Melody Marshall

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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The Fab 50 – The Best Non-Marathon Race in each State

If you’ve been in the running world for a while, you’ve probably heard of the 50 States Marathon Club. This club is for people who have run a marathon in each of the 50 states. During John’s Running Vacation this past weekend, one of our campers mentioned the brilliant idea of doing […]

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Confessions of a Former Pro Runner

  I wanted to break from the typical discussions and just lay out and easy read on a question I get often, “How do the pros train?” While my history does not speak for all pro runners, it should give you a glimpse into the training life of a professional […]

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