Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gear Review – Training shoes – New Balance 890 v2

This review of the New Balance 890 v2 is in two parts: part one to confirm what I really like about the original 890 that New Balance has continued with the v2 (read my review of the original New Balance 890 here) and what New Balance has changed in the v2 and unfortunately I prefer […]

2012 Connecticut Junior Olympics Cross Country Championship

Yesterday my son ran the 2012 Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships (Connecticut Association) at White Woods Memorial in Litchfield, Connecticut. Conditions were perfect: sunny with temperatures in the low 60’s and a dry course (2 weeks after Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter Athena). Last year, he placed 7th in the Bantam division (ages 8-9) with a […]

Gear Review – Saucony Ulti-Mitt and Skull Cap

It’s that time of the year again. Time to break out the winter running gear as the temperatures drop and the weather affects not if, but how, we run. Proper attire and gear should improve both the enjoyment and safety of runs in the winter, especially for younger runners. Covering areas of heat loss, such […]

2012 Connecticut Middle School Cross Country State Championship

Yesterday, my son competed in the Connecticut Middle School Cross Country State Championship at Wickham Park in Manchester, Connecticut for 5th through 8th grade runners. He was looking forward to his 2nd state championship (he ran last year in 5th grade) and being able to measure himself against more than 3,000 middle school runners in […]

Gear Review – Tissue Massage – Range Roller

We have incorporated Medi-Dyne’s Pro Stretch Plus into our cooldown and stretching routine after runs (read my review here). But there is another Medi-Dyne tool in our toolkit, the original Range Roller, that has become just as important after strenuous workouts. The Range Roller enables soft tissue massages and accelerates the healing and recovery process. […]

If a Tree Falls in a Forest…Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc in Waveny Park

Mother Nature giveth and taketh away. This was no more evident than the day after Hurricane Sandy swept through New Canaan, wreaking havoc in Waveny Park and felling healthy, old growth trees with massive root balls still attached. What for many local residents is a paradise comprised of walking and running trails and fields and […]