Running Between The Lines

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Topo Athletic Road Shoes: What, When, and Why

According to a recent survey conducted by the Huffington Post, women over the age of 18 own 20 pairs of shoes on average. If they're considering only regular, non-athletic shoes, this statistic is way off base for me; I typically cycle between no more than three pairs of 'regular' shoes throughout the entire year: my flats, my flip-flops, and my boots. However, if we're throwing athletic shoes into the mix, 20 pairs sounds about right, if not a bit low.Visitors to my apartment often marvel at the number of running shoes we have piled up beside the door. Upon seeing the…

ShinTekk: Small Device, Big Impact

Throughout most of high school and college, I was invincible. The only real injuries I ever sustained were two minor overuse injuries - bursitis in my hip my senior year of high school and tendinitis in my left knee my senior year of college. Both injuries kept me out for roughly a month, and both were remedied the same way: I finally decided I was tired of waiting for them to get better, so I simply started running again. At first I ran through the pain, but eventually the discomfort subsided. Once that happened, and I was able to run…

Rabbit Running Apparel: Born to Run Free

In a race, the rabbit is the one who sets the pace. The rabbit is the one who leads the way, the one that all other runners rely on and key off of. On the surface, it seems that the rabbit's job is simple: run the correct splits and bring the race through in the agreed upon time. But in reality, there is so much more going on, so much more that the rabbit needs to consider. The rabbit needs to be comfortable. If they aren't smooth and relaxed, the runners behind them won't be either. The rabbit needs to be efficient. They…

Roll Recovery: A Runner’s Best Friend

In my first post recapping my experiences out at the Trials, I mentioned that one of the highlights for John and I was getting the chance to interact with the creators of a number of exciting new performance running brands. Their products, made for runners, by runners, do an excellent job of bridging the gap between what big apparel and equipment companies think their consumers want and what runners and other athletes actually need. It was a truly unique experience to hear firsthand about the journey each product went through - from the earliest stages of ideation and experimentation all…