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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 […]

Sep
12
2013

Review: Opedix CoreTec Shorts & Cobb Rapido Tri Shorts

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I recently got the chance to review two totally different style of shorts – one for recovery, one for triathlons. Seeing as it’s now towards the end of summer, I thought I’d push them together into one blog post in order to consolidate the need for the search bar for those of you looking for late summer purchases. Check out the videos below and let me know if you have used either pair of gear! […]

Sep
12
2013

Review: Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest

Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest

The Ultimate Direction Anton Krupicka Race Vest is one of my top choices for minimal hydration solutions. When I heard UD was coming out with a signature series of packs and had worked closely with the likes of Anton Krupicka & Scott Jurek, I knew I’d have to try them out and put them through the Ginger Runner gauntlet. After seeing a number of runners in various races sport the pack, I visited my friends […]

Aug
30
2013

Review: The North Face Hyper Track Guide

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This is my first opportunity to review any shoe from The North Face. The Hyper Track Guide is a solid performer from the company and is there first attempt at a “reduced” trail running shoe. I will say that the shoe has it’s strong points – soft EVA, seamless upper, and flexibility – but suffers from some crucial flaws – minimal underfoot protection, sizing, long-term comfort. It’s my understanding that The North Face is working with […]

Aug
27
2013

Race Recap: The Squamish 50 Mile Ultra Marathon (Video)

The Squamish 50

As we passed her, body slumped over, hands on knees, looking absolutely destitute, I put a hand on her shoulder and asked, “Are you ok? Do you need anything?” with a slight hint of concern. Her face turned to mine and her eyes revealed just how far down her own rabbit hole she had fallen. A quiet, polite voice slowly returned with, “Uhh, I’m ok. Thanks though.” I held her space-gaze a moment longer in […]

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10k (TRAIL): 00:58:10
11k (TRAIL): 01:08:51
15k (TRAIL): 01:24:01
21k (TRAIL): 02:29:27
HALF MARATHON: 1:45:56
FULL MARATHON: 3:43:58
50k (TRAIL): 05:47:54
50m (TRAIL): 10:42:56
100k (TRAIL): 14:21:00