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This Device is Improving My Running

This Device is Improving My Running

“I feel like I’m an inefficient runner,” I said to me. “Oh, really, self?” we asked. “Well, let’s find out!”  Wait, how, though? Watches can be expensive. I can’t put money down for a Garmin or a Polar right now, so what’s something that gives me similar information […]



3 Reasons Why You Should Watch the CrossFit Games

3 Reasons Why You Should Watch the CrossFit Games

By Cathy Kerns The 2017 CrossFit Games™ are upon us! With the first event starting Thursday, August 3rd at its new games location: Madison, Wisconsin. And it is in Madison, Wisconsin that we shall uncover, through a whole host of new events, who the fittest men […]



Socks That Keep Your Feet Cool in the Summer and Combat Blisters!

Socks That Keep Your Feet Cool in the Summer and Combat Blisters!

The following blog was published on the Balega blog and has been modified.   Welcome the Balega Blister Resist line! Like a good fudgesicle, a pair of Blister Resists are a life saver on a blistering hot summer day. They boast an ideal blend of […]



Should I Stretch or Foam Roll Before I Run?

Should I Stretch or Foam Roll Before I Run?

I asked our intern, Katie, “what is a question you have as a new runner?” Having been a swimmer all of her life and in college the last four years, she hadn’t been much for running, constantly in the pool and well, ‘studying’ (only kidding, Katie). […]



GRID Vibe: Vibrating Foam Roller Reduces Pain, Stretches, Benefits

GRID Vibe: Vibrating Foam Roller Reduces Pain, Stretches, Benefits

If you’ve never foam rolled before, then the added layer of vibration from the Trigger Point GRID Vibe is probably even more intimidating! Or, conversely, maybe it seems more attainable for you? Regardless, you’ve probably seen people foam rolling wince and “ouch,” in the gym, […]



Best Tennis Balls for Ball Machines

Best Tennis Balls for Ball Machines

How do you gauge what’s best for a ball machine? Or tennis… in general? Bounce! And longevity.  And what better tennis ball than Tretorn tennis balls. The first Tretorn tennis balls were produced in 1902, and have been bouncing around the world’s courts ever since.  Our heritage […]



Best Water (or other drink) Bottles for the Beach

Best Water (or other drink) Bottles for the Beach

When it comes to summer and drinks, your concerns are usually: heat. Sand. And length of time. How does my drink stay cold in the heat? How will I keep things out of it? And how long can I be out in the sun? HOWWWWW?!  The […]



Summer Shoes: Saucony Endless Summer Pack

Summer Shoes: Saucony Endless Summer Pack

Summer ends. Seasons change and the weather goes cold. We all know that. But what if you could look down at your feet and be consumed by the waves, the warm summer sand and those feelings of relaxation? It’d be great if that existed, right? It’s […]



Hoka One One Clifton 4: Most Cushioned Clifton To Date

Hoka One One Clifton 4: Most Cushioned Clifton To Date

“The SWEETEST cushion.” That’s the reputation that Hoka One One’s Clifton 4 upholds over all previous Clifton iterations. But why so sweet?  It’s not just due to the marshmallow costume or sauntering through a park of ice cream and cotton candy. It really is the […]



HR Monitor, MyFitnessPal/Strava Sync, Activity Tracker, Smart Notifications: Polar M430 Does it All!

HR Monitor, MyFitnessPal/Strava Sync, Activity Tracker, Smart Notifications: Polar M430 Does it All!

As an avid runner, I have always been curious about my heart rate during my runs, but I didn’t want to wear a cumbersome chest strap in conjunction with my GPS watch to get that info; too much extra gear for me. I knew that […]