Ask any runner if they enjoy running on a treadmill and you will find very few cheery yeses. Most of us see it as a necessary evil to deal with poor weather, injuries, lack of time or light. And some of us see it is just plain evil – aka the “dreadmill” or the “boredom [...]
Billed as a racing shoe, La Sportiva’s Crosslite (11.6 oz.) can just as easily be a lightweight, trail trainer. During an initial test run that included 30+ miles of trails and a 15-pound pack, I found that the Crosslite offers more than enough cushioning and support for even the most ridiculous of trail endeavors. Indeed, [...]
A review of the Asics Gel-Artic WR 2, which gives you a sense of the utility of more recent versions of this shoe.
A review of the Inov-8 Roclite 312 GTX.
[Kevin Sullivan from Team Inov-8 (and winner of iRF's best debut 100 mile of 2008) kindly provided the following article on winter running in the wake of a particularly harsh two-week stretch of New England weather. Read on to learn how one man's misery can delight many and then share your own winter running stories.] [...]
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 [...]
A review of the Nite Ize LED Sport Vest.
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, [...]
An in-depth review of the YakTrax Pro winter traction device.