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December 23, 2014

Running Shoe FAQs for Newbies

By the Mizuno Shoe Guy   Buying a new pair of running shoes can be a challenge for a new runner as there are so many urban myths and misinformation about shoes. That can certainly be a problem for a runner seeking out the best possible shoes, but if you don’t know where to start [...]

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December 16, 2014

Finding Your Balance during the Holidays

“How do you find balance during the holidays?”  I was recently asked. My first response was a deep belly laugh.  Is “balance” such a thing – I thought to myself?  The next words to roll off my tongue were: “Maintaining my fitness.”  Like most runners, lacing up my Mizuno’s for a long winter run is therapy.  For [...]

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December 16, 2014

Transitioning from the Wave Rider 17 to the 18

At Mizuno, we tend to make small changes to our existing models, but occasionally those small changes give our runners big surprises. If there is one thing we’ve learned is that runners don’t like big surprises. That has never been more true than with our lightweight, neutral franchise shoe: The Wave Rider. To be perfectly [...]

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December 15, 2014

December Mizuno Nakama

At Mizuno, we believe in the “Transformative Power of Running”. Every runner has a story of where they started and where running took them. We would like to give our runners a chance to share their story, recognize their hard work, and maybe, just maybe, inspire someone else.  In Japanese, “Nakama” means friend. We are [...]

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December 08, 2014

How To Survive Running Through a Polar Vortex

 Winter is a mere 2 weeks away as I write this and like many people, memories of last winter’s Polar Vortex are still fresh in the mind. I know of a few people who were quite traumatized by it, dreading the impending season even as the days were light for 12+ hours in the summer. Running [...]

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December 05, 2014

Staying Motivated In the Cold Weather

By: Mizuno Race Team Memeber, Lindsay Flanagan   As winter approaches and the days get shorter, the temperatures lower, it can be difficult to summon up the motivation to step out the door and log miles in less than ideal conditions. As someone who was born and raised in the snowy Midwest, I know, firsthand, [...]

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December 01, 2014

Back at Square Zero’s Holiday Gift Guide

By: Abby Land Looking for the perfect something special for that runner in your life this holiday season? Maybe that person is your significant other, sibling, or even your own running partner. Well, what you buy that person has a lot to do with the type of runner they are.  Check out the ideas below [...]

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November 26, 2014

The Planet Wave: My 10 Rules of the Road for Safe, Fun Running

by The Mizuno Shoe Guy    Regardless of your ability, speed or body shape, the greatest challenge almost all runners face—especially beginners—is staying healthy. By the very nature of the aerobic benefits of the sport we love, we are certainly healthier than our sedentary counterparts. But it is an undeniable fact of the running life, [...]

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November 25, 2014

Stuft Mama’s Runner Holiday Gift List

 By: Kristin Stehly The holidays are approaching and as a runner my wish list is pretty much all running related. Sure, I also added a new broom to my list, but I’m just trying to give family members some other options. As runners we all have our favorite gear and admittedly we really are a [...]

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November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Races – Last Minute Race Tips & Preparation

By: Holly Ortlund, Atlanta Track Club’s Women’s Competitive Team Captain   Are you ready? There’s just over one week to go before Thanksgiving Day races are slated to start. Here in Atlanta, many will partake in the Atlanta Half Marathon, but these tips apply to any race. At this point in your training you’ve hopefully [...]

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November 14, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions–November

by the Mizuno Shoe Guy Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send [...]

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November 13, 2014

Savoury Turkey & Pumpkin French Toast

In my books November is officially the start of comfort food season. Tasty casseroles, soups and stews just to name a few. The following recipe is a perfect make-ahead weeknight supper or brunch idea. It is also a great excuse to use up leftovers (meat and/or veggies) you have in your refrigerator. Serve with a [...]

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November 12, 2014

Atlanta Track Club and Mizuno Announce Long-Term Partnership

Atlanta-Based Brands Unite in Groundbreaking Move to Create a Healthier Community ATLANTA – November 12, 2014 – Atlanta Track Club and Mizuno announced an exclusive partnership today, uniting two prestigious Atlanta-based athletic brands guided by their mission to change lives through the power of running. Featuring a long-term commitment from both organizations, this partnership will [...]

