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Cushion, favorite shoe, Hoka, Running, Sole, Tread, Walking -

Knowing when to replace your shoes obviously causes some confusion, as one of the most common questions we get at Springfield Running Center is “How long should my running shoes last?” The answer can vary for every runner, based upon your unique body, running style and current level of training. Here are some general guidelines that we can work through with you when we fit you for the perfect shoe.

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Brooks, Cushion, favorite shoe, Running Shoe, Stability, Transcend -

This is YOUR KIND OF BLOG!  I don't make you wait for it! My favorite Shoe is the Brooks Transcend 7!  Now, here is why!

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Cold Weather, Ear Band, Gloves, Jackets, Mittens, Neck Gaiter, Running, Running Hat, Tights, Walking, Winter -

This winter, perhaps more than ever, a safe and thoughtful approach to outdoor exercise will be essential to your mental and physical health.  Winter running and walking are fun, effective, economical ways to stay fit, boost your immunity and improve overall health! There are many advantages to winter running/walking: Striking visual landscapes Peaceful solitude Clear physiologic benefits to your body with improved immune response to many viral illnesses Less fluids requirements allow for easier run planning Easily build a base of miles that will jump start your spring training. These are some of the tips we recommend to winter runners:...

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Halfway thru the run, I knew this product was optimal for me, as I easily maintained my target pace, and I felt well fueled through the whole run.  I took one GEL 100 every 25-30 min, and found them very light and easy on the stomach.  As I neared mile 16, I accelerated to marathon pace for the final miles feeling great. Three weeks later, I used 5 Maurten GEL 100s during the NYC Marathon, and they did not disappoint!  I ran a negative split and finished feeling strong all the way through 26.2 miles.

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favorite shoe, Neutral, Nike, Nike React, Pegasus, Running Shoe -

Working (Captaining) at the Springfield Running Center, I often get the question, “What is your favorite shoe to run in?”  At first, being new to the running shoe realm, it was a hard question to answer. But after months of working here, I have narrowed it down to the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37

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