Read This Before Buying Those Shoes!!

Read This Before Buying Those Shoes!!

How To, Tech stuff
Ready to hit the road, track, or trail? Before you lace up and take off, there's a crucial decision to make. What shoes to wear? Just like choosing the right tool for a job, selecting the perfect pair of running shoes can greatly impact your performance and comfort. From cushioned giants that eat up the miles to featherlight speed demons built for bursts of velocity, the world of running shoes is as varied as the terrains they conquer. As companies continue to diversify their selections, fit and style may not be the most useful of metrics anymore.  Today, I’ll dive into some of the nuts and bolts of modern shoe design and, hopefully, provide you with a bit of clarity you can take to your local shop in order to make…
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Workout Music Motivation

Tech stuff, What we're up to
2019 has arrived and I am going to spend a lot of time out here in cyberspace imparting what I think I know.  It is my hope that you will look forward to explorations of health and fitness with me and that we both will learn and experience a few things along the way.   Before we get to all of that lets first just have a little bit of fun.  One of the things that I do for myself is to create interesting play lists for my workout times.  In particular, for cardio sessions, having a strong cadence to run to, or some powerful lyrics to energize me can make all the difference.   For a strength session I sometimes go with a book or interesting podcast.  I prefer a podcast…
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COMPARING APPS TO ORANGES

FitNews, How To, Tech stuff, What we're up to
Since I hadn't been running hardly at all during 2014 I haven't used MapMyRun in a long time.  Back in December I opened it up again and started to log some workouts and treadmill jogs.  A years worth of updates meant that I had to re-educate myself on how to use the darn thing.  Aside from a variety of new functions and social networking capabilities was the addition of group challenges.   Companies sponsor, as advertisement, an opt-in fitness challenge.  Britta, for example, challenged you to log 50000 steps per week and, of course, record how often you hydrated.  Each challenge has it's own exercise and nutrition goal.  While the social networking aspect of MMR is nice, it sort of requires that you have lots of friends using the app.  I…
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