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Retail Therapy: The Grip V »

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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 […]

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

Retail Therapy: OPEDIX CORE-Tec Compression Shorts »

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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 […]

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

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 […]

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

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. […]

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

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 […]

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

Running Blog Spotlight: Running is a Journey »

Jessica has written considerably for us here at Complete Running – mostly focusing on the ultra and trail running scenes. She’s been particularly busy lately over at her blog 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 […]

About Mark Iocchelli

Also 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 faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

Book Review: Brain Training for Runners »

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After breaking 3:10 for the marathon in June, I set my sights at the sub-3 marathon, a lifelong ambition of mine. Unsure if my present training was adequate for that level of running, I followed a recommendation from some other runners and purchased the book “Brain Training for Runners” by Matt Fitzgerald. About Thomas BubendorferI […]

About Thomas Bubendorfer

I started running in 2004 with the goal to complete the Dublin marathon. After finishing a few minutes above 4 hours I got ambitious and decided to break the 4 hours barrier, which took two more marathons and a few painful experiences. By then I was fully hooked to running and decided to see how good a runner I could become. In the meantime I have managed to lower my best marathon time to 3:09, and I'm aiming for the sub-3 hours target. I have also fallen in love with ultra running, and despite an egregious lack of ultras in Ireland have plans for a few longer adventures over the next couple of years.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6 Review »

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Overview: This shoe boasts lighter weight without compromising cushioning or durability. About Lee Miller D.C. 9536 – 87 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3J1 Phone: (780) 426-6777 Fax: (780) 469-6930Mail | Web | More Posts (49)

About Lee Miller D.C.

9536 - 87 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3J1 Phone: (780) 426-6777 Fax: (780) 469-6930

Book Review: Bowerman & the Men of Oregon »

Book review of Bowerman and the Men of Oregon – written by Kenny Moore. A wonderful book packed full of running history. Terrific insights into Bowerman, the rise of Steve Prefontaine, the Oregon Ducks running team, and US running.

About Mark Iocchelli

Also 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 faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

Book Review: 26.2 Marathon Stories »

26.2 Marathon Stories is a lovingly crafted tribute from two authors who obviously have a deep, personal connection with marathoning. 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 faster. […]

About Mark Iocchelli

Also 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 faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

Book Review: Running Through the Wall: Personal Encounters with the Ultramarathon »

While tapering for my own (relatively short) ultra marathon last month I had plenty of time to spare, a lot of which I spent reading. One tome in particular stood out: Running Through the Wall: Personal Encounters with the Ultramarathon, by Neal Jamison. About Thomas BubendorferI started running in 2004 with the goal to complete […]

About Thomas Bubendorfer

I started running in 2004 with the goal to complete the Dublin marathon. After finishing a few minutes above 4 hours I got ambitious and decided to break the 4 hours barrier, which took two more marathons and a few painful experiences. By then I was fully hooked to running and decided to see how good a runner I could become. In the meantime I have managed to lower my best marathon time to 3:09, and I'm aiming for the sub-3 hours target. I have also fallen in love with ultra running, and despite an egregious lack of ultras in Ireland have plans for a few longer adventures over the next couple of years.

Thumbs Up for “Spirit of the Marathon” »

You have never seen so many fit and healthy people in a movie theater. About Mike AntonucciI ran 6-minute miles when I was in the military, then tapered for 20 years. Two-time marathoner (3:43 PR), my next goal is to stay healthy enough to run another. There are literally thousands of people handing out running […]

About Mike Antonucci

I ran 6-minute miles when I was in the military, then tapered for 20 years. Two-time marathoner (3:43 PR), my next goal is to stay healthy enough to run another. There are literally thousands of people handing out running advice and serious tips. I prefer to focus on the humorous or odd facets of our shared obsession. Let's face it, running is funny.

Product Review: Hornet Juice »

Some time last year I became aware of a product called Vaam. It was a sports drink, but very unlike any other sports drink I knew. While most products concentrate on carbohydrates, and a few modern ones advertise their 4:1 carbs to protein ratio, Vaam consisted only of proteins. The intended effect was not to […]

About Thomas Bubendorfer

I started running in 2004 with the goal to complete the Dublin marathon. After finishing a few minutes above 4 hours I got ambitious and decided to break the 4 hours barrier, which took two more marathons and a few painful experiences. By then I was fully hooked to running and decided to see how good a runner I could become. In the meantime I have managed to lower my best marathon time to 3:09, and I'm aiming for the sub-3 hours target. I have also fallen in love with ultra running, and despite an egregious lack of ultras in Ireland have plans for a few longer adventures over the next couple of years.

Movie Review – Runners High »

When I was first commissioned (i.e. asked to volunteer) to provide the Saturday Inspirational Video I showcased a trailer for a film called ‘Runners High’ about a program in Oakland California that trains kids to run a marathon. I recently had the opportunity to see the film and found myself deeply moved by the journeys […]

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

Web Site Review: Goalmigo »

If you’ve set your sights on a goal, you might want to set your sights on Goalmigo. Goalmigo is a Web site composed of users who have set goals such as finishing faster at their next triathlon, running 20 miles in a week and eating six servings of fruits and vegetables in a day. Users […]

About Adeel

Adeel is a 21-year old student living in Canada. He has been running for eight years and has personal bests of 17:44 for 5k, 36:38 for 10k, 1:26 for a half marathon and 3:10 for a marathon.

