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Tifosi Optics Brixen – Custom – Review

  Sunglasses, with shoes being the exception, are my favorite thing to wear, although they are often easy to lose or break.  Well I had already had the opportunity to test out the Tifosi Synapses in a prior review, so I decided that for the Tifosi Custom series review to test the Tifosi Optics Brixens […]

Watch Reviews

TomTom Adventurer GPS Watch with Bluetooth Headphones Review

The TomTom Adventurer is a one stop shop for all your workout needs. Bold statement, right? It is. But if you read into what I said you see there is specific wording in there. For working out, … [Read More...]

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical Review

How does Suunto's Ambit3 Vertical compare to other premium watches like the Garmin Fenix 3? Ever since my review of the Garmin Fenix 3, I’ve been getting requests to do a review and comparison with … [Read More...]

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Shoe Reviews

Reebok All-Terrain Freedom Review

The Reebok All-Terrain Freedom is Reeboks 2017 more general purpose trail running shoe offering to pair with the aggressive All-Terrain Super 3.0. Last year they had released the Thrill which was a … [Read More...]

Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0 Shoe Review

Reebok has released their latest model in the most popular line of shoes made specific for OCR, the Reebok All-Terrain Super 3.0. The newest version of the shoe has several major changes that look to … [Read More...]

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Captain Kaufmann’s Playbook

OCR athlete Jeremy  Kaufmann has assembled 52 weeks of workouts to share with the world in his new book The Captain's Playbook: More than a Beast as he journals his way through a year of training and races. The book is a collection of workouts and race reviews that chronicle his journey from … [Read More...]

Altra King MT Shoe Review

Altra are famous for creating long distance running shoes with a zero drop profile, generous cushioning and a wider ‘foot-shaped’ toe-box designed to accommodate natural toe splay. With the King MT, Altra applies those principles into a more minimalist format, alongside great drainage and a rugged … [Read More...]

Warrior Elite II Half-Finger Gloves Review

With Spartan Race putting their name on a pair of gloves, it seems like there are more and more "OCR gloves" popping up each week. This week, I took WarriorPak's Warrior Elite II Half-Finger Gloves for a spin both at the gym, and on course for a few races, to see what advantage, if any, these gloves … [Read More...]

Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean writes “It Takes a Tribe”

In the tradition of CEOs penning their memoirs while their companies are still growing, the founder of Tough Mudder has written “It Takes a Tribe: Building the Tough Mudder Movement”  which outlines where the company came from, explains why it is such a success and hints at where it might go in the … [Read More...]

Fit Four Spartan OCR Neo Grip Gloves

Inevitably the question of whether you should wear gloves to an OCR event will come up in your circle of friends. Official Spartan Race glove provider, Fit Four offered me the option to try some of their newly introduced OCR Neo Grip Gloves. Unlike tradition full coverage mitts, the Neo Grips are … [Read More...]

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