SHOE UPDATE: Bring on the Boston shoes!

by Marathon Sports
on April 06, 2016

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Every year there is so much anticipation and excitement around the release of all the limited edition Boston shoes, and this year is no exception. We brought in eight styles this year and they’re all unique and quirky in their own way. Here’s the roundup:

adidas Adizero Adios Boost

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$159.99 – available online, and in BOSTON, WELLESLEY, & BOSTON MARATHON® adidas RUNBASE

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‘Something Tangible’

by Marathon Sports
on April 05, 2016

by Dan Joyce, Marathon Sports Norwell staff member

When Dave first walked into our store, there was a shared feeling of anticipation amongst the staff. As a group we had all been looking forward to the chance to work with the students from the North River Collaborative. But as introductions were made, it became apparent that we all had separate ideas of what to expect. Perhaps it was strange that...

SHOE REVIEW: Saucony Kinvara 7

by Marathon Sports
on March 23, 2016

by Kyle Miller, Marathon Sports staff member

The Saucony Kinvara epitomizes a lightweight performance trainer, providing a cushioned, yet barely-there feel. Coupled with a low heel-toe offset, it has become a model for success in the ‘natural’ running category. The 7th iteration of this shoe holds true to the soul (or sole…bad shoe pun) of a Kinvara, but with some exciting enhancements.

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APPAREL REVIEW: Saucony Interval 2-in-1 Short

by Marathon Sports
on March 15, 2016

by Chris Scotina, Marathon Sports staff member

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The Saucony Interval 2-in-1 short is a perfect match for any workout you want to do, from a long run, to speed work on the track, to a circuit in the gym. An 86% polyester/14% spandex blend offers great breathability and keeps the skin dry and cool. The shorts are lightweight and have a built in boxer brief liningthat provides support and a touch of...

SHOE REVIEW: Mizuno Catalyst

by Marathon Sports
on March 10, 2016

by Sarah Graham, Marathon Sports staff member

Three years ago, many hearts (including mine) were broken when Mizuno removed the Wave Elixir from their product lineup. Since then, runners have been searching for a sneaker to fill that void of a lightweight, supportive shoe. I have been on the hunt to find a shoe to live up to the Elixir but have thus far been unsuccessful – until now!

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RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Shin Splints

by Marathon Sports
on March 02, 2016

Everyone’s had them at some point in their running life. Shin Splints have become kind of a catch-all term for discomfort in the lower leg. But did you know that there are two specific ailments that the term ‘Shin Splint’ describes – anterior and posterior. Today we’ll discuss Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Posterior Shin Splints).

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WHAT’S THE PAIN LIKE?

Described as acute (the painful kind of...

RUNNER PROFILE: The ultimate Winter Warrior

by Marathon Sports
on February 19, 2016

by Joe Moscariello, Marathon Sports Plymouth store manager

If distance running is simply the process of making the kinds of friends who inspire you to do painful things you didn’t think yourself capable of and possibly don’t want to ever do again, Brian Tjerslandis either the best or the worst friend to have. Equal parts intimidating and approachable at six feet tall (6’2″ in his Hokas) and over...

APPAREL REVIEW: New Balance Performance Jacket

by Marathon Sports
on February 17, 2016

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For weather as unpredictable as Boston’s, the importance of a runner’s outer layer can’t be understated. With the New Balance Performance Merino Hybrid Jacket, you can be prepared for a quick change of seasons (such as the spring-like weather we’ve had this year). With two layers of fabric working together to maintain warmth and dryness, the Hybrid...

APPAREL REVIEW: Craft Focus Jacket

by Marathon Sports
on February 09, 2016

by Patrick Caron, Marathon Sports staff member

craftfocusAs an ultra-runner and long-distance hiker, I can be just a tad bit picky with gear, whether it be my footwear, clothing, or any of the other essentials I might bring along on my adventures. Actually, reallypicky to be honest! But hey, when you’re out training for several hours at a time, it’s extremely important to find something that works, and that...

Winter Warrior 2016 – it’s a wrap!

by Marathon Sports
on February 04, 2016

We’ve had four days now to reflect on our 2016 Winter Warrior Challenge. For some, 31 days in a row of running outside was no big deal (looking in your direction, Brian Tjersland…)

But for most, it was quite an undertaking! Now, don’t get us wrong. We know that in the larger context of the world around us, running for a month is not really that big of a deal. But for many of us, it was a real...