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Try SUGOI today, run better tomorrow.

August 3, 2010
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Try SUGOI today, run better tomorrow.

I recently ran in my new SUGOI Fizz running tank and Verve shorts and immediately life was better. Good quality clothes do make a difference when you run. Lately, I have noticed more and more people in their technical running clothes. Runners today are becoming more sophisticated; and SUGOI is definitely showing that they can be your preferred clothing line. The running top shown above is literally the first and only running top I’ve been able to use that supports me when I run, but also, with the mesh back pocket, I was able to carry my IPhone. The Verve Short is another product I recommend; with two pack pockets and an inner liner pocket I will definitely be using these shorts when I run the BroadStreet 10-miler in May. When racing, I don’t prefer to run with a running belt. I prefer to put my Gu in my pocket and my music (if…

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Icelandic Glacial Water

August 3, 2010
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Icelandic Glacial Water

A Green Product Worth Trying – Icelandic Glacial Water Icelandic Glacial, the world’s first CarbonNeutral® certified bottled spring water for both product and operations, has come up with five tips for staying hydrated in the summer sun. Five Tips for Staying Hydrated in the Summer Sun: Drink first, exercise later. Staying hydrated before you hit the gym, the field or the pavement is just as important as staying hydrated while you’re exercising. Drinking prior to vigorous activity will help keep your heart rate and body temperature low and give your energy a boost. Once you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Cut out the sugar. Replace sugary sports drinks and caffeinated favorites with water. Caffeine acts as a diuretic and causes the body to lose water. With adult body weight comprised of up to 70% water, it is the single most vital component of the daily diet. Water assists with digestion and…

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Running Illustrated™ Product Pages

April 9, 2010
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Running Illustrated™ Product Pages By Alix J. Shutello As this Web site works toward its migration from blog to running Web site, I’ll be doing more product and race reviews along with trying to meet the demands of my pregnant runners! All of you who have been reading these pages have not only enhanced my vision of this Web site but you have also enlightened me. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate everyone’s support. The next few days will be exciting. We have the upcoming and very famous CherryBlossom 10-miler, and this race is so popular even the volunteer positions are full; which is a true testament to this race. I look forward to attending and cheering on my co-worker, Greg, and his wife (part of being a true athlete is to cheer on your fellow runners!). Tonight I am excited to meet Joan Benoit Samuelson.  Joan Benoit Samuelson broke the female course…

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Running Foods: Eating that First Gu

March 6, 2010
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Running Foods: Eating that First Gu

Running Foods: Eating That First GuHow you eat it can set the tone for how you train with it.By Alix Shutello  The instructions to my student were very simple. When she gets to mile 4 of her 7-mile run she is to literally stop and take out the little packet she’s been carrying in her pocket.  “Open it slowly and take a little of it.  Then, drink some water so you don’t gag.”  In order to eat a gu, gel, or any running food for the first time there are many considerations. Do you want to try a few brands when you are not running to see which one you like? Do you want to trust you’ll just like the chocolate one and squeeze the whole thing in your mouth so see if you can actually swallow all of it at the same time? (Note: I do not recommend this). Should…

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Running High: Energy Shots and Gus-Do they help?

January 20, 2008
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Running High: Energy Shots and Gus-Do they help?

I spent this last couple of weeks testing four products on the market: two types of energy gel products, energy jelly beans and shot blocks. In my reviews of the four products below, I refer to reviews by other runners and athletes on www.amazon.com.  If you have not gone to Amazon to look at these products, consider it – if for no reason other than to see if you can save some money on purchasing a case or two of these products. I gotta say, the taste for all of these products has improved tremendously over the years and none of them upset my stomach.  I tend to migrate toward either chocolate or cherry-flavored products so you find my opinion on flavor testing.  GU Energy Gel I most recently had the chocolate GU sports energy gel. I used it on a day when I was training on the treadmill. My goal was to run…

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