BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Kari Traa

by Marathon Sports
on November 14, 2017

Kari Traa, welcome to the Marathon Sports family!

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This nordic brand was founded by Olympic skier Kari Traa. “Being active in a male dominated sport, there were few brands for girls to choose gear from. Sponsors provided Kari with black and grey dominated, masculine skiwear. So sometimes, Kari would cut off the logo on her beanies and sew them on to her own designs.”

Kari started knitting beanies...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: A lifelong commitment

by Marathon Sports
on November 09, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit@MIT

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When you take on a fitness program with a specific goal or end date, it’s not uncommon to feel a little bit lost at the end. There’s kind of a ‘what now?’ feeling.

So now that your challenge is over, where do you go from here? Fall back into bad habits? Of course not! Nobody would ever actually plan to do that, right?

But its surprisingly easy –...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: When to re-up

by Marathon Sports
on November 03, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit@MIT

By now, you’ve put hundreds of thousands of steps on those trusty shoes of yours. You’ve formed a bond with them. Each morning, they wait patiently by the door for you to step in and hit the pavement.

So what happens when they don’t feel as great as they used to?

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Sneakers are awesome but they don’t live forever. The materials that they’re made of...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: (Don’t) Listen to your body

by Marathon Sports
on October 26, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit@MIT

Push-yourself-fitness-quotesOne of the great benefits you’ll find on your fitness journey is becoming more in tune with your body. You sleep better. You have more energy. You learn about hunger cues. But one of the most difficult things – even for elite athletes – is learning when to push and when to rest.

It’s a difficult balance, trying to push yourself to improvement...

SHOE UPDATE: Brooks Levitate

by Marathon Sports
on October 24, 2017

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Oh boy. This shoe has arrived and it is NICE. Brooks has flipped the script with the brand new Levitate, providing a shoe that offers more energy return than any running shoe you’ve ever worn.

So what’s the deal with this shoe?

DNA AMP Midsole Technology

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A very interesting new midsole material which is a combination of a polyurethane foam that is encased in a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: Running & Walking Safety

by Marathon Sports
on October 19, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit at MIT

(Though this video is targeted toward runners, these principles apply to walkers and cyclists as well!)

If you haven’t noticed, the days are getting shorter and shorter lately (). It’s an easy excuse to let your outdoor active pursuits take a backseat – but fight the urge to stay inside! Running or walking outside in the fall and winter can be...

SHOE UPDATE: Mizuno Wave Rider 21

by Marathon Sports
on October 17, 2017

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This incredible shoe just turned 21! Hard to believe. The Mizuno Wave Rider has been a staple on our shoe wall for more than two decades as a go-to trainer for people that want a shoe that is lightweight, responsive, and snappy.

The newest iteration of the Rider has been getting five-star reviews from our customers, and after we put it on and took it out for a run, we can understand why.

Here’s...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: Plan for the weather

by Marathon Sports
on October 12, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit at MIT

Ah, New England. Whether we like it or not, there’s bound to be some unpredictable weather headed our way soon. But don’t let it get in the way of your fitness goals! With some easy wardrobe adjustments, you’ll be out there sweating while everyone else is sitting on the couch.

So how do you keep it moving when the temperature drops? By...

SHOE UPDATE: Saucony Guide ISO

by Marathon Sports
on October 05, 2017

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Why mess with a good thing, you ask? Because sometimes you end up with something great as a result. The Saucony Guide 10 was a fantastic shoe, but the Guide ISO takes things to a new level. Here’s what we love about the update to this stability shoe:

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The Guidenow has ISOFIT lacing, which allows for a more refined fit. This allows the upper (the part of the shoe that’s not the sole)...

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS: Rest

by Marathon Sports
on September 29, 2017

A series, presented in partnership with getfit at MIT

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What would you say if I told you that resting is training? You might be skeptical. A day or two per week that I do nothing? How can that help me get in shape?

Your body needs rest in order to rebuild and get stronger, and here’s why:

When you stress the body through physical activity, you’re basically breaking yourself a little bit. During a...