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Get Grounded. Go Forward with Vibram FiveFingers

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Things Runners Wish Non Runners Knew

1. We are pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right of way. Therefore, we have the right of way.   2. It is not only impolite but also dangerous to drive so close to us that we could punch, I mean touch your car if we wanted to. Move over and give us a bit of space. If someone is approaching from the opposite direction that prohibits you from moving over a few inches, you may have to slow down until they pass. You'll survive. I promise.   3. On a track, the inner lanes are reserved for the fastest runners. If you are walking, walk on the outside lanes so that we... read more

Things To Service Your Bike

  Quick little 101 on what needs to be serviced on your bike: -   Headset: Most of the newer bikes have two cartridge bearings built right into the frame for the headset, while older bikes like mine have a pressed in headset. For the first type, you replace the bearings when they get trashed, for the second if you catch them early you can soak in solvent and pack with grease. Check your headset by holding the front brake and rocking the bike back and forth listening for klunking. They are easy to tighten, just ask. -   Wheels: Campy or shimano hubs can be... read more

Building A Runners Website

Kickrunners.com started over 6 years ago. At the time, and up to about mid 2010, the sites most active forum was, The Post Race Tent. This forum was the gathering place for a lot of people - from varying backgrounds that had met at different sites on the Internet but merged together into that forum.   However, even back in 2004 when we first started this site, we built into forums that focused on running - the original catalyst that brought many of us together.    And though the Post Race Tent is a fraction of the forum it once was and traffic in that forum is... read more

Browsing With Your Mobile Phone

With the advent of mobile smartphones (dare I say, EXPLOSION of use?) - it's become increasingly apparent that Kickrunners.com becomes more 'mobile' friendly. The folks at Huddler have been working on this and in fact, for most mobile devices, browsing and using Kickrunners is relatively easy. But, there is still some issues with the blackberry family.   So, to help with this, kickrunners.com has been optimized to be viewed with the app called, tapatalk. You can download this app from any app store (appropriate to the phone you're using).   Once installed,... read more

Running On The Roads

When  you hate running on treadmills but you don't have access to dry paved trails for your runs, you might have to share the road with big metal machines - also called, CARS!   Running on the shoulder of the road can open great opportunities for nice long runs but also come with a hazardous side. Here are some tips to running on the highways and byways     SEE AND BE SEEN AND STAY ALERT   1. SEE: It amazes me how many times as I drive down two lane roads I come up on runners who are running on the same side of the road as traffic flows! This is SERIOUS... read more

2011 Race Calendar Finish Line

January 15 CMJHawk86 - MLK 20k, Washington DC - 1:25:46 PR, 6 OA, AG win   February 26 BBS- Move it Memphis 5K- 20:59 1 AG 27 CMJHawk86 - RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler, Columbia MD - 68:45, 122 OA   March 6 CMJHawk86 - Burke Lake 12k, Fairfax Station VA - 50:58, 8 OA, 3 AG 12 BBS- Daffodil Dash 3 miler- 20:13 13 OA, 3 AG 19 Jill - HAT 50k 20 RunAsics - March Madness HM - 1:29:34   AG: 15/108  OA: 87/1040 26 kfuller- Running of the leopards 5k   19:59  8 AG, 74/806 OA 27 CMJHawk86 - W&OD 5k, Falls Church VA (tentative) - didn't... read more

Guidelines For Kr Contributors

Thank you for becoming a KickRunners Contributor! We're looking forward to sharing your thoughts and ideas with our community.   KickVoices Forum   For now, all of the content created by Contributors will reside in the KickVoices Forum:  http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/list/3160   Before you can post in that forum, we'll need to add you to a special usergroup; other KickRunners members will be able to see and reply to your posts, but only Contributors may start threads in the KickVoices forum.   In addition to a "KR Contributor" badge, members will... read more

Followers And Following

What is Following? Following is like subscribing to another member; you'll receive notifications of their activity in public areas.   How do I follow another member? To follow a member, visit their profile page and click the "Follow Member" link under their avatar. You will be able to "unfollow" someone in the same place.   What will I be notified about? When following another member, you'll be notified about many of the same things that appear in their activity feed: replying to threads, writing reviews, and other actions they take around the... read more

5k In Need Of A Name Please Help

I need some help with assigning a name for the 1st annual    insert name here        5k.   On October 16, 2011 my work, Eaton National Bank & Trust Co. will be hosting 5K Walk/Run and 1K. This race will benefit the local community athletes. All proceeds will go toward the Athletic Booster Club of the participants’ choice: Eaton, National Trail, North, South, Shawnee or Brookville. (The schools in our county) To make it a community event, local businesses will also be asked to participate in the event as a sponsor by donating funds or needed items.    That's the... read more

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