Shoe Review: Zoot Solana 2

About a year back, I remember running in the first Zoot Solana, which also happens to be the first Zoot shoe I have ever tried. I was training for a triathlon and experimenting with a lot of different shoe combinations, but even in the original review we did you'll see that we found something very compelling from a company not always known for running shoes. The new version is out ...

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Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 3 – The Run and The Finish

The transition into the run went really smoothly, much better than I expected in fact. After I dismounted the bike, I sprinted across the still damp grass into my transition spot and made a quick change into my Hokas, threw on my number belt, and grabbed my hat and before you know it I was headed out of the gate with a total transition time of 1:41. Most of this ...

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Portland Triathlon Diary Bike

Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 2 – The Ride

I was mentally preparing myself for the bike coming out of the water and even those last 250 meters of the swim I started visualizing the next steps and the ride itself. Cycling is one of the things I love and I'm fairly confident with, but I wanted to be mentally prepared before getting there so started getting my head into that space earlier. Unlike other triathlons, Portland Triathlon has ...

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Portland Triathlon - Part 1

Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 1 – The Setup and The Swim

So I finally had my day of reckoning and I wanted to recap the entire experience, but its grown too long. We are splitting it into three features now so you can experience each along with me. And now presenting our first installment, the morning of and the swim... The 2015 Portland Triathlon fell on my 40th birthday, September 20th, and so several months back I thought what better way to spend ...

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Zoot PCH Running Shorts

Apparel Review: Zoot PCH 6” Running Shorts

Zoot has long been known as a triathlon apparel company, but these past few years of seeing them make major inroads into the running market. In this quick review, I wanted to give you a quick look at the Zoot to PCH running shorts as I've been using them for quite a while and I don't think they've gotten the due respect they deserve. The PCH Shorts are much like your ...

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First Triathlon

The Road to Your First Triathlon

The idea of your first triathlon can be a bit daunting. Even now, as the token guinea pig for this project, I definitely have some reservations. I mean, I consider myself an average runner, an okay cyclist, and it's not like I can't swim. I's just the thought of putting them all together that's a bit daunting and this is the case for most people. That being said, before we ...

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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 ...

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