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Running Gear Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Gear.

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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

I got into a fight this morning. It was not a “discussion." It was not a “disagreement.” It was a full blown fight. No, it wasn’t with my wife or kids or even the other drivers on the highway. The fight started before wor...  Read more

Tips for Buying the Right Bicycle

Whether you want to help the environment, cut down on your gasoline expenses, or simply exercise in the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. And it’s one of the fastest growing leisure activities in t...  Read more

Important Safety Tips for Outdoor Runners and Walkers

Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of...  Read more

Green Fitness Gear

Exercise is essential to keeping your body healthy. But you don’t want to leave a trail of empty plastic water bottles, torn polyester running shorts, and dead batteries in your wake. Help improve the health of the earth while you’re impr...  Read more

What to Wear When You Walk

Rain or shine, warm or cold, walking outside can be a year-round activity. But before you head out, you’ll want to make sure you are dressed for the elements. It can be a very uncomfortable walk if you don’t have on the right gear! Here a...  Read more

Started running tonight. So very proud of myself.
Updated 10/29/2014 7:38:12 PM

Started running tonight. So very proud of myself. It is one of the things on my goal board. I walked 5 miles today and ran probably only 3/4 of a mile. And that's ok. I have to start somewhere!!!!!...  Read more

Discrepancy with calories burned when running
Updated 10/28/2014 7:45:15 PM

I'm confused. According to Sparkpeople.com, I burned 302 calories, but according to Endomondo, I burned over 400 calories on my run today. Runners World's calorie calculator said I burned 325 calories. But, I've heard over and over that for eve...  Read more

Ran 50 minutes non stop!! Eat my dust fat.
Updated 10/28/2014 12:29:06 PM

Ran 50 minutes non stop!! Eat my dust fat....  Read more

cardio alternatives to running/walking?
Updated 10/29/2014 2:48:36 PM

I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis a few months ago. Before then, my main form of cardio was running or intense walking and aerobics. I would mix in some strength training. I was told by my podiatrist to take it easy for a bit and not do any runn...  Read more

Running guidance
Updated 10/29/2014 3:13:30 PM

I want to start running.... Again. I can't seem to keep motivated or feel like I'm getting better. I get frustrated at the little amount of stamina I have for running/jogging. I hope to complete a 5k this year but I'm looking for some tips, guidance,...  Read more

The right clothes

I recently started to run (Couch Potato to 5k, whoohoo!) and I found that splurging on some high quality running gear really helped. It made me feel like a pro and put me in the mood give my best. Maybe it's lame, but yes, looking like a Nike ad did...  Read more

Throw on your workout clothes

Immediately after work I come home throw on my running gear & go. I don't think twice about it. I don't sit down just DO IT....  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

A New Thanksgiving Day Tradition

What are your first thoughts when you hear the word Thanksgiving? Does it conjure up visions of turkey, stuffing, pies, and special memories with family, and friends? What about starting a new tradition this year? New York City has the Macy’s Thanksg...  Read more

7 Tips to Make Your Race Day Better

In less than three weeks I will be celebrating my 4th anniversary of when I took on the challenge to become a runner. I actually began training eight weeks prior to this date, but I use my first 5K race I ever participated in as my running anniversar...  Read more

running gear

Since I now have a paying job, I'm working through that backlog of stuff I've been meaning to buy. A few things are running related, and I thought I'd do a quick write-up about them here. First of all, there's the SpiBelt. I posted a full review...  Read more

Day 52 - My Running Gear

Someone sent me a Sparkmail asking me about my running gear... so I thought I'd make a quick blog about it. Shoes - Asics Gel-Blur33 2.0. (I have several other pairs, this is my favorite. I have a neutral gait, but I hate having too much arch...  Read more