January 03, 2017

New Mom, New Adventures

I am Krysten, Mizuno ambassador, runner, and creator of The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail I realize that is a somewhat confusing title if you don’t have the back story, so let’s break it down shall we. Running When I was 17 I was diagnosed with a heart condition called Long QT syndrome. At 18 I [...]

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September 09, 2016

Tune-Up for Fall Goals

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Maegan Krifchin   No matter what season we are in, a tune up will fit into your schedule. What exactly is a tune up?  A tune up can help jump start or kick off a racing season.  It can also be a fitness tester and race simulator for the goal race. [...]

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August 26, 2016

Runner’s Rambilings: Eye of the Storm

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Mike Aish   *a retrospective on chasing the leadman title *   Right now I’m sitting on the couch watching the Rio Olympics and trying to recover from a big weekend. This past weekend was the start of the final push in trying to win the Leadman Epic Race Challenge. [...]

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August 24, 2016

5 Things to Consider When Training for a Fall Marathon

Guest Post By: BackAtSquare0   There are lots of factors to consider when you start training for a fall marathon.  Be sure to take these 5 items into account when you begin your training. 1. The Team – Will you go it alone, run with a friend, or join a local team/group?  Most of this [...]

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August 16, 2016

Tuesday Tips: Fuelling

You could just throw water at your face like I’m sure you see all the time, or you could try to do things right. Fuelling is an aspect of marathon training that is often undervalued. The human body only has the ability to store glycogen for about 2 hours of optimal aerobic activity. That glycogen is [...]

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August 15, 2016

Back to School basics for Staying Fit

Somehow it’s already the middle of August. Summer IS FLYING and it’s going to be September before we know it. It’s hard to believe that this time next year London will be starting school. SLOW DOWN TIME!! I know a lot of people have to manage workouts around their kids school schedule. For me, it’s [...]

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August 12, 2016

Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Bark

It’s a fact, runners love to eat. If you’re anything like me, the thought running through your mind as you finish off the last few miles of your run is, “What am I going to eat when I get home?” While it’s tempting to reward ourselves with treats after a long run because we deserve [...]

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August 08, 2016

Coach Dylan: Tips for the Marathon

Marathon season is fast approaching, with some of North America’s biggest marathons just over two months away. By now you should be well into your training for the big event. Whether you are tackling this beast of an event for the first time or it’s your 100th go at it, you have to respect the [...]

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July 25, 2016

The Top 5 Things: I Would Have Wanted to Know When I started Running

When I started running in 1996, there was no such thing that I knew of called the Internet. It may have been around but I certainly wasn’t using it and if it was around, there was no where near the abundance of information that there is today. My sources of info came from big volume [...]

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July 22, 2016

Coach’s Corner: The One Who Reclaimed Her Body

By: Amy Begley, Coach- Atlanta Track Club As a coach, I love working with people as they chase their goals. I am always impressed by each runner or walker’s determination, but it is especially inspiring to see those who overcome incredible odds to cross the finish line.   Rachel Boyd started running in high school and [...]

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July 15, 2016

Runner’s Ramblings: Chasing Down a Leadman

Off and running-1 down and 4 more to go.   This weekend was the start of the Leadman race series. For anyone that doesn’t know what Leadman is-it’s a progressive series of trail running and mountain bike races that are run up in mountains of Leadville, Colorado (10,200 feet above sea level) and scored by [...]

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July 08, 2016

Guide to Getting Dirty on the Trails

Trail running’s popularity has been growing and I often field questions about how to get started and I thought I would share them with you.   Firstly let’s get down to why. Trail running, to me, satisfies a deeper connection to the natural world. It feels real and comforting to move through a landscape and [...]

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July 07, 2016

Coach’s Corner: The Firefighter who is on the Mend

By: Amy Begley, Coach- Atlanta Track Club   Whether you’re first or last across the finish line, you should feel proud of each race you complete. As you age or try to overcome injuries, it is important to adjust your goals to reflect those changes.   Rick Bodane first started running to train to become a [...]

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July 01, 2016

Racing in the Heat: Finding Success at Sweltering Summer Races

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Christo Landry   Racing in the heat is tough, but manageable if you’re willing to prepare…and pay the price.  It’s comfortable to run in the morning during the summer, before the day heats up and the sun is blazing above your head, but those aren’t the conditions that you’ll find [...]

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June 21, 2016

Training Tips Tuesday

Summer is here and there are plenty of destinations waiting to for you to run, train or race.  Travel for work or race has it’s pros and cons, but either way you still want to keep up your routine and make sure you get to your destination comfortably.  Dylan Wykes has done his fair share [...]

