Archive for the ‘Shoes & Gear’ Category

Headsweats© Super Duty Supervisor

Headsweats© Super Duty Supervisor

When I first started running I always went topless, no not the kind of topless where I could supplement my income with cash tips, topless as in no hat. But living in Arizona with our 320+ days of sunshine meant constantly wiping stinging sweat out of my eyes during my runs and listening to constant […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make Your Favorite Trail Shoe Even Better

Make Your Favorite Trail Shoe Even Better

We’re all looking for that “perfect trail shoe”, but it just doesn’t seem to be out there. I’ve taken matters into my own hands, no I haven’t started a trail running shoe company (but I’d like to), but I have started modifying my own shoes to better fit my individual needs. In this video I […]

Julbo Ultra

Julbo Ultra

I had all my gear laid out for my trip north the following morning to run in the Flagstaff 50 Endurance Runs, put on by Aravaipa Running, when the doorbell rang. Much to my surprise FedEx was making a 5:00 p.m. delivery on a Friday afternoon. The surprise got even better when I opened the […]

Saucony Xodus 3.0

Saucony Xodus 3.0

In my arsenal of trail running shoes I have a pair that’s 8.0 oz. with no rock protection, a pair that’s 10.2 oz. that can’t last 120 miles on my local trails without falling apart, a pair that’s 12.9 oz, built like a tank and just as slow, and several other trail shoes I’ve thrown […]

Is advertising a victimless crime? I think not.

Is advertising a victimless crime?  I think not.

There are so many “great products” out there today but how does one weed through the reviews and actually find a product that is actually great and not just a lot of hype? I’m not sure that there is a product that really fits the bill of being great. You have to remember that just […]

Victory Sportdesign: Bear 1 Review

Victory Sportdesign: Bear 1 Review

This past weekend I had the opportunity to test out the new Victory Sportdesign drop bag called the “Bear 1″. I have demoed and gone through so many drop bags since I started running ultras, when I saw this bag in Ultrarunning Magazine I immediately wanted to try it out. When I run ultras my […]

5 Things I Like About Tifosi Sunglasses for Trail Running

5 Things I Like About Tifosi Sunglasses for Trail Running

By Vanessa Runs The Podium is a pair of sunglasses for athletes made by Tifosi Optics. Here are my thoughts as a trail runner after testing them out on San Diego’s beautiful trails.

Ultraspire Spry

Ultraspire Spry

This past winter, I was in the middle of a five 50-mile race series. I had run the first two races, and I was looking for ways to become more efficient at aid stations. All these races had aid stations that were less than 5 miles apart, so I felt comfortable carrying my hydration in […]