Runner’s World from around the globe meet in the Big Apple prior to the New York City Marathon to discuss the what’s next in running footwear and to review the best shoes they have seen in the past year. For 2017, these five shoes stood out with runners at home and abroad. … [Read more...] about These Are the Best Running Shoes in the World
Best marathon shoes
Keep your feet and legs feeling fabulous all year long by replacing your sneakers every 300 to 500 miles (about 5 months if you walk 45 to 60 minutes 5 times a week). We found 3 light yet supportive pairs, so you'll love every step. Begin a walking routine The Asics GEL-Kayano Walker 7 offers a perfect blend of cushioning and stability, making it comfortable for novice and experienced walkers alike. Three available widths and memory foam that molds to your heel give it a custom fit. ($100; asics.com for retailers) Race your first 5-K Airy New Balance 902 running shoes are lighter than walking shoes--perfect for walkers who want to pick up the pace for a weekend race without sacrificing shock absorption and support. ($100; newbalance.com for retailers) Train to walk a marathon Brooks Radius running shoes (many marathon walkers prefer running shoes over walking styles for their lightweight cushioning) are made with longer-lasting midsoles to keep the … [Read more...] about The Best Walking Shoe For You
It seems like common sense that to prepare for a marathon—an event that includes a heck of a lot of running—your training should also include a heck of a lot of running. That’s why marathon preparation dogma preaches that you need to do one long, 12 to 26 mile run each week. The problem: That often puts too much mileage on your body, says Mark Conover, director of the cross-country and track-and-field programs at California Polytechnic State University.“The key is to get to the starting line fresh,” says Conover. “You don’t want to arrive at the marathon as damaged goods.” Indeed, weekly long runs often lead to overtraining. “Doing too much volume can create a combo of muscular and skeletal issues,” says Conover. Those can cause injuries that sideline you before you even get to the starting line, or flare up mid-race. “Overtraining can also just wear you out, physically and mentally, which kills … [Read more...] about How Many Long Runs Should I Do Before a Marathon?
Nike is embarking on a plan to break one of running’s most formidable barriers—the two-hour marathon—and do it with breathtaking urgency.After more than two years of research, preparation and testing, three top distance runners—Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea—have officially started their Nike-backed build-up toward a sub-two-hour attempt sometime in the spring, the exact timing and location of which have yet to be finalized.Their goal is to run 1:59:59 or faster, a pace of 4:34 per mile for 26.2 miles.Nobody has come close to that; the current world record is 2:02:57, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya in 2014. That’s 4:41 per mile—a stunning pace that nonetheless left Kimetto more than a half-mile from the finish line at the two-hour mark.Related: Masochist Runs 50 Miles On a Treadmill. Also Set RecordNike announced the ambitious plan, called Breaking2, on … [Read more...] about 3 Men Who Might Actually Break the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier In 2017
The Under Armour Speedform Gemini 3 is one of the best running shoes out there. Now, for an Under Armour Deal of the Day, Amazon slashed the price to as low as $85.47 on select colors—down from its $130 list price.Completely overhauled from previous models, this year’s Speedform Gemini 3 features an engineered mesh upper in the front half and a denser mesh in the back to lock down your heel and midfoot. Under Armour’s foam sole delivers a cushy ride, and it’s not too heavy or light, falling in the 50th percentile for running shoe weight.These versatile running shoes perform well during anything from speed workouts to marathons. You can use them for all types of training at the gym, and they boast a cool graphic design for the more fashion-inclined.Buy Men’s · Buy Women’s (both versions are discounted at Amazon)Read the full men’s review and women’s review.Also, be sure to check out the rest of the Under Armour gear on sale … [Read more...] about Under Armour’s Best Running Shoe Is Amazon’s Deal of the Day