Trails of Glory

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

13 Lessons for Running Longevity

Some might say that I'm not the best person to bring up this subject since I have tended to be somewhat unorthodox regarding training and recovery methods over the years. I beg to differ. Although I have suffered my fair share of injuries and ran through many of them I am still having success after 22 years of competitive road and trail racing. Back in 1991 I found motivation to quit smoking and used running as a substitute habit. My initial thinking was if I ran well in high school then I should see if I still had any talent 6 years later. If I found something I was good at then it would probably keep me interested.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Skechers GObionic Trail Shoe Review

I recently tested the Skechers GObionic Trail shoe on two of the many rugged mountain trails around Tucson, Arizona. I wore the shoes on two 14-mile single-track trails on back to back weekend training runs.

 The first unique feature I noticed about the GObionics was the removable 4mm heel drop insole that could be removed allowing for a zero-drop, barefoot-like running experience.