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Dec
7
2012

Race Report: The North Face Endurance Challenge 50k

The North Face ECS 50k Championships

This last weekend, caked in mud, sweat and tears, I completed my very first ultra marathon – something I NEVER thought I’d be able do if you asked me a few years ago. This wasn’t just any ultra, this was the insanity that was The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship 50k race in the Marin Headlands of San Francisco. By now, some of you may have heard the stories, the gossip, and the legends of […]

Jul
7
2012

Review: Pearl Izumi Fly Ultra Shorts & ELITE Tri Shorts

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PEARL IZUMI FLY ULTRA SHORTS I finally get the chance to reviews two pairs of awesome Pearl Izumi shorts. First, the Fly Ultra shorts. These are my go-to shorts for races and longer training runs. They’re extremely comfortable with the P.R.O. fabric, light weight, minimal shorts with tons of storage and a smooth slit down the side that doesn’t feel like a skirt when you’re running extra fast. Love these bad boys!! LIKED: Light No Chafing […]

May
3
2012

Review: Salomon XA Smartskin Jacket & Superfleet Crew Midlayer

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SALOMON XA SMARTSKIN SOFTSHELL JACKET After putting this jacket through the Ginger Runner gauntlet, I’m confident in saying it’s a dynamite piece of gear. I was looking for something to wear on my runs during the rainy months, cold evenings, and early foggy trail mornings. Salomon has a huge variety of choices, all at different pricepoints and features, and this was the perfect choice. Good job, me! It has the right amount of weather resistance, light […]

Mar
2
2012

Review: Gregory Baltoro 65 Backpack

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Just because this is ‘GingerRUNNER.com’ doesn’t mean I ONLY run! In fact, growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I’m pretty sure my blood is pine tree sap and glacier water. I love the outdoors. From camping, to hiking, to climbing, to backpacking. Thanks to Gregory Backpacks and the Baltoro 65, I was able to take my very first 4+ day backpacking adventure into the Washington State Olympic National Forest this last fall. First of all, […]

Feb
19
2012
BLOG // GEAR // MISC // REVIEWS // SHOES // VIDEOS

Review: The Montrail Rogue Racer

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The Montrail Rogue Racer light weight trail runner is a pretty stellar piece of footwear. It’s not only light and fast, but extremely comfortable. This is my go to trail shoe for longer distances on compact trail surfaces. While a little thick in the heel to toe department (9mm), they do provide enough cushioning to help on those steep descents. I highly recommend you check out and try on a pair of Montrail Rogue Racers. […]

Jan
26
2012

Review: Hydrapak E-Lite Hydration Vest

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The Hydrapak E-Lite Hydration Vest is an extremely light weight hydration pack that has just enough room for all the essentials for a long trail run or even marathon. Sporting a 1liter bladder, the E-Lite vest gives you some piece of mind, knowing you’ll have enough fluid for those longer run days. It’s easy to refill, utilizing Hydrapak’s notorious bladder system. While not as robust or comfortable as far more expensive hydration packs, this one […]

Jun
25
2011

Review: The La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0

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Here is the GingerRunner.com review of the La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0. After wearing them for a considerable number of trail runs on all sorts of surfaces, I stand by these shoes as a great addition to the trail runner line-up. They are light, sturdy, rugged as hell, and simple. While there are a few problems (laces, stiffness, height) they are outweighed by the shoe’s ability to adapt to different trail running conditions. From the hard […]

Jun
13
2011

Review: Big Agnes Lost Ranger Sleeping Bag & Two Track Pad

Big Agnes, Baby!

So as you may have read, Mile Long Legs and myself ventured northward to Yosemite National Park for some much needed hiking, camping, and all around outdoor mayhem (possibly fueled by beer). You might be thinking, “Ginger! This is a RUNNING blog! Why am I reading a camping gear review??” Well, because I consider long hikes and trail runs a part of my training schedule. Therefore, I felt it necessary to include reviews of these […]

Jun
3
2011

Review: Ryders Cirrus Interchangeable Sunglasses

Ryders Cirrus Sunglasses

Price: $59.99 (retail)   I never thought that I would replace my Oakley Half Jacket sunglasses as my go-to sun protectors during runs. Well guess what? I think I’ve become a full fledged Ryders eyewear fan. It took me awhile to get used to the aggressive look of my Ryders Cirrus. The lenses are wide, the colors are bold, and the sensation of wearing a pair is…interesting at first. Here’s the deal: when I first […]

May
6
2011

Review: The 2011 BMO Vancouver Marathon

The 2011 BMO Vancouver Marathon

If anyone says marathons are easy, they deserve a punch in the balls (or groinal region). They’re not. No matter how you spin it. Despite having trained long and hard for this, my third full marathon, it was by no means a walk (or run) in the park for me. In fact, it may have been my most difficult race yet both physically and mentally. TRAINING FOR THE RACE I started training for this race […]

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10k (TRAIL): 00:58:10
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100k (TRAIL): 14:21:00