A few years ago, I purchased a set of Yaktrax Pro traction devices. It was after a painful bounce on an ice cover sidewalk that I decided to break down and do something about my lack of friction on frozen running surfaces. I’m no noob to running on ice and snow. I had run year-round … More Yaktrax, for Runners?
It was a perfect Minnesota fall morning for trail running. A light rain the previous night had dampend the ground and all of the leaves have left the trees. The trails in Theo Wirth Park are fairly well used, so they are mostly hard pack dirt. The mountain bike single-track trails are a blast and … More Trail Test: New Balance MT100 – REI Trail Running Gaiters
As part of my efforts to move towards the minimalist running style, I am moving to simpler, lower heeled running shoes. In need of a new set of trail shoes, the New Balance MT 100 trail shoes were perfectly in line. These were actually developed for minimalist ultramarathoners. I found the best price and free … More New Balance MT100, SWEET!
In part 1, I mentioned my ankle injury. In January, I was increasing my mileage (from 20 to 25) and my long runs, when I developed some soreness and bruising on my inner left ankle. My first thought was that it was an ankle sprain. This didn’t develop from a traumatic injury, but inner ankle … More A Wrench in the Works, Part 2
I used to be a pretty serious runner, and I still try to stay in shape. I probably hover somewhere around 20 miles a week. Every once in a while, I work my way up to 30 or so, but it’s been a while. It’s not quite like college when I used to log 50 to … More A Wrench in the Works