Hungry Runner

I often hear people say things like, “Running is such a simple sport. All you need is a pair of sneakers. Just get out there and go.” On some levels they’re right, but the truth is if you’re serious about running, even recreationally, it’s not that simple and it can get quite pricey.

From moisture-wicking activewear and add-on accessories to shoes and race entry fees, the cost of running can add up quickly. Runner’s high may be priceless, but you can get your daily dose of endorphins without having to drain your entire bank account.

According to the National Sporting Goods Association, the average cost of running shoes has been steadily increasing over the years. In 2009 the average sneaker price was $59.43, a 3.2% increase from the previous year. In 2010 the average price increased again by 4.9% to $62.33.

In other words, running shoes aren’t getting any cheaper and they’re arguably the most expensive part of the sport. Plus, since most experts agree that they should be replaced once they’ve been worn out, it’s not like their cost is a one-time fee. That means, depending on how much you run you’re probably shelling out $100 or more for a new pair every few months.

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(Source: theactivetimes.com)

Close to 3 early bird miles to kick off the week and stand in solidarity with Boston and all of my fellow runners racing today!

Close to 3 early bird miles to kick off the week and stand in solidarity with Boston and all of my fellow runners racing today!

No better way to kick off the weekend than with an early morning speed workout. 

Warmed up for about 2 miles and then used the city blocks for a bit of fartleks. Sprint one, recover two and sprint two, recover three! 

Happy Friday, Hungry Readers!

No better way to kick off the weekend than with an early morning speed workout.

Warmed up for about 2 miles and then used the city blocks for a bit of fartleks. Sprint one, recover two and sprint two, recover three!

Happy Friday, Hungry Readers!

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It’s magic.

It’s magic.

Over the years running has taught you a long list of lessons. Buy good shoes, focus on your form, always incorporate cross training, never eat weird foods before your race… And it goes on.

Every day you learn something new about the sport, but maybe you’ve been so focused on the actual act of running that you haven’t had the chance to take a step back and get a glimpse of the bigger picture; the one that shows you the real lessons that running has taught you.

Sometimes life seems complicated, but at the end of the day all we need to weed through the confusion are a few simple guidelines, and whether you realized it or not, all of them can be learned by participating in your favorite pastime. 

13 Life Lessons as Learned Through Running

What It Means to Run the Boston Marathon
Runners are resilient; it’s an essence of the sport and this past year has made it more evident than ever before.
One year ago today we witnessed an attack on one of America’s most celebrated sporting events. Today, as athletes and as Americans we stand taller and stronger while we honor our heroes and remember those who were lost.
To commemorate the anniversary of last year’s Boston Marathon we’ve collected thoughts from a handful of runners who will participate in this year’s race, scheduled for Monday, April 21.
We asked what running the race this year means to them, Here’s what they had to say.
Continue reading…
[image: flickr/Mark Wood]

What It Means to Run the Boston Marathon

Runners are resilient; it’s an essence of the sport and this past year has made it more evident than ever before.

One year ago today we witnessed an attack on one of America’s most celebrated sporting events. Today, as athletes and as Americans we stand taller and stronger while we honor our heroes and remember those who were lost.

To commemorate the anniversary of last year’s Boston Marathon we’ve collected thoughts from a handful of runners who will participate in this year’s race, scheduled for Monday, April 21.

We asked what running the race this year means to them, Here’s what they had to say.

Continue reading…

[image: flickr/Mark Wood]

(Source: theactivetimes.com)

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