2020 Holiday Lake 50k Race Report

2020 Holiday Lake 50k Race

Holiday Lake 50k++
Holiday Lake – Mile 12 Photo Courtesy of Jay Proffitt Creative Media

The 2020 Holiday Lake 50k Race was a bit of a redemption race for me.  I was registered to run the race in 2018, but I had a case of severe Achilles tendonitis and was unable to run.  So I volunteered for the race and you can read about that experience in my 2018 Holiday Lake Volunteer story.  This year I was able to run the race, and I had a great experience.  To read more please click HERE.

Final Update FuelBelt Uno

Final Update FuelBelt Uno
FuelBelt Uno while hiking the beach in Bay St. Louis Mississippi

I have put over 225 miles on the FuelBelt Uno Belt and it has performed admirably.  The durability is superb and the belt has exhibited excellent breathability during the hot and sticky New Orleans summer.  It has just enough room to carry what I needed on my runs.  Click HERE to read my final thoughts on this sweet running belt.

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.

Final Update Epson ProSense 57 GPS Watch

Epson watch
Relaxing at camp

I have used the Epson watch another couple of months with an additional 250 plus miles of usage on the watch in addition to every day usage.  I used the watch while running two marathons – and the battery life last the whole race even though I was pushing 5 hours and 30 minutes at the Oklahoma City Marathon.  The durability continues to be excellent.  Overall, I like the watch – Click HERE for my final thoughts.

First look at the FuelBelt Uno

Uno Hydration Belt
FuelBelt Uno Belt

Summer is almost here and living in the south it is almost impossible to run without bringing along some water.  FuelBelt has revamped their hydration belts with the new Helium line.  I will be reviewing the Uno Hydration Belt while running and hiking as we head into the hottest part of the year.  You can read my initial thoughts HERE.

Final Update – Salewa Pedroc Jacket

Salewa Pedroc Jacket
At the finish of the Double Bridge Run in Pensacola Florida

Since the last update, I have used the Salewa Pedroc backpacking and camping in Virginia, while volunteering at winter ultra races, and for every day hiking and general wear in New Orleans.  Overall, I have over 180 miles on the jacket and it has exceed expectations.  It is comfortable, durable and useful in a wide array of situations.  Click HERE to read my full update.