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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

MilestonePod App adds most-requested features

MilestonePod App update: August 16, 2017 Wish you could see pace or cadence for just your running minutes Want to see what shoe you wore for every session in your Run Log What if you could trim off your warm up and cool-down to get Pod data for only your main workout  Over the past year, these...

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

The Making of a Western States 100 Top Ten Finish

by Dr Stephen Suydam, Director of Research, Milestone Sports Jackie Merritt’s seventh place finish (21:07:23) at the “Olympics” of ultra running was incredible Not only was she a Western States rookie, she was the only east coast runner to break into the coveted Top 10, male or...

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

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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WRITTEN BY Steve Suydam

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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