Jeff Browning wanted trail running shorts with pockets—lots of pockets. For years he asked for more. Finally he sewed on his own, modifiying early prototypes until they could handle everything he wanted, from energy gels to a Houdini® Jacket. His tinkering resulted in the Strider Pro Shorts—built for a full day of mountain running and developed, tested and proven in the outdoor lab.
What’s the second best thing to go out and run? Watching well directed and edited movies of other people running. Well, maybe not the second best thing but certainly a close contender. In August 2013, the Ginger Runner ran the Squamish 50 mile ultramarathon. It was the hardest race he had run and it destroyed his body and mind. Rather than back down and give in to the race, he pushed on and struggled to the finishline. After making a vow to never go back, he returned in 2014 to not only run the 50 mile race again, but tack on the 50k race the following day in what has been coined, The Squamish 50/50. In short, that’s the synopsis of the movie and the ingredients to make it a very entertaining and motivating short to watch.
Conquer trails in these vibrant Nike Zoom Terra Kiger trailrunning shoes. The relatively minimal upper and forefoot cushioning not only provide you with a great fit but also comfort on your offroad runs. The Terra Kiger 2 answers athletes feedback with a more stable heel to reduce the risk of slipping. A slightly firmer underfoot foam and rubber ensure improved durability and protection on and from the trail. Also the Burrito tongue creates a slipper-like fit. All in all, this is one rugged update of a rugged trailer.
The Kinvara is without a doubt Saucony’s flagship neutral lightweight runningshoe. Ever since its first introduction 4 years ago, the shoe has gained a broad range of fans worldwide in the running community.
The Brooks PureProject running footwear line has entered its third installment. Each PureProject model has received some upgrades both in terms of aesthetics and performance, including the PureCadence and PureConnect.
The Salomon SkyRun is an Epic Mountain run of 100km & 65km considered by many athletes to be the toughest Trail Run in South Africa. This year’s edition was haunted by some of the worst weather conditions seen in the 16 year history of this extreme race. Winds were going up to 80km/hour while heavy raining and low clouds resulted in poor visibility. To protect the runners and their safety the organizers decided to shorten the race. Watch the video to get a feeling of the harsh 2013 edition.
No less than 300 participants had the chance to run the classic athletics distance of 400 meters almost vertically up to the Planica ski jumping hill. · · · ◊ ◊ ◊ · · ·
Long distance running is the most defining characteristic of the human race. Our ability to run at moderate speeds for long distances is a uniquely human characteristic. A human being can outrun every animal over a marathon. It is therefore very interesting to think about what exactly it is that inspires people to run and what inspires the greatest distance runners to run at the speed they do. As runners of all levels enter into prolonged periods of breathing and pacing they often experience something commonly known as a “runner’s high”. Scientifically explained as the activation of endorphins, there is something to this experience, which lends itself to also having a spiritual explanation. These long periods of running bring about a calm and peaceful mentality and perspective, characteristically similar to spiritual practices like meditation and prayer. Many of the greatest endurance runners in the world find their identity in a particular faith. Belonging to something bigger than themselves, their faith gives them greater perspective and enables them to better deal with doubt and defeat. From …
Japanese designer Jun Takahashi is a master of combining function with design. This year’s Nike Gyakusou F/W running collection is yet again a union of mind, body and nature. A blend of traditional Japanese tones. It marks their fifth collaborative range with Nike
The New Balance Minimus line offers an invigorating, award-winning, closer-to-barefoot experience with a dramatically lower heel-to-midfoot drop than traditional running shoes. In March NB launched the Minimus Zero consisting of a 0mm heel-to-midfoot drop. Both the Road and Trail version have been updated with new colorways and are now available at New Balance. NB Minimus Zero Road: NB Minimus Zero Trail:
The New Balance M890 is built with the lightweight Revlite fabric and sports a mesh upper construction with an orange camouflage-like colorway. This neutral shoe takes a “less is more” approach with its simple midsole platform and soft seamless upper. The M890 is a lightweight daily trainer. The New Balance M890 is available at Très Bien shop.