On Cloudsurfer

All shoe companies claim unique designs, but once in a while a shoe comes along that actually deserves the disctinction. Are the offerings from On Running worthy?

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I completed my first marathon — now what?

It’s been just over a month since I completed my first marathon. One thing has become clear to me during this time: I’m not very good at running just for the sake of it. Many people talk about a low after achieving a goal in athletics. I haven’t been feeling down, but I have found myself wondering what is next. Do I keep running long distances? Or longer runs (marathons aren’t that big of a deal in our age when so many people are doing ultra marathons in extreme climates)? Get into running with groups? Focus…

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Building a better training log

Way back when I first started using Strava, I came across this excellent post on Reddit by Jimmy Daly (not a source I link to often … Reddit, that is). In it, he describes how he exported all his Strava runs to Airtable and uses IFTTT to add any new ones (his base is listed here). I am perpetually dissatisfied with training logs. For years, I used notebooks, then Google Spreadsheets and more recently have relied on Strava to track all my runs. And as great as Strava is, there are a few things that really bug me: – You can't categorize…

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The new rules of marathon nutrition

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve bonked on my longer runs. This often happens to me in a minor way around 14–15 KMs. But during my long run last week, it happened at 5 KM in. I finished just under 27 KM, but it was a thoroughly unenjoyable run and very slow. So it got me wondering about my nutrition. And reading. The link above has been helpful for getting a better understanding of how to approach this goal. And I thought I would share a few others: A Complete Guide to Proper Marathon NutritionThe Pre-Marathon Diet7…

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