Running shoes

In Which Jenn Plays Fast & Loose With Running Shoe Sizes

I’ve been a loyal user of the Brooks Ravenna running shoe model for around eight years now, but I like to sprinkle in other models into my routine just to give it a try. For a brief period I was running in Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10s, which I liked a lot,Ā but when Nike released the 11s I fell out of love. Still, the Vomeros have hovered in the back of my mind – those 10s just fit so beautifully. Sometimes I wonder – what about the newer versions? Would they feel good again? They’re on the 14s now,...

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Road Runner Sports

In Which Jenn Selects New Running Shoes (Small Giveaway!)

Hey, remember that time I went to Road Runner Sports for a shoe fitting and walked out of the store with Nike Vomero 10 running shoes? And remember how I wasn’t sure it was the right shoe for me after awhile? And then remember how I ended up loving it and using it anyway? And then remember how Nike ruined everything by changing the Vomero 11 so much that it didn’t feel like my shoe anymore? šŸ™ šŸ™ šŸ™ When your favorite running shoe betrays you, there is only one cure: a new fitting. In that spirit, I used...

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Running shoes

In Which Jenn’s Favorite Running Shoe Betrays Her

I was a Brooks Ravenna girl for a long time. I started with the Ravenna 4 running shoe and rode it out to the Ravenna 6 with no problems. Each iteration may have had some subtle differences, but for the most part they were unremarkable in that they continued to work fine for my feet. Then, a little over a year ago, I was fitted for the Nike Vomero 10. It was a switch from a support shoe to a neutral shoe and that took some getting used to, but after a rocky start we found a groove. I’ve...

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Race gear

In Which Jenn Gears Up For Fall Race Season

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present to you: Team Jenn’s Fall Race Season! Consisting of two pairs of Nike Zoom Vomero 10s and two rolls of Team USA KT Tape Pro, which I found on clearance at Target which was awwwweeeeesoooooome. Plan is as follows: wear first pair of 10s for remainder of training cycle + Navy-Air Force Half + National Capital 20 Miler; swap to other pair for last couple runs before + Marine Corps Marathon and then Wine & Dine a week later. Switch BACK to first pair for more training as they’ll still have some...

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Running shoes

In Which Jenn Has One Major Running Shoe Rule

When purchasing running shoes, always select the loudest, most obnoxious colors available. (In all seriousness, though, here are my two running sneakers: Brooks Ravenna 6 and Nike Zoom Vomero 10. The former offers a lot more support and the latter is lighter and speedier. I intend to take the Ravennas with me to the Marine Corps Marathon but keep the Nikes in rotation for shorter runs and races. Also, LOOK AT THE COLORS!!!) Do you use more than one model/brand of running shoe? Do you care about color? (Yes.) Don’t forget, you canĀ follow FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofallĀ andĀ on InstagramĀ @fairestrunofall. If...

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Picky about shoes

In Which Jenn Gets New Sneakers At Road Runner Sports

Guys! IĀ finallyĀ got myself re-fitted for sneakers and it was WAY more involved thanĀ last time. A little background: I’ve been using the Brooks Ravenna 5 since October of 2013. It replaced a pair of Nike ProFits that worked pretty well but in which I occasionally succumbed to some knee pain. The Ravennas seemed to take care of that problem, and I used them happily for almost two years. Until the Ravenna 5 was phased out for the new 6 model. Sure, I could’ve just bought eighty pairs of 5s on clearance and hope my stash lasted me the rest of...

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Jeopardy

In Which We Answer the Questions You Never Asked

Since we’re new around these here internet parts, we thought it would be good to tell you more about us. Yes, we mean you, specifically. In the interest of full disclosure, we should note that we ganked this survey from Katherine over at Food Fitness Fantasy. Maybe she won’t notice it’s gone? JENN: Ready for some survey madness? MOON: Yesssss. JENN: Okay, first question! Year you ran your first mile without walking: Um… did we run a full mile in elementary school? Was the Turkey Trot more than a mile? [We went to elementary school together. And middle. And...

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