EVENTS & EXPERIENCES: The Last Long Run

by Marathon Sports
on March 28, 2017

This past Saturday, we hosted what has quickly become one of our absolute favorite events of the year: the Last Long Run, sponsored by New Balance.

WHAT IS THE LAST LONG RUN?

Basically the last hurrah before the Boston Marathon. You get your final long run in (about 20-22 miles depending on the runner) before the taper period.

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The scene in Wellesley!

SHOE UPDATE: It’s go time.

by Marathon Sports
on March 23, 2017

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The time has arrived! The 2017 Boston Marathon special edition shoes have been under lock and key for months – but they’re starting to peek out. This year’s lineup is one of the best we’ve ever seen! So without further delay, here they are:

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We’re taking it back a couple hundred years – because there’s no other city that can rival our incredible history! The Boston...

SHOE UPDATE: Mizuno Wave Horizon

by Marathon Sports
on March 23, 2017

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In every runner’s arsenal, there is a place for light and fast, and there is a place for plush and luxe. The brand new Wave Horizon by Mizuno falls into the plush and luxe camp, and it sure is nice! Here’s what we love about it:

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Mizuno‘s DynamotionFit offers 3-panel construction in the midfoot. This means less seams and more comfort. An engineered mesh throughout wraps your foot so...

GEAR REVIEW: The North Face Better Than Naked Jacket

by Marathon Sports
on March 23, 2017

More lightweight jackets! This one (in addition to the Brooks Cascadia Shell we featured a few days ago) is a springtime favorite. Now all we need is the weather to behave.

BTNjkt4This jacket provides a great deal of versatility for unpredictable weatherconditions. It offers wind and water resistance to protect you from the whipping wind we’ve experienced lately. It can be worn over a thermal baselayer...

NUTRITION 101: Product Comparison

by Marathon Sports
on March 21, 2017

There are so many different types of fuel out there – so how do you know which one is right for you?

The best way to find the products that will effectively fuel your run is basically trial and error. Keep a training journal so you know what you ate and when so you know how your body reacted to each different brand and fuel type.

But here’s a basic overview of the two main types of during-the-ru...

GEAR REVIEW: Brooks Cascadia Shell

by Marathon Sports
on March 20, 2017

A lightweight jacket is worth its weight in gold during springtime in New England…wait, not sure that expression really works here. Let’s say it’s worth a lot MORE than its weight in gold. We know how unpredictable the weather can be around here.

A lightweight jacket provides a great deal of versatility– it can be layered over a winter-weight baselayer and midlayer during some unseasonable cold...

EVENTS & EXPERIENCES: RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo

by Marathon Sports
on March 13, 2017

We get to work some pretty cool events. The annual RACE-MANIA Expo is one of them. RACE-MANIA is a great kickoff to the spring racing season, where runners and triathletes can come and get inspired by speakers and coaches and gear up with an awesome vendor expo. This year’s event promises to be the best one yet – and here’s why:

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SHOE UPDATE: Boston Freedom ISO

by Austin Graham
on March 09, 2017

It’s March. So for anyone in the running industry in Boston, that means that we’re getting into the #allbostonmarathonallthetime zone (and we love it!) It also signals an exciting time of year for sneaker fanatics, as all the limited-edition Boston shoes get released.

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The first release of this highly anticipated group of kicks is the Boston Freedom ISO by Saucony. Sauconytook its highly...

GEAR SPOTLIGHT: Lightweight Jackets

by Marathon Sports
on March 07, 2017

Think about those first few warm days at the beginning of spring. Usually it’s around the middle or end of March. You look out your window and suddenly everything feels reborn. You look at your winter running gear and bid it adieu until next season, in favor of some bright colors and lightweight fabrics.

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LEFT: The North Face Better Than Naked Jacket // Saucony Bullet Capri // Saucony Freedom ISO...

REFLECTIONS ON A MONTH OUTDOORS

by Marathon Sports
on March 07, 2017

Last weekend reminded us that winter still has us in its grip, and we got to thinking about Winter Warrior. For 31 days in January, thousands of people in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut participated in the Marathon Sports Winter Warrior Challenge, which involved getting OUTSIDE for at least one mile of running or walking each day.

We know what you’re thinking: but it’s winter! It’s...