Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Brooks PureCadence 3 Review

My review of the Brooks PureCadence 3 has taken me a while as I've had mixed feelings about the Pure range. There are things I like about the shoes (minimal drop, comfort) and some bad ideas (nav band, firm cushioning). The PureCadence doesn't provide the cushioning I'd like for the weight, and the foam breaks down rather quickly. I've included a comparison with the PureFlow and PureConnect, plus the Clifton, One2, Kinvara, and Virrata. Brooks PureCadence 3 Review

Monday, December 29, 2014

Mizuno Wave Universe 5 Review

When you absolutely, positively, got to have the lightest shoe in the race; accept no substitutes. Of course, it's probably not the fastest shoe, but the Wave Universe 5 is ultra-light and surprisingly comfortable (for a minimalist shoe). Mizuno Wave Universe 5 Review

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Comparison of ultramarathon training plans

I've updated my comparison of ultramarathon training plans to include Wolfgang Olbrich's "Ultra Marathon Training" and added notes on the free plans that are available online. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Polar M400 Review

Here's my review of the disappointing Polar M400, which has poor GPS accuracy and no cadence support. It would have been a great watch if it had been released back in 2010, but not now. Polar M400 Review

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Updated suggestions for Gifts for Runners

It's a little late in the season, but I've updated my list of gift suggestions for runners. I've added some more books, including the Oatmeal and The Old Man and the Sea (best book on ultrarunning ever). http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Gifts_for_Runners

Friday, December 12, 2014

Saucony Hattori Review

I've added a review of the Saucony Hattori, a remarkably light, minimalist shoe. It's been discontinued, but it's still available. I compare it with the Mizuno Wave Universe, Asics Gel Hyper Speed and the Altra One2. I'm also working on the comparison table to add in the 12 shoes I'm testing at the moment. Saucony Hattori Review