When I discovered the Truckee Running Festival Waddle Ranch Trail Half Marathon, I decided it would be a fun adventure. The thing about trails is no one cares about your time. I could run a 1:40 or a 2:40, and no one would know the terrain and course. My only goal for the Truckee Running Festival Waddle Ranch Trail Half Marathon was to finish and not hurt myself. I didn’t taper or really put a lot of stock in the race. That’s been my mindset for any trail race. Do it. Don’t hurt myself. Have fun.
Like any brand, Hoka has plenty of running shoes. This guide to Hoka running shoes will help you figure out which is best for you. Of course, going to your local running store to get fitted is a better idea, but this guide to Hoka running shoes should serve to help you narrow down choices.
You might be thinking:
Are Hoka running shoes good?
Which Hoka shoe is the best?
What are the differences between Hoka running shoe models?
This Hoka running shoe guide will tell you all that.
Running and rest could really be the title of any training recap, I guess. In May, I decided I needed some time off. It was getting harder and harder for me to want to run, which is usually a red flag. I’ve been running consistently for over 6 months with no major issues or hiccups, so I needed rest. Usually, I have time off after a race or because I had a small issue or injury. Neither has really happened. You can also follow me on Strava if that’s your thing.
One of the most common questions I get is: What running podcasts do you listen to?
Over 3 years ago, I blogged about running podcasts. Since then, some have come and gone. The podcast world has only gotten bigger since early 2016 or even 2018. Is podcasting the new blogging? Are newsletters the new podcasts?
Sometimes, I had these types of posts: you know, “what I’m loving or enjoying,” especially when it comes to footwear. Every person’s feet are different, even your own two feet. What I like may or may not work for you. Plus, trails are all so different. Some trails require a more technical shoe; on other trails, you can even get away with a road shoe.
This post isn’t sponsored, and no brand is telling me to promote their shoe. They are just shoes I like and have had positive experiences with. There are dozens of trail shoes out there, and of course, this isn’t a be all end all list.