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Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest – Update

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest

Finishing the Gulf Coast Marathon

 

I have used the Ultimate Direction Marathon in 2 half marathons, 1 marathon, and numerous training runs putting in over 110 miles while wearing the vest. Comfort has been great with no areas of chaffing or rubbing. Durability has been good with no busted buckles or worn straps and practicality is also good with easy access to bottles and food.  I still notice that it rides a little high compared to other packs and this can be a minor annoyance and I do feel like heavier items in the pack cause it to bounce more than other packs I have used.  Read on for my full update.

Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T – Update

Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T

Finishing the Gulf Coast Marathon while wearing the Marly T

I have used the Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T over the past month while hiking and camping in Southern Louisiana, and while running a marathon in Mississippi, and it has performed superbly.  It is soft and comfortable to wear, does not show any durability issues and for the most part is stink free.  Read on for my detailed update on the shirt’s performance.

JLab Epic2 Earbuds – Final Update

JLAB Epic2 Earbuds

JLab Epic 2 earbuds during a cold 5k in Mississippi

The JLab Epic2 Earbuds have continued to perform well since my last update. Durability and comfort have been amazing and the sound produced by the earbuds is great.  Playtime has met expectations with me getting between 11-13 hours of playback before needing to recharge. These earbuds have performed above expectations!  Read on for my final thoughts.

Final Update Injinji Performance Run 2.0

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

November and December have been heavy racing months for me – I completed 3 half marathons, and a full marathon along with several 5k’s and 10k’s and the Injinji Performance Run 2.0 socks have been my constant companion for every race.  Comfort and Durability remained excellent and I continued to be mostly blister free – though I don’t think it was an issue with my socks.  Read on for my final thoughts.

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest Back

One of my keys to running long distances is to make sure I have what I need close at hand.  There are many ways to accomplish this task from handheld water bottles to vests and backpacks.  I have several half marathons and full marathons coming up over the next couple months, and I will be using the Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest to make sure I have hydration and calories close at hand.  Read on for my initial thoughts on the Marathon vest.

Medoc Trail Races – October 15, 2016 Marathon

The Medoc Trail Races is a cool race series in North Carolina that I had the opportunity to participate in October 15th.  They offer three distances – a 5k, 10 miler, and a marathon.  I chose to run the marathon as a part of my goal to run all 50 states before I turn 50 in May of 2027.  Read on to see how my race went.

Medoc Marathon Course

Medoc Marathon Course