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TrailShoes2016 Featured

Trail Running Shoe Showdown 2016: Racing

I am consistently asked what my favorite shoes are and my answer is always the same, it depends. What terrain are you on, distances are you covering, what’s your pace, any lower extremity conditions, etc. These are all the questions I ask and even then I can return a list of what might work for you, but from that point it’s up to you. I don’t believe in the perfect shoe, but I believe in the perfect shoe for the individual and for the condition. To that end, this article is all about trail shoes and more importantly, trail racing. There are times when a nicely cushioned full stack shoe is welcome on the trail especially at distance, but there are also times when you just want to blow down the trail at full speed.
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Brooks Transcend 3 Featured

Shoe Review: Brooks Transcend 3

One of our more popular reviews from 2015 was for the Brooks Transcend 2 and people seemed really blown away by the shoe, both in terms of comfort and performance. The whole premise of the Transcend This year, i got a chance to take the female version of the Launch 3 for a spin to see how much it has changed and to see if its still as good as its predecessor.
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OTC Socks Featured

Apparel Review: Long Socks and Compression Technology

We wanted to put together an article on the growing fascination with long socks and if you aren’t exactly sure what we’re talking about, the “technical” term is over the calf (or OTC). In reality, manufacturers are designing these socks more like hosiery which aids in compression and runners around the world are taking notice. In this article, we reviewed some of the top sellers from various manufacturers and wanted to share our findings.
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Qalo-Rings---Featured

Gear Review: Qalo Workout Rings

I’ve been a fan of these for a long time, so I was pumped to get a chance to review them. It starts off with a simple premise, have you ever been running, cycling, lifting, or really working out in anyway and had to leave your wedding band behind? It has become commonplace for me and frankly annoys me to no end. Removing my ring and leaving it behind in a locker or at home has simply become something that is part of my routine. That doesn’t make it okay, I mean I still really want to wear it as having it on my finger still means a lot to me. Qalo is the answer we’ve been looking for.
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New-Years---Feature

Holiday Seasons and Resolutions

The holiday season brings around a number of challenges for any athlete. Things like large family dinners, extensive travel, inclement weather, etc, and we wanted to take a moment and address those feelings and how to deal with them especially as it relates to your fitness routine. In this installment we want to talk about how you can beat those holiday blahs or at the very least embrace them.
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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas For The Runner In Your Life

It’s the holiday season and we thought it might be fun to put together some great gift ideas for that runner in your family or maybe just some things you might want to add to your own wish list. We tried to hit a mix of price points and cover everything from headphones to footwear, so there should be something for everyone. So without further ado, here is our holiday wish list for 2015.
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