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run – The Ginger Runner http://gingerrunner.com The Ginger Runner Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:37:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 18892883 GINGER RUNNER LIVE #84 | Preparing for Winter w/ The Gearist http://gingerrunner.com/2015/09/21/ginger-runner-live-84-preparing-for-winter-w-the-gearist/ http://gingerrunner.com/2015/09/21/ginger-runner-live-84-preparing-for-winter-w-the-gearist/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2015 22:42:38 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=17824 I am joined by the always awesome, Brandon Wood, aka The Gearist, to talk about winter gear, upcoming races and answering your FAQ!

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #41 | Winter Running with Brandon Wood & Giveaway! http://gingerrunner.com/2014/11/17/ginger-runner-live-41-winter-running-with-brandon-wood-giveaway/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/11/17/ginger-runner-live-41-winter-running-with-brandon-wood-giveaway/#respond Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:57:39 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=17313 I am joined again by Brandon Wood – aka The Gearist – to talk all about winter running. From the best gear to the best strategies to stay up right in the snow & ice!

Also, I am giving away some SWEET TERRITORY RUN Co. GEAR!

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #40 | Bitten twice by a Rattlesnake: Jenn Thompson’s incredible story! http://gingerrunner.com/2014/11/09/ginger-runner-live-40-bitten-twice-by-a-rattlesnake-jenn-thompsons-incredible-story/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/11/09/ginger-runner-live-40-bitten-twice-by-a-rattlesnake-jenn-thompsons-incredible-story/#respond Sun, 09 Nov 2014 20:55:35 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=17310 While on a routine training run, Jenn Thompson was bit by a rattlesnake. Not once, but TWICE with full venom. She was in the hospital and needed 26 vials of antivenom just to survive. Jenn tells us the whole story and about how she overcame incredible odds to heal not only physically, but mentally. Wait until you hear what she managed to accomplish just a little over 2 months later…

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #39 | Running The 2014 New York City Marathon w/ Alex Varner http://gingerrunner.com/2014/11/03/ginger-runner-live-39-running-the-2014-new-york-city-marathon-w-alex-varner/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/11/03/ginger-runner-live-39-running-the-2014-new-york-city-marathon-w-alex-varner/#respond Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:53:15 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=17307 I recap my experience running The New York City Marathon for the first time. I am also joined by the incredible Alex Varner to talk about how he fared in the sub-elite category!

ALEX: http://twitter.com/afvarner

KIM: http://twitter.com/milelong_legs

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #38 | Jimmy Dean Freeman on running 6 hundos & Marathon Tips http://gingerrunner.com/2014/10/27/ginger-runner-live-38-jimmy-dean-freeman-on-running-6-hundos-marathon-tips/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/10/27/ginger-runner-live-38-jimmy-dean-freeman-on-running-6-hundos-marathon-tips/#respond Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:51:20 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=17304 I am joined by the always delightful Jimmy Dean Freeman to talk about his full experience running the original 6 100 mile races this summer. We talk about a whole bunch of other cool stuff too 🙂

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #37 | The Oregon Coast 50k Recap http://gingerrunner.com/2014/10/17/ginger-runner-live-37-the-oregon-coast-50k-recap/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/10/17/ginger-runner-live-37-the-oregon-coast-50k-recap/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:48:33 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=17301 Kim and myself recap the incredible Oregon Coast 50k, the inaugural coastal race from Rainshadow Running!

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #36 | The Rob Krar Episode http://gingerrunner.com/2014/10/07/ginger-runner-live-36-the-rob-krar-episode/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/10/07/ginger-runner-live-36-the-rob-krar-episode/#respond Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:44:50 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=17297 I am joined by one of the world’s best ultrarunners, Rob Krar. Not only did this guy win back-to-back 100 mile races this year (Western States 100, Leadville 100 & Run Rabbit Run 100) but he’s dominated the sport since he jumped in. Such a nice dude and a great guest!

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #35 | Ironman Chattanooga, Brandon Wood aka TheGearist http://gingerrunner.com/2014/10/06/ginger-runner-live-35-ironman-chattanooga-brandon-wood-aka-thegearist/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/10/06/ginger-runner-live-35-ironman-chattanooga-brandon-wood-aka-thegearist/#respond Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:39:05 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=17294 Brandon Wood joins me for a quick session to talk about Ironman Chattanooga and make up for the fact YouTube sucks and won’t let me pull the audio from the REAL episode 35!

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Review: Skechers GoMeb Speed 2, GoRun 3, GoRun Ultra http://gingerrunner.com/2014/07/25/review-skechers-gomeb-speed-2-gorun-3-gorun-ultra/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/07/25/review-skechers-gomeb-speed-2-gorun-3-gorun-ultra/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:16:50 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=1760

SKECHERS GOMEB SPEED 2

Skechers has been making performance running shoes for awhile now. I was pretty hesitant to consider them a reputible running brand by judging them on their mass-market, lower priced shoes you would find in their brick & mortar stores at the mall. However, seeing incredible athletes like Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher sign with them, I knew I had to try their shoes out for myself.

