Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Shoe Experiment Update #1

Several weeks ago, I decided to put two new pairs of shoes - Newton Sir Isaac S's and Hoka One One Stinson Tarmac's - through their paces. I've now logged 30-35 miles on each shoe and have come to at least one preliminary conclusion: my Hokas were the wrong size.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Running (an) experiment

I’ve also decided to start experimenting with some new footwear this off-season, so that I can (hopefully) roll into 2014 with a bit more confidence. I’ve been running in Brooks Trance shoes for years now, and while they’ve gone a long way toward minimizing injury over the years, they definitely haven’t been perfect.

Before I get into any specifics, I should mention that regardless of the shoes I'm running in, I always swap in custom insoles/orthodics that are intended to help support my pancake-flat feet. It's been a few years since the molds were made, so I might try to get a new set in December or January.

Anyway, on to the shoes.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


It’s only been six weeks since IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. It feels like it's been months, but at the same time, it the days have flown by. Kristine and I have been so busy! What have we been up to? Well...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Alex’s Ironman Lake Tahoe Report!

Behold! My long overdue, much anticipated, actual contribution to this blog! This has been a crazy, incredible, amazing year, and I would regret it deeply if I didn’t document it while it is relatively fresh in my brain. Also, Andrew would probably kill me. Lets do it!