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Running shoe coup: Shopping local pays off

I must admit I was tempted, when I needed to take one of the kids for some gear at Dick’s Sporting Goods recently, to see if I could find a deal on running shoes. I tried on a couple of pairs, … Continue reading

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Does Adidas’ “Boost” technology last longer than other running shoes?

Do the Adidas Boost genre of running shoes last longer — or is it just me? I’ve been intending to get a new pair of running shoes for a while, but as the frugal mom in a family of six … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: comfy shoes + no more cast!

My new Nike Pegasus 30 shoes are awesome!!! I didn’t realize how bad my old Adizeros were until I tried good shoes on. My Pegasus are the best shoes I’ve ever had!! They have AMAZING cushion and support. I also … Continue reading

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Shopping fun at the running store

After substitute teaching at Colleen’s school yesterday, we took off on a shopping trip – to the Three Rivers Running Company. It was the first time she got measured properly for running shoes and had her gait analyzed. (In a … Continue reading

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50-mile recap: Duct tape, a snake and a 911 call

Shoe rotation + duct tape = no blisters The most amazing thing about Saturday’s 50-mile run/walk is that we didn’t get any blisters. None. Zero. We think this is because we changed shoes every 10 miles and put duct tape … Continue reading

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Last run before 90-miler

Yesterday was our last run/walk before Saturday’s 90-miler. We were going to do our usual 10-mile pattern — run 3 miles, walk 2, run 2, walk 1, run 1, walk 1. But Dad had called us both ahead of time … Continue reading

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Insole transplant revives running shoes

With just a few days left before our 90-mile run/walk, my sister and I had penciled a 10-mile training session into our increasingly busy schedules – only now it was pouring down rain with no letup in sight. But I … Continue reading

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Newtons!

What am I doing in a pair of Newtons? These are way outside my price range, and enough of an engineering enigma to probably be a poor choice for somebody who only buys one new pair of running shoes a … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Swiss Days Race excitement!

By Colleen, age 10 We are really excited about the Swiss Days Race tomorrow. The shirts this year are a lot cooler than last year’s since it‘s the 40th race and everything. Grandpa brought ours home early and we’ve already … Continue reading

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Cinderella’s running shoes

After my Adidas road beaters passed the 1,000-mile mark last year, I’d started thinking they might just be immortal. These were the first real running shoes I bought back in 2010, when I still had 30 pounds left to lose. … Continue reading

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