The trail and atmospheric conditions this year at Manitou's Revenge were challenging to say the least, with hot, humid air, and slick rocks giving us runners an even greater challenge than usual. Instead of a race report this time, I decided to try a gear report. I figure if those conditions were not tough enough to test some gear, I don’t know what would be.
There are many different types of foam rollers and massage tools out on the market today. We have narrowed it down to the one's that work the best and will hold up well over time.
I tend to be pretty picky about my running shorts, more so than most of my other gear. I run in shorts down to about 25 degrees outside, so I spend a good bit of the year in shorts. I don't like my shorts too long or too short; I like a certain cut.
The Fastpack 20 is a day hiking pack that is inspired by Ultimate Directions Signature Series of running vests.
Looking for a reliable all around trail running shoe? Check out MPF RNR Athlete Iain Ridgway's shoe review on the Scott T2 Kinabalu 3.0's!
I was looking for a medium range glove that would keep my hands warm enough in the five minute jog to the gym during the coldest months, and also warm enough during my first few Spring races when the snow was still falling, but the temperatures were not in the single digits.
Winter can be a hard season to navigate through when it comes to adventuring outdoors, especially for some who get the winter blues or are hesitant to embrace the cold, icy conditions. The goal of this article is for you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the winter feeling prepared and ready for the challenges ahead.
Wahoo Fitness is a company that focuses on using the devices you already own, such as your iPhone or Android Device, to track and record all of your training data. With the powerful phones we have today, the Wahoo Fitness App is able to record your GPS track, distance, heart rate, elevation profile, wattage, cadence and much more.
By Ben Nephew
While I’m not the only one who struggles to select which pair of shoes for a race, I may be particularly challenged due to the vast number of inov-8 models I have to select from. Even after over 15 years of trail racing, I still find it difficult to decide on shoes for some races.
By MPF Athlete, Zsuzsanna Carlson
I Love the poles especially when I’m going uphill, the poles allow my upper body and core to take part in the movement. I find they also help me focus on proper hiking form, making my hiking more energy efficient
By Joe Azze
Great day out on the trails today! I got chance to demo some great Niner bikes! Thanks Tom from Niner & Tahir from Campmor for setting things up!
There are three types of trail runners, or so I thought, (1) hydration vests, (2) water bottles, (3) hydration belts, that was until I tried the Nathan Elite 2V Plus.
By MPF Athlete Len Huffman
The pack - The Nathan Endurance hydration pack is the latest addition to the Nathan Hydration pack family, It is a vest style hydration pack that features a 70oz bladder. It has 1 medium sized storage pocket that has a divider and is large enough for a light weight ,compact piece of clothing such as a winter hat or additional nutrition along with a cell phone, etc.
Training ropes offers a great opportunity for overall conditioning and strengthening. Its a great training tool for athletes searching for motivating & challenging ways to attack their fitness.