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New Balance 1400 v3
Sometimes a small update is all that is needed to make a near-perfect running shoe better. Such is the case with the New Balance 1400 v3. Version 2 of the 1400 was one of my all-time favorite shoes. It was lightweight, simple in construction, and had my desired ride combo of a soft heel and firm forefoot. In fact, I think my only complaint about the shoe was that the interior was a bit scratchy/abrasive, thus precluding sockless running. Other than that, it was pretty much perfection. When updating a great shoe you always run the risk of destroying what made it so special. New Balance was wise in their approach to updating the 1400 by only changing the upper. The sole is identical to that of the v2, thus the phenomenal ride has not changed. The stack heights are 23mm under the heel, and 13mm under the forefoot, and it weighs more >>
Mon, Aug 24, 2015
Source: Runblogger
New Balance 1400 v3
Sometimes a small update is all that is needed to make a near-perfect running shoe better. Such is the case with the New Balance 1400 v3. Version 2 of the 1400 was one of my all-time favorite shoes. It was lightweight, simple in construction, and had my desired ride combo of a soft heel and firm forefoot. In fact, I think my only complaint about the shoe was that the interior was a bit scratchy/abrasive, thus precluding sockless running. Other than that, it was pretty much perfection. When updating a great shoe you always run the risk of destroying what made it so special. New Balance was wise in their approach to updating the 1400 by only changing the upper. The sole is identical to that of the v2, thus the phenomenal ride has not changed. The stack heights are 23mm under the heel, and 13mm under the forefoot, and it weighs more >>
Mon, Aug 24, 2015
Source: Runblogger
UVEI Interns 2015
It's not often in life that you get to press the reset button, but that's kind of how I feel about my experiences this past week. On Monday I started the teacher certification program at the Upper Valley Educator's Institute in Lebanon, NH. As I drove the hour to and from the school each day, I did a lot of reflecting on where I've been and where I'm going. Going back to school was a big decision, but after four days of “class” I'm pretty certain that it was the right one. I've realized how much I miss learning, and how much I miss sharing what I've learned in the classroom. I've realized that despite the fact that I am an introvert, I thrive on social relationships and being around people. Maybe I'm an extroverted introvert? Is that a thing? I've realized that I appreciate being home all the more more >>
Fri, Aug 21, 2015
Source: Runblogger
adidas Supernova Riot 6 on left and adidas Adistar Raven 3 on right
adidas Supernova Riot 6 on left and adidas Adistar Raven 3 on right I've run in a lot of good shoes lately, and have many more that I'm testing for review later this summer/fall. In light of all of the reviews coming down the pipe, I thought it might be best do a double review of the adidas Supernova Riot 6 and the adidas Adistar Raven 3. They are both models that I was unaware existed until recently. However, after seeing some of the models that are coming out this summer from adidas (Raven Boost, XT Boost, Response TR Boost; each will have a review forthcoming), I did some research into what adidas currently offered in their trail department – adidas trail running shoes tend to be relatively unknown in the US (at least they were to me), and I came away surprised. I wish I had heard about adidas' more >>
Thu, Aug 06, 2015
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Feeling a little worked at Forest Hill (mile 62)
Feeling more than a little worked at Forest Hill (mile 62). Photo – Sue Henry by David Henry As I write this, it has been just a little over 3 weeks since I dropped out of the 2015 Western States 100 at mile 78. I wanted to let things sink in a bit before writing some thoughts about things I learned through the experience; I now feel ready to do so. I'm not looking to provide a recap of the race per se, but instead want to focus on some of the lessons learned. However, to set the context, I'll provide a brief little overview of the day. First, the buildup to the race had gone really well physically, especially when compared to my buildup to the Bighorn 100 last year (read my Bighorn race report here). In the 6 weeks of training (before tapering) for Western, all but one week more >>
Mon, Aug 03, 2015
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Hat Run Pic
Sometimes you need to get things off your chest before you can move forward. I've been suffering a bit of writer's block because I waited so long to write and publish the post I released yesterday. Though it can be difficult to reveal one's vulnerabilities to a larger audience, I've found that doing so can be therapeutic and can help one grow and progress. I also needed to provide a bit of background on where I am in life before tackling some related subjects. With regard to my writing, I've been able to keep more standard posts like shoe reviews and science analysis going because I have a formula for writing them – the template exists, and I just need to fill out the parts. However, writing somewhat formulaic posts can get tiresome at times, and I miss being able to just sit down and dump my brain onto the page. more >>
Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Source: Runblogger
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  1. Need trail shoe advice…how is the Saucony Nomad TR? I currently run in the Kinvara.

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