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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Marathon on Set Veep

A Marathon on Set

I recently spent a day cheering on runners while they zipped past me over and over again as they ran a 10K in Baltimore. It was a great crowd and a great atmosphere among the runners and spectators alike. There [...]

March 30, 2013 Holabird Sports, Running
Mizuno & Karhu reviews

As Seen In… Competitor Magazine names Mizuno & Karhu “Editor’s Picks”

The latest issue of Competitor magazine (March 2013) awards their prestigious “Editor’s Picks.” Editor’s Picks Lightweight Stability: The Mizuno Wave Elixir 8 For everyday training, I love this shoe. It has just the right amount of support and cushioning. The [...]

March 29, 2013 Running
What's the fastest growing sport in Poland?

Can You Guess Poland’s Fastest Growing Sport?

“Squash is the fastest growing sport in Poland,” says Maciek Maciantowicz, Vice President of the Polish Squash Federation. In 1976, Poland’s first squash court was built by construction workers who wanted to play squash while working; within the last ten [...]

March 28, 2013 Squash & Racquetball
Puma Mobium running shoes

Puma Mobium Adapts to Your Foot

The PUMA Mobium running shoe is truly revolutionary. The Mobium changes and expands with your foot, instead of forcing your foot to try and adapt to the shoe. PUMA calls this adaptive running. The elastic Mobium Band in the outsole [...]

March 27, 2013 Running
Stringing tennis racquets

Ask the Stringer: When Should I Replace My Strings?

Q: When should I replace my strings? A: As a general rule of thumb, you should replace your strings at least once a year, even if you’re only playing sporadically. Your strings lose tension and elasticity over time, even if [...]

March 27, 2013 Tennis
Fairfield Running Festival

The 2013 Fairfield Running Festival

Fairfield, California is the end of the East Bay. It has Suisun valley wineries, plenty of hiking, and some interesting tours, including the Jelly Belly Factory and the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Brewery. It also hosts the annual Fairfield Running Festival. Runner’s [...]

March 26, 2013 Holabird Sports, Running
Asics GEL-Nimbus 15 review

Asics GEL-Nimbus 15 Running Shoe Review

One of the most popular cushioned running shoe series on today’s market is Asics’ GEL-Nimbus series. Their beloved well-cushioned, neutral trainer has recently gotten an upgrade: the Asics GEL-Nimbus 15. For those of you who already love the Nimbus 14, [...]

March 26, 2013 Running
Competition can be healthy

Healthy Competition is Proven to Be… Healthy

The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has released a new study: “Reversing downward performance spirals.” The study intended to look at the inevitable downward performance spiral which follows an initial failure; they found that this down-the-drain spiral is reversible. Criticism [...]

March 25, 2013 Running
Tennis stars choose who would play them in a movie

Which Pro Tennis Player Would Want Robert de Niro to Play Him in a Movie? Who Chose Scarlett Johansson? Blake Lively? Marilyn Monroe?!?

On opening night of the Sony Open Tennis tournament, when all of the stars were dressed to the nines, was the perfect time to ask them “who would play you in a movie?” Some of the answers make perfect sense… [...]

March 22, 2013 Tennis
USTA Increases tennis prize money.

Tennis Prize Money Increases

The Grand Slams are getting even grander. The 2013 Australian Open saw more prize money and the tournament partially compensated players for their travel. This might not seem like a big deal to the multimillion dollar winners, but players without [...]

March 22, 2013 Tennis