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2018 Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon

2018 Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon

2018 Dahlgren Trail ½ Marathon Medal

This year marked the 9th running of the Dahlgren Trail half marathon.  I am still nursing an Achilles injury and can’t run, so I chose to the next best thing and volunteered. The Dahlgren Trail half marathon takes place on the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail in King George, Virginia near historic Fredericksburg and the Potomac River.  Click HERE to read my thoughts on this historic trail race.

Update – Injinji Compression socks

Rhone Alaska Ultimate Direction Access 600

Evaluating the next valley

I have put over 170 miles on the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the past few months and they have performed well.  The compression has worked well, I have had no cramping issues even though I ran an Ultramarathon, half marathon, and a 7 hour mountain run in them.  Read on for my full update.

Final Update – 33Shake Chia Gels & Pre/Post Workout Shakes


Using 33Shake Chia Gels on a Bayou Cane run

I have consumed the chia gels and Pre/Post workout shakes from 33Shake and I have been quite pleased.  I don’t want to give away all my pro tips, but the gels are the bomb.  Read on for my final thoughts.

First look at the adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro Sunglasses


adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro in the mountains around Juneau

Sunglasses are an essential part of my kit.  My eyes are very sensitive to light and even in overcast conditions I wear sunglasses, or I end up squinting which leads to headaches.  adidas has become a player in the performance eyewear market and I will be reviewing their Evil Eye Evo Pro glasses over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – first look

Injinji Ultra Compression

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – Clark Shelf, Juneau Alaska

I have been dabbling with calve compression sleeves for the past few years while running marathons and ultramarathons.  I am not sure that I have empirical data, but since I started using the calve sleeves, I have had better muscle recovery and no calve cramping while racing.  The only challenge was that I needed to wear a compression sleeve and running socks.  Injinji has come out with a compression sock that I hope can do both.  I will be reviewing the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

RunLites Sling II update

RunLites Sling II

RunLites Sling II

I have used the RunLites Sling II over the past couple months while walking and running on the Mississippi River Levy in New Orleans and while night hiking on the trails of Buccaneer State Park on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The lights have provided ample light for walking at night, are comfortable to wear and seem to have a pretty decent run time.   Read on for my full update.