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November 10, 2014

Running for Two

After an awesome summer of training with the BC Endurance Project I was feeling fit, strong, and ready to test myself at the Vancouver Eastside 10km.  I felt unusually tired the days preceding and during the race, resulting in a disappointing finish.  Immediately speculating low iron I had my blood checked – all normal.  But [...]

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October 30, 2014

The Planet Wave: Do You Collect Race Shirts and Finishers’ Medals?

By the Mizuno Shoe Guy A few weeks ago, my mother called and asked whether I wanted my grandfather’s extensive stamp and coin collection. She was cleaning out all the useless stuff in their house and his collection was just collecting dust mites, but it was mine if I wanted it. My grandfather was a [...]

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October 28, 2014

Off Season Planning and Recovery

 Now that your race season is done or almost done (best of luck if you are still racing a late fall/early winter goal race), it’s time to turn your thoughts to the off -season. If you live in a climate like I do in the Northern Hemisphere, our race season is just that….seasonal. Fall and [...]

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October 14, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions–October

by the Mizuno Shoe Guy   Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll [...]

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October 09, 2014

The Replacements: Update and Upgrade

by The Mizuno Shoe Guy The mantra of Mizuno Running is a simple one: Never Settle. And we don’t. Status quo is never good enough at Mizuno. What might have been good enough last year isn’t an option as our team of footwear designers and developers—both in the United States and Japan—is charged with constantly [...]

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September 29, 2014

The Planet Wave: When Do You Run? (It May Make A Difference)

by Mizuno Shoe Guy   In my little corner of the universe, it seems like everyone is neatly divided up between these three groups: Those of us who faithfully run every morning, others who make a habit of squeezing in a run during lunch and those who wait until after work or school to get [...]

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September 26, 2014

Autumn Recipes for Runners

Autumn is my favourite time of year to be a runner.  Crisp air, Mother Nature’s tree top artwork, and comfort food at its finest.  The following recipes will keep you well fuelled pre & post run, celebrate all the festive flavours of fall and won’t sabotage all your hard work on foot.  From My Happy [...]

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September 22, 2014

Transitioning Into Fall Running

Keeping your Motivation up When the Weather Goes Down—Transitioning into Fall Running.   I always find it inspiring when the snow melts in the spring and the days get longer the number of runners on the streets increases ten-fold. The streets and trails are more populated and new people tend to take up the sport [...]

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September 16, 2014

A day in the life of Mizuno Athlete- Jennifer Bergman

by: Mizuno Athlete, Jennifer Bergman Fueling for a long run depends on the runner, but here’s what works for me: I wake up early to avoid the heat and have a banana before I starting my run. I don’t like eating much before I run, but it is important to have something in your stomach, [...]

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September 16, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions—September

by Mizuno Shoe Guy   Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send [...]

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September 16, 2014

Share Your Story of the “Transformative Power of Running”

  At Mizuno, we believe in the “Transformative Power of Running”. Every runner has a story of where they started and where running took them. We would like to give our runners a chance to share their story, recognize their hard work, and maybe, just maybe, inspire someone else. In Japanese, “Nakama” means friend. We [...]

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September 15, 2014

Fit Tips for Finding the Perfect Shoe For You

by the Mizuno Shoe Guy Without a shred of doubt, the most important factor in selecting the perfect shoe for you is also the simplest: Fit. For a running shoe to work optimally for you, it must fit properly. You may have selected the best shoe on the planet, but if it doesn’t fit your [...]

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September 05, 2014

What gear does a new runner REALLY need?

By: Mizuno Athlete Lindsay Flanagan   Last week, as I was exploring my new hometown in DC, I came across a local running store and decided to pop in and browse; how could I pass up a shop with the Mizuno logo printed on the door? Upon entering, I was immediately bombarded with huge displays [...]

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August 28, 2014

Mizuno Ambassador Dylan Wykes deals with a Stress Fracture

August 28, 2014 It’s been a roller coaster ride the past month or so, dealing with minor and now major setbacks. Things started to unravel in mid-July. My hamstring started to tighten up during a workout, I got through it without really thinking about it. But, it became worse over the next two days. I [...]

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August 28, 2014

Running/Cross Training Apparel- Deciphering Good from Not as Good!

