Let’s talk Boost! I wasn’t looking for these shoes when I received them. I was even pretty apprehensive and perhaps somewhat uninterested when I initially read about them. I had already been spending a considerable amount of time doing long training miles in the Saucony Ride 6, and probably didn’t need another shoe to add to the rotation. Unlike most shoe reviewers, I’m looking for a limited selection of shoes that I can rely upon to be part of my go-to arsenal of tools in training. That being said, I attended the adidas party held during The Running Event, an annual running tradeshow hosted here in Austin, and received a pair of the adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boost. Continue reading adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boost Review
This whole shoe review thing – it’s new to me. So, I was beyond pleasantly surprised when I received a reply to my inquiry to Newton Running asking to review some of their products. My contact at Newton had clearly done her homework, as she knew which shoes would best fit my shoe preferences. I received these Newton Distance shoes promptly and free-of-charge (Thanks!). I’ve always been intrigued by Newton, but never had taken the time to try on a pair, or even to come to realize how (what’s the word?) “different” they really are from most other brands. Here are my experiences: Continue reading Newton Distance Review
I did a Guest Review on the Saucony Ride 6 for Runblogger.com! Check it out here!
Time to Get Me Some Tail(wind)
I, like many runners, tend to have a sensitive stomach when taking nutrition during and immediately after a run. This even goes as far as me having to avoid unfiltered water for fear that it could cause some GI distress. When I first started doing long runs that actually can be qualified as long runs (12 miles and up), I tried to have someone meet me about halfway with a bottle of lemon-lime (my favorite flavor) Gatorade, thinking that the sugar, electrolytes, and fluid would be good to get me through the run. Inevitably and without fail, I’d cramp up and spend the rest of the miles alternating between doubling over in pain and crying like a baby. Finally, I decided to start looking for something to replace the grocery store sports drinks. Through the suggestion of Coach Caleb Masland, I decided to take a chance on Tailwind Nutrition. Continue reading Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel Review
This is a review on my low mileage race flats of choice, the Saucony Type A5. Continue reading Saucony Type A5 Review
I ran the Run for the Water 10-mile race in Austin on 10/27.
Continue reading Training Update 11/10/13
What have I been up to?! Since my last post, there have been some significant developments in my running world. First of all, I joined up with Team Rogue! Although I enjoyed over a year of successful (not without bumps in the road) training under the tutelage of Caleb Masland of Team Wicked Bonkproof, I felt that the best thing for me at this point in my life would be to find a consistent training group of talented runners. I found this in Team Rogue, coached by former University of Texas distance coach Steve Sisson. Since joining, I have run on 3 relay teams (Zilker Relays, Car2Go Marathon Relay, Haunted Half Relay) and raced a huge PR at the IBM Uptown Classic 10k (38:47;down from 47:44). I’ve also done a day of volunteering as a pacer with theMarathon High organization. Continue reading In Favor of Group Training