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Final Look Ultimate Direction Access 600 Running Belt

Ultimate Direction Access 600

Summit view from Little Si in North Bend WA

After 400 miles of running and hiking, the Ultimate Direction Access 600 has become an extension of me.  I don’t leave the house without it – I have run every distance from a two mile training run, a half marathon, even a 50k, and the Access 600 has performed well.  There is plenty of room for snacks, a phone and usually enough hydration to get me to the next aid station. Read on for my final thoughts on this handy running belt.

Ultimate Direction Access 600 Running Belt

Access 600

5k Finished!

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.

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest – Final Update

Ultimate Direction

The start of Rock and Roll New Orleans with my Sister.

I have continued to use the Ultimate Direction Marathon vest while racing and training and put over 150 miles on the vest.  It is a solid vest that provides all day comfort, easy access to nutrition and features durable fabrics that UD is known for. Read on for my final update.

Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Race – 2017 Report

 

Mississippi 50 Trail Run

Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run Photo from race website

The Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run was this past weekend, March 4th 2017.  The race itself has three distances – 20k, 50k, and 50 miles.  I have not ran an ultra since I moved to New Orleans, and I figured it was time to break that streak.  I ran the 50k distance and finished in 6:08:31 and 31/95 runners at this distance.  Read on for my thoughts on this cool race and finally getting into the southern running community.

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.

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.