Are you a minimal or barefoot run commuter?

We’re interested in finding out if any of you have ever run commuted barefoot.  We’re also wondering what impact the minimal shoe craze of the past few years has had on you as a runner.  Help us find out by taking a quick poll and then check out the infographic from Altra Zero Drop Footwear explaining the importance of foot strike and minimal running.

If you have run to work barefoot, send us a message, tell us about it, and we’ll feature you in a future post.

Cheers!

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By |2016-10-22T20:26:46+00:00February 14th, 2013|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

FAQs, an infographic, AND a contest

We just finished the run commuting FAQs page, so stop by and check it out.  If you have a question you want answered, use the “Submit a Question” form on that page.  We’ll include your first name and location for any questions you submit, along with the answer.

Contest Details:  

Here’s a chance to win a pair of Mizuno Wave Enigma 2’s for you and your partner from our friends at runningshoes.com.

Who’s your running Valentine? Tell us why you love him or her!

Let your running valentine be anyone special to you—a husband, a mother, a best friend—someone who brings joy and color into your world; the person who makes you smile on a rainy day. Share your story about them, gain some good vibes, and potentially pick up some free Mizuno shoes. Sounds like a win-win to us!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be announced on Friday, Feb. 15. 

And finally, check out the change in race distance popularity over the last 10 years.  Crazy!

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Source: http://runningshoes.com/running-boom

 

By |2016-10-22T20:26:46+00:00February 3rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Infographic: The Benefits of Carpooling

You’re probably already aware of the many, many ways in which run commuting is good for your physical and mental well-being, the environment, and others around you, but sometimes, you can’t run to work.  On those days, think ahead and try to carpool with coworkers.  What are the benefits of carpooling?  Take a look at this handy infographic from CarInsurance.org:

By |2018-02-27T15:01:11+00:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Graphic: Americans’ annual consumption

Here I mean “graphic” to mean both a visual representation of what our nation is ingesting, and the more colloquial sense of looking upon something that churns both one’s soul and stomach.

I saw this image from Visual Economics, representing Americans’ average ages, heights and weights, and the things we eat. The graphic’s title, too, seems to have two meanings: the informational sense of what we are eating, and the critical questioning.

Americans eat candy for breakfast

GADZOOKS. (more…)

By |2016-10-22T20:26:49+00:00March 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Infographic: Male vs. Female Runners

Here’s a pretty cool runner’s infographic from the people over at Mp3Running and Killer Infographics.  The stats come from the 2011 National Runner Survey.

Interesting – The average female runner buys less shoes than male runners, but spends more on each pair.  Overall though, male and female runners are not all that different from one another!


Running Music for a better running experience!

By |2013-04-26T12:47:20+00:00December 22nd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |1 Comment