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Saucony Ride 13 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Saucony Ride 13 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 9.8 oz. (277 g) for a US M9.0/8.6 oz. 244 g for a US W7.0 Features new PWWRUN EVA-based midsole with more energy return and durability FORMFIT upper provides comfort for miles New mutant colorway caters to all the X-Men (and women) out there hiding in plain sight ROBBE: Saucony’s designers and R&D staff must have spent a semester at the X-Men Academy sometime…

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Brooks Catamount Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Catamount Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 9.6 oz. (272 g) for a US M9.0/8.8 oz. (249 g) for a US W7.0 Nitrogen-infused DNA Flash midsole is a dream Fast shoe on less technical terrain, ideal for trail to road transitions Give us a lily-white upper and we’re going to do bad things to it DAVE: I just wrote, and will re-write the same exact words that I did for the Brooks…

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Summer 2020 » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Summer 2020 » Believe in the Run Summer’s here, and with it comes those early morning drench fests and late evening sweat seshes, hopefully followed by tailgates complete with Guy Fieri Flavortown Igloo coolers filled with crispy-cold beers for all the good boys and girls. And if you’re gonna do summer running right, you need some good gear. We got you covered. Along with our regular reviews, we’ve compiled some of our favorite gear that we’ve been wearing over the…

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Running On Grit » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Running On Grit » Believe in the Run  “In sum, no matter the domain, the highly successful had a kind of ferocious determination that played out in two ways. First, these exemplars were unusually resilient and hardworking. Second, they knew in a very, very deep way what it was they wanted. They not only had determination, they had direction. It was this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special. In a word, they had grit.” -Angela Duckworth,…

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Brooks Revel 4 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Revel 4 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 8.9 oz. (252 g) for a US M9.0/ 7.9 oz. (223 g) for a US W8.0 New update: BioMoGo DNA midsole paired with Green Rubber outsole for a springier ride One of the best values out there for a do-it-all shoe Does some blue-collar work at non-union wages DAVE: While not the biggest fan of most of the Brooks lineup due to a “staleness”…

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Brooks Levitate 4 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Levitate 4 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 10.3 oz. (292 g) for a US M9.0/ 9.2 oz. (260 g) for a US W8.0 Fit Knit upper wraps the foot like that too-touchy aunt breaking every COVID rule DNA AMP midsole is now lighter, but it’s a pretty firm ride for a daily trainer If you came to this review looking for Panic! At The Disco references, you’re in luck AUSTIN: The…

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HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X-SPE Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X-SPE Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 8.8 oz. (250 g) for a US M9.0 Stack height: 32 mm in heel, 27 mm in toe (5 mm drop) Midsole/outsole and carbon plate structure remain unchanged from the Carbon X Features a new, one-piece, tongue-free upper with internal mesh bootie I mean, seriously have you seen a better-looking shoe in 2020 than the featured colorway? We’ll wait. MATT: I’d like…

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Brooks Bedlam 3 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Bedlam 3 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 10.8 oz. (306 g) for a US M9.0 and 9.5 oz. (269 g) for a US W8.0 Updated GuideRail support and Fit Knit upper Slightly firm, responsive DNA AMP midsole is now 20% lighter Fun fact: Stability Santa lives in Texas and doubles as a sport psychologist ADRIENNE: Let me tell you about the time I got Brooks bombed. It was a typical day…

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Nike React Infinity Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Nike React Infinity Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 10.6 oz./301g for a US M10.5 Replaces and melds the now-retired Epic React and Structure lines, with stripped-down stability components A nice easy day shoe with just the right amount of React cushioning Likely to last for all your running odysseys and/or attempts to get back to your darling Penelope JEREMY: If you were walking by and heard some dudes talking about the “Nike,…

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The Kid Who Went From a Special Olympics Athlete To Boston Marathon Qualifier – Running Fitness Article

The Kid Who Went From a Special Olympics Athlete To Boston Marathon Qualifier In the final miles of a marathon, the extremes of the human condition come out: exhaustion, desperation, elation. But here’s what you won’t often see at mile 24, or really any mile for that matter: two young men– virtual strangers– holding hands while running at a 6:42-per-mile pace. But if you were watching the final miles of the Richmond Marathon this past November, that’s exactly what you…

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ASICS GEL-Nimbus Lite Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

