Montrail Rogue Racer Trail Shoe Review
Dec29

Montrail Rogue Racer Trail Shoe Review

      Overall Design: 3.75 Weight: 4.75 Durability: 3.0 Value: 3.0 When I went out searching for new trail shoes I had decided I wanted something as light and flexible as my well worn in road shoes, the Brooks Launch.  In the past I had tried on many bigger, heavier trail shoes but couldn’t adopt the chunky clunky ride. While hanging out in Boulder I decided to take my frustrated self to Boulder Running Company....

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Self Realization::Endurance

What I’m about to share is very important to me…  I cannot fully explain it, but I was provided enough information for which to share what I know.  I acknowledge that a vast majority of people accept only what they can see with their eyes. And, for this reason, I have hesitated in speaking to anyone about this. Perhaps, I should tell you right now that God doesn’t speak to me in a church. He speaks to me in a place...

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100k Ultra: What NOT to Do
Dec23

100k Ultra: What NOT to Do

Of course, there are a variety of ways to tackle these races.  Some run long hard miles week after week, while others do more hiking and jogging.  Some seek to “race” while many just wish to enjoy the adventure of the day.  In every race, someone “wins” by finishing faster than everyone else…and, of course, someone claims the title of the “last” finisher.  As an ultrarunner of 6 years, I have...

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Tallahassee Ultra Marathon
Dec20

Tallahassee Ultra Marathon

Overall Event: 4.50 Organization:  4.75 Aid Stations: 4.0 Scenic Beauty: 3.0 Overall Difficulty: 1.0 Steepness: 0.0 Technicality: 0.0 Share   I couldn’t wait to be back in Tallahassee.  Not only the Capitol of Florida but the home of my college alma mater, Florida State University (FSU). And it was great to be back; the couple of days touring campus and wandering around my old stomping grounds were fantastic .  The night...

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Camelbak Podium Water Bottle
Dec15

Camelbak Podium Water Bottle

Overall Design: 4.5 Weight: 3.0 Durability: 4.0 Capacity: 3.0 Value: 4.5   Share I‘m not a huge fan of handheld water bottles which is why, once again, it took me forever to find the right equipment.  The Camelbak Podium Series of bottles won me over. Most bottles have a pesky valve that refuse to open, close or leaks like a sieve.  Not so with the Camelbak JetValve.  Locked or unlocked the valve has some type of valve that...

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