Running Times

6/2/2021

Our Youtube Review:  FuelCell Rebel v2 General Info Version 2 of the FuelCell Rebel is one of the most awaited running shoes of the year. The FuelCell foam is energy efficient and extremely bouncy making the Rebel a great option for quicker training runs, intense workouts, or if you just need an extra bounce in your daily activities.  If the Shoe Fits The Rebel v2 is designed to be a lightweight running shoe that can handle long miles, yet light and fast enough for race day. The FuelCell foam ...
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5/24/2021

Our Youtube Review:  Under Armour Machina 2 General Info The Machina 2 is Under Armour’s highest cushioned shoe to date. It is a neutral shoe designed for runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning. The shoe provides a soft, energy efficient ride with a propulsion plate built in for added springiness. Being lightweight, highly cushioned, and springy, the Machina 2 is a great addition to your shoe lineup. What's New in Version 2 The UA HOVR foam provides aa zero gravity feel to ma...
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4/26/2021

General Info The Cumulus-23, the highly anticipated update to a historic shoe from Asics. The Gel-Cumulus is a lightweight, medium cushioned shoe built to withstand a lot of miles.  The durability of the shoe combined with its breathable upper and cushioning allows the Cumulus to be a versatile shoe in your rotation.  If the Shoe Fits… Whether looking for a great running shoe, a comfortable option on a walk, or a lightweight shoe for the gym, the Gel-Cumulus checks those boxes. The upper is made...
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4/16/2021

Our Youtube Review: React Miler 2 “A trusted trainer for every mile” - Nike General Info The Nike React Miler 2 is an everyday trainer designed to give stability and comfort with every step. The React Miler 2 is a great option for running and walking, supporting you every step of the way.  With the new upper, the React Miler 2 runs true to size and delivers a more accommodating toe box than its predecessor.  What’s New in Version 2 The main change is found in the upper of the shoe. From consu...
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3/27/2021

Our Youtube Review: *NEW* Under Armour Flow Velociti Wind | Shoe Review “Designed to reach and keep your natural flow state while running.”  General Info The Flow Velociti Wind is a breakthrough shoe from Under Armour. Quite possibly the most tested shoe from UA to date, the Flow came as a result of innovation, new product design, biomechanics testing, and athlete and consumer feedback.  After three years and over 130 elite athletes running more than 11,000 miles during wear testing, Under Ar...
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3/21/2021

Our Youtube Review: Gel-Nimbus Lite 2 |   Gel-Nimbus 23                                                                      General Info The Asics Gel-Nimbus and Nimbus Lite are both higher cushioned run-specialty shoes that this historic brand offers in their line. Both shoes offer a plush, comfortable option for running, walking, or everyday use. With a newly designed mesh on the upper of the shoes,  proudly made with recycled materials, it is not only more sustainable but also more durab...
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3/4/2021

The newest from Nike’s Run Fearless Project Our Youtube Review: Nike Infinity React 2  | FULL SHOE REVIEW |                                                        General Info The Nike React Infinity Run 2 is designed to give support to every runner while being a durable everyday option for any type of run. Made with Nike’s React Foam, said to be their most complete foam yet, it delivers a soft cushioned feel while being resilient, responsive, and balanced in weight. The Infinity Run 2 offers a...
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2/22/2021

  “A running shoe so good, we made it 11 times.” - New Balance Check out our Youtube Review:  New Balance 1080 v11 Shoe Review General Info  The New Balance 1080 is a high cushioned neutral shoe, a popular option among runners and non-runners alike. Only following behind the New Balance More in cushioning, it is surprisingly lightweight for its category. The 1080 also delivers a blown rubber outsole on the bottom of the shoe that will enhance durability and traction. The upper is made from a...
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9/16/2020

2020? Not a year most of us want to remember. Life changed dramatically -- everything from education to business, relationships to restaurants. Social lives? Bizarre if they even exist. Travel? Maybe next year. Running? Thankfully, still going strong.   Running has always been social and even respected the idea of social distancing, even before it was a thing. Pain and exhaustion aside, running is also helping people reduce stress. The simple act of lacing up your shoes and hitting the pavement ...
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4/18/2019

