Monthly Archives: October 2016

Review – If You Loved Salomon SpeedCross 3…

Posted on October 31, 2016

… you are going to love the fall 2016 / winter 2017 line-up. There is not one, not two, but THREE models for you to consider, as you look into a replacement or an upgrade. I spend a Saturday afternoon geeking out at the Salomon Toronto store, and let me tell you, people look at you

Top 5 Salomon Gear Picks For Spring 2015

Posted on May 10, 2015

Spring has definitely arrived at Salomon Toronto – lots of bright colors! Here are my top 5 Salomon Gear Picks for Spring 2015: 1. Fast Wing Tee This tee (in Lotus Pink) resembles a cycling jersey more than a regular running shirt – complete with zipper at the front, and pockets in the back. Note

Gear Review – Why Salomon Endurance 3/4 Running Tights Is My New Favorite Racing Pant

Posted on August 20, 2014

Gang, meet my new favorite racing pants – Salomon Endurance 3/4 Running Tights. This is what I wore, while running Tough Mudder blindfolded, and you can bet your hams, I’ll be wearing these to the Championships in Vermont. While you will find your fellow peeps racing in anything from booty shorts (thigh gap mandatory) to full

[…] special. My default outfit would be a tank top and 3/4 length racing pants. With vegetation and tall grass, you may want to wear compression socks or longer pants, if your […]

Gear Review – Salomon S-LAB Sense 3 Ultra SG (Soft Ground) Is The Obstacle Racer’s Dream Shoe

Posted on July 7, 2014

Hold the presses. I have been cheating. I have been cheating on my beloved Salomon FellCross. And I’ve never been happier. 🙂 Ladies, gentlemen, and the rest of the crowd, S-LAB Sense 3 Ultra SG is… THE SHIT. Yes, that’s the technical term. CLAIM “Take the aggressive tread of the SPEEDCROSS, apply it to the

[…] of trail shoes. Although I have recently fell in love with an even lighter, but just as aggressive Salomon S-LAB Sense 3 Ultra Soft Ground (holy moly, that’s a mouthful. Can we just refer to these as […]

Gear Review – Salomon Speedcross 3W Trail Shoe

Posted on July 2, 2013

Back to the pool today…  I have my eyes on an Olympic distance triathlon in the second week of August. That means I have to learn how to swim in 5 weeks. Ha! I haven’t been swimming since my ill-fated swimming lessons in the winter. And yes, getting in the pool in the summer is

[…] version of heaven is. Vermont, perhaps? 🙂 An ultra light racing shoe meets the ultimate grip of SpeedCross. Yes, […]

Five Days Until The Death Race, And The Official Gear List

Posted on June 16, 2013

Days until the Death Race: 5 Hours slept last night: 9 The (first) official gear list: ID CARD (laminated with medical info and emergency contact info) Life Jacket Ax Saw Hand Shovel 10 Foot Section of 1/8 inch rope Tuxedo Hand snips 5 lbs of hay 1 lb of grass seed Safety Goggles Swimming Goggles

[…] for a winter road trip is not that different than packing for the Death Race. Although this time around I am taking way less […]

Gear Review – Salomon Trail IV 3/4 Running Tights

Posted on November 9, 2012

When I mentioned to Derek – the Salomon Toronto gear head, that I need racing pants, he initially walked me over to the compression section, but since the store did not have my size, I walked out with a pair of Trail IV ¾ Tights in black. I wore these pants to a CrossFit workout,

[…] is a take on running tights in between Salomon Trail IV 3/4 Running Tights and Salomon EXO 3/4, which is a compression […]

Gear Review – Salomon Women’s ActiLITE T-Shirt

Posted on November 4, 2012

This is the first pieces of clothing I have tried from the Salomon line-up. I really liked the feel of the shirt as it is very light weight, but was skeptical about the fit. The t-shirt is fairly snug, but still comfortable, leaving some space between the skin and material. This is fairly different from

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Spartan Ultra Beast 2012 – Post-Mortem

Posted on October 4, 2012

According to Wikipedia, the goddess of knowledge, post-mortem examination is “an examination of a corpse in order to determine cause of death”. How fitting… [flashbacks to my legs, suggesting their owner suffered an aggravated assault… with a baseball bat]. Of course, it also refers to post-mortem as “a process, usually performed at the conclusion of

[…] complete a Spartan Ultra Beast [2012] […]

Gear Review – Salomon S-LAB FellCross Trail Shoes

Posted on September 16, 2012

Introducing my newest racing shoe… Salomon S-LAB FellCross. Lightweight. Monster grip. This is a very different shoe from anything I’ve ever had on my feet. So far, I did a long trail run in these, as well as a trail half marathon. after the trail run… I’m glad I got to  experience them on a

[…] and I share the affinity for Salomon FellCross - they are definitely the All-Wheel Drive version of trail shoes. Although I have recently fell in […]

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