Product Review: Saucony ProGrid Hurricane »

Overview: One of the greatest challenges that I have faced in picking a good all around training shoe is the ability of that shoe to provide good stability while not feeling like I’m running on wooden planks with lead weights attached to them. The latest Hurricane seems to provide a (mostly) no compromise solution for […]

About Lee Miller D.C.

9536 - 87 Street Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3J1 Phone: (780) 426-6777 Fax: (780) 469-6930

Book Review: ‘Run Less, Run Faster’ »

Article Summary: A review of the Runner’s World book “Run Less, Run Faster” by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, and Ray Moss [rating:4] I first heard about Run Less, Run Faster and the FIRST training program in a brief Runner’s World article in early 2007 and was intrigued by the training concepts presented. The article discussed […]

Web Site of the Week: The Run Down »

Website Review Tired of boring and dull race reports? Then you need to make your way over to The Run Down. This growing site with talented writers puts a whole new spin on race reporting. Currently the site recaps ultra-marathons (and only in California so far), but as the audience grows so to will the […]

About Jessica

Jessica lives in Orange County, CA, home to hundreds of miles of trails and 30% green space along with the Santa Ana Mountain Range. After moving to California from artic Minnesota in January of 2005, she quickly became addicted to trail running, and upon meeting Dean Karanzes at a book signing was inspired to run her first marathon, and subsequently ultra marathon. She completed here first 50K race in July of 2006 and has 50 and 100 mile aspirations. In a short amount of time, Jessica has been active in the Orange County running scene by re-igniting the Saddleback church running group, founding a trail running group, and starting in 2007 launching a series of trail races throughout the county, beginning with the Twin Peak Ultra Marathon in February. In 2002, Jessica had open-heart surgery to repair a leaky mitral valve. Aside from running, Jessica is also a published author and an independent filmmaker. She works as an Information Security Engineer and part time at the flagship Nike Women store. When not out on the trails, working, blogging, writing, making films, or promoting races, Jessica can be found relaxing with her friends at the movies, lounging by the pool, or sharing a tasty meal and a good bottle of wine.

A View From the Top: Governor’s Bay Bridge 10K »

The Governor’s Bay Bridge 10K Race (Md.) was cancelled for the 4th time in six years last week. This is a race in distress. The race, put on by the Annapolis Striders, is a point-to-point 10K race that leaves at 8 a.m. from sea level at the start of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the […]

Web Site of the Week: Athlinks.com »

(We did a quick review of Athlinks.com a while ago. Here’s a closer look.) Athlinks.com is a unique and useful Web site for runners, multi-sport enthusiasts, or endurance athletes. The site combines the very popular social aspects of the Internet with race results and event listings. Some of the main features of the site include: […]

Featured Web Site: MapMyRun.com »

There is a new—or at least a totally redesigned—player in the route mapping Web space. MapMyRun.com has been online for quite sometime but has just recently released a new and improved beta site. Route mapping sites have become an essential part of my training plan and I think—after a brief review—that this is my new […]

Enhanced Hydration Waist-Pack Bladder Systems »

(Also known as water carriers.) The New York Times has a nice review of a few of the better known models in “How Dry I’m Not (Sip, Sip),” April 5. Complete with slideshow! They enticed Masters ultrarunner Steve Smucker to try out five models. The Camelback Flashflo ($40) emerged the clear winner. About Jeanne Cocky, […]

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

Retail Therapy: Epiphany Stretch Short by Brooks »

I’ve been a Nike Tempo shorts girl for some time now. But recently at a trip to my local running store, the clerk suggested I try the Epiphany Stretch Short by Brooks. I did and I love them! This is my new favorite running short! The mesh panel along the side increases ventilation and the […]

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

Adeo Attitude »

I’ve spent the last several weeks testing a clever little device called the Adeo – a combination GPS receiver/chronograph that works with any MP3 player, and I love it. The idea may sound familiar, but I believe that the folks behind the Adeo have it all over the Nike + iPod system. If you’re in the market for a device like this, I’d put the Adeo at the top of the list.

About Dennis Fisher

Dennis is an award-winning journalist and not-so-award-winning runner. His day job involves writing about technology, which is why he runs so much. A native of Virginia, Dennis is a veteran marathoner and road racer who has recently discovered the joy and broken bones of trail running. He trains with the Greater Boston Track Club and lives outside Boston with his wife and children.

Retail Therapy: Brooks Vapor-Dry 2 Hoodie »

Review of the Brooks Vapor Dry 2 Hoodie – a very versatile and functional cold weather running jacket.

