adidas Prime Boost
A couple of months ago I posted a list of new road shoes that I'd like to try in 2015. As a complement to that post, and given that I don't run trails as often, I asked David Henry to put together a list of trail shoes that he is most excited about running in this year. David put together a list of 11 trail shoes, and what follows is his summary of why he is excited about each of them. Here goes: XT Prime Boost; photo credit, Sam Winebaum 1. adidas adizero XT/Prime Boost, Summer 2015 - The XT has been in adidas' trail lineup for a little while, and though it is designed to be a lighter trail shoe (usually the lightest in adidas' typically more bulky trail lineup), I think they have fallen short of that a bit until the latest XT 5 (see #6 below; it feels more like more >>
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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GORE Urban Run Gloves
You'd think given that it's now Spring that it's a bit late to be reviewing a pair of running gloves. Unfortunately, the cold has dragged on here in New Hampshire, and it was 10 degrees Fahrenheit and windy when I got up this morning. Conditions hadn't improved much for my lunchtime run, and it was necessary to bundle up once again. My typical winter running ensemble consists of tights, windproof briefs, a tech shirt, jacket, windstopper hat, and mittens. Regarding the latter, I've learned that mittens are far superior to gloves on cold runs, and I typically only use gloves if it's about 30 degrees or higher. I have a few pairs of mittens that I like, but this winter I've been running almost exclusively in a pair of GORE Urban Run Windstopper Gloves. They have served me incredibly well during one of the coldest winters I can remember (Disclosure: these more >>
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
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Derek Mitchell 5K
I love stories about people who take control of their health by getting active. Yesterday on Facebook I shared a video about a man named Derek Mitchell who weighed 625 pounds. He decided he needed to do something about his weight, and so far he has lost 35 pounds and he just completed his first 5K. Given the response to the video on Facebook, I thought I'd share Derek's inspiring story here as well. Go Derek! Video and story via WDRB 41 Louisville News You just finished reading Inspiring Story: 500+ Pound Man Finishes First 5K Race! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes - CLICK HERE to view current coupons and promotions on the Runblogger deal page! For more great running content, check out the current discussions on the Runblogger Forum. more >>
Fri, Mar 20, 2015
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New Balance 1400v3
The New Balance 1400 v2 is one of my favorite shoes – simple, lightweight, and affordably priced. It's also a very popular shoe among readers of this website, so I wanted to share the news that an update is on the way. Yesterday I was alerted in a comment that version 3 of the 1400 has popped up on the Road Runner Sports website, with a release date in early April. Here's a photo: According to Sam Winebaum, v3 is just an upper update, with a “softer internal fit, and less areas of vulnerability at flex in the forefoot areas.” I did find the interior of v2 to be a bit rough, so this sounds promising, and it's good to hear that the sole will remain the same. Very excited about this one! You just finished reading New Balance RC1400 v3 Coming Soon! Consider leaving a comment!Save money on running shoes more >>
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
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NB 1500 medial post
I recently mentioned in a blog post that I had purchased a pair of New Balance 1500 running shoes. The 1500s are a lightweight trainer/distance racing shoe that looked like a good match for my personal taste in running footwear. I've since received a few questions about whether I was concerned that the shoe had a medial post, or whether the stability elements were noticeable on the run. I thought I'd share some of my thoughts on this topic here. First off, for those who might not be familiar with the terminology, a medial post is a firmer wedge of midsole foam located on the inner side of the sole, typically under the heel/midfoot regions. You can see the medial post in the photo below as the region of gray, speckled foam: The goal of a medial post is to limit pronation, or the inward rolling of the foot that occurs after more >>
Wed, Mar 18, 2015
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Over the past year I've reviewed a few optical heart rate monitors that allow runners to do away with the traditional chest strap. Both the Mio Link and Scosche Rhythm+ performed well, though I preferred the latter due to the fact that its fabric band was more comfortable and allowed it to be placed in a variety of locations on the arm. I've also reviewed a few wireless bluetooth headphones, with my favorite being the Jaybird Freedom for its combo of decent sound, great fit (stays in place really well), and low price (under $60). Just prior to Christmas I received a package from Jabra containing a pair of their Sport Pulse headphones (Disclosure: these were a media sample provided free of charge by the manufacturer). This device combines a wireless bluetooth headset with an optical heart rate monitor (HRM). I love gadgets that combine functions of things that I use more >>
Mon, Mar 16, 2015
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