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Nick helps aspiring runners learn how to take a healthful approach to their training and races so they don’t crash and burn before they achieve their goals.

Should Every Run be 100% Barefoot/Minimal?

Barefoot running 100% of the time

Not too long back, I was sitting near my front door agonizing over which pair of running shoes I was going to wear for my 10km training run. I’m a minimal runner.  I had to choose my most flexible, lowest…

Xero Shoes Z-Trail Review: A sandal that does it all?

Xero shoes z trail

If you’re looking for a sandal that’s as near to barefoot as you can get, provides excellent traction for trail walking, and stays secure throughout your walk, then the Xero Shoes Z-Trail could be the one for you. In this…

Which Altra shoe is right for you?

Escalante fits perfect

So you’re in the market for some new running shoes, and you’ve decided you like the zero-drop and wide toebox nature of Altra. But you’re left thinking, “What Altra shoe is right for me”? Well, that’s what I’m going to…

Altra Escalante 2.5 Review – The Altra workhorse

Altra Escalante 2.5 review

Altra is one of the biggest names in the running shoe market, and one shoe that’s been heading that expansion is the Altra Escalante. In this Altra Escalante 2.5 review, I will take you through the fit, feel, and quality…

Should I Run Hills Every Day?

running hills every day

Recently I was asked the question “Should I Run Hills Every Day?” to which I immediately answered, “variety is key.” While I stand by that statement, I’d like to expand on it because there’s a lot more to it than…

Altra vs Xero Shoes – Which shoes are right for you?

The fit and feel of the mesa trail

Are you looking at moving away from “traditional” running shoe brands, but you’re confused with the options on the market? Zero-drop shoes provide a perfect alternative to the norm, I will be comparing two zero-drop brands, Altra vs Xero Shoes,…