Tag Archives: ultramarathon

Update – Injinji Compression socks

Rhone Alaska Ultimate Direction Access 600

Evaluating the next valley

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.

Trap Pond Marathon Race Report

Trap Pond Marathon

Trap Pond Marathon Finisher Medal

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.

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.

JLab Epic2 Earbuds – Final Update

JLAB Epic2 Earbuds

JLab Epic 2 earbuds during a cold 5k in Mississippi

The JLab Epic2 Earbuds have continued to perform well since my last update. Durability and comfort have been amazing and the sound produced by the earbuds is great.  Playtime has met expectations with me getting between 11-13 hours of playback before needing to recharge. These earbuds have performed above expectations!  Read on for my final thoughts.

Orcas Island 100 Race report

Orcas Island 100

Orcas Island 100

I used to think that completing a 100 mile race was out of reach, but after several years of consistently running marathons and several 50k’s and 50 mile races I decided it was time to give it a shot. Read my race report here.