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

Book Review: Guide to Road Racing »

I first picked up Alberto Salazar’s Guide to Road Racing while I was in the beginning stages of training for a marathon, I have gone back to it numerous times for various information. This is a solid reference for any runner as well as a good cover to cover read for anyone interested in starting […]

Web Site Review: FitLink.com »

There are many, many fitness related Web sites out there—more than anyone could possibly use or need—and that’s why when I first saw a link to a Web site called FitLink.com, I was not overly excited. However, after visiting the site, logging on, entering some workout information, and learning a little about the site, I […]

New York City Marathon Recap »

Unbelievable might be the best way to describe the women’s and men’s races at the New York Marathon on Sunday. Unbelievable for both the outcomes, which were relatively surprising, but also for the incredulity with which the pre-race favourites reacted to the tactics of the eventual winners. Pacer Luminita Talpos’ breakaway rabbiting set the tone […]

About Adeel

Adeel is a 21-year old student living in Canada. He has been running for eight years and has personal bests of 17:44 for 5k, 36:38 for 10k, 1:26 for a half marathon and 3:10 for a marathon.

Run Like a Girl »

Joan Benoit Samuelson won the first women’s Olympic marathon in 1984. Twenty years later, the Nike Women’s Marathon was born and Samuelson has been a guest of honor each year since it’s inception. Fifteen thousand runners descended upon San Francisco’s Union Square on October 22nd, 2006, for the third annual event—an event that sold out […]

About Jessica

Jessica lives in Orange County, CA, home to hundreds of miles of trails and 30% green space along with the Santa Ana Mountain Range. After moving to California from artic Minnesota in January of 2005, she quickly became addicted to trail running, and upon meeting Dean Karanzes at a book signing was inspired to run her first marathon, and subsequently ultra marathon. She completed here first 50K race in July of 2006 and has 50 and 100 mile aspirations. In a short amount of time, Jessica has been active in the Orange County running scene by re-igniting the Saddleback church running group, founding a trail running group, and starting in 2007 launching a series of trail races throughout the county, beginning with the Twin Peak Ultra Marathon in February. In 2002, Jessica had open-heart surgery to repair a leaky mitral valve. Aside from running, Jessica is also a published author and an independent filmmaker. She works as an Information Security Engineer and part time at the flagship Nike Women store. When not out on the trails, working, blogging, writing, making films, or promoting races, Jessica can be found relaxing with her friends at the movies, lounging by the pool, or sharing a tasty meal and a good bottle of wine.

Book Review: Chasing the Hawk: Looking for my Father, Finding Myself »

Anyone who has run for any length of time knows the name and legacy of Dr. George Sheehan. Dr. Sheehan is considered by many to be the father of the running phenomenon that started in the late 70’s and continues to this day. Most runners have at least heard of Dr. Sheehan’s New York Times […]

Poll: Tracking the Love, Part II: And the Winner Is … »

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I’m not the only one who has inappropriate feelings about their Garmin Forerunner. An astonishing 48 percent of the readers who voted on the GPS poll at CRN use some version of the Garmin Forerunner. Several of you have even lovingly named (and secretly caressed) yours. And for […]

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

Book Review: “Duel in the Sun” by John Brant »

This book chronicles the epic battle between Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley during the 1982 Boston Marathon. It takes you step by step through each runner’s preparation for the race, the race itself, and life for both athletes after this dynamic moment in time. This is not, however, where the book ends—the book takes you […]

Digital Runner’s World Magazine Available Now! »

Zinio publishes digital magazines and they do a fantastic job of it. Here’s why: The quality is excellent—text is sharp and images are exceptionally vivid. You can zoom in and out on pages. The required Zinio reader is a free download that works on both Apple and Windows systems. It makes reading magazines fun! Zinio […]

About Mark Iocchelli

Also 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 faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

Happy Boobs »

Fall is just around the corner, that season where days get shorter, cooler and the wind gently breezes through our hair. Unfortunately, it breezes through our bras as well (sorry men). And as our boobs are smashed in our sport bras, we get the all too familiar fall fashion statement: Happy Boobs. Picture disguised to […]

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

Let’s Get It Started: Nike + iPod Sport Kit Review »

You’ve seen the ads, commercials, and read about it in online news and blogs. But does the Nike + iPod Sport Kit live up to the hype? Before you start using the device, you need to calibrate the sensor. There is a menu option for this and it allows you to pick your distance. Either […]

About Jessica

Jessica lives in Orange County, CA, home to hundreds of miles of trails and 30% green space along with the Santa Ana Mountain Range. After moving to California from artic Minnesota in January of 2005, she quickly became addicted to trail running, and upon meeting Dean Karanzes at a book signing was inspired to run her first marathon, and subsequently ultra marathon. She completed here first 50K race in July of 2006 and has 50 and 100 mile aspirations. In a short amount of time, Jessica has been active in the Orange County running scene by re-igniting the Saddleback church running group, founding a trail running group, and starting in 2007 launching a series of trail races throughout the county, beginning with the Twin Peak Ultra Marathon in February. In 2002, Jessica had open-heart surgery to repair a leaky mitral valve. Aside from running, Jessica is also a published author and an independent filmmaker. She works as an Information Security Engineer and part time at the flagship Nike Women store. When not out on the trails, working, blogging, writing, making films, or promoting races, Jessica can be found relaxing with her friends at the movies, lounging by the pool, or sharing a tasty meal and a good bottle of wine.



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