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Xero Z-Trail Sandals

Xero was founded by a husband and wife team back in 2009. At age 45 Steven got back into running after a 30 year hiatus. He found himself constantly getting injured. A friend mentioned minimalist footwear might help him out and gave him a copy of Born

Glacier Ridge Trail 50 mile -2019

Saturday May 11, 2019

cover photo : Shannon Mick IG: @be.short.run.ultra

Josh and I rode up to Moraine State Park. The park is named for the meandering ridge we would spend many miles traversing. A moraine is a feature marking the southernmost

Five Fingers V-Run

If toe socks weird you out then these minimalist shoes might just push you over the brink, but if you are ready for something different the Vibram Five Fingers V-Run might be your new friend.

Out of the box the Five Fingers V-Run appeared

Hyner Challenge 50k -the best DNF

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Cover photo cred: R. Bugay

Huge climbs and descents coupled with warm temperatures and heavy rain the previous day combined to form a Hyner year unlike any in recent years according to the vets there. On a good

2018 Oil Creek 100

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Photo Cred: Mike McNeil

Unforgiving, historic, gnarly. Do you have what it takes?

The Oil Creek 100 website asks this very question. In 2017 I didn’t truly answer the question.  A sprained ankle one week

Skinners Footwear

Over a year ago I came across a kickstarter that piqued my interest. They looked like socks, but were touted as minimalist footwear suitable for running, swimming, and any other thing that may involve your feet as a primary source of locomotion.  As

2018 FAAP Fall Classic

Sunday September 9, 2018

The FAAP Fall Classic is a great event in North Park, just outside of Pittsburgh.  Distances of 5k, 10k, and 20k provide opportunities for every level of runner and walker. The proceeds benefit the Queen of Peace Orphanage in the

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