nuun hydration

You don’t capitalize it, it’s pronounced [noon], and it comes from the words “NUtrition UNcompromised.” And it’s awesome.

I’ve been drinking nuun products since I first learned about them at Fleet Feet during my first training program years ago.

I like their products so much that I became a nuunbassador three years ago, which gives me a platform to tell people about the product, share samples, and pass along friend and family discounts from time to time.

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Coach Profile: Andrew Ball

For the Spring Season that has just begun at Fleet Feet Raleigh & Morrisville, we added a new program, the PR Squad, and a new coach, Andrew Ball.  Andrew has been a mentor with the programs for quite a few seasons, and he is now leading this ambitious group, pacing them through some advanced speed workouts on Tuesday nights.  Read on and get to know our newest coach.

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Race Recap: Holly Springs Half Marathon, November 17, 2018

This was the 3rd annual running of this race. It takes place in the town where I live, with the start/finish line less than 2 miles from my home.  I’ve been interested in it from the beginning, but during its first year, I ran a marathon in another city the same weekend. During its second year, I ran a marathon the week before, so I volunteered to work at a water stop during this race.  Finally, this third year, I ran a marathon three weeks before the HS Half, so I would be available and recovered the day of the race. Also, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a Pacer for the 3:00 time slot. I’ve always wanted to try pacing a half marathon, so I jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading

Marine Corps Marathon: Sunday, October 28, 2018

Why the Marine Corps Marathon?

Marathon finished! Never did I think a paper jacket could keep you so warm.

The idea of running the Marine Corps Marathon started to gnaw at me after I ran the Outer Banks Marathon in November 2016. Although I enjoyed that race, it was small and oftentimes lonely and quiet during the last five miles or so. I was craving a big city marathon full of people, and the MCM, taking place within driving distance (no airplane travel for the win!), seemed like it would be full of crowds.  I have friends who have run this race several times, and they had many, many positive things to say about it. Continue reading

Coach Profile: Gina James


This is the seventh and final installment in a series of profiles, each one featuring a coach (or program coordinator) of the Half & Full Marathon Training Program at the Fleet Feet Raleigh/Morrisville stores during the Fall 2018 season.

Gina is the Program Coordinator, managing training programs at three stores. She’s the reason all of the following run so smoothly: Make It a Mile, No Boundaries 5K program, Next Level 10K program, Summer Camp Trail Running, Summer Speed Series, the Half Marathon program, and the Full Marathon program. Continue reading