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Mar
8
2013

Review: Brooks Pure Grit 2

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It’s no secret how much I love the Brooks PureGrit 1. Despite that shoe having a major traction flaw, I still consider it one of my favorite trails shoes – especially for the dry socal trails I run on. When the PureGrit 2 was released, I was stoked to learn they almost certainly addressed all of our traction concerns. Unfortunately, that’s not all Brooks changed. A stiff outsole, a hefty upper made of thick and […]

Feb
28
2013

A Weekend Of Adventure: Training for Leona Divide 50miler

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This last weekend was packed with SO MUCH awesome! If you didn’t know, I’m currently in training for the Leona Divide 50 miler (my first 50 mile race, YIKES!), so I needed to pack on the mileage, push my legs through some serious pain, and most importantly, have fun in the process. First, I got to run an unsanctioned marathon with my buddy Colin (@RunWicked) down in Palos Verdes. I Couldn’t ask for a more […]

Feb
20
2013

Review: StrideBox

Stridebox Review

First of all, this review is a little different than normal. StrideBox isn’t a product so much as it is a service that provides products. The idea – which has existed in other industries for awhile – is simple. The customer pays a monthly fee – in this case $15 – and is delivered a box of surprise goods each month. The question I wanted to determine was if the $15 box was worth the […]

Feb
12
2013

Race Report: Ray Miller 50k

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How can one complain about a run when they were surrounded by a breathtaking ocean sunrise, rolling hills straight out of Jurassic Park, and brutal ascents followed by rollercoaster downhill singletrack. The Ray Miller 50/50 was a week ago, but the race was so beautiful, it’s been stamped in my brain (and my aching muscles) like it was this morning. This was my second ultra (The North Face EC 50k was my first) and despite […]

Feb
8
2013

Review: Injinji Performance 2.0 Socks

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The new 2013 Injinji Performance 2.0 line of toe socks are AWESOME. I’ve worn my fair share of these foot-beasts and can vouch for not only their comfort, but their ability to get you through long races unscathed. I was hesitant about toe socks after a pretty bad experience with Five Fingers, but once you get them on and log a few runs with them, you’ll see what I mean. Also, with the new 2.0 […]

Jan
29
2013

Review: Saucony Kinvara 3

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This shoe is awesome. There are so many things that I like and only a few things I don’t. If you haven’t run in a Kinvara yet, I would absolutely recommend you try them on and taking them on some miles. While the shoes seem to break down early in their lifespan, the comfort, weight, and upper make up for it by delivering a road shoe that can get you through any distance. You can […]

Jan
22
2013

INJINJI SCAVENGER HUNT GIVEAWAY!!

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Hell to the yes! I’m giving away an awesome Injinji prize pack to the reader who follows all of the below instructions, submits their responses on my facebook page, and is deemed the winner by their peers!! This will be a 3 part challenge: Pic Identification, Fill In The Blank, and Likes (specifics below!). PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS PRECISELY! This is the first time I’m doing an interactive giveaway like this, so it’s more of […]

Jan
22
2013

GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Injinji socks giveaway!

It’s the new year, January is almost over, and I think I owe you all a lil something for being so damn awesome and inspiring me everyday. Rather than hugging you and touching you each individually in the creepiest way possible, I’ve decided to host a fun lil giveaway starting THIS WEDNESDAY, January 23rd at 9am and ending at midnight (pst) the same day. And this one should be fun!! I got word that Injinji, […]

Jan
17
2013

Old Goals, New Goals: a Year in review

Ethan The Ginger Runner!

Yes, I know. I’m late to the pony race and am just now posting my 2012 “year in review” blog. I could give you the excuse that I’ve been crazy busy filming commercials, travelling through mountains, training, racing, working the world’s biggest electronics show (CES), and am prepping to head off to Sundance as a result of a short I made, but that’d be the easy way out. Instead, I’ll be honest and tell you […]

Dec
22
2012

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE VIDEO!

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Ok, it’s late Friday night. It’s 4 days until Christmas. You panic, realizing that while you’ve been getting filthy drunk off rum-nog drinks, you forgot to get a gift for your silly distance running uncle or worse yet, your significant other who loves triathlons. Well, lucky for you, you can sit back, pour yourself another glog and bask in the brilliance of successful last minute gift giving courtesy of your favorite Ginger. The items on […]

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