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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.

Moran Constitutional Relay Preview

Northwest Trail Runs just announced a brand new trail relay raced called the Moran Constitutional Relay, scheduled for October 22 and 23 on Orcas Island.  Named after Moran State Park and its signature landmass

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The importance of the Fick Equation

I can see why Vigil thinks the world of the Fick Equation.  If you think about it, it’s essentially what gives us life.  It’s the system that keeps our cells happy and alive by transferring the food we eat and oxygen we breath into energy.  It helps us fight illnesses in the bad times, increases our endurance in the good times. 

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Training While Vacationing

Summer is upon us and folks everywhere are taking their annual vacation. Vacation is typically a time to relax, but, if you’re like me, that doesn’t mean you want to throw your training plan out the window. Vacation can be a great time to push reset on your training cycle and spice up your typical routine. You can easily maintain fitness while having fun. Here are some general tips based on my experiences.

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Ravenna Run the Ravine Review

Some days running is a struggle and I don’t like it very much. You know the days I’m talking about – time passes slowly and it is hard to put one foot in front of the other. You question the activity. Other days I love running so much that when it’s time for me to stop I just want to keep running and I feel like I’m on top of the world.

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The Importance of Being Flexible

I’m one of those people that likes routine and structure in everything I do. As a runner, it can be a huge benefit. It keeps my training intensity and mileage consistent, it keeps my nutrition and sleep habits optimal, and it’s easy to continue with a lifestyle that I’m used to. Unfortunately, if I’m not careful, it can also be my biggest downfall.

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SNF Racing Athlete Feature: Meet Maia

Favorite Race: St. George Half Ironman. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I was proud of myself for choosing such a challenging goal and for following through on both my training and the race.

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Woodland Park Zoom Race Review

It’s that time of year again. Days are getting longer, the sun is shining more often, the temperature is rising, and Northwest Trail Runs has kicked off their Tuesday Trail to Grill Series. The first event of the season was at Woodland Park in Seattle, where runners could choose between a 5K (1 loop) and a 10K (2 loops). The best part about this race series is obviously the barbeque at the finish (featuring regular hot dogs AND veggie dogs)!

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Spirit of Bellevue Course Preview

Spirit of Bellevue 12K/5K - Another locally organized event brought to you by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce on May 22, 2016.  Spirit of Bellevue raises money for scholarships for graduating high school seniors and for their Young Entreprenuer Academy, where young people in grades 6-12 are coached to start their own real businesses.

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SNF Racing Athlete Feature: Meet Melanie

Running has always been a form of meditation for me. I especially love to run when I travel. The places you see and people you meet while running, is what makes it all worth it!

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Tiger Mountain Trail Run Review

Tiger Mountain Trail Run was created by Northwest Trail Runs and offered many distances, including a 5K, 12K, half-marathon, and, for the truly ambitious, a 50K. The half-marathon course was one big loop that kept runners primarily on mountain biking trails.

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Go-To Workouts: Two workouts to help you get faster

Running is fun. Runners know that. That’s why we run. What a lot of runners may not know is that workouts (faster, harder efforts) can be fun, too. These workouts can give you a sense of accomplishment, make you faster, and be an easy way to measure your progress. They can help you reach new fitness levels, prepare you for your next race, and show you that you are faster than you think. 

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On Running Review + Vblog

One of our favorite new brands is On Running.  New running shoes and new shoe brands are launched into the market all the time.  Most running shoe upstart brands claim to be different, or standard brand names claim to come out with new technology. Those new brands or new technologies are often not that revolutionary.

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