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How To Train for a Sprint Triathlon

Challenge yourself by tying together three different activities that will push your muscles and mental fortitude to the brink of enlightenment.

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Tips for Staying Safe This Summer

Sunny summer days are perfect for lacing up your boots and heading out to chase waterfalls, a mountain summit, or a dramatic slot canyon. Here are some tips and tricks to stay cool and have a safe and happy summer.

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The National Parks Project: Running a Marathon in Every U.S. National Park

In the spring of 2016, Bill Syalik ditched his 9-5 job in busy New York City to start a new adventure, which has since become the National Parks Marathon Project

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Balega’s Journey to Comrades Ultramarathon: 3 Reps, 1 Race, 1 Driving Force

This June, we are excited to follow the journey of three Balega sales reps as they take on the biggest running challenge of their lives - the Comrades Ultramarathon.

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Boston Marathon Recap from Balega’s All-Star Impis

The Boston Marathon is one of those races that is legendary. In fact, it’s arguably one of the most legendary races out there, as it’s the world’s oldest annual marathon and is ranked as one of the world’s best-known road racing event.

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Fresh New Colorways and Updated Ultralight Socks for Spring 2019

As flowers start to bloom and an array of green shades starts to pop all around us, it’s hard not to feel excited about the feeling of new beginnings as we head into Spring.

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My [Novice] Advice for Training for Your First Marathon

So you’re thinking about running a marathon? Well, you’ve come to the right place to learn from a very novice runner. Running 26.2 miles can sound super intimidating, it did to me at least when I first signed up.

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My Mount Marathon Race Experience

Every runner has that one race that calls to them, that they keep coming back to year after year or aspire to race one day in the future. For me, this race is Mount Marathon, a 5K that takes place each year on the 4th of July in Seward, Alaska.

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Backpacking Tips for Beginners

Many of us spend a lot of our time indoors, attached to technology and removed from our natural environment. Hopefully this article motivates you to get outside and takes you on a journey to becoming comfortable and experienced in the woods.

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Ethembeni School Interview with Headmaster Braam Mouton

For the past 15 years, Balega has been a proud partner of the Ethembeni School as a way to honor the culture and country that is so much a part of the Balega identity. Through Balega’s Lesedi Project, Balega has supported the Ethembeni School by raising money for student scholarships, aiding in the funding of a therapy playground and swimming pool, and purchasing a wheelchair accessible school bus

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Impi Team 2019

We are very excited to announce our global ambassador team for 2019! Affectionately called our ‘Impi Warriors’ after the honored class of South African fighters and protectors known for operating with the utmost integrity, the 2019 team ranges from running newbies to national champions. Each member truly embodies the brand’s Ubuntu spirit - and we look forward to a great year!

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Nutrition Tips: A Look Inside Diets and Nutrition

It’s March and in our world, that means two things – training has officially started for summer and fall race season and it’s National Nutrition Month! We sat down with a few of our Impi team members to offer up some of their nutrition advice for the diets they choose to follow, and the benefits they see as it relates to their running performance.

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Consistency and Commitment

Want to get better at running, figure out your nutrition, and run a PB?

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Checking in with Molly Cuevas - the woman who will run across America

We checked in with Molly Cuevas - the 24-year-old runner who is planning to tackle the biggest athletic challenge of her life so far - running across America. Cuevas has been training for this monumental run since March 2018 with the help of her support system, including personal trainer, Bree Sanders*. Her journey from Santa Monica, California to Montauk, New York will support the Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF). 

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How to Skimo

Suffering + soaring: skimo is an endurance athlete’s winter dream. Once you figure out what it is, what you need, and how to do it, that is. Let us help you out with that.

 
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Winter Running

It’s that time of year when we find ourselves reflecting on the past 365 days and having high hopes for approaching January with a fresh perspective. However, it’s important that we set realistic goals as we fill our 2019 planner with a list of resolutions for the upcoming year. According to the Huffington Post, only 8% of people follow through with their New Year's resolutions each year. Additionally, exercising, staying fit and being healthier remain on the top of everyone’s ...

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Balega Gives Back

As the days grow shorter, darker, and colder, we tend to grow more introspective and -- perhaps ironically -- grateful. Our team at Balega would like to use this season of giving thanks to reflect and thank several of the core people and organizations who help to make our world a little brighter. Balega’s ‘sole’ and foundation is built on community, a core pillar of Zulu culture. It’s as central to who we are as making high quality performance socks. In 2004, we formed th...

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Horror Stories from the Trail

Get comfortable being uncomfortable. That is the crux to success in running. The more you can visualize and practice dealing with adversity, the better armed you will be to gracefully overcome it when calamity inevitably strikes. To help you equip yourself (and also to take solace in the fact that you’re not alone in the struggle), we’ve rounded up some running horror stories from four tenacious women. Jade Eaton, Boulder-based trail runner and Balega team member An avid trail runner...

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Balega Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Limited Edition Grit and Grace Collection

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, empower yourself and help prevent breast cancer with this year’s limited edition Grit and Grace socks. For the fifth year in a row, we are proud to announce our continued support of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) through this special collection. One dollar from every pair...

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The Best Fall Trail Runs

Few things fill the soul more than soaking up the last of the year’s gold while working up a sweat. From Maine to Oregon, easy outings to mountain escapes, we’ve scoured the trails around the country to round up our favorite places to lace up your sneakers this fall. Check out this national foliage map crafted by the team at SmokyMountains.com to ensure you hit the trails during prime time. Cadillac Mountain, Bar Harbor, Maine Climb to the highest point along the eastern seaboard and...

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