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June 21, 2016

Top 5 Core Exercises for Runners

As a runner, you know that core exercises are important. A stronger core helps to support the lower body as you take each step. It may prevent excessive hip rotation which can lead to overuse injuries of the knee, foot and ankle. A strong core may help you to power up a hill with greater [...]

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June 14, 2016

Boston Marathon Winner Caroline Rotich’s Top 10 Tips for Running a 10K

Caroline Rotich, champion of the 2015 Boston Marathon, takes her running seriously – and no day is more important than race day. After months of training and preparation, she does everything possible to ensure her best performance on the course. With a personal best of 31:41 for the 10-kilometer distance, Rotich knows a thing or [...]

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June 10, 2016

Top 5 Hot Weather Running Tips

Guest Post By: BackatSquare0       Running in Charleston, South Carolina is always brutal during the summer.  The heat is never ending and the humidity makes it feel like you are trying to push through the thick, hot air.  Step out your door and you are instantly dripping with sweat.  However, I started my running [...]

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May 24, 2016

RUNNER’S RAMBLINGS : Everything is Better when the Sun Comes Out

By: Mizuno Race Team Member Mike Aish It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was down and out, feeling sorry for myself, thinking about calling it quits and looking for a new job. One month later the sun has come out, I’m super excited about a new challenge I have set for myself this [...]

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May 24, 2016

An Interview with Dylan Wykes

  Earlier this week, it was revealed Dylan Wykes would not be showing up in Ottawa this coming weekend. This would have been his last chance to qualify for the Olympics, after battling smalls injuries that kept him from qualifying already. Inside the CBC Sports article, he commented ” … that’s sport, that’s the marathon. I think that’s [...]

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May 18, 2016

Barefoot Workouts

For as much as I love running, I also love other forms of working out. Maybe it’s because I’m a personal trainer. Or, maybe it’s because I know that other forms of exercise make me a stronger runner. Even though I’ve had some unfortunate injuries in the last few seasons, I continue to be able [...]

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May 11, 2016

How to Dress for Race Day

Well, finally spring on the calendar, if not the temps here in the north. This morning I had on more winter type gear than spring gear, but well, they say it’s coming! With spring on the calendar it means race season is upon us. It’s no secret that many of you “stress” about what to [...]

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May 10, 2016

Some Carbs are Better than Others

Carbohydrate loading is the process of eating a higher carbohydrate diet leading up to an endurance event to maximize glycogen stores. While most runners and athletes have probably heard the term carb loading before, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are doing it right. These three tips are things to keep in mind when carb loading [...]

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May 06, 2016

TOP 5 Dos and Dont’s for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of those nasty injuries that plagues many runners at some point and time in their “career” both as a casual or competitive runner. One of the things that prevents this from healing quickly is that we are never really giving our feet a break. During the day, despite not always running, we [...]

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May 04, 2016

Coach Dylan: Marathon Taper

This past weekend saw many runners across Canada competing in marathons in Vancouver, Toronto, and Missassauga. Dreams were achieved and shattered. That’s the nature of the marathon. But spring marathon season is not complete until the Ottawa Race Weekend on May 27-28th. For those of you training for Ottawa you are getting into some of [...]

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May 02, 2016

Keeping Running on Track : Key Tips to Keep you from Derailing

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Serena Burla If you have been a runner for long enough you’ve probably faced times in your running career where your running or attitude towards running has been knocked off track. You might call it a rough patch, rut, funk, blah period, or having a tough time getting out the [...]

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April 27, 2016


By: Mizuno Race Team Member Mike Aish I’ll be honest with you; I really hate this time of year. Last night we got hit with 20+ inches of snow and it’s April. Before that it feels like I only really got a handful of days on the trails after they dried out from the last [...]

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April 10, 2016

Mizuno Wave Catalyst Review

Full Disclosure: I did receive these shoes for free as part of my ambassadorship with Mizuno. I am choosing to write a review because they are a product that I love and want to share. Ever since I started running, I’ve been a fan of Mizuno shoes. Every time the next version of the Wave Inspires come [...]

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April 07, 2016

Running Through the Rain in the Right Gear

By : Mizuno Athlete, Maegan Krifchin We all know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” and that being said, we know rain is in the forecast this spring. Spring?! Or is it still Winter?! For me, regardless of what season it actually is, I know I am layering up!  I would always rather be [...]

