I have put over 100 miles on the Smartwool Phd Run socks in the past month, including using them for the last 40 miles of the Great Mississippi River Levee Run. The socks have performed well in cool and warm temperatures and are proving to be durable. Click HERE for my full update.
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GPS enabled watches are everywhere now. Epson has entered the market with a line that includes four watches with a price point from $99 to $399. I will be reviewing the ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch over the next couple of months.
My goal is to understand the functions that separates Epson watches from their competitors while continuing to accurately track my running and hiking. You can read my initial thoughts on the ProSense 57 HERE
Fall is prime trail running time in the Southeastern United States. The Danimal 50k takes place in Lake Charles, Louisiana and it is run on the rooty technical trails of Sam Houston Jones State Park. This is my review of the race – let’s just say that I underestimated the course, but still was able to earn another finish! Race Report
I have put over 170 miles on the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the past few months and they have performed well. The compression has worked well, I have had no cramping issues even though I ran an Ultramarathon, half marathon, and a 7 hour mountain run in them. Read on for my full update.
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 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.