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Welcome to Fit to Run, the SHOES-n-FEET Blog!

We are eager to share what we know about active living and healthy feet with you and aim to be a trusted resource for all your running, walking and general fitness needs. We strive to help you achieve your goals and be a place that you visit often to feel inspired.

Six Race Prep Tips

Race day is coming.  You have trained for this and you want to maximize your effort. However, race day can come with lots of distractions and logistics. You want to be able to focus on the race without distraction.  Here’s a list of six race prep tips.

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The Sock Talk: Why Materials Matter

One of the more easily preventable foot ailment are blisters.  Blisters form from a combination of heat, sweat and friction in your socks.  Poorly fitting shoes are also a factor, but problems related to poorly fitting shoes can be eased by a good sock and exacerbated by a poor sock.  At SHOES-n-FEET we recommend both polyester and wool socks. Those materials perform the best when it comes to four key areas: softness, absorption, moisture transfer and temperature regulation.  

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NEW Ghost 10 Review

The new Ghost 10 continues the tradition of being a moderate-weight to lightweight neutral cushioned trainer.  The 10-version is not much of a departure from the 9-version, but Brooks has made changes that can positively or negatively impact the specific user.

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Why does running have to hurt?

Even with experience it can be difficult to tell the difference between being sore and being injured enough to stop.

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Why interval training works

Interval training has long be lauded by endurance athletes, but we are just starting to learn about why interval training, and particularly HIIT, is so effective in improving many signs of fitness that range from burning fat and toning muscles to making changes on the cellular level. 

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VBLOG: Three methods to carry water

Check out Kristin and Adam's review of three water carrying devices to help you stay hydrated this summer.

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5 Hydration Tips for the Summer

As the temperature goes up, so does the danger of dehydration.  Dehydration is common for athletes, but can happen to anyone spending time walking or hanging out in the sun.  Here’s some tips to stay properly hydrated over the summer.

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Success & Failure

Sometimes one of the best things you can do as a runner is put yourself out there and test your limits.

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Proven methods to getting faster (and healthier)

One question that I get asked by runners often is “how do I get faster.” The short answer is always, “run faster” i.e. do interval training. Sometimes it takes a fancy new acronym and a pop culture influencer such as Tim Ferris to get the word out the world.  

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Don't be cheap or too cool to be safe outdoors at night

One stat I saw recently was that 70% of pedestrian fatalities happen when its dark.  Why wouldn’t one take every safety precaution when exercising outside? 

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Tempo Mode vs Race Mode

This fall I entered my first collegiate cross country race in nearly two years, but it would be my first healthy cross country race in almost three years. The week leading up to the race was filled with nerves, excitement, doubt, and a whole host of other feelings.

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Introducing Samuel Hubbard - The Un-Sneaker

If an athletic shoe and a running shoe fell in love, got married and starting having babies the result would be the shoes made by new brand Samuel Hubbard. 

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