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March 30, 2016

Top 5 Clues it’s Time for New Shoes

Running Shoes as they age are like an old friend. Familiar, comfortable, reliable. Reliable? Not so much … Here are 5 clues you know it’s time to Change your shoes regularly. You may have heard about the 500km (~310 mileJ) rule for shoe life. It’s both a truth and a lie. It all depends on [...]

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March 23, 2016


By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Mike Aish So I thought I was on my way. I thought that I was past all the hurdles and that it was just going to be easy sailing from here on out. Like they say, “Plans are great until someone punches you in the face,” and that’s just how [...]

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March 23, 2016


By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Mike Aish Well, the time has come to get myself back in to shape. I’m at the point where I can run for an hour without any pain, but there is a lot of work to be done if I want to compete this year. So, I’m off to training [...]

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February 22, 2016

Leave Shin Splints in the Dust!

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Renee Metiver Baillie Shin splits affect over 3 million people in the US each year. Nothing scares a runner more than when a pain along the shin appears. But, if you stay informed and treat at the first sign of pain or sensation, you can leave shin splints in the [...]

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February 17, 2016

16 Ways to Run Awesome in 2016

In order to make 2016 the best ever, my husband and I set some new run goals this year. (mine to just run for fitness and his to run 2016 km, …… he’s behind already.) In keeping with the freshness and goal setting ideas that a new year always brings for many, here are 16 [...]

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February 04, 2016

The Underdog: An Unlikely Olympic Trials Contender

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Craig Leon   In the coming days, I will toe the starting line at the 2016 US Olympic Trials, the 14th marathon of my career.  Somewhere between 2012 and now, I’ve gone from inexperienced, newbie to marathon veteran.  Four years ago, the Trials was truly my first real marathon and [...]

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January 22, 2016

Runner’s Ramblings: It sucks not to be running

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Mike Aish   Well, it sucks not to be running, but I think it might be even harder when you know that the reason you’re not running is because it was your choice.   Towards the end of last year I was training well, but things just weren’t coming together. [...]

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January 14, 2016

How to Stick to Your Goals in 2016

Motivation and goals work hand in hand.  To help stay motivated you should have a goal, or end point, to be working towards.  Having that goal helps you stay motivated to chase after it each day.   To stick to your goals I like to break it down into these 3 things:   1) Accountability [...]

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January 06, 2016

RUNNER’S RAMBLINGS: It’s that time of year again!

Well it’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about setting goals for the new year, time to reflect on how this past year went and what we can learn form it. Mostly it’s a time to take a few minutes to see just how far we have come and where our hard [...]

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December 08, 2015

Runner’s Ramblings:Trails, Snakes and old Mates

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Mike Aish   Have you ever heard a grown man scream like a little girl?   Before I start, please note that all names and locations have been removed in order to protect those involved.   The other day in an effort to enjoy a few of our warmer days [...]

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November 06, 2015

Runner’s Ramblings: (Marley) Gunner and Me…

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Mike Aish     Well, I made it. I got through the pain and agony of those first few weeks of training and I’m still standing. It’s funny because no matter who you are or what level you’re at it is just flat out hard work. It hurts and the [...]

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October 14, 2015

Coach’s Corner: The Woman Who Never Gives Up

By: Amy Begley, Coach- Atlanta Track Club   We’ve all done it – made excuses for skipping a scheduled run or felt like giving up on a goal that seemed too tough. Sometimes you can find inspiration in another runner’s story. Nicole Lock’s story is certainly one that can motivate just about anyone to get [...]

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September 25, 2015

Runner’s Ramblings: Back at It

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Mike Aish   Well, after two weeks of sitting on the couch, watching TV and feeling sorry for myself I put my shoes back on and convinced myself to get back at it.   Not finishing the Leadville 100 was a huge blow and to be honest, had me questioning [...]

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September 24, 2015

Behind the Bronze: A Look Into the Pan American Games

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Lindsay Flanagan This past July, I competed in the women’s marathon at the Pan American Games in Toronto. As a professional runner, representing your country at an international competition is one of the highest honors you can achieve. Therefore, when offered the spot in early spring, I gladly accepted and [...]

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September 11, 2015

Coach’s Corner: The Tireless Runner

By:  Amy Begley-Coach, Atlanta Track Club   Runners are often energetic, lively people, but there are some who take it to a whole new level. Bob Wells is one of them.   Bob’s running journey began during a time of transition in his life. He had just kicked a 20-year smoking addiction and was hoping [...]

