Running shoes from the New Balance FuelCell & Fresh Foam lineup will help you push harder, recover better, race faster and maximize your training. Shop the lineup at BlackToe Running in Toronto, Canada!
Meet Nike’s newest additions to our lineup of speed-inspired footwear: the Tempo Next% and the Alphafly Next%! All of Nike's most popular running shoes are available in-store and online from BlackToe Running!
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Now to be clear, base building is more than just easy running and beers! A base building plan should address the same systems as a regular training cycle:endurance(aerobic capacity);strength(muscular endurance); andrunning economy(neuromuscular coordination). The major difference is that a base build plan is lower in overall volume and intensity than a typical training plan.
You’re ready! After all that hard work, don’t let simple race-day mistakes stand in the way of crossing that finish line. We’ve put together a pre-race checklist to help you get through that final push and added some helpful tips from our experienced BlackToe Race Team members for added inspiration. See you at the finish line!
A study in 2015 found that runners using more than one pair of shoes during the same training cycle reduced their risk of injury by 39% compared to runners using only one pair. The researchers concluded that using multiple shoes alternates the forces applied to the body while running. In other words, switching up your shoes varies the forces your body must absorb, and this can go a long way to helping prevent injury.
Carbohydrate ingestion during exercise should be personalized and consider the duration (and intensity) and should look at the amount andtype of carbohydrate.
A single carbohydrate source can be utilized (oxidized) at rates up to approximately 60 g/hour and this is the recommendation for exercise that is more prolonged (2–3 hours). For ultra-endurance events, the recommendation is higher at approximately 90 g/hour.
If you want to maximize your enjoyment of the race, hit a PB and have already spent countless hours training, why not give yourself the best possible chance for success but setting up a mental strategy for your race.
The running world is paying a lot of attention to the Nike Vaporfly 4% these days. That is awesome for race day, but the Nike Performance Suite of products has been designed to help you uses the benefits of the technology in the 4% without the cost and using shoe management principles that we have been educating runners about here at BlackToe Running for years.