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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

A Peek into the Future: The MilestonePod Watch App

When we announced a real-time firmware release last July, it felt like ground breaking news for our brand And it was! Since that exciting day, our real-time announcement has become our most read article of all time Pod users with compatible watches and apps were thrilled to get some foot-based...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

Meet our #1 Pod user for 2017!

When the global Pod numbers were tallied for the year 2017, Mark Bourgeois came out on top for the most miles run with a MilestonePod Recently, Mark gave us a little peak into his running life: Pod miles logged in 2017: 3,147 Home base: Virginia, USA Family: married with three kids aged 21,...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

Q&A with a Pod-Powered #Ultracouple

Ultrarunner Liz Canty, 25, of Huntsville, Alabama, is a member of the inaugural, Instagram-based Pod/Saucony Virtual Running Team Last year she married fellow ultrarunner Luke Hough Together, they find a way to balance demanding engineering jobs with a full schedule of (also demanding!) ultra...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

Guest Blog: My 48-Hour Dreadmill Challenge

By Chris Cantrell, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Ed note: Between December 26 and December 28, 2017, Chris Cantrell, a Pod fan and self-proclaimed "recreational runner" took on the Dreadmill 48-Hour Endurance Challenge on a public treadmill located inside a local running store Here is his story How it...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

How Do You Compare? Your Year in Review.

It's that time of year: the 2017 running logs are getting final entries and the 2018 logs are cracked open We hope your year was full of meeting goals, setting PRs and most importantly, staying healthy and having fun It was a big year for the MilestonePod and App too! In 2017 this small but mighty...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

2017 Marathon Gait Metrics by Pace Group

Another marathon season has wrapped!  Today we celebrate everyone's great accomplishments in the best way we know how - by looking at data! We pulled a sampling of 380 global Pod sessions between 2485 miles and 2734 miles (40 kilometers and 44 kilometers) From there, runners were bucketed into 17...

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WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe
WRITTEN BY Nancy Rowe

Fall & Winter Running: Favorite Things

‘Tis the Season of short days and low temps! At one point or another, we all struggle with what to put on before heading out into the dark, cold, snow or ice Whether you are a new runner dealing with winter running for the first time, or a veteran looking for new ideas, the Pod/Saucony Virtual...

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My lesson learned: running when tired may not be worth it!

By: Jason Kaplan, CEO and co-founder of Milestone Sports If you are anything like me, you often find yourself making the decision: to run or not to run You are tired and want to sleep or relax, but at the same time you know that a run could re-energize you I tend to err on the side of pushing and...

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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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