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Inov-8 ROCLITE™ 295

Inov-8 ROCLITE™ 295

“Suitable for long trail races and training or as an introductory shoe to minimalist trail running. It is tough, reliable and combines underfoot protection with comfort. Designed for mixed terrain, deep cleated sole ensures grip in muddy conditions.” – Inov-8 product page for Roclite™ 295 Shortly after being introduced to running trails, I realized that […]

Got to Live: 923 Days to Remember – Book Review

Got to Live: 923 Days to Remember – Book Review

Written by: Cory Reese A few years ago I signed up for my first 100 miler, the Javelina Jundred. Prior to the race I meticulously studied the course – that hot desert trail winding up, down, and around the McDowell Mountains in Arizona. Somewhere in the midst of my obsessive compulsive studying of the race […]

17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

17th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Established in 1997 Holcomb Valley Trail Runs take place on the famous Pacific Coast Trail. Holcomb Valley Trail Runs offer spectacular views of Big Bear Lake, the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.

SCARPA Spark

SCARPA Spark

Over the past few years I’ve lamented the lack of a good mid-weight trail shoe, I classify mid-weight as 9-10 ounces. It’s always been shoes 8.0 oz. or less don’t have enough protection and comfort or go big with tank like 12+ oz. shoes and plod your way down the trail. But now that I’ve […]

Vasque Mindbender

Vasque Mindbender

From the company long respected for their high quality hiking and backpacking footwear, the Vasque Mindbender will help you cover those same tough trails faster on the run. The Mindbender is Vasque’s best selling and lightest weight trail running shoe, marketing for the Mindbender uses verbiage like “a rock solid shoe that will take you […]

Mogollon Monster 100 and Beyond

Mogollon Monster 100 and Beyond

By: Deron Ruse 37 runners toe the line. 9 runners finish. I was number 9 and I finished with just minutes to spare. Here is my story of running the Mogollon Monster 100 Mile Endurance Run. This race is 106 grueling miles which includes climbing more than 19,000 feet throughout the course. The race includes […]

Garmin (or any) GPS Charging While You Run

Garmin (or any) GPS Charging While You Run

“Charging On” – How I Took My Garmin To The Edge, And Beyond. By: Lane Gremillion Ahhhh………The GPS reciever. Whether you like Garmin, Soleus, Nike, Polar, Suunto, or Timex, if you dig into a runner’s sacred “running drawer”, 9 out of 10 times, you will find one of these devices. I still hear talk of […]

Cactus Rose 100 Mile

Cactus Rose 100 Mile

Submitted by: Lane Gremillion The Toughest Show On Dirt I signed up for this year’s Cactus Rose 100 with one goal in mind; To finish. I am not the type of ultra-runner who likes to sign up for as many races as possible. I believe in quality over quantity. I pick a specific race, train […]

Birki’s Sandals for Active Recovery™

Birki’s Sandals for Active Recovery™

As ultra distance trail runners we all have one thing in common regardless if you’re an elite runner at the front of the pack, middle of the pack runner or you battle every race for the coveted DFL trophy…when the race is over our feet need lots of TLC. In fact one of the very […]

Pacer – i.e. Race Manager, Drill Sergeant, Friend

Pacer – i.e. Race Manager, Drill Sergeant, Friend

Previously in Part 1, Pacer – Why You Should Use One, Why You Should Be One I discussed why ultra runners should utilize pacers and encouraged all runners to be pacers for others. In this post I’ll outline in more detail a pacers responsibilities during a race. The Pacer – i.e. Race manager, Drill Sergeant, […]