compression, gear, nutrition, shoes, trail running, training -

For those of us who enjoy running, one silver lining of this year's COVID-19 pandemic has been the expansion of our community (you cyclists have noticed it as well). When gyms were closed, a lot of people realized they could get their exercise pretty easily, and very affordably, by just lacing up a pair of shoes and heading out the door – for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour, or more. Running, jogging, walking, a combination, whatever. Eventually a COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available and the world will return to "normal" (whatever that looks like), but we expect that...

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service, Store news -

Everyone likes a good deal. But sometimes, a “good deal” turns out to be “too good to be true”. We heard a story recently about someone in Singapore who found himself “a good deal” on Tailwind Nutrition, via Qoolmart, an online marketplace that is notorious for advertising super-low prices, but often holds very little stock, which results in either months-long delivery times or eventual cancellation by the seller. Why would Qoolmart do this? The super-low prices attract bargain hunters who enter their details into their database, from which they can then be bombarded with marketing offers for the products the...

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Like many of us, obstacle course racer Ian Deeth started his sporting life at school, as a footballer. He was good enough to play at university, but had a falling out with his coach, and switched over to track and field, competing at sprint distances from 60 metres indoors to 400 metres outdoors. He gained international honours for Great Britain at the student and under-23 levels, and for Scotland, just missing the team for the Commonwealth Games in 2002. For five years or so after that, he competed as a club athlete, until finally the press of full-time work meant...

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blood oxygen saturation, Coros, pulse oximeter, safety, training -

Earlier this month ultrarunning queen Courtney Dauwalter was forced to abandon her attempt to run a "supported" FKT (fastest known time) on the Colorado Trail when after 108 hours she developed a bad cough and wheezing. When her crew took her to the emergency room in Leadville, her blood oxygen saturation level was reportedly measured at 70 percent. Arterial oxygen values under 90 percent are considered low. The doctors ran a full range of tests for HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema), blood clots, and other severe conditions, but ruled those out and determined she had acute bronchitis.  Last year COROS...

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comfort, fit, lacing, shoes -

At Red Dot Running Company we see a lot of feet. We also see a lot of people tying their shoes when they're trying on a new pair, and if you care about how your shoe fits, you may need to (re)learn how to tie your shoes. No, we're not talking about the first rule of running, especially in races, which is "Double knot!"   We're talking about not tying your shoes like a kindergartner. Not yanking the laces tight so the top of the lacing web is tight and the middle and bottom are ... however they came from...

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