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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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WRITTEN BY Jason

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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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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