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  • 2016 Fargo Half Marathon Recap

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    On May 21st I ran my first A race of 2016, a half marathon in Fargo North Dakota, USA.

    We'll start with what I've done leading up to the event, then move into what proceeded immediately pre-race, then go into how the run went.  Read More

  • Prep for Races at Elevation: Do's & Don'ts

    Should you train at elevation?

    Unless you live in the mountains, chances are you're going to travel to a race at a higher elevation than where you live, at some point in your running career.

    Let's talk about a few things you can do to prepare for this day.  Read More

  • What are Muscle Knots?

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    Chances are you've rubbed someone's shoulders and said "you have a knot" and have someone massage you and suggest the same.

    Like dark matter, "knots" seem to be some universal truth that we don't really know much about and assume to just be there.

    But, have you ever actually wondered what a muscle knot is?!? Wonder no more! Read More

  • I did X for Y days and this happened

    Have you ever done a health or fitness experiment for a period of time?

    Making a drastic life change for a short period of time is a great way to instill new lifelong habits. Going 100% for a mere 30 days can make going 50% for the next year quite manageable.

    Below are some interesting experiences people have had with life changes for a short amount of time. See what they learned and maybe you'll be inspired to try something new!

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  • How to Use Beets to Race Faster

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    Beets the big thing these days when it comes to running supplements.

    And there is good reason for it.

    This isn't about why beets may make you run faster, but how to use beets to run faster!

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  • Your Changing Footstrike

    How your footsrike changes during a run

    People typically place themselves in to one type of movement group and assume they're always that way.

    However research shows that not to be the case.

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  • SKORA Sizing

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    Sizing can be tricky when ordering apparel online.

    Even among a single brand, individual shoes may often be sized a tad differently.

    We do offer free shipping both ways within the contiguous US and we have a great return policy, however getting the proper size first is always preferable.

    Below we go through a few pointers on sizing. Read More

  • Plyometrics

    Plyometrics are one of the best things a runner to can besides running

    There is a secret to running faster.

    The problem is, the secret is different for everyone.

    But, if there's one thing that's going to be high on the list of secrets, it's going to be plyometrics.  Read More

  • What To Do When You Can't Run

    What to do when you can't run.

    First, don't panic.

    You must understand that breaks are beneficial.

    Rest is when you heal, be this from physical injury or emotional fatigue.

    Next, know that coming back from a break, you'll initially lose some fitness initially but when you get back to consistent running, you'll bounce right back.  Read More

  • Don't Wear Running Shoes Casually

    While wearing running shoes casually does not wear out the sole like running on in them well, it's important to know that walking, hiking, and standing in your shoes still can shorten their lifespan.

    Running can wear away the outsole due to the friction and movements of the shoes against the ground. This also slowly compresses the midsole in certain locations over time.

    Walking and standing in your shoes will not wear away the sole nearly as much as running, but it still can compress the sole and damage the upper due to the bending and flexing of the shoe during walking.

    We certainly like to wear our shoes casually as well as during training, and if you do this it's simply important to realize that they're not going to last as long as if you'd have a separate pair for your everyday wear.

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