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Nov
30
2013

Review: Salomon Advanced Skin S-Lab Hydro 5 Set

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After a lot of deliberation regarding which pack to get as my next review pack, I opted for the new Salomon 5L S-Lab pack. I couldn’t be more happy with my decision. This pack is PERFECT for those runners looking for something extremely light and minimal, though not lacking in the storage department. This pack is crazy comfortable, extremely nimble, fits like a glove, has plenty of room for multiple bottles, some layers, nutrition, a […]

Nov
23
2013

Review: Tunebelt iPhone 5 Belt

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The rad folks at TuneBelt sent me one of their recent phone belt models for the iPhone 5 (iphone 5s, 5c, 5, etc are all compatible). While I don’t like wearing belts seeing as they can be uncomfortable and restricting on longer runs, this one is a comfortable, soft option. The neoprene fabric is quality and stretches a good amount. Some of the downsides are that the straps are crazy long and may require cutting, […]

Nov
18
2013

Review: ECCO Biom Evo Racer Lite

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So, Ecco recently contact me and asked if I’d like to review a pair of their BIOM Evo Racer Lite. Never one to turn down the opportunity to review a new pair of kicks, I obliged, not fully sure of what I would get. I am happy to report that I have enjoyed my time in the Evo Racers more than I expected I would. They are a fast, responsive 5mm drop shoe utilizing a […]

Nov
15
2013

Review: Suunto Ambit 2

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So i’ve been rocking the Ambit2 for a few months now in hopes of getting a good idea of how this watch compares to not only the original Ambit but also the Garmin Fenix. After a number of issues with the Garmin Fenix dropping signal, restarting and failing despite plenty of battery life, I knew it was time to switch to another watch. Now remember, this watch is primarily for adventure runners, ultra runners, explorers, […]

Nov
12
2013

Race Recap: Cuyamaca 100k (My First 100k & Video!)

Cuyamaca 100k Race Report

It was early in my second loop that my world started to crumble. Almost in an instant, I went from feeling strong and confident to pure death-march. My legs had felt like lead pipes dragging giant cinder blocks being hammered by pick-axes from below for miles. My stomach wanted to wretch all of it’s contents across the beautiful tall golden grass that surrounded me for miles in every direction. I had a decision to make: […]

Nov
1
2013

Review: Salomon Endurance 3/4 Tights (Manpris!)

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I am a confident, heterosexual man who fully embraces the idea of wearing running tights. To even further the anty, let’s crop those tights about a 1/4 of the way up the legs. Boom. MANPRIS. And yes, I rock them and I love them. These MANPRIS (I love all-caps) are the best I’ve worn yet. They’re light, breathable but still manage to provide enough coverage and warmth during colder runs. Really the main thing you […]

Oct
24
2013
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Review: Skora Core

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The fine folks over at Skora Running sent me a pair of their relatively new Core model. Having reviewed their Form model, I knew that I was going to get a quality pair of minimal footwear and was anxious to see how they compared. Well, I’m happy to say that the Core is a solid shoe with a number of improvements over the Form and an all-around fantastic quality shoe for those looking for a […]

Oct
11
2013

Review: PocketFuel Naturals

Pocket Fuel Naturals

The more I run, the more time I spend out on the trails and the more I learn about how my body operates under stress, the more chances I have to test what sort of nutrition works with my system. Over the last year, as I’ve increased my mileage from week to week, I’ve found myself in a number of tough spots nutritionally (read: feeling like SHIT). I continually experiment and try to find solutions […]

Oct
10
2013

Review: Salomon Fellraiser

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The last shoe review I dropped was the Newton Energy NR, one of my favorite road shoes of 2013. I thought I’d drop a trail shoe this round. Not just any trail shoe, but the BEAST that is the Salomon Fellraiser! This thing was built for rough conditions and muddy trails. The extremely aggressive outsole, the beefy upper and all the elements that make this shoe a tank combine to provide a protected, secure ride […]

Oct
3
2013

Review: Newton Energy NR

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I am all sorts of stoked on this shoe. The Newton Energy NR is a fantastic shoe and I might go as far as to say it’s one of Newton’s best shoes yet. There are a number of reasons for this. The 5 lug system, the stable forefoot platform, the soft EVA cushioning, the midfoot rubber plate, the transition, the comfy upper, and the overall long-distance comfort of this shoe make it awesome. If you […]

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