October 27, 2015

Trail Running with World Class Climber Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold climbs rocks - really, really big rocks. Recently he climbed the 2000 ft. face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park WITHOUT A ROPE. He truly is a world class climber and is changing the perception of climbing with the general public. So what does he do when he needs to blow off steam and reset?  He runs trails.  "Sometimes it's just nice to run," he continues. "Like a kid." View full article →
October 26, 2015

Half Marathon Training Coming November 1

Are you thinking of running a half-marathon in the Spring? Does that seem out of reach right now? Get ready - on November 1 we will release our half-marathon training program from our expert coaches here at Stridetek. Come train with us - you WILL be ready for your race this Spring!

Half Marathon Training Program - Stridetek

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October 24, 2015

Weekend Inspiration - Deep Water Soloing with Sierra Blair-Coyle

If the cold weather in the Northeast has got you down, then hop on a flight to the Arizona desert for some deep water soloing with professional climber Sierra Blair-Coyle.  Deep water soloing is climbing rock cliffs above water without a rope for protection and it is beautiful to see in action.

Sierra also reflects on what it means to be an athlete and that "what makes you better is what makes you sore." Watch Sierra finding her stride:

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October 22, 2015

Cross Training 101

Cross-training is another term that is thrown around very freely, but what is it, really? And once we agree on what it is, how should it fit into an overall training plan? The goal of this article is to put cross-training into its proper context, so that it can be of benefit to your running and not a detriment. This article mostly applies to runners who are training to race or to reach specific goals. View full article →
October 21, 2015

What makes Stridetek insoles so different?

Check out this video to see what makes Stridetek Insoles and Sandals so revolutionary:



October 20, 2015

Please Come to Boston - 10 Things You Need to Know About the Boston Marathon

For all but the most elite long distance runner, qualifying for the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of athletic achievement. For the few who don’t know, the Boston Marathon is an annual marathon (26.2 miles) hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is always held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. The first Boston Marathon was in 1897.

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October 16, 2015

Never. Give. Up. A story of resilience from Redbull Rampage 2015

Red Bull Rampage, an invitation-only mountain bike event held every year in the desert just outside of Zion National Park in Utah, is an incredible display of human ability to say the least - even in its dull moments. However, yesterday something occurred that was rare even by Rampage standards - Nicholi Rogatkin had the most epic crash in Rampage history and got up to finish his line. View full article →
October 13, 2015

Training Wisdom from an Iron(woman)

Wake up after a restless night to check in at 4:45am for a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bicycle race, and top it off with a marathon of 26.2 miles - all in a single day.  If that sounds like a good time to you then you might just be an Ironman (woman).  For those that aspire to such heights, the Ironman World Championships, taking place this past weekend in Kona, are the pinnacle of athleticism. View full article →
October 12, 2015

If the Shoe Fits…

While arming yourself with the latest shoe reviews and heading down to your local specialty running shoe store can improve the odds of getting a good fit, you are still ultimately responsible for what you walk out with tucked under your arm. Here are 9 rules to remember when getting fitted (or fitting yourself) for a pair of running shoes. View full article →
October 09, 2015

Share in the stoke - Afterglow, a sick skiing video

We are already thinking about skiing (yeah we know, it is hardly even Fall).  There has been a light dusting in the mountains out west and we can't wait to strap on the skis.

GoPro and Phillips teamed up with Pep Fujas, Chris Benchetler, and Eric Hjorleifson, covered them in LEDs, and let them shred the Alaskan backcountry. As filmmakers and skiers, we found this incredibly inspiring and we hope you do too:

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