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Kick start your new year with a running resolution: How to get in shape for 2013

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Another year brings another set of lofty resolutions, but you want to set fitness goals and wellness priorities that will really count in 2013. Running is the perfect segue into a healthier, happier you.

“For someone who’s looking [...]

The Best Running Surfaces

Are you wondering what running surfaces are best for you? What is the difference between running on grass and running on cement? Different running surfaces have different effects on your running shoes and body. Below is an overview of a few running surfaces so you can decide what surface you should be on this season.
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How to Clean Your Running Shoes

That last run may have been invigorating, but the muddy trails you splashed through probably weren’t that great for your running shoes. But they’re just battle scars, right? Your shoes need to be properly worn in when you’re running, don’t they?
While it’s not bad to have a favorite, worn-in pair of running shoes, it’s [...]

Cambodia Trails – Running it in Houston – Memorial Park

Memorial Park – Cambodia Trails
Today we’ll be taking a look at the memorial park green trail, also known at the Cambodia trial. This trail is marked as an advanced trail due to the nature of the terrain. It is only 1.77 miles long, but requires intense concentration and a good pair of trail [...]

Trail Running in Houston – Arthur Storey Park

Arthur Storey Park – ChinaTown
Location: 7400 W Sam Houston Pkwy SHouston, TX 77072
Trail: outer loop 1.72 Miles
inner loop 0.62 Miles
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Arthur Storey Park Trails – Trail Run Video
Satellite Image of Map
Arthur Storey Park Trail Map with Elevation
Arthur Storey Park official layout
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Memorial Park Trail Run – Purple Route

Park:                      Memorial Park Mountian Bike Trails – Purple Route
Location:                6501 Memorial DR Houston, TX 77001
Trail Length:          1.63 miles
Level:                     Intermediate
Memorial Park – Purple Trails – Trail Run Video
Satellite Image of Map
Memorial Park Purple Trail Map with Elevation
Memorial Park official layout
Today we’ll be taking a look at the Memorial Park Mountain Biking Purple Trails located inside the 610 [...]

Trail Running – Houston

Park: Nottingham Park
Location: 14205 Kimberly LN, Houston, TX 77079
Trail Length: 0.75 miles
Level: Beginner
 Nottingham Park Trail Run Video
Nottingham Park Trail Map with Elevation
Nottingham Park official layout
Nottingham park is the perfect park for beginners, or those with kids that will enjoy the park while you jog.  The trail is only 3/4 of a mile, which gives the [...]

Trail Running – Mary Jo Peckham Park

The Perfect Day, is a day when I get the chance to Swim, Bike and Run.  The Mary Jo Peckham Park is the perfect park to accomplish all of your training for FREE!  That’s right, for FREE.  You’ve got a trail to run on, and a swimming pool to swim in all for free.  You [...]

Save Ankle Weights for Strength Workouts

Ankle weights are best used as part of a strength training workout. The question of whether to wear ankle weights while running remains controversial, but most trainers don’t recommend it. Some exercisers think that running with hand weights or ankle weights is a good way to make a workout tougher and burn more calories, but [...]

Support Your High Arches with Maximum Cushioning

If you have high arches, you probably know it. Your wet footprint shows only a thin mark along the outer edge of your foot between your heel and your toes. The feet of runners with high arches are likely to roll to the outside, or underpronate, when they run.
The best men’s running shoes and best [...]