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Restraint in Running

Restraint. The word has been ping-ponging in my head for a few months now. Restraint. As a runner, does that mean something to you?  Do you focus on restraint?  Do you harness it?  How much do you even have? As … Continue reading

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Goodbye University of Florida; My First Running Injury =(

Thank you, University of Florida, but I’m out! As of December 16, I will officially be an alum of the University of Florida.  I’ve called Gainesville my home since fall 2009, and this time has been as important a two-and-a-half-year … Continue reading

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The 2011 Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon

On Saturday I took a quick drive over to Boulware Springs to cover the 2011 Tom Walker Memorial Half Marathon.  This was my first legitimate race experience, and even though I didn’t actually run the race, the energy and excitement … Continue reading

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10 Things I’ve Learned From Three Years of Running

1.  Trail running can lead to secluded fantasy-inducing encounters with sexy, and often sweat soaked, women or men. 2.  Sadly, he or she may have a different take on the matter. 3.  You will have to poop on some of … Continue reading

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Vibram FiveFingers Sales Soaring – Part 2

(In case you missed it, here’s Part 1) By Benjamin Markus, October 2011 The trend: coming or going? Although FiveFingers sales soared last year and are expected to double this year, Tommasi said, others believe the legs of the barefoot-running … Continue reading

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Vibram FiveFingers Sales Soaring – Part 1

By Benjamin Markus – October 2011 Picture a pair of running shoes. Picture a pair of leather gloves. Now imagine the running shoes fitting your feet just like those gloves fit your hands, and you’ve got a pretty good idea … Continue reading

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Hey Gainesville: Like running? Like beer? Try Hashing!

When a good friend mentioned that I should get involved with Hashing, or at least write about it on my blog, I was at first hesitant. For starters, in grade school, the D.A.R.E. Program had warned my class that this … Continue reading

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Five Fun Ways to Warm Up For Your Run

“If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?!” For many runners, warming up for a run is a lot like eating your veggies (or meat, … Continue reading

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Gainesville’s Newest Running Store: Fit2Run at The Oaks Mall

Inside Fit2Run – The Runner’s Superstore “You name it, we got it,” says Shane Stroup, the store manager of Gainesville’s newest running store: Fit2Run. Fit2Run – “The Runner’s Superstore” – opened its fifth store, in August, right here in Gainesville … Continue reading

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Running with Music: The Art of the Playlist

University of Florida student, aspiring music producer and runner Brandyn Sullins, like many runners, enjoys listening to music while out for a jog. But Sullins doesn’t just throw a handful of his favorite songs into his iTunes playlist before heading … Continue reading

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