 When I first had the privilege of becoming a Brand Ambassador for Mizuno Canada last fall, I was excited and proud to be able to share my love for all things apparel and shoes with my running, triathlon and client based communities. It’s no secret to those that know me that aside from coffee mugs [...]

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August 28, 2014

The Planet Wave: Free, Free At Last From Mileage Mania

Tell me if this isn’t an all too familiar scene: You and/or your running friends follow a hot, long run with a few short laps around the parking lot just to even out the mileage on your GPS. A round number just sounds and looks a lot better. I can relate. Well sorta. I’m one [...]

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August 19, 2014

How to Choose Your “A” Race

By: Mizuno Athlete Leah Thorvilson So many races….so little time. With the ever growing popularity of running, it seems like every time you turn around there is a new race happening. On top of that, all the ones that have been long standing bucket list races for many people are becoming harder and harder to [...]

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August 17, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions–August

Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send you a beautiful Mizuno DryScience [...]

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August 07, 2014

Summer Blueberry and Zucchini Recipes

  You know mid-summer has arrived when the first thing you do after a warm weather run is pop a handful of local blueberries in your mouth.  Oodles of zucchini on road side stands or in your garden is another sure sign we are half way through the summer months.  The following recipes include both blueberries [...]

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August 04, 2014

How to Optimize Performance by Finding Your “flow”

by Mizuno Athlete Craig Leon Have you ever gone out for a run or workout and felt like you were floating?  How about the time when you felt like you could “run forever”.  As runners, we characterize these experiences as the “runner’s high”.  The feeling is empowering, even intoxicating.  But as many of us know, [...]

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July 31, 2014

LINDSAY FLANAGAN AND SHEREE SHEA JOIN MIZUNO RACE TEAM

Norcross, Ga. (July 31, 2014) – Mizuno USA introduces two NCAA Division I All-Americans to the Mizuno Race Team roster – Lindsay Flanagan, University of Washington Husky, and Sheree Shea, Loyola Marymount Lion. The two join a strong Mizuno family of brand ambassadors, including Serena Burla, Christo Landry and Craig Leon, who exemplify the Mizuno [...]

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July 23, 2014

The Planet Wave: Take Two Man Pills and See Me in the Morning

by the Mizuno Shoe Guy   Noted philosopher Yogi Berra, the 20th century’s version of Aristotle, once supposedly said: “Half of baseball is 90 percent mental.” So is running. Actually, sometimes it feels like half of running is 100 percent mental. Maybe it was all in my head, but just a couple of months into summer, [...]

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July 11, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions–July

by the Mizuno Shoe Guy Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send [...]

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July 11, 2014

To Trail or not to Trail? It’s all about the shoe!

It’s no secret that running has shown an exponential growth over the last decade or so. Race options abound, run clubs are popping up everywhere even beyond the “local” running establishments. More people are lacing up as they realize that running is a no fuss, convenient option to getting fit, setting race and / or [...]

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July 10, 2014

The Fartlek: A Quick, Effective Workout for Anywhere!

Mizuno Athlete Craig Curley provides a quick workout that is also highly effective for when you are short on time!  As a runner I look for simplicity in training. Whenever I’m in a bind on time or not familiar with the area, I prefer to do a Fartlek run. Fartlek is Swedish for “speed play”. Why would I Fartlek? First [...]

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July 08, 2014

MIZUNO BRAND AMBASSADOR CHRISTO LANDRY WINS THE 2014 AJC PEACHTREE 10K

National Championship Title Extends Lead in USA Running Circuit Standings Norcross, Ga. (July 7, 2014) – Mizuno Brand Ambassador Christo Landry bested the field of elite runners at the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race with a time of 28:25 to win his third U.S. road championship this year and deliver a road 10K personal-best. The [...]

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July 01, 2014

Racing Nutrition: Pre and Post Race

Mizuno Athlete Leah Thorvilson shares her favorite recipes for a pre-race meal and a bonus post race smoothie   When traveling for races, unless you have a mobile kitchen, options can sometimes be limited for pre-race meals…but when you are running a race right in your hometown, do you have a “go to” meal you [...]

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June 27, 2014

The Tools of Transformation: Shoe Rotation

Mizuno Athlete, Patrick Rizzo talks racing flats. Sometimes we take our experiences for granted. We assume that everyone knows what we know because…well, WE know it! I ran into this issue this month when asked about racing flats and when to use them. Somehow I didn’t have a formulated answer. I had to actually think [...]

