I recently decided to start running jogging walking fast in an effort to get in better shape. My goal is to slowly work my way up to running, with the hope of participating in a Zombie Run (yeah it's a thing). I've never been much of a runner and want to do this as safely [...]

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I have incredible difficulty finding comfortable exercise footwear because I have flat feet. Most of the time I find myself exercising without shoes at all. This may no longer be a problem for people like me with the advent of the Futurecraft 3D, which is a 3-D printed, customized midsole for running shoes. Adidas, in [...]

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Casual and not so casual runners and hikers don't have to let bad weather keep them indoors. Kahtoola MICROspikes and NANOspikes will have you running and hiking like a mountain goat with no fear of slips and skids. MICROspikes have been designed for hiking boots and feature a low profile elastomer harness that should be [...]

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FireFly Running & Biking Safety Light Spurs

Biking and running are two of the most popular fitness activities around. Now most folks do their outdoor activities during regular daylight hours, but if you are like me and live in the desert, that 4pm walk ain't happening in the summer. Although I have no issues with walking late at night or early in [...]

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Did you have a bell on your bicycle when you were a kid? Now runners can use a similar device to herd pedestrians out of their way. The light weight Runbell is designed to wear on your index and middle fingers and features a spring-loaded striker that activates with flick of your thumb to produce a [...]

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garmin_fenix2-1b I have used many fitness and running watches over the years, none of them perfect. Some came closer than others to running-Zen, but many never even left the gate. I have been using the Garmin fēnix 2 on and off for months now and continue to be amazed how much it impresses me. I know my first [...]

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For those of you who monitor your heart rate with a chest strap while working out, I am sure you know the pain and irritation they can cause. Just this past week, while reviewing a different fitness device, the included Bluetooth HR chest strap literally made me bleed during a long run. The engineers at [...]

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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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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!!!


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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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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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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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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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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