Luckily, Skechers sent me some sample kicks to try out including these, the GoMeb Speed 2. These are a lightweight, flexible yet responsive racing flat. This is the type of shoe Meb wore to win the Boston Marathon a few months back. But I have to say, you really have to be a Meb-like lightweight to enjoy these shoes for longer duration runs. I found myself enjoying for speed work, 5k/10k distances and MAYBE a half marathon. This makes the shoe pretty workout/race specific. I’m sure many of you out there will find success with this shoe – but you’re probably much smaller and faster than me 🙂

Other than that, i really like the build quality on this shoe. It’s my favorite in that respect out of the 3 shoes I reviewed today. But that comes at a price – almost $30 MORE than the other two shoes. While the other shoes are a STEAL, this shoe, at $115, is a bit more worrisome. Regardless, you should know what you’re getting with this shoe before you buy. You won’t run as fast as Meb right out of the box, but you sure will feel like you could. What about you? Have you tried the GoRun Ultra? What do YOU think? Let me know in the comments below!

LIKED:

  • Light 6.8oz
  • Built for Speed (racing flat)
  • Seamless upper
  • Responsive Midsole (resalyte)
  • M-Strike (lightest of the bunch)

DISLIKED:

  • Narrow
  • Aggressive Ride
  • Workout specific (I’m not Meb!)
  • Branding (same w/ all of these shoes)

QUALITY: 4/5
COMFORT: 3/5
PRICE: 3/5
LOOKS: 4/5

TOTAL: 14/20

These shoes were provided by Skechers for review. All opinions are my own.

 

SKECHERS GORUN 3

Skechers has been making performance running shoes for awhile now. I was pretty hesitant to consider them a reputible running brand by judging them on their mass-market, lower priced shoes you would find in their brick & mortar stores at the mall. However, seeing incredible athletes like Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher sign with them, I knew I had to try their shoes out for myself.

Luckily, Skechers sent me some sample kicks to try out including these, the GoRun 3. This shoes was probably my favorite out of the bunch. It had enough cushioning to be good for long training days as well as longer races. The shoe is super light and VERY affordable. It featured a noticeable M-Strike bump which triggered some nice midfoot/forefoot striking. And I really enjoyed the roomy toe-box for perfect toe-splay.

Some of the downsides to this shoe – which I hope they fix – include premature wear, uneven midsole/outsole distribution (which led to some lateral foot pain from where the midsole would flatten out too thinly between outsole “bumps”) and some stretchy upper sections leading to uneven fit. I think they are heading in the right direction with some subtle tweaking. What about you? Have you tried the GoRun 3? What do YOU think? Let me know in the comments below!

LIKED:

  • M-Strike
  • Light (7.5oz)
  • Seamless upper
  • Toe Box

DISLIKED:

  • Midsole Thickness (discrepancies, like pure connect)
  • too flexible upper
  • floppy tongue (gusseted)
  • wear & tear

QUALITY: 3/5
COMFORT: 4/5
PRICE: 5/5
LOOKS: 4/5

TOTAL: 16/20

These shoes were provided by Skechers for review. All opinions are my own.

SKECHERS GORUN ULTRA

Skechers has been making performance running shoes for awhile now. I was pretty hesitant to consider them a reputible running brand by judging them on their mass-market, lower priced shoes you would find in their brick & mortar stores at the mall. However, seeing incredible athletes like Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher sign with them, I knew I had to try their shoes out for myself.

Luckily, Skechers sent me some sample kicks to try out including these, the GoRun Ultra. This shoe was designed to go long distances over roads or groomed trails. It’s soft and cushioned, light, flexible and a fairly comfortable ride for long days. The major problems I had with the shoe include lack of durability, some sloppy fit issues – especially on technical terrain, a thicker upper which limited comfort and breatheability, and an overall feeling of “bulk”.

All that being said, I still enjoyed my miles in the Ultra and consider it a shoe with some direct uses. While it may not work on technical trails, it can rock on groomed fireroads and singletrack. It does even better on long road stretches where being nimble doesn’t necessarily matter. What about you? Have you tried the GoRun Ultra? What do YOU think? Let me know in the comments below!

LIKED:

  • Soft Resalyte
  • M-Strike (not nearly as pronounced)
  • Road or trail (buffed)
  • Light (~9oz)

DISLIKED:

  • Big (feel like blocks)
  • Sloppy toe box (trails)
  • Wear & tear (outsole is denser eva, but wears out)
  • Hot
  • Terrain Specific (technical no)
  • Looks

QUALITY: 3/5
COMFORT: 4/5
PRICE: 5/5
LOOKS: 3/5

TOTAL: 15/20

These shoes were provided by Skechers for review. All opinions are my own.

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Ginger Runner LIVE ep #12 | The 2014 Big Sur Marathon Recap w/ Mile Long Legs http://gingerrunner.com/2014/04/28/ginger-runner-live-ep-12-race-directors-keira-henninger-molly-kassouf/ http://gingerrunner.com/2014/04/28/ginger-runner-live-ep-12-race-directors-keira-henninger-molly-kassouf/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:26:17 +0000 http://gingerrunner.com/?p=1703 Kimberley (@MileLong_Legs) and myself recap the 2014 Big Sur Marathon. Apologies in advance for the mediocre hotel wifi as we are adventuring around California post-marathon awesomeness. Expect my race film to drop by the end of the week!

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