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Winner of Saucony Shoes

Winner of Saucony Shoes

Living in the Pacific Northwest, I’m no stranger to soggy shoes after a run. With the precipitation we get, shoes can get wet even on a 3-mile run. But usually in non-rainy months, my shoes stay relatively dry. But not this year, thanks to a string of hot days turning into a necklace of hot weeks–oh, yeah, and marathon training–my shoes are often damp post-run.

This is just one of the many reasons why I’m glad I own two pairs of Saucony Guides in rotation. One pair has a chance to dry out–and regain its bounce. A running shoe midsole–the layer of foam sandwiched between the fabric upper and the part of the sole that touches the ground–provides the majority of a shoes’s cushioning, and it gets compacted with the pounding motion of our beloved sport…

 
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Martini Fridays: Jerkface, the Fibroid, and Other Tales

Martini Fridays: Jerkface, the Fibroid, and Other Tales

Welcome to Friday, and this edition of Martini Fridays, where Adrienne Martini runs long and talks about Jerkface.

Apparently, I’m going to spend the entire summer—well, what’s left of it—re-arranging the training schedule. Week 4’s long run had to go on Thursday, not Saturday, which pushed Thursday’s NS: 5 miles (3,2) to Saturday, which, given how I’d re-arranged the rest of the week, made Friday a rest day. Confused? Yeah. Me, too. But I’ve been drawing circles and arrows all over my copy of the training plan so that I can keep track.

The long run was the first ten miler of this cycle…

 
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Throwback Thursday: Today I Ran…

As we’re finishing up our third mother runner book, we’re going green this summer and recycling some of our blog posts. This post originally appeared on our site on October 21, 2010

What did you run today?

 
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Hump Day Giveaway: Two 6-month JustGoGirl Pad Subscriptions

 

One of our newest partners is JustGoGirl, which makes discreet pads to combat “athletic leakage,” a term the company founder fit-mama Brooke Solis, has wisely trademarked. We suspect you have as many questions about the company and product as we did, so we went straight to the source–mother of five Brooke Solis. 

AMR: JustGoGirl: What’s up with the name? Does the name imply, “Just go exercise already, woman!” or… “go ahead and pee your pants—we got this!” Or both—or neither?
Brooke: The name is a double entendre – just go get your workout done, whether it’s a run or a group fitness class, CrossFit, tennis, aerobics, dance or any other high-impact activity  you love and when you do, just go ahead and pee because we will have you covered…

 
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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

Amy DeKorse, 39, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when her daughter Vivian, now 4, was a baby. But this New Haven, MI, half-marathon mother runner finds strength in running. “I try to be smart about it. I have physical therapy to ensure proper stretching and strengthening, as well as having all my doctors aware of my training intentions and how to keep me doing it.” 

Best recent run: I love running, but ”training” aspects can get me a little frustrated, though. For example, I don’t really lose myself in speed workouts or hill-climbing like a good ol’ long run. BUT, last week, while forcing myself to do 8x400s right in my own neighborhood, I realized after how great I felt! Counting down the segments, challenging myself to keep pace, and SURVIVING helped in creating a newfound respect for this part of training!

Powerful Athlete: For as long as I can remember, I’ve always admired the female athlete…

 
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