Skechers GOrun Strada Review

In the running shoe industry, it’s not very often that you see something completely new. Sure, there have been countless updates and tweaks to different shoes (read: Mizuno Wave Rider) to improve them based on the latest technologies and research, but when was the last time you saw a company from outside of the running industry enter, collect countless amounts of feedback and data points, and then mature its product line to a legitimate power? For most people, that answer is almost certainly “never.” That is what Skechers has done with their Performance Division, and the GOrun Strada is an extension of that maturity.  Continue reading Skechers GOrun Strada Review

5 Weeks to Boston!

This post is the fourth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. 

We have five weeks to go until the Boston Marathon, and I can really feel the energy building up around me as we get closer and closer. I’m making some final plans for the trip, including scoping out the best restaurants and places to check out while we’re there. I grabbed some Sunday (April 19th) night reservations at an Italian place in Boston’s North End, which I hear is very famous for its Italian culture and cuisine. The restaurant is called Panza, and it’s very highly reviewed.  Continue reading 5 Weeks to Boston!

No more “minimal vs maximal”

When I ran with my junior high cross country team, I don’t recall any conversations about running shoes being neutral, support, motion control, flats, trainers, maximal, or minimal. The industry very well could have been dealing with those challenges, but to my friends and I, there were running shoes and other shoes. Continue reading No more “minimal vs maximal”

Eight Weeks to Go!

I received my official Boston Marathon jacket in the mail. This thing is staying in the plastic until I cross the finish.
I received my official Boston Marathon jacket in the mail. This thing is staying in the plastic until I cross the finish.

It’s February 23rd, and we have eight weeks to go! That’s right. I can hardly believe it as I’m typing this, but in two months, I’ll be racing the 119th Boston Marathon. When I ran my qualifying time at the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon, I didn’t really comprehend what I had done or where I would be going, but we’re getting close and it’s actually happening. Continue reading Eight Weeks to Go!

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