Browsing articles tagged with " ultra"
Dec
13
2013

Review: Brooks PureDrift

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So the Brooks PureDrift (http://runningshoes.com/mens-brooks-puredrift/nightlife-black-euro-blue-silver) has been out for some time now, but I’ve wanted to get my feet into it since it’s release. FINALLY, I have the chance to review them and while they’re a fun, fast shoe that really caters to light, efficient and fast runners, they have some issues that bug me. While the upper is soft, light and comfortable, it bunches in the toe box. While the toe box is wide […]

Dec
5
2013

Review: New Balance 1010v2

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It’s been awhile, but I finally put my feet back into some New Balance goodness. The best part about the 1010v2 (http://runningshoes.com/mens-new-balance-1010-v2/blue-yellow) is that I LOVE THEM! Seriously, they have everything I want and need in a trail shoe and hit the mark on all accounts. They are light, flexibile, have an amazing toe box, a comfortable upper, some protection underneath, and just feel nimble and awesome. The only negatives are that they could potentially […]

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
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

No, thank YOU.

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It’s been almost 3 years since I started The Ginger Runner blog, youtube channel, and brand. The idea started late one night after hours of searching YouTube and other blogs for reviews on products, races and running related topics – something I found myself doing religiously when I wasn’t working. The lack of entertaining and engaging content was astounding. While there was a mass of educational and amazingly informative content, very little of it was […]

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
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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