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Running shoes online

Looking for particularly good prices online for running shoes, if such exist. Also, general advice on the subject, maybe. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Apr 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Final preparations for a first half-marathon

Final half-marathon preparations: I'm signed up for the Sydney Half-Marathon (my first ever!) on May 18th, and I've just got a couple questions as I enter these last few weeks of preparations. Do I need to start investigating energy gels or GUs or something? And is this a *really* bad time to get new shoes? I'm getting a bit jittery so I'd be grateful for any wisdom and advice from the MeFi running contingent... [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Apr 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Give me feet of steel.

Resources for exercises for my feet, arches, ankles, and lower legs? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 24, 2008 - 12 answers

How many Boston Marathon runners qualified and how many ran for charity?

Is there any way to find out the percentage of Boston Marathon runners that qualified for the race vs. the percentage that gained entry through other means (charities and such)?
posted by csimpkins on Apr 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Another Vancouver restaurant thread

Another Vancouver, BC restaurant question. The challenge? Carbo-loading before the Vancouver Marathon... [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Apr 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Night Running?

Does anyone have advice on running at night? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Apr 10, 2008 - 20 answers

Trail running shoes on concrete?

Trail running shoes on concrete? [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Apr 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Why do I like running to Cowboy?

Why do I love to run to this song and what are other songs will duplicate whatever it is this song does to make my runs better? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Apr 4, 2008 - 15 answers

Vancouver Marathon team name suggestions

Help me come up with a team name and/or logo for the Vancouver Marathon. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Apr 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Not ready for the rocking chair- aging sucks.

Post-injuryFilter: Reclaiming your sense of self after not being able to be active? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Mar 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Nike+ shoes

Are there any Nike+ shoes comparable to Asics Gel Nimbus? [more inside]
posted by plexi on Mar 24, 2008 - 8 answers

My spine hurts thinking about it...

Could Forrest Gump really run that much? [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Mar 19, 2008 - 23 answers

ixnay on the myway

What is the circumference of Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken, NJ?
posted by bingo on Mar 8, 2008 - 2 answers

where can I find greenery in Philadelphia?

[Philly filter] Where's the fair part of Fairmont Park? [more inside]
posted by bluenausea on Mar 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Will my heart explode?

When I jog, my heart rate goes to 195 beats per minute. Is that bad? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Feb 21, 2008 - 16 answers


productreviewfilter: I am considering buying the Sony Bluetooth Wirleless Transmitter for iPod along with the Sony DRBT21G/B Stereo Bluetooth Headset for a birthday gift for a friend who runs on a treadmill most of the time, outside sometimes. Have you used these? is there a better combo that might be preferred by a runner? Thank you in advance!
posted by meeshell on Feb 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Marathon training in SF?

Can someone recommend a good beginner's marathon training group in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by whir on Feb 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Need running advice!

Need running advice! [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Feb 2, 2008 - 24 answers

When can I have my foot back?

How long will I be in excruciating pain? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Jan 28, 2008 - 20 answers

Help! Shin splints.

Help, I think I'm getting shin splints! [more inside]
posted by Autarky on Jan 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Are IT band straps just snake oil?

Are those IT band straps for running worth a damn? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jan 15, 2008 - 19 answers

Clothe My Poor Feet

Best deals, patterns and otherwise for technical socks? (Cycling, Running, etc) [more inside]
posted by wuzandfuzz on Dec 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London?

Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Where can I shower in Memphis?

I feel like a moron for asking this: Where can I take a shower in Memphis on Saturday? No, I'm not asking to use yours. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Nov 29, 2007 - 14 answers

I hate wasting water! Help fix my toilet. I am sure there is a running joke here....

I can't fix my toilet, help! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Short or long strides at burst speed?

Usually after my evening 5K I like to open it up for a quarter mile or so - my tendency is to take very fast short steps, almost double the speed of my arms. Would I be better off (top speed) to go for longer strides? This is on clear, car-free asphalt. [more inside]
posted by four panels on Nov 15, 2007 - 10 answers

running and weights

Is it best to weight train before or after a run? [more inside]
posted by honeyx on Nov 14, 2007 - 16 answers

Should fat people run?

