Motivation, Shoe Reviews, Training Shoes

From Homeless Teen to Olympic Trials Contender

RunSmiles.com What are the 3 P.R.'s you're happiest about? @TRIGGATREIGH_400 My Biggest PR was finally breaking the 60 second barrier in the 400m! 2nd PR was improving from 60seconds to 54 seconds in the 400m only in a matter of 9 months of training. Did not run previously for 10-years. 3rd biggest PR was sprinting… Continue reading From Homeless Teen to Olympic Trials Contender

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Motivation, Training Shoes

All 6 Feet 7 Inches of Matt is trying to break a 36-year old 600-meter record!

@runsmiles: What are the 3 P.R.'s you're happiest about? @matthewcorolis: The three P.R.’s that I am most proud of would have to be 49.97 in the 400, 1:21.81 in the indoor 600, and 1:57.44 in the 800. Of those three, I am most proud of my 600m time, as my coaches and I have put… Continue reading All 6 Feet 7 Inches of Matt is trying to break a 36-year old 600-meter record!

Motivation, Training Shoes

Despite Challenges, I’m Completely Obsessed with Running

Run Smiles: What are the 3 P.R.'s you're happiest about? Erica: The three PR’s I’m happiest about are my junior-year high school cross country 5K PR of 18:32, my 10K PR of 40 minutes (which I hit in 2013 on a trail run) and my recent “nautical mile” PR of 6:30. Run Smiles: Besides your… Continue reading Despite Challenges, I’m Completely Obsessed with Running

Motivation, Training Shoes

Never Quitting in my Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Running Shoes

Run Smiles: Tell us about what happened to your legs this past year. Samantha: My legs started to get tingly during cross country season and by the end of indoor they started going numb every time I ran. I saw 8 different doctors and specialists and none of them had answers. They finally decided to… Continue reading Never Quitting in my Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Running Shoes

Training Shoes

Nike Zoom Structure 18 – Shoe Review

Run Smiles: What are the 3 PR’s you’re happiest about? Adéla: 1000m - 2:46 800m - 2:06.5 (DMR split) 1500m - 4:24.2  Year in School: College Senior / Graduate  Shoe Name: Nike Women's Air Zoom Structure 18 Running Shoe">Nike Zoom Structure 18  Run Smiles: How long have you been running in this shoe model? Adéla:… Continue reading Nike Zoom Structure 18 – Shoe Review

Training Shoes

Ultra Boost Shoe Review

I'm like you. Boost material has made a difference with my injury prevention, so when I saw the Ultra Boost I was super interested. The price tag quickly put me back in my seat though and I've held off on spending $180. I'm glad I did too, after letting others spend their money and test it… Continue reading Ultra Boost Shoe Review

Training Shoes

Running Shoes Overview

For starters, running shoes DO make a difference. Years ago I made the same mistake that you may have made in thinking that any running shoe from a big company will be fine. You end up shopping in the clearance section and at big sporting goods stores while trusting a shoe salesman that doesn't even… Continue reading Running Shoes Overview

Training Shoes

Adidas Energy Boost 2 Shoe Review

First Impression (April 2014) I like Energy Boost 2 running shoes more than the original Boost running shoes because the toe box is a little wider. The fabric on top is still comfortable and feels almost like a sock. The drop is still 10mm and the rubber on the bottom hasn't changed. Because the toe… Continue reading Adidas Energy Boost 2 Shoe Review

Training Shoes

Altra Instinct Running Shoe Review

First Impression (February 2012) The moment I put on Altra Instinct Running Shoes my feet were comfortable. At the time my left Plantar Facia was acting up and I was looking for help. I had been running in zero drop running shoes for a few years so it wasn't a new experience, but the Instinct shoes… Continue reading Altra Instinct Running Shoe Review