ASICS GEL-Nimbus Lite Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know A trimmed-down version of the classic GEL-Nimbus All-new responsive Flytefoam midsole Primarily made of sustainable/recycled materials No doubt the shoe that Harry Potter would pair up with a Nimbus 2000 broom for the Quidditch Cup THOMAS: It’s no surprise that we haven’t been that inspired by ASICS’ offerings over the last however many years. But we’ve been rooting for them behind the scenes. I mean,…

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Adidas Adizero Adios 5 vs. Adidas Adizero RC 2 Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Adidas Adizero Adios 5 vs. Adidas Adizero RC 2 Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Both are lightweight racing shoes Adios 5 weighs an ounce more than the RC 2 Main difference lies in the BOOST vs. Lightstrike midsoles Both shoes look sharp, like a shark out for blood… cue Jaws theme swimming THOMAS: Typically, we don’t review two shoe models in the same review, but the Adizero RC 2 and the Adizero Adios 5…

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Diadora Mythos BluShield Elite Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Diadora Mythos BluShield Elite Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 14.65 oz./415g for a US M10.5 Yes, it needs to lose weight overall But it feels much lighter, and has lots of good stuff going on An insanely comfortable shoe that works well for easy runs, and looks bad*ss too DAVE: My first venture into shoe sales was many years ago at Dick’s Sporting Goods. A gangly, mostly hungover, and miserable sales associate, working…

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Brooks Caldera 4 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Caldera 4 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weights 10.0 oz./283g for a US M9.0 Supremely comfortable upper Low 4mm drop Lighter cousin of the Brooks Cascadia ERIN: I’ve done a lot of trail running in Brooks shoes over the last 2 months, which isn’t something I thought I’d ever say. Even more surprising? I enjoyed most of my runs in both the Brooks Divide and the Brooks Caldera. I know! TAYLOR: I…

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Skechers GOmeb Speed 6 Hyper Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Skechers GOmeb Speed 6 Hyper Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Featherweight light at 6.14 oz./174g for a size US M11.0 Strictly a racing shoe Goodyear rubber outsole provides good traction Size up in these like you’re going all-out at McDonald’s THOMAS: We probably harp on this too much, but Skechers is firing off a lot of similarly named shoes. If not for the Meb part (after all, this is the Skechers signature model for…

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Adidas Ultraboost 20 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Adidas Ultraboost 20 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Inspired by a partnership with ISS/NASA Not exactly weightless at 12.5 oz./ 355g for a US M10.5 New upper but same BOOST midsole and Continental outsole Finally, a shoe for astronauts, sparkly vampires, and fashionable runners THOMAS: Ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space. The adidas Ultraboost 20 is a tribute to a partnership between adidas and the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory,…

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Brooks Glycerin 18 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Glycerin 18 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 10.2 oz. for a US M9.0 Reconfigured DNA LOFT midsole adds more cushion, like a TempurPedic mattress for your feet New double-jacquard mesh upper has more stretch Releases 3/1/2020 for $149.95 ADRIENNE: The Glycerin 18 is perfect for runners who think there’s no such thing as too much cushioning. If nothing else, Brooks knows it’s target consumer. But does the Glycerin 18 live up…

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2019 Best In Gear Awards » Top Running Shoes and Gear of the Year – Running Fitness Article

2019 Best In Gear Awards » Top Running Shoes and Gear of the Year We know you’ve all been waiting patiently for the annual Best in Gear Awards to come out, because how else would you know what to buy? So here it is– Believe in the Run’s Best in Gear 2019 Awards. There are some surprises (like the first thing on this list), some unexpected hits (newcomer Iffley Road), and some downright obvious choices (just look at the starting…

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Saucony Kinvara 11 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Saucony Kinvara 11 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Perfectly fine 8.8 oz./251 g for a US M11.0 Features the new PWRRUN cushioning Just a fantastic all-around shoe for tempo to easy day Nigel Tufnel could do laps around Stonehenge in this baby In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, lived an ancient race of people. The Saucony. They stayed alive for centuries, nay, millenia… before bringing us a shoe.…

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The Running Event (TRE), Part 2 – 2020 Running Shoes – Running Fitness Article

