Garmin Forerunner 35: Lap Function

Garmin Forerunner 35 Lap Key

I recently started training with the goal of returning to the Boston Marathon in 2019. This year I hope to run a sub-3 hour marathon at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on November 4. It’s been over 5 years since I focused my training to race the marathon distance. That year I did lots of tempo work, lots of long slow runs, and perhaps most ...

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Garmin Vivoactive: Checking Time of Day [During a Workout]

Garmin Vivoactive Time of Day

A few weeks ago, I was running with a training buddy and we were doing some intervals.  I had to be home for a dinner at 6:30, so we had exactly an hour to workout.  As part of the interval workout I would stop my Garmin Vivoactive in between sprints. After a few rounds I started to wonder if we ...

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Editing Garmin Vivoactive Data Screens

Garmin Vivoactive GPS smartwatch

If the Garmin Vivoactive GPS Smartwatch isn’t your first Garmin training watch, then you probably noticed what a different interface it has.  On previous models in the Forerunner line – the process for editing data fields usually entailed diving into a settings menu.  The Vivoactive is quite different.  The data screens option on this watch exists within each sport mode. ...

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Gear Review: Rad Laces

I never had an issue with my good old fashioned shoe laces. Generally I would slip my shoes on without retying them for each run, but occasionally they would feel a little loose and I would give in. Recently a buddy of mine gave me a pair of Rad Laces to try out and I have to say I was ...

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Runner’s Stretch Routine

Every runner knows it, but few runners act upon this knowledge – stretching is important! Learn a quick and easy pre and post run routine with Lindsey Hein from Out for a Run Training in this video: For more information and more video content, check out Lindsey’s blog post: Cheers, Chris

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Winter Night Trail Running Gear

Ok, it’s just plain cold in Indiana right now. And for some reason that means everyone wants to hit the trails at night. So why not jump on that bandwagon? The race is past now, and I survived it and had a lot of fun in the process. But here is my gear checklist for a winter night trail half ...

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Video: Trail Running in the Rain!


No gps watch. No mileage goal. Just running through quiet trails in the rain on a holiday weekend. The only goal is see if I can find some cool angles to film with my GoPro. It was relaxing a way that every run should be. If you are tethered to your tech for every workout, I recommend you try unplugging ...

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Video: Old Running Shoes & Fresh Snow

old shoes and fresh snow

I would say we are about 85% moved in. All the important living spaces are set up and we are no longer climbing over boxes inside the house. The garage is a bit of a different story – but we will get to that someday. One area that certainly has received a good amount of my attention is the workout ...

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Video: Run a Half Marathon with a GoPro

I ran my first half marathon when I was 13. It was the Indianpolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and I believe it was the largest 13.1 race in the world at the time. I quickly fell in love with the distance. I have run over 30 halfs since then in several states. This past Saturday was a half marathon first for ...

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Video: Posting Photos to STRAVA

I have to admit that it took me way too long to jump on this bandwagon. My training buddies convinced me years ago to sign up for Strava to track my workouts, and it’s been a great social media outlet for us. Who wants to see annoying posts about your latest workout on Facebook anyway? But even though I was ...

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