Why You Should Be Trail Running

Bay Area residents have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to trail running: an active running community, epic races and miles of singletrack through rolling meadows and lush forests. In this video by Seeker Stories, area runners explore their beautiful backyard, while reflecting on what it makes trail running so special (and treadmill running so dreadful).

Trail running allows its participant to form a unique connection with nature. A select group of individuals express how trail running enables them to "decompress from the day," and how the activity acts as "mental therapy." Join the Seeker community!

Run To Remember

Memorial Day is special to all of us and there are so many events around the country to celebrate it.  We would like to recognize some friends of ours from the LAPD Running Team as they travel to Boston this weekend to honor our fallen heroes and compete against other law enforcement teams in Boston's Run To Remember.  A victory for the LAPD Running Team would earn a donation from the event to LAPD's charity of choice, in this case, Operation Progress.  Operation Progress awards scholarships to hardworking underprivileged youth to assist them in furthering their education.  Best of luck to our friends and safe travels.

Stay tuned for LA's own Run to Remember, coming January 24th, 2016.


BANDIT RUN

We had an awesome time last weekend at the Bandit Run!! Here's a few shots of the day and of the race!

Here's Bryan at our table!

Getting excited for the race!

Stopping by our table to grab some free fuel!

And they're off!!

And here's our Foot Pursuit regulars Elizabeth and Vera!! You go girls!

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Turned out to be a great day! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the race!

Product Review

Product Review

This shoe is fast. It has a glove-like fit and is comparable to the Salomon Speedcross, but for a few key differences. The Puregrit is way more forgiving on the toes. It’s still snug, but there is more room and that feels good. This shoe also feels really light and springy. However, it’s definitely not as supportive as the Speedcross. I would use the Puregrit on any non-technical trail/fire roads, but it frustrates on more difficult terrain.  While the sole of your foot sticks to the ground, the looser upper allows for the outside of your foot to slide around, and that doesn’t seem ideal when running around a lot of loose rocks or really uneven surfaces.  Also, if you were chuffing away on a really rocky surface the balls of your feet might start to scream. Still, I’m crushing on this shoe. I don’t want to get too excited, but Puregrit gets a thumb’s up for the inaugural 13 miles. This shoe ran up Natoma (which right now is completely screwed up from past rain) and beyond.

-Claudia

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