Archive for March, 2012

Petzl Tikka XP®2 versus Petzl MYO® RXP

Petzl Tikka XP®2 versus Petzl MYO® RXP

Warning: If your name is Liza Howard do not read this! I live in Arizona, the sunniest state in America. They don’t call it the Valley of the Sun for nothing, Phoenix has an 85% average possible sunshine, nearly 300 days. In June it gets light at 4:45 a.m., seriously. So why do I need […]

Grindstone 100

Grindstone 100

Grit, endurance, temporary loss of sanity. You might need all of these if you want to attempt Grindstone. If you want to finish, well, just keep in mind this is, without a doubt, the hardest 100 miler east of the 100th meridian.

Overcoming Trail Snail Syndrome

Overcoming Trail Snail Syndrome

Most of us that love to run trails don’t spend a lot of time on the road or track. If you’re really averse to the road then you probably don’t run many road races either, especially short distance stuff under the half-marathon. When I first transcended from the road to the trail I left the […]

Challenge Comfort Zones for Breakthrough Performances

Challenge Comfort Zones for Breakthrough Performances

In sports psychology a comfort zone is a zone in which an athlete continues to perform at a level which may not be indicative of their capabilities. They find it difficult to reach that next “breakthrough.” Sometimes it shows when we practice but most definitely shows while racing. The athlete may self-destruct on the verge […]

Garmin 310XT vs. Garmin 910XT

Garmin 310XT vs. Garmin 910XT

Ever since we were kids there is nothing like getting a new toy whether it be a video game, TV, or in this case a new Garmin watch. I have been using the Garmin 310XT for my training for the last couple of years and really enjoy everything that it offers but when I saw […]

INKnBURN Athletic Gear Review

INKnBURN Athletic Gear Review

I first discovered INKnBURN a year ago when I ran the LA Marathon. Their bold, colorful designs on silky tech shirts stood out among all the vendors at the expo. I eagerly purchased the ‘Lust’ design women’s tech tee. I was so excited about my purchase, I decided to wear the shirt the next morning […]

Ohio Ultra Trail Runners

Ohio Ultra Trail Runners

Meet the newest TRC Featured Trail Running Club!

Running in Comfort Zones

Running in Comfort Zones

Whether we like to admit it or not we are creatures that seek pleasure. Seldom do we seek out what makes us uncomfortable. In fact we tend as a society look at “those people who do enjoy pain” as deviants. Many athletes indeed push themselves. But the curious thing is that even there, most athletes […]

Effects of Dehydration

Effects of Dehydration

We’ve all heard how important it is to stay hydrated, instead, let’s look at what happens to our body when we lose fluids while training. A number of factors can speed up the rate of water loss including hot and cold temperatures, high humidity, altitude, caffeine, excess body weight, restrictive clothing, illness, and prolonged exercise.   […]

Moab’s Alpine to Slickrock 50 – MAS50

Moab’s Alpine to Slickrock 50 – MAS50