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Dec
3
2013

The New 2014 Newtons!

2014 Newton Men's Motion III Mileage Trainer

This morning, I was greeted with an email in my inbox that all runners and running bloggers love to get: “Newton Running 2014 Trainers Offer More Pop Than Ever!”  That’s right, there will be some huge improvements (that I am VERY excited about) trickling across the Newton shoe line. The main improvement is that of a FIFTH lug on the Speed and Mileage models (the Distance, Motion and Gravity shoes). HELL YES. As you can […]

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
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
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
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! […]

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 […]

Jul
5
2013

Race Report: 2013 San Francisco Marathon (Video)

I RAN OVER A BRIDGE!

For the last 3 years, I’ve had the pleasure of running 26.2 miles through the streets of one of my favorite U.S. cities, San Francisco. 2013 is the first year that both my girlfriend, Mile Long Legs, and I ran the full marathon together so I was eager to share the experience with her. In years past, the course has always proved a significant challenge in that it’s hilly, windy, and crowded. This year, I […]

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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