Races

Pack Comfort Evaluation: Extended Ultramarathon Edition

Though we use them nearly daily on roads, our run commute packs are all designed for trails, for hikers, through-hikers, fastpackers. One can see in our reviews how well they serve their purposes and meet our run commuting needs; however, perhaps readers still wonder about their comfort and ability during those 3-6 mile runs. […]

Book Report: Eat & Run by Scott Jurek

I’ve been following Scott Jurek’s progress on the ultra racing scene for the past few years with great interest.   I first learned of him – as did many, many others – while reading Chris McDougal’s bestselling book, Born to Run.

Jurek took the ultramarathon scene by storm, winning race after race, breaking records, and continuing […]

Contest: The North Face Endurance Challenge – Atlanta, GA

UPDATE:  We are extending the deadline through the weekend.  All entries must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 1st.  We will notify the winner on Monday night.

Who’s ready to race?

If you’ve never participated in The North Face Endurance Challenge before, now is your chance.  We are giving away a free entry to the October 13-14 […]

Contest: New Balance Falmouth Road Race Package

Our friends at RunningShoes.com are holding an amazing contest right now.  They’re giving away a Race Day Getaway to Cape Cod…

Have you ever been to Cape Cod?  I sure haven’t.  So I did a little googling and voila:

But wait, there’s more!

How could you not enter this one?

The winner will receive two airline tickets, lodging, […]

TalkJogRun Interview with The Run Commuter

On Monday, Kyle and I sat down for a chat with Caitlin Seick of WalkJogRun, a popular running route finding and planning website, and talked all about run commuting. WalkJogRun’s iPad app recently  hit #7 in the health and fitness category, so check it out now, hipster, so you can say you knew all […]

The greatest-ever race medal repurposing

You have been running and racing for some time, racking up medals for half- and full marathons, and perhaps beyond. Great job on all your achievements! You can get more pleasure from your prizes by repurposing your medals, and come off as being accomplished, ingenious and modest. Some have used medals as Christmas ornaments. […]

Small Numbers Really Add Up – Stephanie’s Dec-2011 Run Commuter Stats

December was my first month run commuting and I logged plenty of miles doing it.  Check out this image of my month-long mileage log below.  Add the total 47.81-miles of run commuting to some long weekend runs (not listed, but included a 10K and half-marathon race) and it’s clearly possible to keep up running […]

Technique: Keeping Your Shoelaces Tied

Nothing makes me more angry than having to stop and re-tie shoes during a race.  It doesn’t usually happen during 5K’s because the laces tend to keep themselves together for that short amount of time.  But for anything over that, it’s kind of nice to not have to worry about it and focus on the run.

Over the years, runners develop their own techniques for fixing this potential problem (and many others.)  Here are a few lace techniques that I have used over the past four years without fail:

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Photo/fisticuffs finish

What Atlantan run commuter dodged a last-gasp clothesline at the BeltLine Northside 5K, still finishing one-tenth of a second in front of his uncouth competitor?

Our very own Josh (left), that’s who! Cheaters never win, sir. Nor look good in photos.