Should overweight people run? [more inside]
posted by long haired lover from liverpool on Nov 13, 2007 - 41 answers

What gear should I wear to run in the winter?

What gear should I wear to run in the winter? I've always moved indoors and run on the treadmill or just quit for the season and got fat but I want to try to keep running outside this winter. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Nov 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Help Me Train for a 300 Meter and 1.5 Mile Run

What is the best training plan to improve my performance in a 300 meter and 1.5 mile run in 6 weeks? [more inside]
posted by metawabbit on Nov 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Please, please, please my knees!

Is there a low impact alternative to the Couch to 5k? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Nov 5, 2007 - 25 answers

How similar is using an elliptical machine to running?

How similar is using an elliptical machine to running? [more inside]
posted by sequential on Oct 31, 2007 - 10 answers

General Motors DRL Commercial?

90s GM TV commercial for Daytime Running Lights? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2007 - 10 answers

It's a long walk. But I will walk hard.

How much should I tip (if at all) for a 10-minute massage after running in a race? [more inside]
posted by toaster on Oct 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Pre-marathon advice?

RunningFilter: Half Marathon on Sunday. How should I spend Saturday?
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Oct 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Will a runner with a lower body weight have a lower risk of injury than a heavier person, all other measures of health, fitness, and experience being equal?

Will a runner with a lower body weight have a lower risk of injury than a heavier person, all other measures of health, fitness, and experience being equal? [more inside]
posted by sequential on Oct 17, 2007 - 10 answers

I still don't know what she's running from.

Marathon Support: What can my roommates and I do for our other roommate after she runs a marathon? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Sep 23, 2007 - 18 answers

why do people work out together?

why do people work out together? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 22, 2007 - 22 answers

Too heavy for Couch to 5k?

I just had a doctor tell me I'm too heavy to run the Couch to 5k program. Is this really true? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Sep 18, 2007 - 62 answers


I run 5K 4-6 times a week, and I'd like to get my speed up. Should I increase my overall pace, or do sprints/intervals interspersed with jogging?
posted by four panels on Sep 18, 2007 - 12 answers

What supplements to run farther, faster, longer?

Ingestible supplements for long distance running that are safe, effective, and not intrinsically disgusting? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Sep 10, 2007 - 26 answers

Running trails near Hyatt McCormick Place?

ChicagoFilter: Running in or around McCormick Place? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Sep 6, 2007 - 14 answers

What is this wall? This is not supposed to be here!

My first marathon is five weeks away and the training is taking its toll on my body. The last thing I want is to have to give up this late in the game because of an injury. What's my best plan of attack? [more inside]
posted by jetskiaccidents on Sep 1, 2007 - 19 answers

Please help me learn to run.

Please help me learn to run. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Aug 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Do boxer wearers have special running underwear?

If your running shorts have an inner pant, and your underwear of choice is boxers, what do you wear when you're running? Manties?
posted by russmail on Aug 30, 2007 - 23 answers

Toenail remnant

A couple of months ago my big toenail went black after a run. Maybe 10-15 days ago it came loose, but only on one side. Since the other side was still anchored I cut off the flapping half. Nothing's happened since then. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by BigSky on Aug 26, 2007 - 20 answers

Is there anything like fun-runs, but without the running?

I liked doing fun runs and half marathons. Are there any other sports which offer similar events? Are bike races as beginner friendly? [more inside]
posted by handee on Aug 24, 2007 - 7 answers

What are some bad weather alternatives to running?

What are some bad weather alternatives to running? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 23, 2007 - 27 answers

Skinny and fast, to brawny and slow?

Classic ectomorph looking to add weightlifting to exercise routine. [more inside]
posted by elwoodwiles on Aug 23, 2007 - 10 answers

When did laces become lacing systems?

Will the Saucony Grid Omni 5 Ultimates that I just bought ruin my feet? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Aug 21, 2007 - 8 answers

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