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WRITTEN BY Steve Suydam

Foot Strike Trends at the 2017 Boston Marathon

The prevalence of research and news relating to foot strike has surged over the past 10 years Within this surge, there has been a movement in the industry to push rear foot runners to become mid foot or fore foot runners While the benefits of moving from heel to mid or toe are still highly debated,...

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Guest Blog: Lighten Up Your Running – A Success Story

by Meg Landymore, endurance runner and new Pod fan from Pasadena, Maryland During my high school and college athletic years, no one really talked about running gait If you suffered an overuse injury, an athletic trainer applied ice and heat to temporarily rebuild you The human body is made to...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe
WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe
WRITTEN BY Steve Suydam

Achieving Your Ideal Stride Length

Stride length is the average length of one full stride, which is the distance between your left and right foot touching the ground Achieving your perfect stride length is an exercise in moderation and focus  There is a push/pull to all of the MilestonePod gait metrics If you are focused on one...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe
WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe
WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

Guest Blog: Running with Cadence

Meridith, from Atlanta, started to get serious about running four years ago, but says she did not find speed until after she had a baby (and hired a coach) And boy did she find speed! Then, last November, she discovered the Pod and quickly became a devotee of watching her gait metrics as way to get...

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WRITTEN BY Steve Suydam
WRITTEN BY Steve Suydam

Become a Better Runner by… Running!

Casual and competitive endurance runners alike often find themselves re-thinking their training regimen  Who can blame them  Every day magazines and blogs report new cross-training exercises to help runners perform better  They offer strength/yoga/plyometric classes or programs to become the...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe
WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

Meet our #1 Pod user for 2016!

When the global Pod numbers were tallied for the year 2016, Jim Franks, 55, of Gibsonia, PA, came out on top for the most miles run with a MilestonePod Here is his story Family: Married with three daughters, age 28, 26, and 20 Life long Pittsburgh area resident Profession: Patent Attorney...

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How Do You Compare – Part 2

On New Year's Eve, we debuted our all-new HOW DO YOU COMPARE page, which is chock-full of real life 2016 data across all the metrics the Pod collects Filter by gender, pace group, age group or shoe type to compare yourself on averages based on a million miles of Pod-collected data Between...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

How Do You Compare?

With another year coming to an end, many runners are looking back at what they accomplished in 2016 From our social feeds, we know that races finished, miles logged and PR’s reached are popular “year in review” topics! While these recaps are fun to see (and secretly compare ourselves to!)...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

Now in beta: [Some] Pod Metrics in Real Time

Updated May 22, 2017 Wish you could get pace and distance on your GPS watch when running indoors Want to join Zwift Run (also in beta) without spending the $70+ on other compatible foot pods What if you could see accurate, foot based cadence on your watch In early December 2016, we opened a beta...

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Wearing Two Pods: Asymmetry Assessment

The MilestonePod fan base is growing in numbers and they are an active and vocal tribe  We truly love getting user feedback and we keep an eye out for trending questions in case the explanation could benefit everyone Most recently, we have heard from a number of you about wearing two Pods: "Is it...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

A Note to Europe (and Canada, Mexico)

Updated March 23, 2017 As of March 23, 2017, the MilestonePod is now available on Amazon UK! The MilestonePod is also available to 33 countries from MilestonePodcom International orders will be fulfilled from our NJ-based distribution center and sent First Class Postal Service ($15 USD charge...

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Pinhoti 100: Jackie Goes Beyond Pace

Milestone Sports elite athlete Jackie Merritt took the Gold for the women in the Pinhoti 100 mile race November 5-6 in a blistering time of just over 19 hours  You can check out her complete race report here, but we wanted to dig into HOW Jackie pulled off such an amazing feat The race...

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WRITTEN BY Steve Suydam