Turkey Trot – Running with real Turkeys
Nov28

Turkey Trot – Running with real Turkeys

Twenty degrees with 23 mph winds at 7 AM. It felt like a good solid zero-degrees at Doudy Draw, compared to last year when it was about 20 degrees with little/no wind at all. I dressed in layers. Sweat pants over fleece wicking tights. I wore a wicking tank top underneath a fleece wicking pullover that was topped with my new fleece wicking jacket. My feet were cozy in thick SmartWool socks up over my tights and I dug my warmest hat...

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Lost Dog Canyon Trail
Nov15

Lost Dog Canyon Trail

Scenic Beauty: 3.85 Difficulty: 4.5 Steepness: 4.25 Technicality: 4.5 Dog Friendly: Yes Water: No Share   J ust south of Alamogordo NM is Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and behind the office is one nasty trail.  It’s name is Lost Dog Canyon. Here’s the funny thing, at most trailheads you can’t go 10 feet without tripping over a sign about DANGER.  Most go a little overboard probably due to some past issue.  But...

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Jarom Thurston: Interview
Nov09

Jarom Thurston: Interview

Jarom Thurston Orem, Utah Ultrarunner 2x Badwater, 4x Brazil 135 Finisher A few weeks ago, I posted an interview with professional athlete, Heath Thurston. Now, I follow up that interview with Heath’s brother, Jarom Thurston. Jarom is a different flavor of ultra-endurance athlete, seeking out some of the most extreme ultramarathons.  It’s true that there are no “easy” ultras, but Jarom chooses to tackle the...

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Brooks Launch – Neutral Shoe Heaven
Nov01

Brooks Launch – Neutral Shoe Heaven

Overall Design: 4.50 Weight: 4.0 Durability: 4.5 Value: 4.75 Share   My tag line for the Brook’s Launch is… “A light weight neutral trainer capable of being an everyday road shoe”. For years I loved the bunny slipper ride of the Nike Vomero.  But once a year I would flirt with disaster and try something different. My latest flirtation was the Brooks Launch. This time I finally cashed in from all my...

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