By Kate Hartner  As Springtime approaches, more runners find themselves skipping the treadmill and heading out to the roads. Not only does the season bring change to Marisa Hird, NRC team member, but her almost 5-month-old baby has shifted her world as well. For runners like Marisa, finding time in the day to leave the house and workout is not only difficult but expensive as well. A stroller, at most stages of parenthood, will become your best friend. For our outdoorsy moms and dads, we have som...
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9/25/2017

By Kendra Benner Naperville Running Company team member Emily Trent recently graduated from North Central College, where she ran cross country and track. As an aspiring coach, Emily loves helping young athletes succeed. Here is her racing advice for high school runners. NRC: How can young runners deal with pre-race nerves? ET: Here’s the key: you have to address nerves, not suppress them. Ask yourself, why am I nervous? Then talk yourself through it. If you’re nervous because you’re excited, rem...
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9/11/2017

By Alli Hartman Yoga is an important way for runners to stay healthy and injury-free. By practicing yoga, runners keep their bodies flexible enough to travel through the range of motion required to run. Yoga also strengthens the muscles, especially the core.  Runners already get their cardio in through workouts, so they don't need super challenging poses. These poses will help runners target their tightest and weakest spots, improve range of motion, and strengthen their muscles. Naperville Runni...
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9/10/2017

By Alli Hartman  As a yoga instructor, mother, and business owner, Naperville Running Company team member Jenny Wachter stays healthy and focused with her personal yoga practice. Here's Jenny's advice for runners who want to add yoga to their running routine. NRC: How did you start doing yoga, running, and biking? JW: I've always loved being outdoors and staying active. I participated in softball and cheerleading through school, but it wasn't until my dad invited me to join him in a 5K that I st...
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6/12/2017

It's official – NRC Wheaton is here! We are excited to announce the completion of renovations and build out of NRC Wheaton at  102 West Front Street  in downtown Wheaton. The construction took us a little longer than planned, but we think you'll like what we've done to bring the energy back to this 106-year-old building. We are now open and looking forward to your visit! Visit NRC Wheaton today! 102 West Front Street  | 630.668.7867 Monday-Friday 10AM-8PM | Saturday 10AM-6PM | Sunday 11AM-5PM
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5/13/2017

Janji Apparel Get the Janji Men’s V Classic Blue, Men’s Tocco Shorts, Women’s Mancura Tee, and Women’s Glacier Crop (pictured in newsletter) at Naperville Running Company. Janji was founded by runners at Washington University who are dedicated to fighting the worldwide clean water crisis. Ten percent of every sale goes toward providing clean water for people living in Peru. New Balance 880v7 Get the New Balance 880v7 for men and women at Naperville Running Company. The New Balance 880v7 is one o...
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5/1/2017

We are excited to open a store in Wheaton this summer! NRC Wheaton will be located at the old train depot building in Downtown Wheaton at 102 W. Front Street. We'll be close to the Prairie Path and Wheaton College. We're keeping our name, too - it will still be Naperville Running Company.  We have a great customer base in Wheaton, and we're looking forward to saving you some time to get to our store. The store will have shoes, apparel, nutrition, and running gear. We can't wait to start serving ...
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8/8/2016

The marathon training group ran a solid 14 miler this past weekend, and some had never run that far before! #gettingstronger It was a beautiful Satuday and also happened to be Midge's birthday. #happybirthday #runNRC Read More
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8/7/2016

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Naperville Sprint Tri this morning! Thanks to the volunteers! Thanks for the cheerleaders! #swimbikerun #triNRC Read More
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8/7/2016

Gorgeous day to swim, bike and run Naperville! Good luck to all participating in the Naperville Sprint Tri! For everyone lingering over their coffee this morning, throw it in a to-go cup and join us at the NRC Cheer Station from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Aurora Ave. and West Streets. #morecowbell #teamNRC #triNRC
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8/6/2016

Masters USATF National Throwing Championships are going on today and tomorrow (8/6 & 8/7) at Benedictine University. Check it out! Read More
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