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.
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I put in a lot of miles and would even classify myself as an ultrarunner or maybe crazy runner who puts in around 50 miles a week running and hiking. This type of mileage along with work and life stress leads to stiff muscles. Moji is a company who creates massage tools to help relieve sore muscles. I will be using two of their tools over the next couple months – Moji Curve PRO and the Moji Foot PRO. Read on for my initial thoughts on these massagers.
I am always looking for new ways to carry gear and stay hydrated while running. For most of my runs, a vest is overkill, but I still need something to carry my phone, a few snacks, and some water. Ultimate Direction has a new line up of running belts called the Access 600 that I think will fill this need in my running gear quiver. I will be reviewing this running belt over the next few months. Read on for my initial thoughts.
I have used the Rhone Mako Shorts for over 120 miles of running, hiking, weightlifting and overall outdoor use. They are very comfortable and seem to be durable with no obvious defects or wear spots. Read on for my full update on these fashionable outdoors shorts!
The Trap Pond Half Marathon, Marathon and 50k in Laurel, Delaware is an old school trail race. No big sponsor arches, or even awards for the top finishers, max of 100 runners total, a cool medal and the chance to run laps around the namesake Trap Pond at the Trap Pond State Park. I am in the process of running 50 marathon in 50 states before I turn 50, and I had to be in DC for work, and this race was the weekend before I needed to be in the Nation’s Capital. Read my full report here.
I am always interested in new technology and as an ultrarunner, I am looking for new ways to brighten the trail while running at night. RunLites is a new company I recently found. They make an assortment of gloves with a built in LED light. I will be reviewing the RunLites Sling II model over the next several months. Read on for my initial thoughts.