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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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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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mix master

Since the advent of minimalist shoes one of my go to trail shoes has been the Merrell Mix Master.  The shoe has held up very well considering San Diego’s arid and rocky terrain.  As with many other San Diego trail runners who went “minimalist” I have come to respect the jagged rocks of San Diego’s […]

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When I opened my San Diego running store ten years ago I had a very different perspective on finding the proper shoe for a runner.  I mean, it is just a shoe.  If it is comfortable than it is perfectly fine to run in.  If it is uncomfortable than it is not.  The thought never […]

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  The new Mizuno Wave Rider 16 has arrived.  It might seem almost impossible to improve an already outstanding running shoe, but Mizuno has managed to do just that. The Rider 16 delivers the same awesome ride that the Wave Rider is known for, but now weighs less than 10 oz and has a new […]

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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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I am excited to announce that we are now carrying the new Merrell Mix Master 2! This is an awesome brand new shoe that we have eagerly been awaiting.  It is just now being released, and it is selling quickly here at SDRI. The Mix Master is a shoe that refuses to be stymied by existing […]

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Thermolyte METASALT is an advanced formula to minimize muscle cramps and heat fatigue caused by excessive sweating. METASALT is loaded with electrolytes!  Sometimes a sports drink is sufficient, but when you are endurance training or racing in warm weather for more than an hour there is no drink that can replace what you lose when you sweat. The […]

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The Adrenaline GTS 12 by Brooks is nothing short of greatness. I have been wearing Brooks shoes for years and I just recently converted to the Adrenaline.  I could not be happier with this shoe.  Before my conversion I had been wearing one of Brooks clunkier and heavier stability shoes that was categorized as a ‘motion control’ […]

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Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs are an awesome way to stay hydrated. Nuun drink tabs are packed with electrolytes and contain no sugars or carbs.  Nuun drink tabs are available in a variety of flavors, I think some of the best are Strawberry Lemonade, Fruit Punch, and Grape. My favorite thing about Nuun drink tabs is how […]

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GU Energy Gel is specifically formulated to provide you fuel during exercise.  When you energize with GU you keep your muscles going strong.  Thanks to its form and ingredients GU Energy Gels absorb much faster than a bar so you can feel the energy almost immediately. I enjoy using GU during my training runs and […]

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I must confess.  I am having an affair.  With my Foam Roller.  Every day.  Rest or run. The foam roller is awesome for both stretching and massage.  Using the foam roller increases flexibility and it relieves muscle tightness. You use your own body weight against the high-density Foam Roller.  This massages and stretches your muscles, […]

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