Tag Archives: trail running

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.

Injinji Performance Run 2.0 Socks – Update

Injinji Running Socks

Running the Saints Kickoff 5k

I have used both pairs of Injinji Performance Run socks to run and hike over 200 miles over the past month or so.  They have performed well, remained comfortable and most importantly, I have had no blisters!  Only a couple nitpicks – like all other socks, they don’t stay over my calves, and I got a random hole in one of the socks, probably from hiking through bushes at the Woodland Conservancy, but I am not really sure.  Read on for my full update!

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

Outdoor Retailer Show 2016 Day 3

Outdoor Retailer Show

Slumberjack Day Break 2

I saw a little bit of everything at Day 3 of the Outdoor Retailer Show.  Read on for my thoughts.

CLE Trail 50k Race Report

Coming up Heckler Hill

Coming up Heckler Hill

The CLE trail race is a cool race in North Chagrin Reservation just outside of the city of Cleveland Ohio and consists of three distances – a half marathon, a full marathon and a 50k.  I found this race when through a quick search of races near Ann Arbor, Michigan where I was at the week before the race for work.  The 2016 edition was the third year of the race and there was very little information on the race besides the ultrasignup page and a facebook group.   Read on to see how my race went!

Final Update – Opedix Dual Tec 2.0 Tight

Final Update March 10, 2016

Showers Pass Crosspoint Hi Viz Socks

Great day of trail running to the tram on Mt. Roberts Juneau AK

I have continued to put the Opedix Dual Tec 2.0 Tight through the paces over the past month and a half.  I have continued to use them snowshoeing, trail running and hiking and I am very pleased with the performance and durability.  I used them while running the Orcas Island 100 and they were integral to me having a successful race.  Read more below.