by Serena Burla on February 26, 2013
I like to think that I’m in the heart of my marathon training build up for Boston right now. I’m at the point where volume and intensity collide, where recovery in all aspects is critical. Nutrition, hydration, sleep, stretching, ice, massage, communication with my coach, and conserving mental energy have never been more important. I admit that the number of times per day I give thanks for my health and pray for continued health has increased. My grocery bills have doubled due to increased need to refuel and I think my favorite baker gave me that, &...
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by Bob "Wish" Wischnia on February 22, 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.
by Bob "Wish" Wischnia on February 21, 2013
Finding the right shoe for you (hopefully, a Mizuno) isn't always easy. And then just when you have found the perfect Mizuno shoe, the calendar flips over to a new year and voila, all the running shoes—including your favorite—have been replaced. Sound familiar?Let’s face it, finding that shoe which fits and functions flawlessly is tough. There's so much to choose from that the array of Mizuno's 2013 styles and models can be bewildering, especially when you just want your old favorite shoe again.And that favorite may be gone from the...
by Patrick Rizzo on February 19, 2013
Training blocks where everything goes great are often the least valuable in the long term. We distance runners tend to then think that we finally know it all. We finally know the silver bullet that kills the running beast! GREAT!More often than not though, that great training block was a bi-product of all of the lessons of the bad ones coming together in perfect harmony. We just don't want to admit that we needed “the bad times.” My last training block was one of those infamously bad buildups. I was trying to work on some speedwork, but would run 10 mile tempos at fas...
by Ron Wayne on February 14, 2013
Mizuno Racing Team Member, Renee Metivier Baillie, is featured in a full page article, "Runner Reborn", in the March Issue of Running Times Magazine. Running Times discusses her recovery for Achilles surgery and her recent successes as a road racer. "Mizuno picked her up as an athlete shortly before the 2012 Chicago Marathon. "I certainly hold no ill will toward Nike," Baillie says, "I am very happy with my new sponsorship with Mizuno. They believed in me when no one else seemed to. My Achilles is doing better tha...