Yearly Archives: 2014


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 […]

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Product Review – Ultimate Direction Endure

A frequent question we get asked this time of year at John’s is “How can I carry fluid when I run?”. We’re at the peak of summer heat here in Kentucky and it just happens to coincide with the middle of half marathon/marathon training for a lot of you out […]

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Running on Vacation

How to Run on Vacation   We’ve all been there, on vacation or traveling for work but needed to get a few training runs in. Most of the time we just end up doing loops near the hotel or taking the elevator to the hotel gym for a tour of […]

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HOKA Clifton – New Shoe Review

Welcome to the New Shoe Review, a new 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 HOKA Clifton.   When I first put on the HOKA Clifton, I immediately felt the difference. Running in the Clifton […]

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Top 10 First-Time Marathon Mistakes

Top 10 First-Timer Marathon Mistakes   In working with a many runners over the years and experiencing training for a marathon myself, I know that a marathon can be a very fulfilling event. That said, I also know that poor preparation can turn what should be an “enjoyable” experience into […]

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