96 posts by curtismchale

I’ve regularly run two different pairs of shoes for trails. Often one pair is a bit more suited to buffed out dirt or gravel trails while the other pair is better suited to big days of bushwhacking and lots of slippery mud. When I purchased my Ultra Raptors, my goal was to replace an aging […]

Recently MEC had a sale on some kids trail shoes and we were in the market for a set of them. While the SpeedCross was on sale, we went with the Salomon XA Pro Kids shoe because it was a better choice for some trail, and gravel and some of the hard surface “off-ice” training […]

Short one this week. I’ve been busy working and taking a bit of a taper week after some leg pain last week. Ran a hugely fast workout on Monday and then a short road run with the wife on Tuesday. All in the hopes of dropping an hour off my Mt Frosty 50k time from […]

While Jaybird is again talking about warranty, they headphones broke yet again. Listen to me talk about them and what I’m doing now for a set of running headphones.

Hiking in Victoria BC – A Couple of the Must Do Trails My family spent a few weeks on Vancouver island this summer and it was glorious. Now we have a few more things on our list to go check out next time. The Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Trail Diary Hilarious trail story of some time in […]

Today we are going to look at the Feature Sock and talk a bit about my training and the bit of an injury I’m dealing with.

It’s Wednesday day again. Time to make sure you’ve got some adventure planed for the weekend. Here is some stuff to inspire you. Driving Across Canada: 40 Places You Shouldn’t Miss Yeesh, in the BC part alone I’ve got some stops to make and trails to hike and I’ve lived here and adventured here for […]

Today I’m talking about my Jaybird Freedom 2 headphones after 6 months with them. This is an update to my original post on them where I was critical of their function because after 3 weeks they had died on me.

It’s hump day and it’s time to make sure you’ve got you’re weekend adventure planned. I’ll run a half marathon on the trail and take my kids hiking this weekend. Tomorrow I get to take a road running friend of mine out on his first trail run. Here is some other stuff to inspire you […]

Today we’re going to have a brief look at my initial run in the La Sportiva Ultraraptors. Mainly we’ll talk about my Suunto Ambit 3 Peak watch strap breaking after just over a year. Luckily they’re sending me a new one, but what if it breaks in a year again. The warranty is 1 year […]