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June 25, 2014

A Mizuno win at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

I raced this past weekend at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon. It went well, as I was able to get the win, in a time of 1:03:51. A summary of the day’s events with a few photos can be found here. I decided to race here in Vancouver shortly after the Ottawa 10k. Training was going [...]

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June 25, 2014

Using the Pool for Cross Training and Rehab

Spring and summer are my favourite times for outdoor running. I love the heat. I look so forwards to wearing sunglasses at 6 a.m, putting on a tank (Mizuno of course!) or if hot enough just a sports bra and short shorts and heading out for a good sweat. Unfortunately, this summer will not running [...]

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June 17, 2014

Summertime Healthy Recipes

Summertime eating and meal preparation should be the simplest of all seasons.  Do nothing recipes that allow us to kick off our Mizuno’s (after a long warm weather run of course) and refuel with little kitchen fuss or “cooking”.  The following recipes are loaded with flavour, take minutes to prep and will keep your belly [...]

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June 16, 2014

The Planet Wave: Summer’s Here, So Is Fall Marathon Training Season

All across the country, fall marathoners are getting set to begin their three or four-month training programs. It promises to be a long haul, but the rewards waiting at the finish line far outweigh the many miles we will run this summer. One of the many commonalities we are faced with are the same questions, [...]

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June 12, 2014

Travel Training- Make the Most of Your Time on the Road

Mizuno Athlete Alissa McKaig weighs in on how to handle travel and training and keep striding strong! Anyone who has ever traveled anywhere knows that even the best laid plans go awry. Pretty sure that is why that saying took off, because you can plan your travel day down to the minute and I promise [...]

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June 09, 2014

Mizuno 2014: Which Is The Right Type of Shoe For Me?

  Finding the absolute perfect shoe for you (hopefully, a Mizuno) isn’t always easy. When you go into your favorite running store in search of the ideal shoe, you will be confronted with a huge wall full of all sorts of different brands and colorful models. There are so many that it can be somewhat [...]

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June 03, 2014

Dealing with BIG Injuries

June 02, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions — June 2014

Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send you a beautiful Mizuno DryScience [...]

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May 15, 2014

The Planet Wave: Are You A Running Addict?

Words are just words, but two of the words I detest the most when referring to you and me are “joggers” and “addict” (as in running addict or even worse, “running junkie”).   I’m not a jogger—I’m a runner pure and simple—and recoil whenever I am labeled as such. Jogger is bad enough, but what really [...]

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May 13, 2014

Mizuno Brand Ambassador Christo Landry Ties American Record and Wins the USA 25 km Championships

  Mizuno Brand Ambassador Christo Landry turned in a record setting race on Saturday, tying the American 25 km record of 1:14:18 set in 2013 by Mo Trefah to win the 2014 USA 25 km Championships. This marks Landry’s second U.S. championship win this season having taken the USA 10 Mile title at Cherry Blossom [...]

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May 08, 2014

Roasted Asparagus Squares with Walnut Crust *Gluten Free

Other than blooming daffodils and early morning runs in lighter clothing, nothing screams springtime like homegrown asparagus.  This pencil shaped veggie is another green you should be adding to your grocery cart or picking up at farmers’ markets.  Asparagus is low in calories, only 20 calories per eight spears, contains vitamin C and Vitamin A. [...]

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May 06, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions–May 2014

Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send you a beautiful Mizuno DryScience [...]

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April 30, 2014

Cross Training for Runners

  Cross Training………..? You mean you should cross train on top of all the running you do? Who has time to add more to the schedule when there may also be a job, family and other life commitments? I regularly speak to clinic members at the local running establishment here in North Toronto and have [...]

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April 08, 2014

Mizuno Racing Team’s Christo Landry Wins US National 10-Mile Championship

Christo Landry of the Mizuno Racing Team earned the USA Men’s 10-Mile national Championship title on Sunday by placing as the top American in the 42nd annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom race in Washington, D.C. Landry, the 27-year-old who grew up in nearby Falls Church, Virginia, set a personal best of 46:41 to finish sixth [...]

