Saturday, March 1, 2014
So, without further adieu:
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
One aspect of running that I find particularly interesting relates to nutrition, particularly because I have a very sensitive GI and do most of my runs in a fasted state. And by fasted, I mean no food in my body usually for 12+ hours.
I have been following EnergyBits on Twitter for quite some time, and somewhere during our communication EnergyBits reached out to me (I think a few weeks before Thanksgiving) and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their product. Algae before or after a run? Meh, why not.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
|Arc'teryx Sarix Sleeveless before my bike-commute|
Arc’teryx—a shortened version of Archaeopteryx, perhaps the earliest transitional species between dinosaurs and birds—is an outdoor equipment and clothing company based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In other words, Arc’teryx is located in a region of the world in which they do not have to travel very far to test their amazing equipment and gear. They sponsor amazing ultrarunners ranging from Adam Campbell to Joe Grant.
Arc'teryx is definitely a brand favorite at Vagabond Running Blog, and we thoroughly enjoyed the versatility of the 2013 Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody for our numerous running adventures. So, we were pleased when, at the end of the Summer last year, Arc'teryx was kind enough to send two samples from their Spring/Summer 2014 line-up of running clothing: the Sarix short-sleeve and sleeveless techinical shirts.
Friday, January 10, 2014
You may remember from my review of the original Primal Origin that I was a big fan. It was my first minimalist shoe so there is some history there as well. If you have not checked out my review of the prequel to this shoe you may want to refresh yourself because the new flagship shoe from Lems builds largely on the foundation of the previous iteration. The updated sequel called the Primal 2 is a step in the right direction for this shoe and this company. (Disclosure: These shoes were media samples provided free of charge to Vagabond Running by the manufacturer.)
Saturday, December 14, 2013
|December 10, 2013 run on the median along Commonwealth Ave. in ankle deep snow.|
The North Face was kind enough to send these Vagabond Runners some great running gear. We already reviewed the TNF Hyper-Track Guide trail shoe, which we loved. With temperatures dipping into the teens in Boston, we can finally provide a meaningful review of some of this gear.
We think you might like this stuff.
Monday, December 9, 2013
|Image copyright Vagabondrunning Blog|
When Newton sent us the Energy NR to review, they were kind enough to also send us the MV3 to review, too. This yellow racing flat with the red Newton logo is definitely eye candy, and we could not have been more excited to try this zero drop racer with Newton-unique specifications.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
If you have not been out trail running during the year, the winter can be a great time to start. For those of us that live in areas of the country or regions of the world where a wonderful, white, ice-y/powder-y substance falls from the sky accumulating in such a way that roads, towpaths, and sidewalks turn into snowy trails, you might want to consider a trail shoe for the winter months.