RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Plantar Fasciitis

by Marathon Sports
on September 02, 2016

The stabbing pain! Oh!

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If you’ve had Plantar Fasciitis, you know. If you haven’t, you’re lucky. It’s one of those running injuries that persists – but there is a way to try and keep it at bay.

WHAT IS THE PLANTAR FASCIA?

Plantar = ‘of or relating to the sole of the foot’

Fascia = ‘a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the...

SHOE REVIEW: Mizuno Wave Enigma 6

by Marathon Sports
on August 16, 2016

By Olivia Watson, Marathon Sports staff member

IMG_6861For runners looking for a high-cushion shoe that is also light and comfortable, the Mizuno Wave Enigma 6 fits the bill. Although the shoe is incredibly cushioned, it fits like a glove and feels very minimal on the foot.

I decided to test out the Enigma 6on three different runs – a road run, a trail run, and a treadmill run. My first run in the Enigma...

SHOE REVIEW: Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

by Marathon Sports
on August 03, 2016

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by Mary Coyne, Marathon Sports staff member

As someone who has been running in the Mizuno Wave Sayonara since version 2, I was very excited about the June release of version 4. After seeing the the capri, coral, & blue color, I could only hope they felt as good as they looked!

After running in them, I was not disappointed. The Sayonara 4maintained that familiar ground feel that we know and love...

SCENES FROM: July Events

by Marathon Sports
on August 01, 2016

July was a barnburner! We had it all – a great holiday, perfect beach weather, and more events than we could count! Don’t miss all the fun in August – stay in the loop with our event calendar – no FOMO necessary!

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Our monthly Pub Run at the wonderful Cambridge Common! July had us running with New Balance and rehydrating thanks to Founders Brewing. NEXT ONE: Saucony takes us out for a run on August...

TWO MINUTE TECH: Your quick & easy sports bra guide

by Marathon Sports
on July 28, 2016

Our apparel gurus take you through a quick sports bra fitting – stop by any of our locations to make sure you’re wearing the right bra!


SHOE REVIEW: Brooks Ghost 9

by Marathon Sports
on July 26, 2016

by John Davis, Marathon Sports staff member

IMG_6382Last year I had the pleasure of testing and reviewing the Brooks Ghost 8.  It was my first experience in this running shoe and I quickly fell in love with it – the Ghost quickly became a staple in my rotation. [READ REVIEW]

 

However, I was a little hesitant when the new model came out at a slightly beefed up 10.6 oz compared to last year’s 10.3 oz (the...

HYDRATION BASICS: Your Summer Fuel Guide

by Marathon Sports
on July 21, 2016

DSC_0091Ah, summer in New England. The time when we start getting into our fall marathon and half marathon training, and the time where proper hydration is more important than ever.

Before we talk about some of our favorite hydration products, let’s just get a primer on running, sweating, and the incredible human body.

When you work out, your heart rate rises, causing a bump in your body temperature. That...

PRODUCT QUICK HIT: Hydro Flask

by Marathon Sports
on July 08, 2016

AKA the greatest water bottle ever!

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Here’s why the Hydro Flask is so great:

DOUBLE WALL VACUUM INSULATED

Keeps cold liquid cold for 24 hours. No, seriously. It really does! Also keeps hot liquid hot for 6 hours (learned this the hard way when I burned my mouth on hot coffee from 4 hours ago).

NO CONDENSATION OR HEAT TRANSFER

No sweaty water bottle dripping all over the place. And the outside...

SHOE REVIEW: Hoka Clifton 3

by Marathon Sports
on June 30, 2016

by Aaron Monier, Runner’s Alley staff member

Sometimes subtle changes can make a big difference. That certainly is the case with the new Hoka One One Clifton 3. A few very minor tweaks vastly improve this shoe from the previous versions.

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Triumphant at the finish of the Mt. Washington Road Race! Now these legs need some Hoka cushioning!

Normally, I’d be the last person you’d expect to be reviewing...

SHOE TECH: What is EVERUN?

by Marathon Sports
on June 29, 2016

Last fall, Saucony debuted a brand new cushioning system. EVERUN was introduced in the Triumph ISO 2, replacing the brand’s Powergrid Cushioning System, and taking Saucony to a whole new level in the running specialty channel.

The way I always used to describe Saucony shoes to customers was to ‘think of the grid of a tennis racket and you’re the ball.’The Powergrid cushioning system (and Progrid...