    So, let's say you want to safeguard your iron levels. What should you know? Read More

  • Recovery Runs are Not for Recovery

    Recovery runs do not exist

    Recovery runs don't exist.

    What you think of as a recovery run does not enhance recovery.

    Let's dig a bit deeper. Read More

  • Replacement for New Balance Minimus & Brooks PureConnect

    Replacements for the discontinued PureConnect and Minimus

    With the New Balance Minimus and Brooks PureConnect being discontinued, fans may be looking for an alternative shoe option.

    Below are a couple recent reviews from the our website where customers actually mentioned trying our shoes because of the discontinued Minimus.

    If you're looking for an option, definitely check out our CORE!

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