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Benefits of Running

In brief

Running comes with proven cognitive, mental, and general health benefits across all ages. It is an effective weight loss tool, especially when combined with resistance training, as well as a means for improving muscle, bone and joint strength. In general, runners have a 25%-40% reduced risk of premature mortality from any cause and live approximately 3 years longer than non-runners.

Methods of improving running performance include early morning training sessions as well as running in cold weather. It is with lower temperatures that the body adapts and is protected against overheating, which improves running performance.

Running and its general health benefits

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Best Road Running Shoes for Men's

Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2

Made with a lightweight upper, the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 is one of the top shoes of the manufacturer. With a lighter upper and dual-density foam, the shoes are made for the avid runner. Their full potential is reached when running outdoors. It’s hard to see their full potential while running on the treadmill. Out on the track or pavements, the shoes come with the ZoomX foam, Nike’s lightest foam.

Such cushioning offered by the lightweight foam is mainly recommended for marathons. The shoes have high energy return and the foam is purposely engineered for these demanding runs. While they are more expensive than most other Nike shoes, the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 is also orientated for pure running performance.

9 reasons to buy

  • Top cushioning performance on long runs, semi-marathons, and marathons
  • Lighter upper with form-fitting comfort
  • Thinner cushioning of the upper favors a better fit
  • No heel padding for added firmness
  • No perforations in the midsole for extra ride firmness
  • Slightly firmer than its previous generation (Pegasus 35 Turbo)
  • 8% lighter than the Turbo 1 for added long-run comfort and speed
  • There’s the extra height in the forefoot
  • Smooth interior materials feel comfortable on the foot

3 reasons why not to buy

  • Some lacing pressure
  • Reduced heel cushioning not for every runner
  • Narrow toe box might OK for all runners