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Dec
18
Scott Warr

Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultra Running

endurance, Motivation & Race Mentality, Mountain Running, Podcasts, Run 100, Running at High Altitude
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Hal Koerner is a champion ultrarunner, shoe store owner, coach, race director, and movie star

Hal joins The Nation to talk about

See The Long Haul Trailer #1 & Trailer #2

Read Mike Wolfe’s account of their FKT record HERE

Visit Rogue Valley Runners

Check out some of Hal’s races:

Pine to Palm

Lithia Loop

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Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool head TORCHES made for trail running at Petzl

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Get $5 off your first purchase at HARRYS by using the promo code “TRN” at check out.

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Dec
6
Scott Warr

Crush Every Race from 5K to Ultra with Brian MacKenzie

Beginner Tips, Cross Training, endurance, Nutrition, Podcasts
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Brian MacKenzie, founder of crossfit endurance, ultrarunner and co-author of “Unbreakable Runner, Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong” with T.J. Murphy

joins The Nation to talk about how you can train for lifelong healthy and sustainable running by incorporating crossfit endurance training.  The main principles include

  • Develop correct and efficient running skills
  • Build running endurance without injury
  • Build functional strength, conditioning and mobility
  • Focus on nutrition

Get the book HERE

Brian’s other book, ” Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training”

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PARTNERS OF THE NATION

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool head TORCHES made for trail running at Petzl

Get 20% off your purchase of INJINJI socks and wearbles by typing in the coupon code “TRNation” at check out (Valid in the USA only)

Get $5 off your first purchase at HARRYS by using the promo code “TRN” at check out.

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You can listen in ITunes or click the link below:

Dec
2
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Brooks PureGrit 3 Shoe Review

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Brooks’ 3rd version of the PureGrit model.  Let’s take a look at the new update.

INITIAL IMPRESSSIONS

The PureGrit 3 came in at 10 oz (~284 g) with a 4 mm drop.  Each version has slightly increased in weight (9.15 oz (1st Version) & 9.7 oz (2nd Version)). They fit true to size. You will immediately notice Brooks got rid of the split toe.v upper 1

The upper seems to have remained unchanged from Version 2.  I’m still not certain of the function of the Nav Band. It doesn’t really keep my feet secure (laces do that).  In prior versions, the tongue is gusseted, but in Version 3 it is a non-gusseted tongue (not sure why you would not have a gusseted tongue in a trail shoe).

v upper 2

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The midsole retains the Brooks BioMoGo DNA foam with an anatomical shaped footbed. The midsole still adds a great layer of protection from sharp objects on the trail.

You will notice the outsole has been updated with aggressive lugged traction throughout the entire outsole.  You will also notice the addition of a rockplate making the PureGrit 3 a great performer on rocky terrain.

v outsole

TRAIL TESTING

The first test was on a wet and muddy 20 mile training run.  Loved the updated hex lugs on the outsole to keep you on your feed in the muddy/wet conditions.  The PureGrit 3 drained well when wet.

I like the updated toe with ample toe protection (bumped into some rocks on technical terrain). I had some issues with the non-gusseted tongue, that is, moving to the lateral side.  After reconfiguring the laces for a more secure fit, the tongue stayed in position (I would recommend Brooks to put back the non-gusseted tongue).

Overall, love the aggressive hex lugs, rockplate and staying true to the PureGrit last.

Tech Specs

  • Heel: 19 mm
  • Midfoot: 15 mm
  • Offset: 4 mm
  • Non-gusseted tongue
  • Neutral Shoe
  • Rock Plate
  • Midsole – BioMoGo DNA (adaptive cushioning)
  • Upper – Synthetic
  • Made In – China
  • Women’ Version

Weight Table

weight table

CONCLUSION

The Brooks PureGrit 3 is a great update for runners looking for a traditional looking shoe with a minimal drop (4mm) and ample protection from sharp objects on the trail.  Those PureGrit purist who may be looking for a more “minimal” feel may be disappointment, but the PureGrit 3 will hit a sweet spot for us middle-of-the-packer runners looking for great traction in a 10 oz trail shoe.

Nov
25
Scott Warr

Breaking the 1:59 marathon with Dr. Phil Maffetone

Cross Training, endurance, Nutrition, Podcasts, Rest and Recovery, The Aid Station
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Dr. Phil Maffetone joins TRN to talk about his new book, “1:59:

The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach—Here’s How It Will

Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about

Although 90% of us are not going to be in contention of running that fast, each of us has our own “1:59”: getting in better shape, finishing a ½ marathon, running without injury for a long time, breaking a 24-hour 100-miler, etc.

Dr. Phil explains that there are small improvements that we can make that will allow us to attain our ultimate goals.

Get the book HERE

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PARTNERS OF THE NATION

Take the Tailwind Challenge at: Tailwind Nutrition   

Check out the cool head TORCHES made for trail running at Petzl

Get 20% off your purchase of INJINJI socks and wearbles by typing in the coupon code “TRNation” at check out (Valid in the USA only)

Get $5 off your first purchase at HARRYS by using the promo code “TRN” at check out.

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You can listen in ITunes or click the link below: