Don’t let gear be the thing holding you back from running outside during winter. If you have a decent pair of trail shoes then you are pretty much there. Running in the cold, and especially the snow, is one of my favorite things to do. Knowing how pricey running specific gear can be, I created … Continue reading Cold Weather Trail Running: Gear & tips to help you get started
Whether you ride a hardtail, full suspension or fatbike, climbing can be a fun challenge instead of an aggravation. I have come up with 4 easy tips to improve your technical climbing skills. Out here on the East Coast, my trails are littered with technical little climbs, and I’ve learned to love the challenge. My … Continue reading 4 Easy MTB tips to improve your technical climbing skills
Short but intense rock scramble climbs high above the Lehigh River and gives way to breathtaking views before descending down on loose technical terrain. I love this place! The Lehigh Gap is one of my favorite places to run and hike. Both the East and West loops use the Appalachian Trail system as it traverses … Continue reading Rocksylvania! Lehigh Gap Trail Run (East Loop)
As someone who trains outdoors all year round, these fenders have been amazing. Not only have they lasted a long time, but they are extremely effective at protecting my bike, and keeping me dry when the weather has been less than optimal. They are very easy to install and remove, and are relatively inexpensive making … Continue reading Stop Wetting Yourself! SKS Raceblade Pro XL Fenders
Had a bunch of leftover footage from my Hoka Clifton 5 review so I thought I would put a short reel together of my typical road run. Trying to make a standard road run look fun is difficult, lol. https://youtu.be/-D1vo--nqxI Local Road Run: Reels from the road
As an avid mountain biker and trail runner I have found foam rolling to be one of the most essential tools in my arsenal. Used consistently, it can improve your performance and recovery time. After a long mtb ride or trail run I'll hit the roller for about 20 mins to help break up the … Continue reading Foam rolling for mountain biking & trail running: Recover faster and get stronger!
Over the years I have owned many Lazer helmets for road riding and mountain biking. Their slim designs and simple adjustability are the reasons I keep coming back. The Z1 fits right into those criteria, but with one big issue, that crazy cut out in the front! https://youtu.be/QE91vM0I87I Lazer Z1 Road Helmet "That’s a lot … Continue reading Lazer Z1 Road Helmet “That’s a lot of forehead!”
I purchased this shoe a little over a year ago, and with 300 miles logged in them so far, I thought I would do a long-term review. The Clifton 5 is a classic Hoka, with plenty of cushion but without all the weight. It has been an absolute workhorse for me and it has held … Continue reading Hoka Clifton 5: Workhorse shoe for road and gravel
LyteShow is the minimalist solution to hydration. I stopped relying on gels, bars and energy drinks over 2 years ago, and started using this a year later. It’s perfect for fat adapted athletes, as well as folks looking to cut down on sugary supplements. I personally don’t use anything else for all my activities under … Continue reading LyteShow: Intense endurance workouts without sugary, expensive drinks are possible!
Since I am unable to do many product reviews right now I thought I would create a video on what it is like to train with injuries, and more specifically, with broken ribs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrKMizK2ydA&t=135s Training with Broken Ribs: Let pain be your guide As a mountain biker and trail runner I was itching to get … Continue reading Training with Broken Ribs: Let pain be your guide