Category Archives: Equipment

My All-Time Favorite Trail Running Shoe: the Original Hoka Clifton (Circa 2014)

My personal favorite trail running shoe of all-time is the Original Hoka One One Clifton (Circa 2014). Over my lifetime, I’ve used a lot of different types, brands and styles of shoes. Some were excellent trail running shoes and were … Continue reading

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Skechers GOTrail Review (2016 Version)

Most recently, I have been running in the Skechers GOTrail. It is the version that came out in early 2016. Pure speculation, but it appears Skechers will not be offering it in 2017. (Note: There is a rumor of a … Continue reading

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A Winter Workout for Summer Success Trail Running

Since winter typically drapes the mountains in Montana in snow, finding snow-free trails with sustained elevation gain is a challenge from December through April. A couple winter alternatives to running mountain trails are back country skiing and uphill walking on … Continue reading

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Quantifying Running Economy with a Power Meter

The last few decades have seen a revolution in the personal quantification of running performance. Background of Technology Breakthroughs in Measuring Running Performance Stop Watch The revolution started with sport wrist watches like the Timex Ironman back in the 1980s … Continue reading

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Hoka Clifton after Race Review

After 19 Ridge Runs, the Hoka Clifton worked better for the Ridge Run than any other shoe I have used. That is right, on race day, I chose the Clifton over the Nike Wildhorse. Granted, the course surface conditions in … Continue reading

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How to Calibrate or Check Accuracy of a Treadmill

Do you ever run on a treadmill(s)? If you have had to the opportunity to run on various treadmills have you noticed that running at the same pace on certain treadmills feel easy while others made running feel much more … Continue reading

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Update April 2014

Trail Conditions It has been a long winter – great for skiers, but not so great for trail running. If you are heading up Baldy from the M, the snow pack begins just above the top of the M. It … Continue reading

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