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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Run Free 2013 - the marathon that never was

The Greatest Marathon that Never Was or Ever Will Be or Hasn’t Even Ever Thought About Being Real… but Take Photos

We’ve all been told not to believe everything that we read or see on TV. You would think that not believing everything we see and/or read on the Internet is a given. Unfortunately, it’s not. While arguing with someone over [...]

January 31, 2013 Running
February 2013 marathons and half marathons

February 2013 Marathons & Half Marathons

Here are just a few of the larger or more unique marathons coming up in February! Austin Marathon and Half Marathon The Austin Marathon has been used as a qualifier for our Olympic team, but don’t let that deter you. [...]

January 31, 2013 Running
110% ice & compression wear

Compression + Ice = Awesome

Compression Wearing compression before training or competition has been shown to increase blood flow and prepare the muscles for exertion. Compression during training or competition increases muscle stability and reduces vibration, which can reduce muscle fatigue. The 110% gradient compression [...]

January 30, 2013 Running
London marathon runner

London Marathon Runner’s Banned Substance Use Contributed to Death

Last April, Claire Squires collapsed toward the end of the London Marathon, right by Buckingham Palace. Squires was running to raise money for an organization that helps prevent suicides. She’s raised over 500,000 pounds in donations since her death (that’s [...]

January 30, 2013 Running
Why is there an ammonia smell when I run?

What’s Up with the Ammonia Smell?

Q: After I run I smell this horrible ammonia smell. I’m pretty sure it’s my sweat. Why? What is that? A: This may sound weird but it’s not as uncommon as you think. Ammonia is produced when amino acids breakdown [...]

January 29, 2013 Running
New top 10 in tennis

The New Top 10 of Tennis

The Men For years we’ve been used to hearing about the Big 4 of tennis: Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray. However, according to the latest ATP rankings, Rafael Nadal has slipped to No. 5. David Ferrer is the new No. [...]

January 29, 2013 Tennis
Graphene - new super material used in tennis racquets

Tennis’ Newest Super Material May Be a Miracle

The world watched as Novak Djokovic once again dominated the Australian Open, this time using a brand new tennis racquet made from a brand new material — Graphene. Graphene is the newest “miracle material” and the strongest known material in [...]

January 29, 2013 Tennis
Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open in adidas Barricade tennis shoes

Novak Djokovic’s Winning Australian Open Gear

Djokovic won his third straight Australian Open! Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray to become the first man to win three Australian Open’s in a row. Djokovic’s Australian Open Equipment Djokovic debuted his new HEAD YouTek™ Graphene™ Speed PRO. This tennis [...]

January 29, 2013 Tennis
Apera Performance Duffel Bag

Which Bag is the Healthiest?

This year’s cold and flu season is severe. Not only are loads of people out sick, they’re out for weeks. Gyms are one of the top culprits for spreading germs and bacteria, and present a higher risk for infectious diseases [...]

January 29, 2013 Running, Tennis, Uncategorized

Sol Schwartz Interviewed in Tennis.com

Holabird Sports very own Sol Schwartz was interviewed in Tennis.com. Retail Manager and Buyer Sol Schwartz commented on Sloane Stephens and her sponsor, Under Armour. When it comes to tennis, Under Armour isn’t a big player… at least not yet. [...]

January 28, 2013 Holabird Sports