by Bob "Wish" Wischnia on May 24, 2013
Summer is nearly here which means lots of different things for different people, but for folks who are planning to run a fall marathon or half, it also means plenty of hot, humid long runs. Undeniably, one of the least appealing aspects to running a fall marathon is training through the summer for it. Depending on which part of the country you live, running the race is easier than slogging out 20-milers in July and August. Suffice it to say, summer is not exactly the ideal time of year to train for a marathon.But if you’re at all like me and planning to run one of the big-city ...
by Clara Grandt on May 17, 2013
Just a few weeks after the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon, I traveled to Philadelphia to run the Blue Cross Broad Street 10 Mile Run. This was my final tune up race before I run the Ottawa Marathon. I drove up a couple days before and I was pleasantly surprised to find Valley Forge National Historic Park along the way since I had a second run to do that day. I ran over the rolling hills, past the historic memorial markers and cabins, even stopping a couple times to read the inscriptions and take in some Revolutionary War history. I could imagine the soldiers ...
Q&A with Mizuno:
by Bob "Wish" Wischnia on May 15, 2013
Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send you a beautiful Mizuno DryScience T-shirt.Elixir for the marathon?Q: I'm currently training for what wi...
Renee Metivier Baillie Selected to Represent The United States at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships
by Ron Wayne on May 14, 2013
USATF has selected Mizuno Racing Team Member, Renee Metivier Baillie, to represent the United States in the marathon at the World Track and Field Championships this coming August in Moscow. Only 3 marathon runners were chosen to compete for the US, so this is an extremely prestigious honor. Renee was selected because of her performance at last year's World Major Chicago Marathon where she placed 8th (1st American) in her debut marathon in a time of 2:27.17. Track and Field News ranked Renee 5th in the United States for 2012.
by Patrick Rizzo on May 10, 2013
By now I'm sure anyone who wanted to see the London Marathon results, has done so. I wound up 12th place in a 2:16. Not my best.I knew mother nature has not treated me well, but we really have made the relationship work. I moved some workouts during the buildup to different locations or in some cases, to different days. It was a new challenge every week. One day, it was 75 and sunny; the next (usually my workout or long run day) it would snow. In fact, I just read this week that every month from October through April (and already for May!) set new records for snowfall in Boulder ...