About the Author

About the Author — I?m originally from Sacramento, California but now live in northern Alabama. My wife and I have travelled all over the world to compete in races; even as far away as Antarctica. I?m a computer programmer by day to pay the bills. I?ve been running since the summer of ?91 and am an avid ultrarunner and off-road unicyclist (yeah, you heard right!). I've competed in some of the most difficult ultra marathons in the world including the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, the Barkley Marathons, the Hardrock 100 Mile and the Badwater Ultramarathon. I even completed a supported speed-hike of the 335 mile Pinhoti Trail in record time. So I have a lot of experience with shoes, what works and what doesn?t. Get to know me better via his interview here.
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Running In Off Road Crocs?

Running In Off Road Crocs?
I?ve personally witnessed firsthand over the last two years a marathon runner, Alexander Pachev, race the Rocket City Marathon in my home town in a pair of Crocs?. Alexander not only raced in Crocs? he raced very fast! A brief inspection of his running log shows that he?s run several marathons in the 2:35-2:45 range in Crocs?! more »

Altra Instinct 1.5 Review

Altra Instinct 1.5 Review
In short the Instinct 1.5 is a nice upgrade to the original Instinct. If you liked the original Instinct you?ll love the new 1.5 even more. The overall fit is superb and my toes have never been happier having plenty of room to splay! more »

Skechers Go Bionic Review

Skechers Go Bionic Review
In my review of the Skechers GO Run Ride (include link) I likened the overall feel as being a marriage between the Saucony Kinvara and the Nike Free. This time around there is no marriage of shoes, the Skechers GO Bionic is a breed apart though if I had… more »

Saucony Kinvara 2 Running Shoes Review

Saucony Kinvara 2 Running Shoes Review
We understand that the Saucony Kinvara 2? has been out for quite a while and as of this writing the Kinvara 3? has just recently hit the stores. Actually, due to the release of the Kinvara 3, you can pick up the Kinvara 2 on the cheap right now.… more »

Skechers GO Run Ride Review

Skechers GO Run Ride Review
If I had to compare the Skechers GO Run Ride? to another shoe of my recent experience, I?d say it?s very much like the marriage between the Saucony Kinvara2? and the Nike Free?. It?s like the Kinvara2 in terms of low heel-to-toe drop (4mm),… more »