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    My Half-Marathon Training: Why I choose the ASICS GEL-Kayano® 23

    Each year I train for and run Baltimore’s Half Marathon in the hopes that I’ll best my previous year’s time while staying healthy along the way. In order to do this, I take on a training

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    ASICS GEL-Kayano® 23 Preview

    The much anticipated ASICS GEL-Kayano® 23 gives us plenty to be excited about. ASICS redesigned this fan favorite by adding in a key feature, the FlyteFoam™ Technology, which creates a perfect match between lightweight feel

  • Altra Torin 2.5 Running Shoe in Motion

    Altra Torin 2.5 Review

    My daily workout called for intervals ranging from 1600 meters down to 200 meters, changing from a “fast” pace to a “recovery” pace every 200 meters. This kind of workout is definitely “in my wheelhouse”,

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    Heart Rate or Not & Why?

    Many runners want to know their time or progress during and after their race or training day, but nowadays our running GPS watches are so advanced it’s difficult to know what features are the best

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    The Great Outdoors: Therapy for Mind, Body & Soul

    Now that the warmer weather is upon us, we can begin to take our daily activities outside. That means tennis, running, biking and daily walking can be enjoyed out in the sun or in the

Healthy Smoothies

Great Tasting Fruit & Veggie Smoothies

Smoothies are a great tasting way to become healthier. Drinking your fruits and veggies can help you lose weight, absorb nutrients, and improve your memory, mental clarity and energy levels. Here are some great smoothies you can make at home. You can substitute any protein powder where it says UCAN, but you may have to play [...]

August 24, 2015 Holabird Sports Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 1
Tennis socks

Best Tennis Socks

Here at Holabird Sports we talk a lot about tennis shoes. We don’t talk that much about socks, but that doesn’t make them any less important. In fact, tennis socks have a vital role in protecting your feet. Most socks will help reduce blisters and minimize moisture. Great tennis socks will absorb shock and dissipate [...]

August 21, 2015 Holabird Sports Tennis 3
ProForm Boston Marathon treadmills

ProForm Boston Marathon Treadmills

The Boston Marathon is infamous for being one of the hardest marathons in the U.S. People come from all over the world to run Boston and to win is a chance to achieve running world fame. Most of us don’t even think about winning, in fact, we have a hard enough time thinking of qualifying. [...]

August 19, 2015 Holabird Sports Running 0
Tennis Shoe Inserts

Tennis Shoe Insoles

Tennis is a demanding sport. You have to move quickly, forward, backward, and side-to-side with sudden starts and stops. It’s hard on your entire body, but especially your feet. Tennis players are at risk for injuries such as stress fractures, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and more. Of course playing in the right tennis shoes [...]

August 17, 2015 Cara Bruce Tennis 1
Runner Appreciation Day 2015

Runner Appreciation Day 2015

Tomorrow is Runner Appreciation Day 2015 at Holabird Sports! Join us for this celebration of runners and everything related to running. Come meet and speak with representatives from a variety of major running shoe companies as well as the chance to watch technology demonstrations. Have an expert do your specialized gait analysis and give you individualized advice. [...]

August 14, 2015 Holabird Sports Holabird Sports, Running 0
ASICS Gel Quantum 360

ASICS Gel-Quantum 360: Full-Circle GEL Cushioning

ASICS running shoes are synonymous with GEL, the patented ASICS cushioning. The new ASICS GEL-Quantum 360 running shoes have the most GEL cushioning ever, providing runners with superior shock absorption and increased comfort. ASICS is calling it 360 degrees of GEL – full circle GEL. The new Quantum has reinforced stretch mesh in the Asymmetrical FluidFit [...]

August 12, 2015 Holabird Sports Running 0
Babolat Pure Aero

Babolat Pure Aero: Spin, Power and Precision

If you ask any tennis player to name the top tennis racquets he or she will surely mention the Babolat Aeropro Drive. In fact, over half of the top 500 players in the world use with a version of the AeroPro Drive. Players like Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Sam Querrey on the men’s side [...]

August 11, 2015 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
Running Shoe Insoles

Comfortable Shoe Inserts May Reduce Injury

The Human Performance Laboratory at The University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada performed an experiment entitled “Relationship between footwear comfort of shoe inserts and anthropometric and sensory factors.” The study took 206 military personnel volunteers and had them wear shoe inserts. They used a control of no inserts. The inserts varied in hardness, shape, arch [...]

August 5, 2015 Holabird Sports Running 2
Tennis Fashion

Stunning Style of Tennis Pros

The Open season is fun for the tennis, the rivalry, and, for some of us, the fashion. The major tennis brands have major tennis pros signed, and they go all out when it comes to designing their outfits for the Grand Slams. However, both Nike and Lotto are looking to their superstar women for inspiration for their [...]

August 3, 2015 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
US Open

Serena Williams Focuses Eyes on Women’s Tennis & U.S. Tennis

You can’t read about the upcoming 2015 US Open without reading about Serena Williams. The fact that she might get a calendar year Grand Slam is, of course, amazing and exciting. However, it’s so much more than that: She is singlehandedly creating a surge of interest in U.S. tennis. And, in a sport that (like [...]

July 30, 2015 Holabird Sports Tennis 0