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CBD Products for Runners – A Round-Up of Solutions to Help with Performance and Recovery

The hottest thing going right now in the running market when it comes to performance and recovery is definitely CBD or cannabidiol, one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant. This association immediately scares most people, but CBD is different than its primary counterpart, THC, in that it lacks any true psychotropic properties. Essentially, CBD doesn't give you that high feeling often associated with marijuana. Also different from ...

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Propel Mattress 1

Upgrade Your Sleep With Performance Mattresses for Runners – Propel Review

Mattresses have come a very long way in the last few years and with the advent of the internet direct sales and the disintermediation of various industries, it was only a matter of time before it happened. Now consumers can get amazingly well-built mattresses without the need to feel like you are going to a used car lot and the number of choices is staggering. Within this category, yet another ...

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Skechers GORun Maxroad 4 Hyper Mens 2

Shoe Review: Skechers GORun Maxroad 4 Hyper

Here we go again and boy were we excited about this one, as many others are as well. It is the new Skechers GORun Maxroad 4 Hyper (what a mouthful) and it’s available now. Before we go any further, let’s just say the name is terrible and yes we know it, but we’re moving past it. Around here we just call it the Maxroad 4 to keep it simple so ...

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Altra Torin 4 2

Shoe Review: Altra Torin 4.0

The Altra Torin platform Has been one of the staple models in the Altra lineup. It has evolved so much over the last several iterations that it’s almost staggering. With the 3.5, Altra introduced a knit and mesh version of the shoe and as they went into the 4.0 they stuck with the mesh model. They did something else interesting though and that was to introduce a plush and non-plush ...

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New Balance Fresh Foam More. 2

Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam More

We truly never expected a shoe like the Fresh Foam More out of New Balance as they have always remained very true to their lineup. This is a clear attempt to see them enter the maximum cushion shoe market and start to compete with brands like Hoka, so it was really interesting to see how they would shape up. Construction: Upper The upper is a fully seamless engineered mesh and is really ...

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Brooks Cascadia 14 Mens 2

Shoe Review: Brooks Cascadia 14

When thinking of flagship trail runners and the Pacific Northwest, no shoe model should jump into your mind faster than the Brooks Cascadia. The shoe pays homage to its Washington roots referencing the Cascade mountain range and from its yearly collaborations with REI to the incredible nature-oriented colorways they come out with, the question for us as always is... can they do better next year? Honestly, while the 13 was ...

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Hoka One One Rincon 2

Shoe Review: Hoka One One Rincon

The launch of the Hoka One One Rincon has been kind of unexpected in terms of what actually arrived. The shoe is this crazy mix of speed and cushioning that I don’t think anyone was expecting especially with the release of the Carbon X. I mean who would imagine a just over 7oz shoe to be paired with almost 30mm of stack height, it’s a little crazy... but it’s becoming ...

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Sportland Endurance Matcha CBD 2

Nutrition Supplement Reviews – Sportland Endurance Matcha + CBD Instant Tea Mix

One of our perennial favorites here at Running Northwest, Sportland Tea Company, has something new and after spending some time with it, we can clearly say it's a game-changer in their lineup. Many of us here are not coffee aficionados and instead prefer the caffeine and taste of a great tea. Sportland's first offerings we raved about, but the launch of their new Endurance Matcha with CDB.... just amazing. We ...

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Jaybird Vista 1

Tech Review: Jaybird Vista Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Let's kick this off with a really clear statement, we really didn’t totally love the Jaybird RUN. It was a good first shot of course, but it left us wanting and the performance of their other headphones like the Tarah Pro were much more convincing from the quality and performance perspective. When the Vista was released, we were excited to say the least because we saw a lot of what ...

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