VIDEO: 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...

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Hoka One One

by Marathon Sports
on June 24, 2016

Surely you’ve seen them. Those running shoes that look kind of funky? With the huge chunky soles?

Runners don’t wear those, right? How could they?

This was a question we received in our stores quite often when Hoka One One made its debut a few years ago. Since then Hoka has grown from an outlier to one of the most dynamic and innovative brands in the running world.

We were lucky enougIMG_6277h to meet...

INSTA CONTEST: Show us your cool down!

by Marathon Sports
on June 21, 2016

Ridiculously excited for this one.

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Saucony is bringing the heat this summer with their new Run Pops collection! These shoes are designed to bring you back to those summer days cooling off with a popsicle treat. Saucony has created Long Run Lemon, Outkick Orange, Toe the Lime, Personal Best Blue, and Race Day Red so you can pick your favorite flavor!

But here’s the exciting part: we’re offering...

SHOE REVIEW: adidas Sequence 9

by Marathon Sports
on June 17, 2016

by Erin Engelson, assistant marketing manager

IMG_6131I think the best way to decide if you really like a running shoe is to take it out on dead legs.

So that’s exactly what I did last weekend. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this update – I had run in the adidasSequence 8 and felt okay about it – wasn’t in love with it, but also didn’t really notice it during the run (which is generally a good thing in...

SHOE REVIEW: Nike Pegasus 33

by Marathon Sports
on June 10, 2016

by Zach Mione, Marathon Sports staff member

IMG_6051Let me start by saying every year I think Nike is going to ruin the Pegasus. For the better part of a decade I have been running most of my miles in the Pegasus. It has always been a simple shoe that has given me complete control of my run, and in the shoe ‘tech wars’ era, that has been hard to come by.

IMG_6049My initial reaction to the unveiling of the Pegasus...