Running

polar-m400

Last week I posted a review of the Polar Loop activity tracker wrist band. This week Polar as announced a new activity tracker that some powerful new features geared towards runners. The new M400 is water-resistant and comes in white and black versions. It features Bluetooth connectivity with mobile devices and Polar's own Flow app which [...]

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injinji-toe-socks

If you'd like to wear socks with your "toe shoes" runners, like the Vibram FiveFingers or the Fila Skele-lites, then check out the Injinji 2012 Performance Lightweight No Show Toe Socks.  They are made of 75% CoolMax, 22% nylon, and 3% Lycra, and they have a "second skin" fit.  They are available in sizes small through [...]

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Zombies!!! Run!!!

zombies_run_iphone_01

Yeah, yeah, we know we need at least thirty minutes of exercise a day, but come on, it's just so boring.  You know what would make it better?  That's right--Zombies!  Zombies, Run! is an app for the iPhone/iPad/Android that casts you as a survivor in the zombie apocalypse.  You become Runner 5, and it's your [...]

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fila_skele_lite-angled

Being a decades-long runner and a bit AR, I am particular about the running shoes I use. Especially now that I am getting older, I want to keep my knees and ankles as strong and healthy as I can. As runners out there know, it all starts with your shoes. In the past year I [...]

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MOTOACTV_Wristband

Motorola announced a new device today named the MOTOACTV. This is an Android-Based device that looks very similar to the iPod Nano, but includes GPS, heartrate capabilities and the ability to sync to your Android phone. The heart-rate sensor is built into the available headsets. The wired SF500, and the wireless SF700. The features include: Tracks pace, [...]

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SPIbelt

The fanny pack.  Maybe not the vanguard of style for carrying personal items, but still can be spotted in use today.  SPIbelt has taken the concept and slimmed it down a bit.  Quite a bit.  Designed by a runner, the Small Personal Item belt, or SPIbelt, is a low-profile zip-pouch mounted to an adjustable waist [...]

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swiggies

As a long distance runner, I always take a drink out with me when running, especially as I know that I should be well hydrated before, during and afterwards.  I've tried many different types of drinks bottles, from straight forward sports bottles, to the more specially designed running varieties.  However, regardless of which bottle I use, after a [...]

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