Finding Balance 2020, General

Shoe review: Altra Timp 1.5

In the trail running world, Altra is a huge name. They sponsor a ton of racers, and are a fan favorite shoe for many, many runners. They’re also zero-drop shoes, which is why I’ve shied away from them for so long. A couple of years ago I did give them a spin with some demo […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Trying some Altras

In the trail running community, Altra shoes are a big deal. They’re all over the place, and people swear by them. I’ve tried on a pair or two in the shoe store, but the fact that they’re zero drop has scared me from making a purchase. This weekend I got a chance to actually take […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

The shoes that didn’t work

When I put on my shoes to go pace my friend at the Superior 100 trail race, I noticed something a bit more “air conditioned” about them. After 275 miles of hard trail work they had developed some blow-out holes on the upper. Those 13 miles at Superior were the final journey for those old […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Guide 9’s

Today was new shoe day for me! I tend to keep a few different brands of shoes around to keep things fresh, and one of those pairs was the Saucony Guide 7 shoe. This shoe was a great workhorse for me, with over 300 miles on it, and still performing adequately. I had considered picking […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Screwed up winter running

It’s day two of my pledge to create something every day of 2015, and this morning finds me sitting in a nice¬†coffee shop in Minneapolis with my oldest kid, chilling out while we wait for my car’s windshield replacement. Since it’s winter in Minnesota, it’s easier to just bring the car to the repair company […]

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