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Jeremy Krall

Mizuno Wave Enigma 6 Featured

Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Enigma 6

I’ll admit Mizuno was always one of those interesting brands for me. I’ve never run in their shoes before, but obviously very familiar with the lineup and their large diversified portfolio. They seem to be a brand that have significant following in the running world and those who use their shoes are typically passionate, but for some reason it’s not a brand, at least in North America, that people instantly identify with as a true running brand. I got a chance to take a couple of their shoes for a run, the first being the Wave Enigma 6.
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Topo Ultrafly Featured

Shoe Review: Topo Ultrafly

Topo Athletic remains one of those brands where you really have to be in the know to be looking for them. Their following is passionate, the pros that use them love them and if social is any indicator, then it’s pretty clear the fan base is growing. We have looked at the Tunventure and Runduro in the past, but now we take on the new Ultrafly.
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Tech Review: TomTom Spark Cardio + Music

For the last 30 plus days, I exchanged all other running watches in favor of the TomTom Spark Cardio + Music. This is the latest TomTom GPS watch designed for active folks and runners alike, but it’s also designed to be a lot more than that. In this review, I’ll run through some of the pluses and minuses about the Spark and hopefully give you a better I’ll picture of the device and whether it’s right for you.
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Hoka Clifton 3 Featured

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Clifton 3

Marshmallow, marshmallow… Okay so maybe you’ve seen the ads and maybe you haven’t, but Hoka is taking a whole new direction with the marketing campaign for the new Clifton 3. I’ve always been a fan of Hoka overall, but the development of a new ad spot and their commitment to producing maximum cushioned shoes shows how well they are performing within the running industry overall. It also shows the public’s willingness to look at alternative brands instead of traditional shoe manufacturers. This is a great thing, but I honestly don’t love the marshmallow thing. Here’s why.
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Gear Review: Goodr Running Sunglasses

A friend of mine introduced me to Goodr sunglasses a few months back and I didn’t think much of it. At first glance, I just cast them aside not expecting much from them, but then I read into them a bit more and then I had a chance to wear them. I also got my friends to try them as well and as it turns out, you really should never judge something without trying it first.
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Nutrition Review: Vega Sport

Nutrition has long been one of those items that I’ve struggled with over the years. When I was at my heaviest it really didn’t matter obviously and while I was never a huge soda fan, sweets were always a problem. As I tried to get healthier, I found myself jumping from bad diet to fad diet. So whether it was shakes or protein-only or Paleo or Vegan or Body for Life or you name it, I always struggled a bit with the balance. I think my first foray into structured meals came with Herbalife which I won’t going to great detail here about, but it did provide a solid level of structure and formed my core going forward.
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