Gear Review

Brooks Hyperion Tempo Shoe Review – FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Hyperion Tempo Shoe Review – FueledByLOLZ The Brooks Hyperion Tempo is the lightweight, but cushioned trainer partner to the Brooks Hyperion Elite (the carbon plated shoe). In my opinion, the Brooks Hyperion Tempo is a better shoe for a lower price.  If you are familiar with the original Hyperion, it was a lightweight, responsive ride, racing shoe. It was designed as a true racing flat with a performance fit. The new Brooks Hyperion Tempo is similar but has more…

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Slow Burning vs Fast Burning – FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

Slow Burning vs Fast Burning – FueledByLOLZ Muir Energy Gels and Nutrition are fairly new to the running world and endurance nutrition world. They are unique in that they use exclusively real food and mineral-rich ingredients.  This also means Muir Energy Gels are easy to metabolize and easy on the stomach, so hopefully there are minimal to no GI issues. The founder, Ian, was hiking on the John Muir Trail and founded Muir energy. He wanted simple food that tasted…

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Gear Review: Brooks Ghost 12 – Running Fitness Article

Gear Review: Brooks Ghost 12 It’s been a while since I’ve done a sneaker review and I have a whole bunch in the pipeline from kicks specific to speedwork, to comfort riders to some bare necessities to get you from A to B. First up is the Brooks Ghost 12. Launched last July, this neutral shoe is on the heavier side (10.4 oz/296 g) fits into the Comfortable SUV category along the lines of the Mizuno Wave Sky or the…

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Brooks Hyperion Elite Shoe Review – FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Hyperion Elite Shoe Review – FueledByLOLZ Brooks Hyperion Elite Shoe Review: I had high hopes for the Brooks Hyperion Elite. As you can tell by the first line, the hopes weren’t exactly met. Shocking, because Brooks rarely doesn’t bring their A-game.  It isn’t that I think the Brooks Hyperion Elite is a bad shoe, but I don’t know if I believe it’s a $250 shoe. Especially when the most similar shoes to the Brooks Hyperion Elite are racing flats…

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The Hest Sleep System Is The Most Comfy Camp Mattress We’ve Tried – Gym Fitness Article

The Hest Sleep System Is The Most Comfy Camp Mattress We’ve Tried There are a thousand reasons to love camping—but for most people, a good night’s rest isn’t one of them. A lucky few find a restrictive sleeping bag and an inch-thick sleeping pad a sufficient substitute for their bed at home. The rest of us enjoy a star-filled sky, a meditative campfire, crisp morning air, and a respite from our devices—but comfortable rest? Not so much. But what if…

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Brooks Launch 7 Shoe Review – FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

Brooks Launch 7 Shoe Review – FueledByLOLZ It’s funny, I don’t try the Brooks Launch every year, and typically I only try it for limited-edition versions. I always like the Fourth of July Color and this year is no different. The Brooks Launch 7 is available in several different colors but I am a creature of habit and purchased the Brooks Launch 7 in the Fourth of July color. Brooks Launch 7 Quick Stats: Weight: 8.1 oz / 230 gHeel…

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Saucony Endorphin Pro Review – FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

Saucony Endorphin Pro Review – FueledByLOLZ Saucony Endorphin Pro Shoe Review: The Saucony Endorphin Pro is Saucony’s version of the carbon plated shoe. It’s one of the more highly anticipated carbon fiber plate shoes to come out. I’ve reviewed the Nike Next%, Hoka Carbon Rocket, Hoka Carbon X, as well as the New Balance Fuelcell TC, and next up is the Saucony Endorphin Pro. Saucony created a few models in their Endorphin series including: Saucony Endorphin Pro: The full-length carbon…

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AMR Gears Up: Wool Running Gear – Running Fitness Article

AMR Gears Up: Wool Running Gear Wool Running Apparel: the next edition of Another Mother Runner Gears Up. We have #motherrunners put key running gear to the test, then deliver the results so you can grab the gear that works best for your running and body.  AMR Gears Up: Wool Running Gear Baby it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop running!  And these days wool running gear is suitable for year-round training. Forget those long-ago memories of…

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» Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8L Hydration Vest Review FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

» Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8L Hydration Vest Review FueledByLOLZ Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8L Hydration Vest Review (Also known as the S.A.S.) Recently I’ve been looking for a lightweight hydration pack that I can use for 1-2 hours of hiking. I don’t need anything heavy-duty, but something to keep water and maybe a snack on the go without holding it. The Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra 8L Hydration seemed to meet those requirements, so I decided to try it. Salomon…

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Gear Review: ASICS Nimbus 22 – Running Fitness Article

Gear Review: ASICS Nimbus 22 It’s no secret that I love running in ASICS, it’s kinda surprising to me that it took me so long to start running in them. I think the first pair I actually ran in was the Kayano 20s back in 2014. Since then I’ve run in more shoes than I can think of, from ASICS to Nikes, 361 to New Balance and Mizuno to Solomon. But I keep coming back to ASICS. Last year when…

