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Running Gear Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Gear.

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

Running and weight loss
Updated 7/20/2014 1:16:07 PM

Hey all, I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d...  Read more

walking v running
Updated 7/21/2014 6:27:00 PM

I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good. Anyone...  Read more

Samsng gear fit sync
Updated 7/12/2014 12:14:13 PM

I can sync my fitbit to your site. Can I do the same with my Samsung gear fit??? I don't see any options for that.....  Read more

Pre-Run Foods
Updated 7/19/2014 10:04:40 PM

I am currently training to do a 1/2 marathon in November. I am looking for suggestions on what to eat and how long before my run I should eat. I was eating a bagel thin with peanut butter and I increased to a regular bagel - but now that my runs a...  Read more

Is SPAT up and running?
Updated 7/7/2014 6:25:31 PM

I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo...  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

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  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