Author: Jon Yu
Recover Like a Champ: Our Experience with the WHOOP Band 4.0 & the Garmin Body Battery
How much do you think about your recovery? How much do you know about your sleep? We used the WHOOP Band 4.0 and the Garmin Body Battery for a month to find out what these tools could tell us about our sleep, rest, stress, and strain, and see if it made a difference in how we thought about our recovery.Read more..
What I Learned Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis
Injuries happen. It’s a part of the running journey. An unfortunate part, but a part that we all have to deal with at some point. The most recent setback for me occurred right around December of last year and it is, I’d say, the most stubborn of injuries that I’ve had to deal with so […]Read more..
The Social Side to Running
By: Dennis Holden Moving to a new city/town can be a struggle. Now add in a move across the Atlantic and you will find yourself in my (running) shoes at the end of 2020. After spending two years in Scotland and meeting some amazing people through local runs, it was time to start anew in […]Read more..
Running to Some Feel Good Stories
Read about three incredible feel good stories in the running world that took place in a difficult 2021. Lanni Marchant, Molly Seidel, and Shalane Flanagan show us what grit, determination, and fun can look like even in tough times.Read more..
5 Tips to Support a Runner on Race Day
With in person racing coming back this fall and (hopefully) here to stay, you may be feeling a bit lost with the whole environment of a race. Running an in person race as a runner after a couple years of not racing will no doubt feel weird to most of us at first. But, after […]Read more..
The High Five of Favourite Running Socks: Let’s Sock and Roll
Running and running shoes are a pair that are usually talked about a lot. Runners check out shoe reviews (or at least I do!) and we try different ones to find just the perfect companion for our feet along our runs. But what is sometimes overlooked is what goes between our feet and our shoes: […]Read more..
Finding Your Why
I’ve heard many times that it’s important to “Find Your Why?” But to be very honest, I struggle with what that means. Maybe my why is just lost. Sometimes I think I’ve found it. That I’ve found some magic reason that makes sense as to why I run.Read more..
Talking It Out: Sports Psychology and Running
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I thought it would be a good time to talk about my own personal journey with how my mental health and running has been tied together and, more specifically, how seeing a Sports Psychologist has helped me get over some humps, adjust my mindset, and […]Read more..
The High Five: Podcasts For Your Long Run (or any run!)
Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Batman and Robin. Like these legendary tandems, there are few things better than when you can pair the perfect podcast with a good long run. For me, a good podcast – one that is interesting, engaging, and entertaining – can help the miles just float by. But, when […]Read more..
It’s Gotta be the Shoes: Building a Running Shoe Rotation
Forrest Gump’s Momma once said that, “There’s an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they’re going. Where they’ve been.” As runners, if our running shoes could talk, I could only imagine the stories that they could tell. As a self-proclaimed running shoe geek, I have had my share of […]Read more..