Is Heel Striking Dangerous? The Latest Research on Heel Strike vs Forefoot Running

As any runner who strikes the ground with their heel first has probably been told, to heel strike is considered by many as a cardinal sin when it comes to good running form. There are two main accusations laid against heel striking: increased injury rate and reduced running efficiency. This ‘lump of bone’ is ill-equipped … Read more

Running with Poles Guide: Benefits, Tips, + Techniques

If you follow ultra running or run races yourself, you’ve most likely seen an abundance of people running with poles lately. Kilian Jornet, Courtney Dauwalter, François D’haene, and most sky runners use poles while competing to take advantage of the great benefits that come along with them.  What exactly are running poles, and why and … Read more

28 Funny Marathon Signs: The Best Running Race Sign Ideas

Whether it’s your first or your twentieth, everyone needs a pick-me-up, or two or three, when running a marathon. Whether you’ve hit the wall and are powering through or just chugging along at your planned pace, it’s never easy. Motivation and inspiration along the way can help a whole lot.  There’s nothing better than seeing … Read more