The small things matter a lot as the miles add up. One thing that is often overlooked but really matters is your socks.
Yes. I said: YOUR SOCKS.
Better socks can prevent blisters, make shoes suddenly fit well and keep your feet dry but what makes some socks better than others?
I have been running in the Saucony Peregrine trail running shoes since the Peregrine 5s came out. They are hands down, the best balance between ruggedness, traction, durability and weight. With a 4mm drop they have just the right balance between heel and forefoot and the stack height is perfect for keeping the sharpest stones from ruining your run.
Those early morning and evening runs can be treacherous. Not only do you need to make sure you don't trip on the broken pavement hidden in the shadows, the cars are trying to kill you. And it doesn't even need to be pitch black for you to be invisible to drivers. Cloudy days, fog, rain and driver inattentiveness also make put you at risk. High visibility is cheap and lightweight. Aren't you worth a few bucks?
Running comes naturally to humans. We are literally born to it. When kids run, they just run and experienced runners marvel at how naturally they fall into the perfect form for their bodies.
Let's assume that you aren't a kid. If you are a beginning runner and wonder if you are doing it right or been running for a while and are now beginning to wonder if your running form is the cause of issues you are having then read on.
The innocent running hat doesn't seem like much. A good one weighs less than a pair of thick running socks but the running hat is one of the most overlooked essential pieces of running gear.
In the summer it wicks sweat away from your brow destined to sting your eyes, prevents a sunburned scalp and shades your eyes. In winter it warms your head and deflects rain and wind.
My running hat is more than twelve years old...
Ewww! Running in the snow is awesome but your nose wants all the attention. Here's how to deal with it. Plus more on screw shoes. Check out the snowbrow at the end! The snow was really coming down. Thank you to everyone who shared the Winter Running Secrets video. 10k+ views!
There are almost as many running styles out there as there are runners. Yours is unique to your body but little tweaks can make you more efficient. Who wouldn't want to be a little faster and go a little farther with the same effort?