Now that you’ve had a chance to read up on our favorite shoes and food from the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, we’ll share our favorite lighting systems updates and apparel from the show. We’ll also share some info on fabrics and some other cool gear we saw at there. Before we finish up with […]
This week’s edition of This Week In Running will preview a few of the races on tap for the weekend of January 31 and February 1, 2009. Before we begin, a quick side-note. We are looking to periodically resurrect iRunFar.com‘s “My Places” feature, an opportunity for you, the reader, to share information (pictures, commentary, etc…) […]
This past weekend, iRunFar had dozens of appointments with trail running companies and scoured the entire 2009 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show floor. In between consuming our fair share of coffee and beer, we learned as much as about trail running gear in those three days as we normally would in three months. While over […]
In addition to making the LED Sports Vest that iRunFar featured on Tuesday, Nite Ize makes what it calls a Marker Band. The Marker Band is an adjustable reflective band that you clip over your bicep. When your situation calls for more visibility than the available reflected light can provide, you can make the Marker […]
The second item in iRunFar’s series on night safety is the Nathan Magnetic LED safety light. While Nathan makes some of the best hydration systems on the market, an iRunFar reader found that Nathan’s magnetic safety light did not live up to company’s great reputation. Lynn from the blog I Swim Bike Run went so […]
Welcome back to another edition of This Week In Running, brought to you in part by iRunFar.com, your source for mud, mountains, miles and so much more. This week’s edition of TWIR will preview a few of the races on tap for the weekend of January 24 and 25, 2009. But first, let’s take a […]
A review of the Nite Ize LED Sport Vest.
Right now, I’m somewhere in the Yellowstone National Park. If I’m not still sleeping (may I be so lucky), I’m on the final leg of a 3-day, 50-mile snowshoe trek from West Yellowstone into the heart of the park and then up past Mammoth Hot Springs back into Montana. In addition to enjoying all the […]
Dear Western States Endurance Run Foundation Board of Trustees, Transparency and accountability should be key principles for all non-profit entities and the Western States Endurance Run Foundation (the Foundation) is no exception. The race is the premiere ultramarathon in the Western Hemisphere; any failure to acknowledge this is based on ignorance or denial. With that […]
Welcome back to another edition of This Week In Running, brought to you in part by iRunFar.com, your source for mud, mountains, miles and so much more. This week’s edition of TWIR will preview a few of the races on tap for the weekend of January 17 and 18, 2009, including our featured race, the […]
If you’ve been to any large trail running event during cool weather in the past year and a half, you’ve likely seen someone wearing Moeben Sleeves. Even if you haven’t ventured further outdoors than the mailbox, you’ve probably noticed Moeben’s “naked runner” ads in Trail Runner or Ultrarunning magazines. Between big ad buys, product giveaways, […]
During a recent run on my hometown trails the La Sportiva Skylite took me back to my cross country roots. It was fairly lightweight (12.1 oz./343 g per shoe), quite responsive, and made me want to sprint down the trails I’d raced a decade and a half earlier. The shoe even felt fast when running […]
Happy New Year, and welcome back to another edition of This Week In Running, brought to you in part by iRunFar.com, your source for mud, mountains, miles and so much more. TWIR and iRunFar.com certainly hope that all of its readers and fans had a warm and happy holiday season, and are ready for an […]
Running a great 100 mile race is a difficult task. You need to dial in the training and then nail the nutrition, strategy, and psychological aspects during the race. That makes running a great debut 100 miler all the more spectacular. Below are a couple guys and gals, who busted on to the 100 miler […]
An in-depth review of the YakTrax Pro winter traction device.