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Behold, the best running tank you’ll ever wear

Runners are creatures of habit. When we find something like, we tend to stick with it, which is why we’ll buy the same model of running shoe until it’s significantly changed and own multiple pairs of one style of running shorts. It’s why I, personally, have hung onto and continue to run in a pair of basic black tights — …

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Run for a cause with Team in Training

Team in Training – Central California is hosting a preview party for its upcoming spring season on Thursday, September 7. Since its establishment in 1988, more than 600,000 Team in Training athletes have collectively raised more than $1 billion for the nonprofit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society while training for endurance events. And while the organization’s primary purpose is fundraising, TNT has …

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Follow the rabbit: rabbit gear is designed by runners, for runners

Earlier this summer I noticed a trend amongst some of the runners I follow on Instagram: everyone, it seemed, was sporting gear from a company called rabbit. I admit, I was drawn in by the name, the adorable rabbit logo, and the “Born to Run Free” mantra I saw in some of the Instagram posts, but after doing some digging …

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Elevation Culture: carving out a niche in the running community

Have you run for wood? If you’ve run a trail race in Central California in the past year or so (or, increasingly, in other parts of the country), chances are you have. Those cool wooden Elevation Culture-designed medals that get handed out at San Joaquin Running events like the SJRT Half Marathon, Pincushion Hill Climb, and last year’s Two Cities …

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What runners eat: no-bake, gluten free energy bars

The scene: Me, in a San Francisco Walgreens, desperately seeking something portable I could eat before the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. I didn’t find what I was looking for at Walgreens. I eventually was able to find a gluten free energy bar at a high end grocery store. I bought it because I needed something to eat before the race …

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7 Effective Self-Defense Techniques for Women Runners

Listen up ladies: stop putting off that self-defense class. In fact, put it on your calendar right now. Oliver Valenzuela, a local runner and Kajukenbo instructor, is teaching free self-defense classes for women in various local running groups. He’s already instructed a class for DAR and the Wascallys, and he has more classes set for Fleet Feet Fresno and Sierra …

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Summer running, as told through Leslie Knope gifs

Running is great! Except when it’s not. I may run a website about running but I actually find it really hard to run in the summer. I’m cold all the time, yet when I’m running I turn into a delicate flower and begin to wilt around 75 degrees. So when it’s 100 (or even 85) degrees out, I don’t always …

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Made to last: Clovis-based Endure Jewelry Co. celebrates 8 years in business

There are a few ways to commemorate a running milestone. It’s tempting to wear a medal out and about (I’ve done it) but let’s be honest, it gets a little weird after the first day. Even Olympians put the medal away at some point. Race shirts are great, but not appropriate for every occasion. Tattoos are permanent and painful, not for …

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A new way to downward dog: goat yoga at Dream Big Ranch

Shortly after Saturday’s yoga session began at Sanger’s Dream Big Ranch, a rooster found its way into the practice. Instructor Amber Herzog Lyman remained unfazed as she led the class in a series of gentle yoga poses. But then, wandering roosters are par for the course in a yoga class that includes baby goats. Goat yoga, in case you haven’t …

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Race preview: SAR Wild Run

Looking for an August race that’ll get you out of Fresno’s heat? There’s still time to sign up for Shaver Lake’s SAR Wild Run, scheduled for August 13. The event — a fundraiser for Fresno County’s Search and Rescue team — offers something for every type of athlete: a 2-mile family hike along the lake’s shore; the 5K Wild Run, …