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Shoe Review: Zoot Solana ACR

Our team wasn’t sure what to expect when we started trying out the Zoot Solana ACRs, but we were eager to take them for a spin. Zoot is well-known in the world of triathletes, but tends to shy away from the straight running market. However, after putting these through their paces, I can tell you the Solanas can hang withe the best the running world has to offer. While they may look innocent enough, they pack a lot of tech in a super light package.
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An Interview with David Sypniewski of SKORA

We had a chance to sit down with David Sypniewski, Founder and CEO of SKORA. If you look at the running shoe landscape, then you will be hard pressed to find a company so committed to their message and to delivering on it. SKORA was born to try to solve a problem and to try to rethink the fundamental way we run. They were innovating in the area of barefoot running before anyone else and they have stayed true to it, but no one can talk to it better than David.
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Tech Review: Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp

We were searching for a headlamp that would allow us to run more in the evenings and after doing some research our review team decided to try out the Black Diamond Sprinter. It came highly recommended especially for distance runners, but our target was a headlamp with decently high lumens and also something rechargeable. We of course also wanted something that could handle the weather. I spent a few months with the Sprinter and I’ve got some solid findings.
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The Joys of the Nighttime Runner

There is this window of time that exists between when the rest of the world has either shut themselves down or when they are still under the sandman’s watchful eye. In most parts of the world, the sun has set and the streets have quieted down, it is dark and the only illumination is probably the closest street light. Its nighttime for the rest of the world, but for some of us… its time to run.
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Getting Out on the Trails to Make You Stronger

There is a whole new move lately where more and more road runners are hitting the trails. The reason for this is simple, trail running offers a new challenge both physically and mentally he and that can lead to better performance on the road. When you’re looking to train for distance for example, sometimes the answer is elevation. Sometimes it’s difficult to find dramatic levels of elevation on the road, so we look to the hills. Running hills can increase lung performance as well as leg strength and of course have a direct impact on cardio and heart rate control and there is no better place to find hills than off-road.
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