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» Brooks Levitate 3 Shoe Review FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

» Brooks Levitate 3 Shoe Review FueledByLOLZ The Brooks Levitate 3 Shoe Review The Brooks Levitate 3 Quick Facts: Heel to Toe Drop: 8 mm Weight: 10.3 ounces The Brooks Levitate 3 Fit: Compared to the original Brooks Levitate, the Brooks Levitate 2 went through a significant change with the fit with a redesigned knit upper. Between the two models, the sock liner came up higher and it fit much differently than the first version of the Brooks Levitate.  The…

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» Sport Suds Laundry Detergent Review FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

» Sport Suds Laundry Detergent Review FueledByLOLZ How to Clean Workout Clothing Cleaning your running clothes is difficult. If not done properly, your workout gear will hold in odor and ultimately smell a lot faster. If you’re interested, I wrote about the proper ways to clean running clothing in this week’s newsletter. How does odor get locked in fabric? Many people don’t realize by using regular laundry detergent; you lock odor into your clothing. Laundry detergent for technical fabrics allows…

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» PonyFlo Hat Review FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

» PonyFlo Hat Review FueledByLOLZ PonyFlo Hat Review One thing I’m trying to incorporate more into the blog is reviews of running and fitness things that aren’t shoes.  For the longest time, I was a visor only person. A regular ballcap would give me hat hair for a week and honestly, after losing my hat at Shamrock 2016, I was over hats. Ponyflo contacted me a few weeks ago to try their hats. Before looking, I thought, Nah. Then after…

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Garmin Forerunner 245 – Dirty Old Sneakers – Running Fitness Article

Garmin Forerunner 245 – Dirty Old Sneakers Garmin recently released updates to most of the Forerunner models and I’ve checked out both the 945 (you can see that review here) and the 245. Before I get into it, I want you to know that I bought this myself so these are my thoughts and my thoughts alone. I didn’t get the option with Music so I paid $299 plus tax.  Here are my thoughts on th 245. After a few…

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Gear Review: WAVE SKY WAVEKNIT 3 – Running Fitness Article

Gear Review: WAVE SKY WAVEKNIT 3 Thanks to Mizuno, I had a chance to spend some time checking out the Wave Sky Waveknit 3. And I’m happy to tell you that I like them! Mizuno did send these to me but I’m not receiving any compensation from them and all opinions are mine. So let’s start with the basics. These kicks are neutral so if you’re an over or under pronator, these won’t necessarily be the right fit for you.…

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The Jimmycase – RandRuns – Running Fitness Article

The Jimmycase – RandRuns   After a recent incident where my iPhone fell out of my belt while running, and smashed into a lot of expensive pieces on the road, I decided that it might be a good idea to use a protective case with the new one. Although I don’t usually carry my phone when running, I sometimes need to if I have to be reachable, and I will be carry it more often now when I am using the…

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REVIEW: Saucony Triumph 17 – Canadian Running Magazine – Running Fitness Article

The Saucony Triumph is one of the brand’s most popular shoes–and it’s been given some high-end upgrades. The Triumph 17 is quite different from its previous iterations, but despite a lot of change, it runs better than ever. The latest shoe from Saucony is building on years of experience to bring the runner the ideal ride. To clear one thing up, the ISO 5 was the last model of the Triumph–in case you were confused by the ’17’. Photograph by…

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» The Anatomy of a Running Shoe FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

The Anatomy of a Running Shoe: The anatomy of a running shoe is a post I’ve wanted to write for a while. Since I write a shoe review most weeks, it occurred to me that many people didn’t realize what the actual parts that made up a running shoe are. No shame in that; your only job is to make sure the shoe feels good when you wear it.  It is easier to describe what you like or don’t like…

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» New Balance 1400v6 Shoe Review FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

The New Balance 1400v6 Shoe Review: The New Balance 1400 is a consistent and established racing flat for many runners. There is enough cushion to race a marathon, but it’s also light enough to race a hard mile. In my quest to find a marathon racing shoe for the New York City Marathon, I tried the New Balance 1400v6. Ultimately, I think the New Balance Fuelcell Rebel will be my marathon choice, but I like the ride of the NB…

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Gear Review: Garmin Forerunner 945 – Running Fitness Article

Want to know if the Garmin Forerunner 945 is the right new GPS watch for you? Well, I’ll be doing an in depth review in a few weeks after I’ve had it a while longer, but in the interim, I wanted to get my initial thoughts out there. I do want to make it clear that I purchased this myself. Garmin didn’t send this to me, and I am not beholden to any company. I saw the launch last week…

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Running Gear Review: Kogalla RA Adventure Light – Running Fitness Article

Running Gear Review: Kogalla RA Adventure Light In the spirit of full disclosure: I am a bit of a gear nerd in all aspects of my life. I enjoy feeling like I am keeping tabs on the latest and greatest to make my limited recreational time as efficient and enjoyable as possible. I work multiple jobs and try like crazy to be a good dad to my young son, which means that a lot of my runs end up getting…

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