Category Archive: Erik’s Gear & Gadgets Reviews

Running with Funny Feet: Bob’s Story

By Bob Gralton

One of my favorite sayings goes something like this:

“If you want to get someplace new, you have to follow a different path”

or the definition of insanity:

“Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”

One of the enjoyable aspects of being a runner is trying different …

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Can Cycling Help My Running?

By Erik Emanuele

I am asked the question quite frequently….Does Cycling Help My Running? The answer to this question is complicated and can be answered many different ways, but I definitely have an opinion on. This is of course my opinion and it is based on my reading, the coaching I received, research and most …

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Cold Weather Running Gear: Erik’s Advice

Congratulations to all that have completed their fall races and are gearing up for another season of cold weather running. Even as I sit and type this, there is rumors of our first snowfall of the year coming this weekend. I refuse to believe it!!!

With that being said, the cold weather is coming and …

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Reflective Vests & Lights for Runners: Erik’s Pick of the Best

It is that time of year again…where the daylight gets shorter and you know the cold weather is just around the corner. One thing came to mind recently. As many of us in our group run in the early morning hours when it is dark we all need to be conscious of safety. As we …

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Barefoot Running? Shoe Reviews by Erik Emanuele

I have heard many discussions and have been asked several questions about the different shoes that are out there these days as well as the confusion of barefoot running vs natural running vs minimal shoes. Giving credit where credit is due, some of the shoe specific data below was written by Schuyler at Fleet Feet. …

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Erik’s Gear & Gadgets Corner: Energy Gels & Drinks

By Erik Emanuele

I have been asked to answer some simple questions from beginners and longtime runners about “fuel” while we run or train. This for some however may not be so simple. For those of us who have struggled with lack of energy to finish strong, cramping, dietary issues, digestion or stomach sensitivities or …

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Erik’s Gear & Gadgets Corner: SOCKS

Balega sock

By Erik Emanuele

Welcome to the  “gear corner” where we hope to answer your questions about anything and everything regarding “gear”  and “gadgets” pertaining to running, biking, and swimming. With that said….here we go.

I did not receive any questions this time regarding anything specific so with summer and fall marathon training in full swing, …

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Erik’s Gear Corner: Carrying water on long runs

Camelback water carrier

By Erik Emanuele

Welcome to the 1st edition of “gear corner”. We hope to answer your questions about anything and everything regarding gear and gadgets pertaining to running, biking, and swimming. With that said….here we go. 

The 1st question was regarding hydration and carrying water during longer runs. With the heat of the summer fast …

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