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June 1, 2016 |

#Trailtips 1: Training

From mileage and intensity to crosstraining, Topo Athlete and coach Paul Giblin shares pro tips to help you stay healthy on the trail

  Meet Topo Athlete Paul Giblin: an elite ultra marathoner and professional running coach who has tested himself with more than 30 ultras – from 33 mile “road sprints” to 100+ mile mountain races, to racing for Scotland and the UK at the 100k distance. Next up: the famed Western States 100 Endurance Run (WS100), one of the most storied endurance races in the world, covering 100 miles of trails, canyons, river crossings, and dramatic changes in elevation – 18,000ft ascent and 23,000ft descent.... [view more]
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May 6, 2016 |

Racing on a Mission

 Two years ago I stood at the swim exit volunteer station at the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, watching one incredible triathlete after another pass by. After leaving my post that day I knew that triathlon was a challenge that I needed to take on, and that someday I would complete that race. But, let’s back up a little. In 2009, I decided to move to the U.S. from the Philippines. Not long after, I found myself juggling school and two jobs. It was a stressful time and it felt like I... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories
April 27, 2016 |

Sight Set on Boston:

A story about a not-so-average running team

The Boston Marathon is the ultimate goal for many runners. Whether it is to qualify, or just complete the course, this event inspires thousands of athletes to put in the long and hard hours of training to prepare for the 26.2 miles through the streets of Boston. Topo has always felt a special connection to the Boston Marathon, both for geographic reasons (we're about 1 mi. from "Heartbreak Hill"), and, because we always have some inspiring ambassadors or co-workers running the course. This... [view more]
Posted in: Ambassador Stories
March 24, 2016 | Kristine David, Public Relations

Calling all Docs, PT's, and coaches!

Improve your running smarts from the world's top educators

We’ve never been just a shoe company. We're a team on a mission to help athletes move better naturally with smart gear and access to the latest resources on form, mechanics, and running health.  The best part about our commitment to education is that it has aligned us with leading experts in the field of running and sports medicine.  Together, we hope to empower and elevate the running community through a deeper understanding of what makes us better runners (hint: it's not just shoes). ... [view more]
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March 18, 2016 |

The Test:

The Hydroventure Hits the Trails of Colorado

Hi! I’m Trent Beachy: trail ultrarunner, outdoors man, overall shoe geek, founder of Elevation Tat and Topo Athletic ambassador.                Today I’m going to break down the latest addition to the Topo Athletic shoe lineup: the Hydroventure. As an ambassador, I received an early release of this shoe and have been testing them for a few weeks now. The verdict: if you train where it rains occasionally to moderately, have snow accumulation and mud, and deal with undesirable trail conditions... [view more]

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BRAD COX

Brad Cox Lic.Ac. is a Movement Specialist, ACU-Running Coach and Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Sports Medicine.  He is the co-Founder and CEO of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running.  ACU-Mobility is an educational and mobility products company, dedicated to the development of unique sport specific corrective exercise programs and innovative product design.  Brad has treated hundreds of athletes including: Olympic and world class Runners, Triathletes, Power Lifters, Elite Crossfitters and Professional Strong Men.  He is a consultant and running mechanics expert for TOPO Athletic.  He teaches workshops and seminars on running mechanics, mobility and movement analysis around the U.S.

DR. SONIA PASQUALE

Dr. Sonia Pasquale D.C., Lic.Ac. is a Chiropractor, Sports Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist, Movement Specialist, Nutrition Counselor and Co-Founder of ACU-Mobility and ACU-Running systems.  She has specialties in Orthopedics, Functional Movement Analysis, Functional Medicine and Women's Health.  She incorporates advanced Chiropractic and Acupuncture manual techniques to create a unique integrative approach to treatment.  She works with both Elite and Novice athletes to help them achieve their individual physical goals.  She is the Director and co-Owner of Wakefield Wellness Center outside of Boston MA.

CHRIS LEHMAN

Chris Lehman , Lic.Ac., MAOM, Dipl. OM is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Movement Specialist and ACU-Running Coach.  Chris Specializes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and functional movement analysis working with all kinds of Athletes.  He focuses on balancing the body through Acupuncture and manual therapies to enhance proper biomechanics with an emphasis in sports medicine and injury prevention.

KAITLIN ALLEN

Kaitlin graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  After graduation she worked for a short time in the Med/Neuro ICU at Moore County Regional Hospital in NC.  Kaitlin has been an avid runner for many years, having completed several road races at both the half marathon and marathon distance, before switching to trail running.  Her love for trail running came from the many long distance hiking trails she has completed, such as the Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail.  She is excited to share her love for running by being part of the ACU-Mobility team!

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