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April 08, 2014

Countdown to ’14 Boston Marathon: 10 Fun Facts About the World’s Greatest Race

That the Boston Marathon is the greatest race in the world is pretty much indisputable. Every runner in the world aspires to run Boston at least once. It’s the Holy Grail of running and has been so since the very first one in 1897. This year, on April 21st–Patriots’ Day in Boston—nearly 35,000 marathoners will [...]

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April 01, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions – April 2014

Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send you a beautiful Mizuno DryScience [...]

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March 31, 2014

In Training Craving Truffles

As you start upping your mileage for spring and early summer half and full marathons do you find yourself always hungry?  Personally speaking, as I start clocking more K’s in my Mizuno’s, the HUNGRIER I get!  My mid-day cravings are often for something sweet, and not the: apple-a-day type of sweet, something more decadent.  I [...]

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March 25, 2014

Self Recovery Techniques for Runners

Spring has sprung, well at least on the calendar if not in the forecast! Runners are itching to get out and start to shake off the winter cobwebs, increase their distance, prep for goal races take on new challenges. However along with each of these comes the potential for injury. Injury happens with any quick [...]

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March 17, 2014

Christo Landry Takes 4th In USA 15-K Champs

Christo Landry led the Mizuno Racing Team on Sunday at the USA 15-K Championships by finishing fourth in 43:59. The US Champs were held as part of the 37th annual Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida. Landry, a 27-year-old William & Mary graduate who now lives and trains in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has had great [...]

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March 12, 2014

Exercise in the Great White North

March 10, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions–March

Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send you a beautiful Mizuno DryScience [...]

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March 06, 2014

The Planet Wave: What If Everybody Ran?

I’ve never been much of a Neil Young fan, but one of his early songs has always resonated with me: ‘Long May You Run’. Actually, it’s just the title that has meant a lot to me as the song has nothing to do with running as much as a metaphor for what his life has [...]

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March 04, 2014

Spiced Citrus & Almond Soaked Morning Oats – Vegan

Start your day off with a flavourful bowl of plant based protein packed oats.  Many of the ingredients in this dish you likely already have on hand, and because this recipe requires no ”cooking” it is a great excuse to have little hands help with.  Measure, stir and voila – a healthy, wholesome breakfast for the [...]

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February 28, 2014

Jump Into Spring Training the Safe Way

Jumping into Spring Training the Safe way   I have a feeling that not a single person in the Northern Hemisphere could debate that this was likely the worse winter on record. We learned of many new weather terms : frost quakes , polar vortex, ice storms……..And I would go out on a limb and [...]

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February 27, 2014

Placitas

“Auuhhh!” that’s what involuntarily slips out of my mouth (or is it from my muscles?) as I announce the first of eight strides following a run at a loop I’ll call Placitas in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The next seven strides feel better, but drills, stretching, and consuming recovery drinks is done in silence. I am [...]

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February 21, 2014

Olympic Spirit

If you have been watching the winter Olympics (and I hope you have), you have already witnessed the glorious moments where the culmination of four years of hard work turn into victory.  These moments are meant to inspire greatness in our everyday lives.  Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, we can [...]

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February 21, 2014

Belief

80 minute run done. Sweaty, smelly, red faced, tired, satisfied; I enter the women’s locker room.  Yup, just like many of you, this winter weather has forced me to visit the local gym and hop on the treadmill (I’ve also heard dreadmill used by many a runner- ok myself included, but hey it sure beats [...]

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February 07, 2014

Curried Cauliflower and Kale Salad with Cashews and Dried Cranberries

Poor cauliflower, the lonely vegetable left on crudité platters at baby showers and potlucks. So often walked past in the produce section as most grab its green neighbour. But did you know? Cauliflower contains vitamin K. Vitamin K helps your body heal wounds, maintain your blood vessels and keep your bones healthy. A super important [...]

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January 29, 2014

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions, January, 2014

Do you have a shoe-related question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Please include your address.) He’ll pick five questions a month to answer and if he picks your question, we’ll send you a [...]

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January 28, 2014

Transform

I work for a running company where I get to talk shoes, gear, and training all day, everyday. I run 80+ miles per week in rain, snow, heat and humidity, I even hop on the treadmill when needed. Yet, some mornings start the exact same way for me… I just don’t want to go run. [...]

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January 23, 2014

A Love Note to my Shoes

Dear sweet Hitogami, You just entered my life, but already I don’t know how I ran so fast without you.  From the first moment, you felt like you were a part of me…an extension of myself during every step we take. We were made for each other – you make me a better runner.  I [...]

