Pool Running to Maintain Fitness During Injury

In my many years of training seriously as a collegiate/elite athlete I have had my fair share of injuries. Other than my most recent muscle strain, pool running has been my savior when it comes to maintaining fitness during time off running. It is the most effective way to maintain running fitness as best you possibly can […]

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Race Day Meal Planning

As readers of my blog have become familiar with the way I write posts, I often cover the topics that are requested by my readers about running. One of the most common questions I get is about what to eat on race day. I thought this would be a great post to introduce myself to […]

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6 Tips for Mindful Eating

The media constantly bombards us with conflicting nutrition “facts” that often make for difficult mealtime decisions. This information overload forces us to start asking, “What are my needs, and how can I meet them?” Unfortunately there is no one perfect diet because different factors come into play: age, gender, activity level, health status, etc. All […]

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Double Stroller Strife

Running with a jogging stroller has its challenges. You aren’t able to use both arms. Going uphill or into the wind can sometimes feel like you are running through wet cement. Going downhill causes you to constantly check to ensure you are in control. The curbs and cracks on sidewalks and roads that everyday runners […]

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NIKE Zoom Elite 7 – New Shoe Review

Welcome to the New Shoe Review, a segment on our blog where our shoe buyer explains every new and updated model we receive at John’s Run/Walk Shop. Today, we review the Nike Zoom Elite 7. Throughout 2014, Nike has been rolling out its updated Zoom Air collection, starting with the Zoom Pegasus 31 in June, […]

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Dick Burchett’s History of Running

The following is an except from a book our longtime employee Dick Burchett is writing for his grandchildren. It primarily discusses Dick’s long running career in Danville and Lexington. My family and I moved to Gwinn Island in 1978 and I found myself so busy I had no time or energy for sports. But these […]

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