I have been dabbling with calve compression sleeves for the past few years while running marathons and ultramarathons. I am not sure that I have empirical data, but since I started using the calve sleeves, I have had better muscle recovery and no calve cramping while racing. The only challenge was that I needed to wear a compression sleeve and running socks. Injinji has come out with a compression sock that I hope can do both. I will be reviewing the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the next few months. Read on for my initial thoughts.
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I have been running marathons and ultra-marathons since 1998 and I have refined my nutrition so that I understand what works for me. This is a blessing and a curse because there are so many new products that launch each year to help runners achieve their best. 33Shake is one such company. They make Chia Energy Gels and Pre/Post workout shakes. I will be reviewing both of their products. Read on for my initial thoughts.
I am always interested in new technology and as an ultrarunner, I am looking for new ways to brighten the trail while running at night. RunLites is a new company I recently found. They make an assortment of gloves with a built in LED light. I will be reviewing the RunLites Sling II model over the next several months. Read on for my initial thoughts.
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.
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.
I have continued to test the Ultimate Direction Jurek Endure over the past month, but have had limited use due to a sprained ankle. Overall, I am pleased with the hydration belt and will continue to use it after my ankle heals and I can resume my long distance running. Read more HERE.