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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

New to Running
Updated 4/20/2015 10:55:18 AM

For the past four months or so, I've been walking 3 to 3.5 miles every Saturday and Sunday. About 1.5 miles is from my condo and to the local park around a flat path while the remaining 2 miles or so is down and up a semi-steep hill back to my condo...  Read more

What is your favorite running sneaker? These thing
Updated 4/19/2015 12:15:16 AM

What is your favorite running sneaker? These things are not cheap so I want the best shoe for my money....  Read more

oops, ran out of room. I want a visual, a graph I
Updated 4/17/2015 6:25:21 PM

oops, ran out of room. I want a visual, a graph I can mark off, hang up and see all the time. Does anyone have any suggestions where I might find that online?...  Read more

What prevents fatalities after running a marathon?
Updated 4/20/2015 9:27:58 AM

I know all of us are not health care professionals but this has been on my mind since I read about a lady who was a partner in a fitness facility collapsed and died after running a marathon. Could it have been an undiagnosed heart ailment? Sounds l...  Read more

some runs feel great, others terrible - Why?
Updated 4/18/2015 8:44:24 PM

I run 3 to 5 days a week, here and there I may take a week off. What I don't understand is that last week I ran 5 miles on the treadmill and a few days later I ran 5.75 outside. I skipped two days of working out because of my schedule. The...  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