Montrail Mountain Masochist Shoe Review

Montrail Mountain Masochist Shoe Review

By MPF Athlete Harry Hamilton
What I am looking for in a good trail running shoe is one that I can run over 12 hours in, is comfortable, has enough support in the mid foot, and has some cushion in the heel.  I also prefer a wide toe box and protection on top of the toe box for when I inevitably stub a toe.  For those of you who have had the displeasure of seeing my feet after a 24 hour or 100 mile race you know that this is not a “nice to have.”   This is a necessity for me.  

Julian Vicente's 2012 Oil Creek 100 Mile Race Report

Julian Vicente's 2012 Oil Creek 100 Mile Race Report

Back in August I noticed a few spots opened up for the Oil Creek 100. Since it was within driving distance, I decided to give the race a go. This was my 3rd 100 mile race, and training plan had been consistent throughout the summer.  However, two weeks prior I raced a local 50k and caught a cold which turned into bronchitis.  During my two week taper I knew how important rest was, especially now.

Inov-8 X-Talon 190's Shoe Review

I’ve always preferred a lighter trail shoe that allows me to feel and react to the ground. I feel more nimble in a lighter shoe, which until recently was difficult to find in a trail shoe. The X-Talon's 190's are the lightest trail shoe offered by Inov-8 designed to have minimal amounts of cushioning so they were the perfect pair for me to try! They were comfortable from the moment I tried them on and walked around my apartment.

Harry Hamilton's 2012 Leadville 100 Mile Run Race Report

Race week for the Leadville trail 100 race started off a little differently than any other race week.  I had never registered for a race that added two miles and significant climbs each way of a 50 mile out and back race course with less than a week before race day.  I wasn’t happy or worried about the extra mileage at the time.  All of the participants would have to deal with it.

Race Report: The 2012 Vermont 100 by Harry Hamilton

The Vermont 100 mile foot race is no joke for sure. Many endurance racers have stated that it is runnable. If I haven’t conquered a course that is described as runnable I don’t subscribe to that notion. Last year I had raced this course and the course won. This year’s race plan was exactly the same as last year. I even ran in the exact same shoes. The only difference was my fitness level that I hoped would allow me to reach my goal time.