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  • Google Search Terms for Different Athletes


    I was searching for something that started with "runners are" and Google auto populated with suggestions, and they were rather humorous.

    Enough so that I actually did the same for a few other sports, and the results were interesting enough that I saved them to share.

    These in no way reflect what we at SKORA think, but I thought it was curious what people are searching on Google about various athletes!

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  • How to Wash Your Gear

    Photo: Icebreak New Zealand

    We athletes may spend a great deal of hard earned money on our gear, so it is important to clean them with care so these items last you a long time.

    How to best wash running shoes has been covered in this article. Here, we're going to cover the rest of what covers you.

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  • Why Your Training Program is not Working


    The cliche saying goes that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

    But what happens when your plan is failing?

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  • Sulphur Springs 100 Race Recap

    By Wally Azarcon

    On May 23-24th, I completed my first 100 miler ultra marathon. It was a Christmas gift from my fiancée because I told her I wanted to do it and I knew I could complete it.

    I only had 4 months to train for it, but working a full-time job and my fiancée being pregnant at that time, I knew it was going to be a challenge to find time to train and get the mileage I needed to prepare for a 100 miler.

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  • Find the Recovery that Works Best for You

    Geoffrey and Beth at the Flint Hills race

    Becoming a better runner is not as much about running as you think.

    Running breaks us down.

    Weakens us.

    This includes both higher volume and harder running.

    It's during the days where we run nice and easy or not at all, that we get stronger.

    Stimulus (volume/key workouts) + rest = adaptation

    So now my question for you is, have you determined YOUR system for optimal recovery?

  • What does an ultra marathon teach you?

    Brian in the home stretch of his first 50k!

    SKORA runner and Sponsorship Marketing Manager at NUUN recently ran his first 50k ultra marathon.

    We're happy to share his race recap and thoughts!


    First of all, I think it’s important to clarify that calling myself “a runner” still feels funny. I used to walk the mile in high school gym class and tried to make light of my lack of motivation by saying that I only believed in running if I was being chased. now after training for and completing a wide variety of events, including 5 ...

  • Operation Covert Marathon - Race Recap

    By: Mandy Stoesz

    On a whim, I decided to register for my 11th full marathon in mid-March. Over the winter months I maintain a long run of 10-13 miles, so I had a good base built and figured I would give it a go.

    A little back story: After a spectacularly awful marathon experience at Twin Cities Marathon in October 2014, I had vowed to never race another open marathon;

    Ever again.

    You see, I have a love hate relationship with marathoning. I have been running since 2008, and did my first ...

  • Weekend Reads

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    We're always on the lookout for awesome articles to share with you.

    Here are some of our faves!

    Foot Strike Patterns in Tarahumara Runners Wearing Huarache Sandals vs. Conventional Shoes

    Run Blogger: Foot Strike Patterns in Tarahumara Runners Wearing Sandals vs Shoes


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    Run to the Finish: Understanding Body Fat - How to Measure, What it Means, and Why


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    Athletics Weekly: How to Look for and Combat Iron Deficiency.  


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    No Meat Athlete: Sleep Matters: 7 Ideas for Doing it Better 



    Strength Running: 6 Experts on Running Form Cues, Fixes, and Technique Changes

  • 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Run on a Treadmill


    The treadmill.

    Or the dreadmill, if you have such strong feelings.

    There are multiple reasons to get on the machine and do some work.

    However, below are five fantastic reasons to avoid the machine at all costs. The outdoors has far better views than you'll ever find at a gym, and it's open 24/7 on weekends and holidays.

  • SKORA Designer Interview

    Interview with SKORA designer Richard Kuchinsky.

    With the launch of the TEMPO, we'd like to introduce you to the mind behind the shoes!

    Please introduce yourself.

    My name is Richard Kuchinsky. I am the Owner/Principal of The Directive Collective, a design consultancy. I have been responsible for SKORA product and brand design since the very start. I’ve been in the footwear industry for more than 14 years and am also a runner.

    Give us a little background behind the birth of this shoe.

    TEMPO was created to offer a runner the perfect balance ...

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