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January 21, 2014

Mizuno 2014: Finding The Right Shoe For Me?

At Mizuno, we strongly believe in the power of running. By that we mean, running isn’t just a great way to stay in shape and have fun. Running is more than that. Running has the power to transform. And not just you and I. We all know that running means a healthier, happier, fitter person. [...]

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January 20, 2014

Mizuno’s Serena Burla Dominates USA Half Marathon Championships

HOUSTON—Serena Burla, the 31-year-old mother who resides in Falls Church, Virginia, has twice finished runner up in the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston. On Sunday, Mizuno’s Burla avenged those second-place finishes with a runaway victory in the USA Half Champs which also was good for her first national championship. Burla defeated a deep field [...]

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January 15, 2014

Dylan Wykes Sets His Sights on a Positive 2014

It’s been a tough year for Dylan Wykes, but thanks to a little patience and a lot of positive thinking, things are looking up for 2014. When 2013 began, Wykes was recovering from a stress fracture; in March he developed a second one. “I got pretty down,” he admits. But the key to staying positive [...]

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January 09, 2014

The Planet Wave: A Running Debate: To Run With Music Or Not

There are times when I feel like my running world is neatly divided into two distinct camps: Those who run with music on a daily basis and those who don’t. Let me state right off that I love music (rock, country, bluegrass-roots) and listen to it all day while working. (Thank you Pandora.) Just not [...]

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December 30, 2013

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions – December 2013

Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Include your address.) If we pick your question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy to answer, we’ll send you a beautiful Mizuno DryScience [...]

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December 27, 2013

Is It Worth It?

Out of the thousands of runs I’ve done in my life, some have stuck with me for one reason or another. Runs that were unique, inspiring, terrible, and some that just seemed plain old ordinary have been imprinted in my precious bank of running memories since I began lifting my feet off the ground. When [...]

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December 26, 2013

A PET Scan Race Day

Today I had a routine PET scan, a must as a cancer survivor and I realized that I approached my scan in a similar manner to how I approach my races.  I wanted to talk to my family the night before for a vote of confidence and the morning of I was in a zone [...]

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December 22, 2013

Tis the season for inclement weather!

It sounds like nearly every part of the country has already seen its fair share of snow, ice, freezing rain, or frigid temperatures.  While this kind of weather certainly makes heading out for a run more challenging, it (usually) doesn’t have to stop you from getting your mileage.  Additionally, slippery, wet, and cold conditions greatly [...]

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December 20, 2013

The Planet Wave: Running Group Dynamics Are Transformative

I’ve never heard of Jim Rohn until I recently saw this quote from the late entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Evidently, Rohn had a lot of great things to say, but what really resonated with me was this pearl: “You {we} are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Surround yourself [...]

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December 17, 2013

Dear Santa…

Dear Santa, In my last blog I suggested inviting a friend to go for a run for a holiday gift idea.  I truly believe this is one of the greatest gifts you could ever give, or receive.  Runs with others provide an opportunity to solve the world and personal life’s problems, to share stories, laughter, [...]

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December 17, 2013

Competitor Magazine Honors Ascend 8 with the “Fit Feel Ride” Award

Mizuno USA’s favorite trail shoe, the Ascend 8, was recently awarded the esteemed “Fit Feel Ride” Award from Competitor Magazine! Because of its versatility, the Wave Ascend 8 was chosen for both the “Cushioned Cruisers” and the “Rugged Mountain Runners” categories, setting the shoe apart as an obvious choice for trail runners. Each year Competitor [...]

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December 16, 2013

Mizuno Running 2014 Q&A

Every company has sales meetings, right?  Once or twice a year they all get together to look at spreadsheets, crunch some numbers and sit through boring presentations.  At Mizuno Running, we do it a bit different. Sure, we have bi-annual “sales meetings”.  Of course we talk numbers, goals, dollars, and ok… we even look at [...]

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November 22, 2013

Excitement In November

Leaves crunch and crackle under my Wave Riders.  Wind whistles past my ears as I break through the air.  I follow a path that twists and turns with the copper tree lined Monongahela River.  As I turn around in anticipation of a tailwind, I’m greeting with a chilled blast in the face.  How does the [...]

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November 18, 2013

Getting The Most Out of Yourself

What helps you dig deep when you feel like you have nothing more to give?  What can enable you to transcend expectations from both yourself and peers?  How do you get the most out of yourself, when you don’t even know what that is? I am talking about that extra ounce of energy, that last [...]

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November 12, 2013

The Planet Wave: Why Women Are Better Marathoners Than Men

I don’t know how to break the news to all you guys, but in the never ending battle of the sexes, women are winning.  That is, at least in running women have become better than men. That’s not to suggest that the fastest women sprinter is going to beat Usain Bolt any time soon. A [...]

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October 30, 2013

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Question, October 2013

Do you have a shoe-related question for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. (Please include your address.) He’ll pick five questions a month to answer and if he picks your question, we’ll send you a [...]

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September 13, 2013

Mizuno Shoe Guy Answers Your Footwear Questions, February 2013

Do you have a shoe-related question? Or a running shoe question, specific to Mizuno for the Mizuno Shoe Guy? If you have a question you’d like him to answer, send it to Shoeguy@Mizunousa.com. He’ll pick five questions a month to answer and if he picks your question, we’ll send you a beautiful Mizuno tech T-shirt.

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September 13, 2013

Beautiful shot tweeted to us from a loyal Mizuno Runner today! Lil bit of Wave Precision love!

September 13, 2013

Wave Elixir 8 is Competitor Magazine Editor’s Pick for Best Lightweight Stability Shoe

The Wave Elixir 8 adds another award to the Mizuno Running list of accolades – it was selected as an Editor’s Pick for Best Lightweight Stability by Competitor Magazine.

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September 13, 2013

The Planet Wave: Ditch Training, Play Instead

I hate training. I really do. While I’m at it, I also despise working out and absolutely never run workouts. Never.
Don’t get me wrong: I love running. Probably just as much as you do. What I hate is the “training” word. Maybe it’s a case of semantics, but I equate training and working out with…work.

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September 13, 2013

“is there such a thing as too many Mizunos?” … No @yogaterry74 there is not.

September 13, 2013

Christo Landry and Craig Curley Place 5th and 7th At USA 15K National Championships

Billed as the largest 15K (9.3 miles) in the United States (over 17,000 registered runners with 15,569 finishers), Mizuno Racing Team Members, Christo Landry and Craig Curley opened up their 2013 competitive road race campaigns with very solid efforts, as Christo placed 5th with a time of 43:46 (4:42 per mile) and Craig Curley was 7th in 44:04 (4:44 per mile). Christo, who was the 2012 USATF Road Circuit Co-Champion and runner-up at this race last year, was very pleased with his performance as his time was almost a minute faster than last year and he was only 8 seconds behind the winner. Craig Curley, who ran a personal best time, was only 18 seconds behind Christo.

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September 13, 2013

Another Award for the Wave Rider 16

Wave Rider 16 has racked up another award this spring – selected by FitnessMagazine.com as a top road running shoe that provides a “surprisingly well-cushioned ride.” Spring styles. in Men’s and Women’s. are available today with cool color schemes tto add some flair to your running style. The shoe is available at most sporting retailers and online at mizunorunning.com.

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August 15, 2013

Peach and Almond Granola Squares Recipe

Nothing screams summer like homegrown peaches. Juicy and sweet this fuzzy fruit comes in at ONLY 40 calories (for the average size peach), contains 2 g of fiber and is a source of vitamin C. They also contain about 10 g of carbohydrates-a perfect hydrating snack before a lunch hour or after work run.

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August 15, 2013

Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

Strength training is something that most runners shy away from for many reasons. Most commonly I hear, ‘I’m afraid of becoming bulky,’ ‘I just don’t have the time,’ or ‘I’m not interested in the gym.’ Strength training is all about becoming more balanced and stronger. Not necessarily bulkier. It’s not essential to spend lots of hours in the gym either, as body weight exercises are often challenging enough and can be done nearly anywhere.

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August 15, 2013

Exercise of the Month: Angled Barbell Squat

Click to see the video demonstration for this exercise. How to: Set up a barbell in a Land Mine attachment or on the floor against the bottom of a bolted down machine or squat rack. Place some weight on the “free” end of the bar. Hold the “free” end of the bar in front of [...]

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