My first Boston marathon has come and gone and was utterly unforgettable. The race itself was challenging: race day was fairly warm (perhaps 70 degrees at start time, it felt almost hot after training in 30-40 degree temperatures), there was not a cloud in the sky and little shade along the way, and the course always seemed so crowded with runners that I found it difficult to get into a rhythm. 179 more words
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So look what arrived the other day!
They’re called OESH. Developed by Dr. Casey Kerrigan, a Harvard M.D. who spent over twenty years studying the effect of shoes on human motion and forces during walking and running, they boast to be the only shoes designed from inside out in order to minimise the negative stress and strain that footwear inflicts on a woman’s muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. 136 more words
In running lingo, the maximalist and minimalist movements are not opposing forces. Maximalism followed minimalism; you might think that maximalism is a reaction to minimalism, similar to how Stalin’s brand of state-sponsored realist art was a reaction to early 20th-century absurdist art. 299 more words