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September 09, 2015

Falling For Fall- Gear for Cooler Weather

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Lindsay Flanagan   At last! My favorite time of year is finally upon us, fall. The temperature is slowly dropping, humidity easing, and, wait, is that a breeze I feel?  Summer still seems to be lingering here in Washington, D.C., but I cannot wait for the arrival of cool, crisp, [...]

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August 21, 2015

Cross Training for Balance

 Guest Post By: STUFTmama All runners need to work on balance to help with running form and strength. A lot of the time, we neglect the extra cross training needed though. One of the tips I read recently was to run trials to change things up and to help focus a little more on balance [...]

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August 17, 2015

Coach’s Corner: The Family-Focused Runner

By: Amy Begley- Coach, Atlanta Track Club   There is typical path that most elite runners follow. They start with a successful high school career, move up to the collegiate level and then go professional.  However, Christy Cazzola is living proof that not everyone has to follow that traditional path, and that great things can [...]

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August 14, 2015

Elite Perspective: The Wave Sayonara 3

  By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Craig Leon   Sun-up to sun-down, the speed at which my life moves is not unlike many of yours…fast!  It’s done with one thing, and on to the next, as I balance my running responsibilities with other life priorities – work, social, and personal.  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?   [...]

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August 07, 2015

Gilbert Goes the Distance for the Kids

Guest Post By: Sam Hendricks, Mizuno USA Intern   Yesterday, I went on a 5 mile run and called it a day. I am by no means a marathoner, so that was an accomplishment in my books. Yesterday, Aprylle Gilbert ran about 30 miles-for the 77th day in a row. And yes, you read that [...]

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July 28, 2015

Coach’s Corner: The One Who Returned to Racing

By: Amy Begley- Coach, Atlanta Track Club   One of the beautiful things about running is that it is always there for you. Even if you take a break from the sport, it often finds a way back into your life.   That’s exactly what happened to Janel Blancett. She ran cross country and track [...]

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July 22, 2015

Runner’s Rambilings: The Last Push

By: Mizuno Race Team Member Michael Aish   Two weeks ago I ran the Silver Rush 50 miler up in Leadville. It was the last part of my build up to the LT100 this year and it went quite well.  The whole goal this year was to set myself up to be at my best [...]

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July 08, 2015

How A Running Ambassador Deals with MS

An Interview by Mizuno Ambassador Elise Yanover. Robyn Baldwin is a marketing manager and fitness personality, and recently became a Mizuno Brand Ambassador. With a passion for health & wellness her website focuses on what it takes to be an Alpha Female™ (www.robynbaldwin.com) . Her blog focuses on parts of her personal journey, fitness, health, [...]

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June 19, 2015

Runner’s Ramblings: The Plan…

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Michael Aish At the beginning of this year I asked myself the question, “What is it that I really want out of my running?” I’ve been lucky enough to have seen and experienced a lot through the sport and I needed to refocus. If you’ve followed my progress from the [...]

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June 08, 2015

How to keep your focus while training

By: Serena Burla, Mizuno Race Team Memeber   Gooooaaaaallllllll!!!!! Is that what drives you? Perhaps not in the “Miracle” hockey or World Cup sort of way, but rather in the Tim McGraw lyrics, “How bad do you want it? How bad do you need it? Are you eating, sleeping, dreaming With that one thing on [...]

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May 18, 2015

Keep Your Cool on Race Day- Mentally and Physically

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Christo Landry Going into the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race I was pretty excited: it’s the biggest race in the US, it had a fantastic field of Olympians and professional runners, and it was a chance to earn my third USA title of the year.  Did I see myself as [...]

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May 15, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Collegiate Runner

  By: Mizuno Race Team Member. Lindsay Flanagan        Competing as a Division One track and field athlete was an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience that helped shape me into the runner I am today. I not only became physically stronger during my time as a student-athlete, but mentally stronger as well. Each [...]

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April 24, 2015

Runner’s Rambilings: What Can I Say?

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Michael Aish   What can I say, for me racing the Lake Sonoma 50 mile was a bit of a disaster. Not that I’m complaining, it was a great trip and for as long as I’ve been in the sport you quickly understand that for as many good days you [...]

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April 17, 2015

Coach’s Corner: The Cheerleader

By: Amy Begley- Coach, Atlanta Track Club As head coach for Atlanta Track Club, I get to meet all kinds of runners – from those just starting out to those on our Atlanta Track Club Elite team. Everyone has their own story.   I first met Tina Tait at the end of 2014. She served [...]

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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 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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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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