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… Read More REFLECTIONS ON A MONTH OUTDOORS
Winter running can be complicated. Between dealing with the cold, poor road conditions, unpredictable forecasts, and crazy precipitation, your motivation can plummet really quickly. Here are a few common pitfalls to avoid to help winter running be as comfortable as possible and keep you out there: OVERDRESSING Yes, it is possible to overdress even when… Read More WINTER RUNNING: Common Mistakes
If what the weather experts are saying is true, layering is going to be more important than ever to get through a winter full of running. With the right pieces, you don’t have to change much about your running routine, even when the weather gets downright nasty! Let’s get down to it: Upper Body LAYER… Read More Winter Running: LAYERING 101
Today marks the beginning of National Running Safety Month. As we turn the clocks back next weekend, being safe and aware during our runs becomes doubly important – as much of our running will take place in darkness. But fret not – nighttime running in the winter can be absolutely magical! Like when there’s some… Read More SEE AND BE SEEN!
The single most important piece (aside from shoes) of your running arsenal. Without a good baselayer, you’re cooked. Poor choice of words – let’s say you’re frozen. Literally. Three main things you should know about a baselayer: made from knit fabric, which gives them stretch in all directions and breathability fits snug to the skin,… Read More The Almighty Baselayer
by Joe Moscariello, Marathon Sports Plymouth store manager If distance running is simply the process of making the kinds of friends who inspire you to do painful things you didn’t think yourself capable of and possibly don’t want to ever do again, Brian Tjersland is either the best or the worst friend to have. Equal… Read More RUNNER PROFILE: The ultimate Winter Warrior
We’ve had four days now to reflect on our 2016 Winter Warrior Challenge. For some, 31 days in a row of running outside was no big deal (looking in your direction, Brian Tjersland…) But for most, it was quite an undertaking! Now, don’t get us wrong. We know that in the larger context of the… Read More Winter Warrior 2016 – it’s a wrap!