• Review

    Black Diamond Spot Headlamp After the Run

    I was able to run for a couple hours in the dark with my Black Diamond Spot headlamp. Here are some of my thoughts after 11 miles along the highway, residential streets, and rec path in Utah County in a pre-dawn training run. Black Diamond Spot Post-Run Review

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  • Review

    Under Armour Wind Stopper Tights Review

    I’ve had my Gore Windstopper tights by UnderArmour out for a handful of winter running outings. Temperatures were between 17F and 34F. It was a tad chilly at 17 and a tad warm at 34, but otherwise a good selection for winter training outside. No real fit issues. No chafing. Easy in and out for bathroom breaks. Easy to adjust the waist tie. No complaints. See on AMAZON HERE Gore Windstopper tights by Under Armour Review

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  • Review

    Under Armour Winter Running Tights Intro

    I just got some new winter running tights with reflective panels and Gore WindPro lining for water and wind resistance. I’m hoping to be able to run in these along the Wasatch Front of Utah (Utah and Salt Lake Counties) in temperatures between 10 and 40 F. They’re compression fit, but I got them a little large since I don’t like that squeeze feeling. More in the video. Under Armour Winter Running Tights Video Intro

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  • Running

    Running in Foot Deep Powder

    Today was a great day for a trail run. I went trailrunning this morning at -1F (according to the weather channel). Accuweather had it at -13. I went out on the deck and it felt more like the weather channel had it at -1F so I dressed for that. It was snowing pretty hard and there was at least 8″ of new snow on the ground. I wore a minimum of clothing, in spite of the cold. It’s better to be slightly cold and dry, rather than dressed really warmly but sweat too much. That sweat will chill you if the wind hits it. I wore my Pearl Izumi Trail…

  • Training

    Trail Running Microspikes in Winter

    I normally only wear trail running microspikes, like the Kahtoola Microspikes while doing speed ascents on mountains, like Quandary or Grays, Colorado 14ers. The snow this year has been so soft, and the trails have been so slow, that I tried running in just plain lugged shoes, snowshoes [STORY HERE] and my spiked running shoes [STORY HERE]. A couple weeks ago the Spring Thaw finally arrived and after a couple of good damp snowfalls and a few days of sun the trails became more firm with a good surface for spiked running. Trail Running Spiked Running Shoes in Winter I was feeling really good on 19 February, so I took off…

  • Training

    Running in MSR Snowshoes

    If you remember my last article about Snowshoe Hiking in Colorado [CLICK HERE] I mentioned that I was using MSR EVO Ascent snowshoes and that I would hardly consider running in them. Here’s the article quote: I have a pair of MSR Evo Ascent Snow Shoes, and so long as you’re not trying to run, they’re decent enough for snowshoe hiking. I decided to give it a try to see how I would do, in spite of that, since I know a few people do run in them. I’ve seen someone running in MSR snowshoes on the Steven’s Gulch Road toward the Grays Peak Trailhead. Trail running has been rough…