What’s Your 2016 Running Goal?

It’s a New Year and for most runners that means setting new goals, whether that means a new distance, faster time or running more miles than ever before.

In an upcoming post, Coach Matt Thull with ThunderDome Running will discuss strategies for tackling running goals. In the meantime, we’re wondering what your goals are this year.


Note: For those of you unable to view the poll in this post, you can view it here:

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How Do You Celebrate A Great Race?

The inaugural Milwaukee Running Festival weekend is finally here! We know a lot of work has gone into making this race fantastic. Chris Ponteri and crew have been hard at work to make this a great event for runners. And we know MKE runners have been hard at work training for race day!

What it comes down to is … we predict a lot of fast times and PRs at every distance 😉

So we’re curious – how will you celebrate a negative split, strong finish, new PR or podium finish?


Best of luck to everyone this weekend!

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What Do You Look Forward To Most During The Off Season?

Racing season is upon us! No matter what distance you trained for, you worked hard throughout the spring, summer and fall toward your goal. That likely meant small sacrifices here and there for the sake of running the way you want on the big day.

While there’s no question that training hard, week after week, day after day, is rewarding, it feels great to take a break after a big race.

So we’re wondering: MKE runners, what do you look forward to most during the off season?


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When do you get your run on?

Most runners are creatures of habit – we tend to like our routines and that includes when we log our miles during the day. Some of us are early birds, some of us like running in the moonlight. Whatever your preference, getting in your miles is the thing that counts!

But, we’re curious – when do MKE runners prefer to run? Tell us when you like to get your run on in the poll below!


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What’s Your Goal for 2014?

Happy 2014, everyone! If you’re like us, a new year means setting new running goals. Like tackling a new distance. Or getting a shiny new PR.

Whatever you choose to focus on this upcoming year, having a goal gives you something to train for and will help you stay motivated, especially during these dark winter days! And don’t be afraid to dream big – if your goal doesn’t scare you at least a bit, you’re probably not aiming high enough!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!

How Do You Deal With the Dark Days of Winter?

Has anyone else noticed how dark it is in the mornings and evenings this week? It’s like our daylight hours were suddenly cut in half.

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who are able to run during the day. If so, we are very jealous! 🙂 For the rest of you, we’d like to know, how do you deal with the dark days of winter?


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How Hot Is Too Hot?

After a summer of unusually cool temps and low humidity, we’re now facing typical August weather: hot and muggy.

Yesterday afternoon, we ran along the MKE Lakefront and were surprised by the number of runners who decided to sweat it out in the 90+ degree heat and humidity. If there were this many runners willing to brave those conditions, it got us wondering – is it ever too hot to run outside?

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Can You Ever Have Too Many Running Shoes?

You know you’re a runner . . . when you’re way more excited about the new fall running shoes than the new fall fashions.

We recently salivated over took a look at the Runner’s World Fall 2013 Shoe Guide and as always it got us excited about adding to our ever-expanding wardrobe of running shoes. Between trainers, lightweight trainers, flats, trail shoes, spikes, etc., is it ever possible to have too many pairs of shoes? Our answer is a simple, “Never!”

So today’s poll is focused on running shoes – specifically, how many are in your current rotation? Whether it’s one, three, or – gulp – a dozen pairs, share what’s in your closet!

And don’t forget – you can shop a great variety of running shoes at Performance Running Outfitters – our favorite local spot for the best gear!

Keep Running MKE – you’re doing great!