Archive for October, 2012


Running in the Dark – Jogging by Lights

Now that Autumn/Fall is here in the Northern Hemisphere and dark mornings and evenings are ever approaching, we runners need to adjust our attire to cope with the conditions, unless you are fortunate enough to continue running in daylight hours only. Wear something reflective. A sash or reflective strips on jacket/shorts/shoes goes a long way […]

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Victoria Marathon & Half Marathon -10/7/12

Congratulations to all the competitors especially to Karen Crouse, bib # 3982. Karen ran the half marathon in the 70-74 year age group and came 5th/12, finishing with a chip time of 2 hrs 48 mins 33 sec. That’s an average pace of 12.87 mins/mile for 13.1 miles. Back in April 2012 Karen signed up […]

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New Trail Running Shoes from Seven Hills Running Shop – Seattle

Seven Hills Running Shop opened it’s doors at the beginning of Oct 2012. Phil, the friendly owner has a specific line-up of quality road and trail running shoes plus related items such as socks, hydration packs etc. My wife, Ingrid, and I needed new trail running shoes for different reasons. Ingrid needed more room in […]

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Barefoot-like, Altra Zero Drop Running Shoes.

Altra has developed a running shoe that is mid way between barefoot technology / five fingered toes and traditional running shoes. The heel box is at the same level as the forefoot because the sole is level. Traditional running shoes have a drop from the heel towards the toes, and heel cushion is roughly two […]

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