Review: Hydrapak Softflask Energy Gel Flask


One of the pieces of equipment that I carried with me during the Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon last week was a cool little energy flask made by a company called Hydrapak. Hydrapak makes some innovative stuff, focusing mainly on fueling, hydration systems, and packs, and I previously reviewed their GelBot water/gel bottle combo here on Runblogger. […]

Ultras, Sherpa John, and the Run Across New Hampshire


My two big running goals heading into is year were to qualify for the Boston Marathon and to run an ultramarathon. I managed to check off the former last Sunday (race report can be found here), and the latter should be met next March at the HAT Run 50k in Susquehanna, Maryland. Given this, I […]

Qualifying for Boston at the Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon: My Race Report


Three and a half years ago I was overweight and out-of-shape (see picture at left) – my 190 pound body was far more comfortable sitting on the couch and watching TV than clicking off miles out on the road. Yesterday, however, after burning off about 25 pounds from my 5’10” frame (the right-hand picture to […]

My Hampton Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon Result

BQ 3:15:21 Couldn’t Be Happier!!! Thanks to Everyone for Your Support! Full report coming soon.

New Balance MT101 Trail Shoe Available at Running Warehouse


Just got notification last night that the much anticipated New Balance MT101 trail shoe is now in stock at Running Warehouse (price = $67.50, 2nd day free shipping, plus an additional 10% off if purchased through Runblogger). The MT101 is the successor to the popular MT100, and is one of the lighter trail shoes currently […]