The Ins and Outs of Compression Gear

by Marathon Sports
on December 09, 2016

For those of us training for a big spring race (or anyone who just trains like an absolute animal on the roads, in the gym, or in the pool), compression gear can be a great addition to our wardrobe. But what does it actually do for you?

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So much CEP in one photo! The Marathon Sports/Runner’s Alley/soundRUNNER squad relied on compression socks to get them through Ragnar Reach the Beach 2016.

Before...

GEAR REVIEW: Saucony Razor Jacket

by Marathon Sports
on December 08, 2016

by Jess Popik, Marathon Sports staff member

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The lightest waterproof jacket we’ve ever worn! Love the bright white and strips of reflectivity on the front.

It’s become painfully clear lately that a good old Boston winter is coming. With that, runners/walkers/outdoor enthusiasts need to overhaul our wardrobe. It’s time to take out the lined tights, the baselayers, the mid-layers and jackets. This...

GEAR REVIEW: Saucony Ignite Tight

by Marathon Sports
on December 05, 2016

by Shelley Bernstein, Marathon Sports staff member

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While I prefer to run in the warm sunshine in shorts, I run all year outside in all weather. Training in Massachusetts through the winter for the Boston Marathon in April requires that I trade in my shorts for serious cold weather gear.

Usually this makes me wish for warm weather, but when I first tried the Saucony Ignite Tight, I got a little...

Outfit of the Week: the New England Long Run

by Marathon Sports
on December 02, 2016

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Because you never know what you’re going to get when it comes to weather! This combo will get you through the long run in conditions ranging from clear and cold, to sleet and snow, to unseasonable warmth, and everything in between.

Raining when you head out but then it clears up and gets warmer later in the run? No problem, because the Versa Jacket turns into a VEST! And it packs into itself so...

SHOE UPDATE: Saucony Freedom ISO

by Marathon Sports
on November 28, 2016

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It’s finally here! To say we are irrationally excited about the release of this shoe is an understatement #shoegeekprobs

For those of you that are unfamiliar, the Saucony Freedom ISOofficially launches on December 1st. This shoe is the culmination of lots and lots of research and testing. With this shoe, Saucony brought its most innovative and technically advanced design ever, with a goal of...

FIRE UP YOUR RUN

by Marathon Sports
on November 18, 2016

We’re a little more than halfway through National Running Safety Month and we’ve been seeing some awesome photos from all your night running! You guys sure do make reflectivity look cool.

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One of our favorite runner safety products is the Lightbender RX Armband by Nathan. Here’s why we love it:

IT PLACES LIGHT ON A MOVING PART OF OUR BODY

fuyr_multiplepoints_ff_1080Our brains are highly adept at making sense of bright spots...

OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: The Off Day

by Marathon Sports
on November 16, 2016

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Let’s take a break from talking about super warm reflective running gear – what about the days you hit the gym for strength work or cross-training? This outfit will take you from the gym to brunch and everywhere in between.

  1. The North Face Hudson Beanie $35 – slouchy and casual, this knit beanie is light enough for warmer days but stands up to the cold thanks to a soft acrylic yarn.
  2. Adidas...

SHOE UPDATE: Brooks Adrenaline 17

by Marathon Sports
on November 16, 2016

adrenaline17Some shoes are just classics. They eschew the proverbial bells and whistles because what’s the point when you can just put an incredible timeless product out there…

The Brooks Adrenaline GTSis one of these shoes. For 17 years now it has been the go-to stability shoe for millions of runners, providing the perfect balance between support and cushion to give overpronating runners a smooth,...

RUNNING INJURIES SIMPLIFIED: Runner’s Knee

by Marathon Sports
on November 15, 2016

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Pictured: Hoka Clifton 3; Craft Brilliant 2.0 Thermal Tights; The North Face Stormy Trail Jacket

That pesky patella. For something that is so important to human beings and their ability to ambulate, it sure is part of a delicate mechanism.

The patella (or kneecap) is basically the junction point between the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone), and is held in alignment by a complex system of...

Outfit of the Week: The Fakeout

by Marathon Sports
on November 09, 2016

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We’re in a weird time of year right now. Some days it’s frigid out, but other days it’s strangely warm out and you inevitably end up overdressed during your run. This outfit offers just enough coverage and is the perfect fit for those unseasonably warm after work runs.

  1. Under Armour Fly Legging $55 – these mid-weight tights offer a second-skin fit for nothing but comfort, and vented calf panels...