ShareSalomon Trail Running Packs – 4D Trekking Pole Straps How to Attach Your Trekking Poles to a Salomon Trail Running Pack
The Salomon Trail Running Packs 4D Trekking Pole Straps took me a bit to figure out how they actually work. After trial and error I finally figured out how they work. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to use the Salomon Trail Running Packs 4D Trekking Pole Straps.
Step 1: With your S-Lab Salomon trail running pack on your back, grab from behind and below the pack; the bungee 4D strap. The 4D strap
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ShareRacing Snowshoes Modification: Direct Mounting
Your are racing snowshoes and you want to take your racing to the next level. Here is a quick fix: racing snowshoe direct mounting. So you ask, “What is Ray talking about?” I am talking about taking you pair of racing snowshoe and directly mounting/bolting a pair of running shoes to them. No more clunky bindings, but rather a sleek racing snowshoe system.
Reasons to Modify your Racing Snowshoes
The main reason for me to modify my racing snowshoe is that snowshoe racing in your running shoes feel so much
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ShareRight Size Running Shoe Right Size Running Shoe | Photo by: Josiah Mackenzie
The right size running shoe can be a hard thing to find. I am still searching the the right size running shoe, and trust me I have tried a lot of them. It seems that the right size running shoe is different from one brand to another. I can fit into a regular 11-1/2 in one brand, and then to find the right size running show in another brand I might have to go to a size 13!
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ShareUltra Marathon Running Shoes
Ultra marathon running shoes are something that I buy a lot of. Here is a question that was posed to me about Ultra marathon running shoes.
Q) Ray, haw many pairs of ultra marathon running shoes do you go through in a year?
A) Wow, ultra marathon running shoes are something that I buy a lot of. I do go through a lot of pairs of ultra marathon running shoes in a year. If I had to guess I would say that I go through at least 8-10 pairs of ultra
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ShareCold Weather Running – Keeping Your Feet Warm in Extreme Winter Conditions
My Running Gear for Extreme Winter Conditions: Proper Running Shoes, Neoprene Socks, Neoprene Shoe Covers, and Hiking Gaiters.
For those of us that do not have the luxury of living where the winters are mild or warm we need a way to keep running through winter. We also need a way to battle the extreme conditions that make our toes turn to icicles. You can’t let a little cold weather stop you from getting out for a run, but you
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ShareScrew Shoes: What are they and how to make your own pair The Screw Shoe
Racing in the snow with screw shoes
Screw shoes are a must for every runner that lives where it snows. The snow is falling in Colorado and the skiers and snowboarders have a glazed look in their eyes and are drooling like Pavlovian dogs. For the rest of us runners we have to endure making tracks through the snow, ice, cold, and dark. Like most trail runners I know we won’t settle for running indoors
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ShareLight Systems for Running and Training in the Dark
The start of the 2010 Leadville Trail 100. Photo by Rick Mann
Daylight Savings Ends Tonight
Light systems for running and training in the darkis important to think about since tonight is the night that we set the clocks back and Daylight Savings Time ends. For those athletes who have no problems getting up early in the morning to train before work, the switch is a blessing. For the rest of us it is a curse. We no longer will have any sun
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ShareHydration Systems for Ultra Trail Running: Which Hydration System is Right for You?
Just a few of the ultra trail running hydration systems I have experimented using.
For ultra trail running I have been asked many time what type of hydration system that I use. Over the trail running seasons I have gone through the gamut of different hydration systems and I will discuss how I came to my latest hydration system. Please note that the article below is specifically for running ultra races, not training runs or other short running races.
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