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Greg Billington is an amazing athlete.  He is the number one ranked American in Triathlon and short of a disaster will be representing the USA in Rio De Jeneiro in the 2016 Olympics.  Not only is Greg a spectacular athlete but he is coached by one of the best, Paulo Sousa.  Given this you would […]

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I woke up at 3:00 am the morning of the PCT 50 Mile Ultramarathon and decided to break one of the oldest rules in long distance running. I wore a brand new pair of shoes, right out of the box. A completely untested, never used pair of Merrell shoes that have just been introduced to […]

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  “Choosing the Right Brand of Athletic Tape / Kinesiotape” There are many different types of sports tape/ kinesiotape on the market today.  Years ago “White Athletic Tape” was the gold standard in the athletic training world.  As of recently, that tape had been replace by new and improved “Kinesiotape” or “K-tape”.  This new tape […]

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Eliminate pain, rehab faster while you run on the AlterG

Announcing the Next Step in the Evolution of Rehabilitation The Pro 200 at San Diego Running Institute Over three-quarters of all NFL and NBA teams use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.  The coaches and trainers of the top teams around the country use the Pro 200 with their athletes to improve conditioning, performance, and speed as well […]

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Hydroquiver Gear Test and Review Never Race with Something New I’m pretty sure it’s not breaking the rule of don’t ever race with something new, if you call it a “training race.” And so it was, I tried out the Orange Mud Hydroquiver on a trail marathon. Regardless, conventional wisdom is frequently wrong, like my […]

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Orange Mud Transition and Seat Wrap Gear Review http://www.orangemud.com/collections/accessories/products/thewrap              I was lucky enough to receive one of these Seat Wraps from Orange Mud and must say it is an awesome product. It solved many of life’s issues in one simple product. First, for the times when you are heading […]

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Part 2 of the Series on K-Taping for Sports Injuries There are many different types of sports tape/ Kinesiotape on the market today.  Years ago “White Athletic Tape” was the gold standard in the athletic training world.  As of late, that tape has been replaced by new and improved “Kinesiotape” or “K-tape”.  This new tape […]

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Kinesiotape and its technique have been around for more than 25 years but recently became popular over the last 8 years due to its use and appearance at the 2008 Olympics.  It is now commonly seen in multiple professional and recreational sports today.  Kinesiotape is now the gold standard in athletics for injury taping.  Kinesiotape […]

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It’s 2005 and a I am in my running store the San Diego Running Institute.  Here is the scene: Guy walks through the door and shows the store manager and I a shoe that is called a Vibram Five Fingers and looks ridiculous. Rep:  You need to place an order now everyone is going to […]

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AlterG

Having been in practice for 14 years and predominately treating runners and their injuries during most of that time I have seen my fair share of rehab tools, gadgets and devices come and go.  Some actually have stood the test of time and became ingrained into the running community at large.  A good example of […]

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I really enjoy running in the Saucony Ride 5.  This neutral shoe is light weight and responsive.  The cushion is just right.  I feel invincible in the Ride 5, like I could just continue running the entire day. The Ride 5 is a full ounce lighter than its predecessor.  Saucony has added more flex-grooves for […]

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The Mizuno Wave Rider 15 is the first Mizuno shoe I have ever owned, but I can tell you it will not be the last.  It took me a long time to give Mizunos a chance, and I have been surprisingly pleased with the Wave Rider. The Wave Rider was one of the original Mizuno shoes to […]

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