The Running Event (TRE), Part 2 – 2020 Running Shoes We wanted to split this up into two posts, because it was a long couple days, and this would’ve been a long post. In part one of our 2019 TRE recap, we looked at Saucony, Altra, Skechers, HOKA ONE ONE, and On. In this part, we’ll look at ASICS, Brooks, Reebok, Diadora, New Balance, and Salming. To recap everything (and if you read this in the first post, please skip…

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The Running Event (TRE), Part 1 – 2020 Running Shoes – Running Fitness Article

The Running Event (TRE), Part 1 – 2020 Running Shoes Man, what a week. We took a look at pretty much all the 2020 running shoes at The Running Event (TRE) 2019 in Austin, Tex. It was a whirlwind of shoes, products, and people that will play major parts in the 2020 running scene. I’m a bit tired over here as I write this on the plane, mostly cause we had dos too many Dos Equis at the Brooks after-party…

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Iffley Road Apparel Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Iffley Road Apparel Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Premium apparel that’s made in England from high-quality materials Vintage design with a modern touch Excellent fit and construction, with great attention to detail   JARRETT: Iffley Road is the Oxford track where Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile. It’s also the name of a British apparel brand owned by a husband and wife team, both runners, both from England. In 2012 the creators of…

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Brooks Launch 7 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Launch 7 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 8.9 oz./252g for a US M9.0 Redesigned one-piece mesh upper with internal bootie BioMoGo DNA midsole felt totally unresponsive in comparison to past models Our reviewers watch too much American Idol ADRIENNE: When the original version of the Brooks Launch first came out I could not get enough of this shoe. It was light, quick, and versatile. It did everything. I probably had three…

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

2019 Holiday Gift Guide » Believe in the Run The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is back again, which means it’s that time of year again. But really, that’s all year for runners– a time to ask for/buy a bunch of crap you don’t really need. To make you more annoying to your significant other, we’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite gifts for runners that aren’t shoe/apparel related. That list will be coming in the next week or so.…

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HOKA ONE ONE Elevon 2 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

HOKA ONE ONE Elevon 2 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 11.8 oz./334g for a US M10.5 Solid daily trainer option for those looking for a firmer and more durable Clifton Crystal rubber outsole provides good traction and protection Pull tab has Jedi-level strength THOMAS: My kids got to see Star Wars in a different way. Instead of starting at A New Hope, they began with Phantom Menace. To them, the flow seems…

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Don’t Train For a Marathon Like Jeff Dengate » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Don’t Train For a Marathon Like Jeff Dengate » Believe in the Run Don’t train like Jeff Dengate. For a marathon, for a 10K, hell—even for a mile. That is to say, don’t work out in the brick kiln of a New York City summer without drinking a drop of water. Don’t end a long run by going all-out in a little hometown race called the Fifth Avenue Mile. And for Chrissakes, on the night before your goal marathon, don’t…

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 10.6 oz./300g for a size US M9.0 Newly redesigned 3D mesh upper Same midsole and outsole as the Adrenaline 19 Don’t talk to Austin if you’re a Florida Gators fan AUSTIN: As a business student at the University of Georgia, I loved studying advertising and its effect on buying behavior. The current ad set for the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 has a direct…

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New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v5 Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v5 Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Weighs 11.3 oz./320g for a US M9.0 (hint: that’s not light) TPU-coated upper and Vibram Megagrip outsole Picks up a ton of debris in the too-close together lugs Like a pocket pair in Texas Hold’em— looks great but doesn’t win TAYLOR: New Balance has been kicking out some good stuff in 2019, especially in the road division. The New Balance FuelCell Rebel was…

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2019 Fall Running Sock Roundup » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

2019 Fall Running Sock Roundup » Believe in the Run Holy sh*t there’s a lot of running socks out there. From toe socks to compression, there are more sock options available than entrees on a Cheesecake Factory menu. Nobody has time for that (if you do, you’re way more into feet than we are, and there are other sites for that). So we thought we’d do a fall running sock roundup of what we’ve been wearing/reviewing to give you a…

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Saucony Guide 13 Performance Review » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

Saucony Guide 13 Performance Review » Believe in the Run What You Need To Know Lightweight stability shoe at 10.4 oz./295 g for a US M9.0 ISO fit is gone, allowing for a perfectly comfortable and secure upper TPU frame helps with stability, but isn’t obtrusive New PWRRUN+ midsole provides an efficient and responsive ride We think Dave should grow a Jared Ward mustache Coach Dave: I’m not sure the last year and a half was the best time for…

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