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So far Derek Wun has created 16 blog entries.

What Running Socks Are and Why They Matter

At its core, running is simple — put on the shoes, lace them up, and get going. You really don’t need much more to get by, right? Well, maybe not. Let’s take a closer look at, yes, the humble sock. First, we need to say farewell to our old friend, cotton. Cotton: soft, lightweight, natural — what’s [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Gear|Comments Off on What Running Socks Are and Why They Matter

The Importance of the Warm-up and the Cool-down

Unless we’re in the ranks of the elite runners, we have to weave our running into our daily lives and schedules — not always an easy task. We have these small windows where we can fit in a few miles here or there without any wiggle room, often leaving things like the warm-up and cool-down by [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on The Importance of the Warm-up and the Cool-down

Do I Really Need Trail Running Shoes?

Now that we're getting into spring weather, you’re looking into running trails! But, if you’re just starting out, do you really need dedicated trail shoes? Can you just get by with your road shoes? Do you really need to make another investment in a second (or third, or fourth, or fifth) pair? There is no [...]

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It’s Trail Running Season – Here’s How to Get Started!

To me, as we spring forward to daylight savings time (except for our friends in Arizona and Hawai’i), it signals a time to start trail running again! I have a lot of respect for those who brave the storms in the cold, wet wintertime, but I find myself enjoying trail running quite a bit more [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Culture|Comments Off on It’s Trail Running Season – Here’s How to Get Started!

What is Your Foot Strike Telling You?

Most days, you’ll throw on some tech tops and shorts, lace up the kicks, and start running. Whether you’re trying to run five miles at half marathon pace or just run off a tough day at the office, you’re usually not worried about all the little details of your form. But, what if we slow [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on What is Your Foot Strike Telling You?

Pacing: Run Slow Slower So You Can Run Your Fast Faster

Proper pacing is difficult. It takes time, and can hurt a lot. But, with how important and powerful pacing can be during your training, it’s something all runners need to consider. Most runners will stick to a single, easy pace when they first start running; something they can maintain for an increasing amount of time. [...]

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Stay Safe During the Winter With These Running at Night Safety Tips!

It’s winter, and there aren't nearly as many daylight hours as we'd like — all too often, same goes for mileage. But, fret not! There are things you can do to make running at night both safe and fun! Your running window just opened up a little bit wider thanks to these handy running at night [...]

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Here’s When to Replace Running Shoes

We’re all guilty of having that one pair of shoes that, no matter what trouble they’re giving us or how beat down they look, we just can’t seem to get rid of. It may have given you some awesome miles, gotten you your half marathon PR, or were your first real pair of running shoes. [...]

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How Should My Running Shoes Fit? – The Glass Slipper Paradigm

In a kingdom far, far away, a minimalist, neutral runner who preferred to feel the ground spent her days looking for the perfect shoe for her running and everyday wear in between her cleaning shifts at her stepmother’s home. The Altra Escalante was too wide in the toe box. The Saucony Freedom was too much [...]

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Every Runner Should Be Scheduling Rest in Their Weekly Routine – Here’s Why

When you talk to experienced runners who run six to seven days a week with mileage so high you wonder when they find time to do anything else, you probably might be thinking: “How do their bodies hold up to that kind of mileage?” “How do they stay injury-free?” “What’s their secret?” “Ouch.” Well, yes, [...]

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