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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mizuno Wave Hitogami

Mizuno Wave Hitogami Running Shoes Review

Trying something new isn’t always easy, especially for a distance runner who has years of experience running in certain shoes. As a road runner and high school running coach who averages between 20 to 30 miles per week, I have [...]

January 31, 2014 Running
Garmin Forerunner 610 & Garmin Forerunner 220

Gary’s Garmin Tip #1

With the new Forerunner 220 and 620 now in use for a couple of months, I have seen some issues arise that if customers were aware of can easily be corrected. With both of these new units having a built [...]

January 28, 2014 Running
Australian Open 2014 tennis racquets

Which Tennis Racquets Won the 2014 Australian Open?

The 2014 Australian Open is over, leaving some of us in shock at Stanislas Wawrinka’s victory over the injury-stricken Rafael Nadal and chuckling along with Li Na’s fantastic victory speech. Some of you may have known from day one that [...]

January 27, 2014 Tennis
2014 adidas track spikes

WATCH: adidas Track Spikes 2014

adidas’s new line of track and field spikes will have athletes of all event disciplines ready to set personal bests in the 2014 indoor and outdoor track seasons.  Sprints (55m – 500m) and Jumps (LJ and TJ) adidas Sprintstar 4 [...]

January 24, 2014 Running
Best tennis strings

String of the Year Survey Results

Popular string and stringing site Stringforum.net  completed their annual String of the Year survey and announced the winners.  To conduct the survey, 125 Stringforum.net members voted for their favorite strings in each of several categories.  The categories included Poly of [...]

January 23, 2014 Tennis
Wilson Meeting

Wilson Set to Bring More Innovation & Performance in 2014

For 2014, Wilson has a few tricks up their sleeve to bring even more innovation and performance to the court. Most recently, Wilson unveiled new technology to their Wilson tennis racquets to better accommodate different playing styles, including Spin Effect. [...]

January 21, 2014 Tennis
Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open 2014

Australian Open 2014 Highlights from Week 1

Before we get too deep into the second week of the 2014 Australian Open, let’s take a quick look at what we saw in week one. First there were the sweltering temperatures, including the enforcement of the Extreme Heat Policy, [...]

January 20, 2014 Tennis
Extreme Heat at Australian Open

Australian Open Enacts Extreme Heat Policy

Though there have been some good matches and a few relatively minor upsets, the big story thus far at the Australian Open has been the scorching heat. The extreme temperatures started on Tuesday, when temperatures touched 108 F. The blazing [...]

January 17, 2014 Tennis
Americans left in Australian Open

American Men in the 2014 Australian Open

Of the twelve American men who qualified, gained direct entry, or were granted a wildcard into the Australian Open men’s singles event, only two remain in the third round… and at least one of them—maybe both—wasn’t who most people predicted. [...]

January 16, 2014 Tennis
Sports Nutrition

Step Up to Fuel Up: Sports Nutrition

I recently had the opportunity to partake in a tennis-scouting event. I discovered that some of the athletes were missing critical opportunities to fuel up during their matches and recovery periods. As an athlete, make sure you fuel your body [...]

January 16, 2014 Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis