March 27, 2015

Runner’s Rambilings: Meet Mike Aish

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Michael Aish   It’s funny… The other day I was coming down this trail towards the end of my run and I went by these two ladies hiking along. As I gave a small wave and a “thanks” one of the ladies started pointing and yelling, “You’re the guy, you’re [...]

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March 12, 2015

Friends Who Run Together, Stay Together

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Sheree Shea Before the sun begins to crest over the eastern hillside, the steady chime alarms your peaceful slumber. You inch upright as the familiar figures of your bedroom take shape while your eyes adjust to the shadowy darkness. Your thoughts are flooded with reflection of the wild dream you [...]

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March 02, 2015

Olympic Marathoner heading to Boston

By:  Mizuno Brand Ambassador and Olympic Marathoner Dylan Wykes. There has been lots of action in my world the past few months, so much so that I haven’t quite found enough time for an update. Read on to find out what’s been happening with training, racing, fatherhood, and more!   It’s been an interesting little [...]

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February 19, 2015

Runner’s Ramblings: Training Runs

By: Michael Aish  This weekend I drove up to Ft. Collins to run with Nick Clark and his crew. Some might say it’s a long way to drive for a simple training run, but I really needed some company. These past 6 weeks I’ve really been struggling to get out the door. I emailed Nick [...]

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February 07, 2015

Stay Warm in the Coldest of Weather

By: Mizuno Race Team Memeber, Serena Burla   Well, Monday was Groundhog’s Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, meaning 6 more weeks of winter running.  Don’t groan, pout, hibernate, or purchase a treadmill just yet; Mizuno Breath Thermo is here to save the day! I usually reserve Breath Thermo gear for runs when the [...]

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January 30, 2015

Training Tools: The Wave Rider 18 – Race Team Review

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Craig Leon    I got my first pair of Wave Riders back in the fall of 2011.  In the 3.5 years – and over 50 pairs of Wave Riders later – the shoe has evolved considerably.  Now, I know what you’re thinking: how much can really change in 3.5 years?  [...]

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January 28, 2015

The Planet Wave: How Running Defines Us

by The Mizuno Shoe Guy   What was your primary reason for starting to run? Take a second to think about that as well as this: When did you begin running, what motivated you to start in the first place and why have you continued to this day. (I’ll wait.)   Me? I started running [...]

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December 08, 2014

How To Survive Running Through a Polar Vortex

By Elise Yanover:  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 [...]

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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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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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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 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 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 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


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 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


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 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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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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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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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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February 27, 2014


“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


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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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 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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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 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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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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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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August 12, 2013

Mizuno Racing Team’s Daniel Tapia To Tackle World Champs Marathon on August 17th

When Daniel Tapia stands on the starting line of the World Championships Marathon on August 17th, he’ll have a brief moment to reflect on how far he’s come.

A year ago, he was just another runner, struggling to get in his training while working days at his family’s restaurant and going to law school at night. Tapia had won a couple of marathons in California—Big Sur and Cal International—but had never quite made the breakthrough on a national stage.

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May 14, 2013

Renee Metivier Baillie Selected to Represent The United States at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships

USATF has selected Mizuno Racing Team Member, Renee Metivier Baillie, to represent the United States in the marathon at the World Track and Field Championships this coming August in Moscow. Only 3 marathon runners were chosen to compete for the US, so this is an extremely prestigious honor. Renee was selected because of her performance at last year’s World Major Chicago Marathon where she placed 8th (1st American) in her debut marathon in a time of 2:27.17. Track and Field News ranked Renee 5th in the United States for 2012.

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March 27, 2013


I find myself running the wrong way from the starting line when the gun goes off. I am frantically trotting with one foot in my Mizuno Wave Ronins and the other in my Nirvanas. I am not even sure if they are tied. Somehow I catch up to the field only to find myself running through a stairwell. My legs get so tired that I have to pull myself up with a rope, and several times I stop to talk to people I have never seen before

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March 19, 2013

Serena Burla and Clara Grandt Kick Off 2013 Racing Campaigns With Strong Performances

Mizuno Racing Team Member, Serena Burla, placed 13, 4th place US Woman, in the New York City Half Marathon this past Sunday. In cold and windy conditions. Serena’s time was 1:11.24. This was Serena’s first race in 2013 and was a good tune up for the Boston Marathon next month. Also, competing for the first time this year, was Clara Grandt, who placed 5th in Shamrock 8K (4.97 miles) in Virginia Beach on Saturday. Clara’s time was 28:03 (5:39 per mile). Next up for Clara is the USATF Women’s Cherry Blossom 10 mile Championship in Washington DC on April 7.

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January 17, 2013

Ski Touring Rogers Pass

It’s nice to put away the running shoes for a little while in the winter and go on some adventures. I love trail running in the summer – getting out into the mountains and enjoying the peace. Ski Touring in the winter is much the same. You just chug along for hours at a pretty reasonable pace, enjoy the scenery, and (unlike running) normally get a pretty sweet downhill run at the end of the day.

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January 14, 2013

Q&A With Mizuno Brand Ambassador, Dayna Pidhoresky

2012 has been a tough year for you, injury-wise. What have you been dealing with?

Initially I was diagnosed with a sacral stress fracture. After that had healed up (within 6-8 weeks) I was dealing with a lot of soft tissue inflammation in my shins, making it near impossible to run without limping.

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October 15, 2012

Renee Metivier Baillie Shocks The World (But Not Herself) at Chicago Marathon

Two nights before the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Renee Metivier Baillie and Austin Baillie, met some friends for dinner. The couple had just flown into Chicago that evening from their home in Bend, Oregon and Renee was absolutely bubbling with excitement that she was ready to nail what would be her first marathon.

Over a huge slab of beef, Metivier Baillie spoke openly of her goal on Sunday: She wanted to break Kara Goucher’s American record of 2:25:23 for the fastest debut marathon.

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March 21, 2011

New York Times Article on Mizuno Race Team Member Serena Burla

The New York Times recently published a feature article on Mizuno Race Team Member Serena Burla. Burla had a cancerous tumor removed from her right hamstring in January of 2010, following her second place finish at the US Half Marathon Championships. The cancer threatened to end her running career for good, but a “Never Settle” spirit has seen her return to competitive racing. Burla’s story is truly inspirational, and the New York Times does an excellent job of portraying Burla as the fierce competitor that she is. Needless to say, this is a must-read.

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November 29, 2010

Team Mizuno’s Serena Burla Beats The Odds; Runs New York City Marathon

Last January, Serena Burla was having so much trouble with her right hamstring that she briefly considered not starting the Houston Half Marathon which served as the 2010 USA National Championships. The hamstring had been chronically sore, but as Burla warmed up for the Houston race, it tightened and became so painful that her coach suggested that she not start the race. But Burla decided to gut it out and amazingly, finished second to Shalane Flanagan in a personal best by more than a minute in 1:10:08.

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