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Sep 18, 2014

Trail Shoe Porn.....

Ok, ok, I know that I have not posted in awhile but I've been training and that means lots of running with my 50k only a little over 3 weeks away.  Holy cow, that's crazy!  I'll be topping out my mileage this weekend and it will be taper mode again! 

Seeing that I'm moving towards the Ultra marathon world, I figured why not add a pair of shoes to fit that.  There's what I got - The Hoka One One Stinson Trail.  I'll be testing them out for the first time as you read this and I'll be sure to report back in a month or so.

If all goes well(I'll be running 25-30 miles this weekend) and I'll wear these for Oil Creek, otherwise, I'll go with my trusty Pearl Izumi N2's.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

Sep 10, 2014

Orange Mud Handheld Hydration Pack - first look

Orange Mud Handheld Hydration Pack
I just received the new Orange Mud Handheld Monday.  I've only used it for two runs so far.  I'll have a full review in a few weeks or so but my initial thoughts are that I'm going to like this.

Pros -
  • Handle - this is my favorite part and the reason I ordered it.  Very comfortable and fully adjustable.  Fits well with mittens for Winter running - score!  It will likely be my go-to bottle all winter.
  • Good size bottle 21 oz; big enough but not too big
  • A double pocket(hard to see from my pictures but they are there) that is stretchable and should hold the necessities.
  • Key ring
  • Quality made
Cons -
  • A little pricy - $30
  • Handle - While it's comfortable, it gets a little warm on the back of my hand but will know more after using it more.
Overall, I'm really glad I purchased it so far.  I also initially purchased their HydraQuiver Double Barrel pack but returned it because I didn't like that.  This I like!   I'll let you know in more detail if that holds true after I use it more.

Any questions?  Let me know and I'll try to answer them.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

Sep 6, 2014

Things you miss if you don't run.......

This was on the trail I was running today with my running buddy Kevin.  Be sure to duck if you hear gunshots.

While our Garmin's said about 13.5 miles, the actually miles we figured were closer to 16.5 miles.  Oops.  I was not supposed to do that many miles this week.  I only had 12 on the schedule.  Unfortunately, we were at Highland State Recreation Area which is usually a bad area for GPS signals.

Of course, we could have looked at the map which said we already had ran 13.5 miles on the trails.  We did another 3 miles on the dirt roads which was not much easier.  All to get our Garmin's to show 13.1 for the Strava challenge.  Yes, we were not thinking too straight.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


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