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On Running Pants: Review


On Running Pants are comfy as hell, uber-practical, and runner chic As a tights person for 99% of runs that are conducted in below freezing temperatures, the idea of running pants is sort of weird to me… But after a summer involving buggy hikes …



Rinse Your Bike Anywhere With This Genius (Cheap) Hack


I wrote about this a while back in Bicycling, but found myself sending it to a few people in the past week as I talked to some apartment dwellers bemoaning their bike-wash abilities. It’s tough to get a bike clean when you don’t have …


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The Weirdest Things in Pro Runners’ Race Bags


I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: One of my all-time favorite things to read when I was getting into magazines as a kid was always the “what’s in your bag” articles. There were the ones in women’s magazines (Jane had THE BEST), …



Altra Women’s Superior 3.5 Trail Running Sneaker Review


UPDATE: Really disappointed with their customer service. After only a couple of weeks, the one shoe developed a small hole in the upper (which does happen, I get it), and trying to get it replaced is like pulling teeth. I’m still waiting to sort …



Essential Swim Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed


Over at Gear Junkie, I wrote all about the Essential Swim Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed because, let’s be honest, most of us just assume goggle + suit and good to go. Which isn’t wrong exactly, but there’s a lot of sweet gear …



Hiking La Cloche: What Gear We Needed… And What Was a BAD CHOICE


We recently hiked the La Cloche 80-kilometer loop in Killarney Provincial Park, and it was our first foray into proper back-country camping, so our gear situation was… mixed. On one hand, we’re both obviously super sporty, so we have a ton of running and …



Swim, Bike, Run: Best Gear for Your First Triathlon


So over on Gear Junkie, they asked me to write about what gear you absolutely need for your first triathlon. And man, do I wish this was an article that I could have read 11 years ago… It was super fun thinking about exactly …




Build The Perfect Kit: Best Women’s Road Cycling Gear


Over on Gear Junkie, I wrote the article I’ve been dying to write for a while: building a women’s cycling kit, capsule wardrobe style. I loved being able to put together a roundup of my favorite jerseys and shorts—the ones that have been tried …



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