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Layer Up!

Layer Up!

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In honor of this week’s snow and resurgence of colder temperatures, we’re delighted to offer you our 2018 guide for layering when it’s cold outside! If you stood on the starting line of our Fairfax Four Miler race on New Year’s eve, you would see every combination of runners in hats, coats, leggings, vests and […]

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We Don’t Hibernate

We Don’t Hibernate

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Humans don’t hibernate.  When the temperature drops, it’s time to toss on a layer or two and keep moving!  Seems simple enough, but since we all run hot or cold or were maybe raised in Florida, we all have a different standard for cold.  Here’s a layering guide to help you stay toasty through the […]

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What to Wear When It Is Cold Out There

What to Wear When It Is Cold Out There

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With the official arrival of winter, and a few weeks of winter-like weather already, a frequent question we get from runners looking to train in the cold is “what should I wear?” The best answer is: it depends. We know, that’s not very helpful. But the truth is, every individual runner will manage their body […]

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Holiday, Getting  Ready to Celebrate

Holiday, Getting Ready to Celebrate

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Have you looked outside today? It is beginning to look, and feel, a lot like Christmas. No matter what your holiday gifting needs are we have a plan for everyone on your list. This week we have some picks that’ll surprise and delight everyone on your gift list. Gift Cards Shopping for someone you know […]

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Your Jacket Primer

Your Jacket Primer

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Winter is here my friends! Before you dig out that box of old sweatshirts and holey mittens, it’s time to take a hard look in the mirror. Say goodbye to sweat soaked hoodies and blousey pullovers (except for your Fairfax Four Mile hoodies, I recommend hanging on to those) and up your jacket game. We […]

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Holiday, It’s December!

Holiday, It’s December!

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Happy December everyone. With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror it high time to embrace the joy of the season. Plus it’s December! This week’s holiday gift list includes some of our favorite gear for the region, racing, and recovery (the new three Rs). No matter which side of the Potomac your friends hails […]

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Out of the Box Gifting

Out of the Box Gifting

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Bet you are feeling the holiday vibes, even the most cold hearted Scrooge cannot avoid the feeling! Embrace the joy and celebrate all of the runners in your life, including yourself, buy taking advantage of some out of the box gifting this cyber week. The best thing about running, and what might have drawn you […]

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Black Friday, Celebrate

Black Friday, Celebrate

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Holiday shopping is officially on! Welcome to the Black Friday edition to the Pacers Running Holiday Gift Guide. Today we highlight some excellent gift choices for everyone on your shopping list from your dad to your spouse, literally the gamut is covered! Check out our Black Friday Deals as well as our FitRankings Weekend Challenge […]

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Holiday, Let’s Celebrate

Holiday, Let’s Celebrate

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Let’s take a break from our regularly scheduled life and embrace the upcoming holidays. Each week between now and the end of the year we are going to turn Friday blog posts into the Official Pacers Holiday Gift Guide. Buy something for your 5k fanatic brother, your best runner friend, your coach- yourself, because this […]

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See and Be Seen

See and Be Seen

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Pacers Clarendon Assistant Manager and Safety Maven, Tess Stryk, weighs in this week on how to stay safe running in the dark. Common sense is a must but lights and reflective materials go a long way too.  Things that light up in the winter: Christmas trees Menorahs Runners! To quote our Clarendon fun run leader, […]

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