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Update Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

Upper and sole wear on the Xero Shoes TerraFlex after 100 miles of use

Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

The Xero Shoes TerraFlex have performed well over the past several months.  I was able to use them for daily walks, hiking and even a beach half marathon.  The shoes have performed well in all conditions.  They definitely take getting used to, but I find them to be comfortable. Durability also seems to be great even after over 100 miles of use.  You can read my entire update here.

PATH project reviews – Initial thoughts on their running kit

PATH projects reviews

PATH projects Cascade SS T-Shirt courtesy of their website.

PATH projects is a new company formed in 2015 after the founder, Scott Bailey had spent years running but had been unsatisfied with apparel offered by other companies, especially shorts. The foundation of PATH projects is simple – highest quality apparel, direct to consumer and their foundation piece is their layering system for their shorts – a separate liner and short for the perfect combination. They offer liner and regular shorts, short and long sleeve shirts and various hats.  I am reviewing the following items

Tahoe CL 5” baseliner and the Sykes PX short

Cascade SS T-Shirt

Muir Cap 

Click each link to see my initial thoughts on these PATH projects gear.

Topo Runventure 2 Trail Running Shoes Initial Review

Topo Runventure 2 Trail Running Shoes Initial Review

Topo Runventure 2 Trail Running Shoes Initial Review

 

 

 

It’s summertime which is prime time to run trails!  Check out my review on these 0 drop trail runners from Topo.

Update Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

I have put over 100 miles on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack running and hiking since my initial review.  The pack has delivered with plenty of space to hold everything I need for all day adventures and has been more comfortable than I expected.  Durability has been good with the exception of a tear beginning to grow where the front hook connects the shoulder straps.  Click HERE for my full update.

Volunteering at an Aid Station at the Holiday Lake 50k

Volunteering at an Aid Station at the Holiday Lake 50k

The crew of Aid Station 3 at the 2018 Holiday Lake 50k

Holiday Lake 50k is one of the oldest ultras in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  I planned to run it this February, but an Achilles injury sidelined me for the race, so I volunteered to help with an aid station.

I am glad I did because I got to see the race up close, and my experience made me want to run the race even more when I am healed up.  Click HERE for my full thoughts.

Initial thoughts on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Cotopaxi Veloz

Cotopaxi Veloz 6L Hydration Pack

The hydration pack and vest market continues to grow, and every year there seems to be new innovations.  Cotopaxi has joined the movement with their new Veloz line of hydration packs that feature an innovative attachment system and plenty of pockets to organize all a runner’s nutrition and gear needs.  Read on for my initial thoughts.