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Retail Therapy: The Grip V

gripV The Grip V is a hand strap and card holder that attaches to the back of your smart phone. I’ve had the Grip V attached to my phone case for some time now. While it is handy for running, I find I still worry about my phone getting sweaty during my runs. No matter what […] Read this article »

Retail Therapy: OPEDIX CORE-Tec Compression Shorts

Opedixshorts According to OPEDIX, through science, and in conjunction with nationally recognized orthopedic laboratories, they have patented and perfected systems to help athletes and casual enthusiasts do what they love, with less bodily wear and tear and even less pain. They say their compression shorts are scientifically designed to improve core stability and balance while reducing […] Read this article »

Retail Therapy: Nabee Compression Socks

Nabee Bubbles Compression Socks During long runs last summer, my feet would swell a little. Usually about the 3-mile mark, and not a lot, but it was uncomfortable. This spring, as the temperatures started heating up, I thought I’d try compression socks. Nabee Socks are cute and support at 15 mmHg. (That kind of science the orthopedic doctors know […] Read this article »

Retail Therapy: Nikwax

Nikwax Products It pays to take care of your things. They last longer. When I was a kid, that was easy with your shoes. Just do like Dad — polish your leather shoes and throw your Keds in the washer. For whatever reason, that doesn’t work as well with the way they make athletic shoes these days. […] Read this article »

Popular Articles

100 Beginner Running Tips

Welcome to the Complete Running Network 100 Beginner Running Tips where you will find beginner running, racing, training, apparel and shoe selection, motivation and inspiration and runner safety tips. Read this article »

A Letter to Mrs. McCarthy*-Part One

Part one of a three-part essay I composed for an acquaintance who had met me for lunch recently to discuss "how to run." Read this article »

Top 10 Questions Asked by Beginning Runners

Learn how to run! This article contains the most common questions asked by new runners, and those returning to running after an extended layoff. Includes a beginner training plan (running program) to get you on your way! Read this article »

25 Celebrities Who’ve Run a Marathon

meredith-baxter.jpg Article Summary: A fun list and photos of actors, musicians, politicians, models and TV personalities who have run a marathon. Ever wonder who among the rich and famous have run a marathon and how you stack up against them? So did I so I set out to compile a list. An hour of googling later […] Read this article »

How To Breathe When Running

how-to-breath-vo2-max-runner "How should I breathe while running?" How to breathe correctly is one of the most often asked beginning runner questions. 'How to breath properly while running' is one of the most searched for topics here at Complete Running. This article contains tips and video to show you the correct way to breathe while running. Read this article »

Learn How to Run

Top 10 Questions Asked by Beginning Runners

Learn how to run! This article contains the most common questions asked by new runners, and those returning to running after an extended layoff. Includes a beginner training plan (running program) to get you on your way! Read this article »

Running Tips

How To Breathe When Running

how-to-breath-vo2-max-runner "How should I breathe while running?" How to breathe correctly is one of the most often asked beginning runner questions. 'How to breath properly while running' is one of the most searched for topics here at Complete Running. This article contains tips and video to show you the correct way to breathe while running. Read this article »

Women's Running Articles

Lululemon’s TaTa Tamer II

Lululemon's TaTa Tamer II This bra is the one. I tried the BounceBreaker X years ago, and while it was comfortable, it didn’t break my bounce. The designers at Lululemon kept after it, though. No more bras that just smash and call it support (which doesn’t work for us big-chested girls anyways). I can’t decide whether I like best […] Read this article »

Articles About Races and Racing

Featured Running Video – Great Wall Marathon

Looking for an interesting and challenging marathon? You might want to check out the Great Wall Marathon in China. The video provided here About Dawn - Pink Chick For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover […] Read this article »

Training Articles

Preparation Races, Part II

chasepack1 This is a follow-up from my last article about building up sharpness for your big goal race by completing preparation races. Once you get closer to your final race, you might want to reconsider your approach to a preparation race. This is especially true if you are training for a marathon. About Thomas BubendorferI started […] Read this article »

Running Photos

Photo of the Week: Go ahead & Jump!

2009-11-06-Jump This photo was taken at the Calgary Roadrunners Confederation Park XC Relay Race. The race is run in teams of 3 with each runner completing about a 3.5k loop that includes two creek crossings. It’s always fun to watch each runner attempt the last crossing. Spectators yell out scores and boo those that don’t make […] Read this article »

Runner's Gear & Apparel

Retail Therapy: OPEDIX CORE-Tec Compression Shorts

Opedixshorts According to OPEDIX, through science, and in conjunction with nationally recognized orthopedic laboratories, they have patented and perfected systems to help athletes and casual enthusiasts do what they love, with less bodily wear and tear and even less pain. They say their compression shorts are scientifically designed to improve core stability and balance while reducing […] Read this article »

Running Injuries

Rib Pain

Most runners, at some point in time, have had some sort of injury to the ribcage. Usually this limits our ability to take those nice deep breaths we all enjoy while running. This article will discuss some of the more common rib injuries. Read this article »

Running Science and Research

Music Increases Endurance?

ipod-runner You have no doubt heard people tout the positive motivational effect that music can have on your running, but according to new research it may be more About Ian Hello, my name is Ian and I'm a runner. After several years of promising to train for and run the Bolder Boulder 10K I finally signed […] Read this article »

News & Opinion

Adam Jacobs – Founder of The Final Sprint – Dies Unexpectedly

I would like to take a moment to share some sad news. Adam Jacobs of The Final Sprint has passed away. About Mark IocchelliAlso known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting […] Read this article »

Running Reviews

Retail Therapy: The Grip V

gripV The Grip V is a hand strap and card holder that attaches to the back of your smart phone. I’ve had the Grip V attached to my phone case for some time now. While it is handy for running, I find I still worry about my phone getting sweaty during my runs. No matter what […] | Read this article »

Elite Running

Elite Runner Videos of Ryan Hall & Others – Courtesy of God

I found a terrific little archive of elite runner videos on GodTube. As of today, there are six episodes including many of America’s great runners including, Josh Cox, Meb Keflezighi, Dan Browne and Ryan Hall. About Mark IocchelliAlso known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin […] Read this article »
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