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Top 5 Must-Have Winter Running Gear

It’s official – the light’s gone out in Cleveland and we’re in for a solid 5 months of agonizingly cold gray-and-white landscapes. but should that mean us runners will be forced to Occupy The Couch, or worse, The Treadmill?! I think not. Here are 5 things to keep you out and about in that beautiful Winter Wonderland while your competitors indulge themselves in a bit of seasonal pudge. Continue reading

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Triathloning for Noobs: Training Gear

Based on the limited nature of my knowledge of triathloning, I’m assuming most of you reading this blog for the triathlon information it provides are noobs. Thus, it is entirely possible that you, sitting on the other side of the computer screen, currently have no idea what you’re doing. If that’s the case, I have some good news for you – every single triathlete who has ever lived, amateur and pro alike, was once exactly like you.

The other good news is that there is very little gear you actually need before setting out on your Great Triathlon Adventure. Some people (I refuse to say whether or not I am included in this group) feel the need to go out there and buy every piece of equipment they could ever possibly need before getting down to it and actually doing triathlon, but I’m here to say that it’s actually much simpler (and cheaper) than that. Once you procure the items on this list, you’ll be ready for 90% of what comes your way in your first season of the greatest sport known to mankind*.

Having said all that, if you’ve really got a wad of cash burning its way through your wallet and you’d prefer that it not singe your butt cheeks, check out the Wish List at the bottom of the post for some more fun ideas.

 

*Please note that The Gourmet Triathlete rarely checks the validity of its factual claims. If you have any complaints about this or anything else on our site, feel free to direct them at that blank wall behind you.

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Running for Clevelanders!

Cleveland Running Co.

The Cleveland Running Company in Shaker Heights

In much the same way that Linda and I have been lamenting the demise of the brick-and-mortar bookstore due to the recent nationwide closing of Borders, I’ve noticed a distinct downswing in the influence of the physical running shoe store in the wake of internet shoe stores like Zappos and even Amazon.

Enter the Cleveland Running Company. As I was cruising the internets looking for a place to try out some minimalist shoes (before buying them cheap online), I stumbled across this article in the local news, which mentioned a new running shoe store opening in nearby Shaker Heights. Turns out, they’ve just gotten around to starting a running club that meets on Saturday mornings, so we thought we’d go make some new friends while delving a little deeper into this whole barefoot experience.

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