by Marathon Sports
on October 25, 2016

A few years ago, thanks to the book ‘Born to Run,’ the barefoot/minimalist running movement was the next big thing. While minimalism sort of fell off the radar, it did give way to something that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere: natural running.


What’s the difference, you ask? Minimalism was wearing very little to nothing underfoot – or actually running barefoot. Natural runningis working toward...


by Marathon Sports
on October 20, 2016

Saucony is absolutely bringing it this fall with a couple of exciting new running shoe updates!



The newest version of this high cushion shoe feels better than ever. Here’s what we love about it:

MORE EVERUN IN THE HEELSaucony increased the landing zone in your heel, so as you crash down, you have more Everun cushioning to land on. CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EVERUN


SHOE UPDATE: New Balance 860v7

by Marathon Sports
on September 30, 2016

There are so many great updates to stability running shoes coming out this fall – and the New Balance 860v7 is one of our favorites.

img_7367The 860 is a great shoe for runners that overpronate and need some midfoot support, but who also want something that offers a soft, smooth ride from heel to toe. Version 7 has incorporated a few key updates to give you the ideal balance between stability and cushion....


by Marathon Sports
on September 02, 2016

The stabbing pain! Oh!


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.


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


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...