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SPEEDLAND GS:TAM

 

Speedland has unveiled GS:TAM, the third iteration of their ultra-marathon distance — 50K and beyond — trail running shoes. Speedland is known for the revolutionary design of their shoes, that combine cutting-edge technology with premium materials for optimal performance and comfort. The GS:TAM was designed with Speedland athlete Dylan Bowman, top American professional trail and ultrarunner, who has made his home the trails of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County for which the shoe is named.

Like its predecessors, GS:PDX and GS:HSV, GS:TAM has been crafted with unrivaled components. It picks up where these previous models left off, with the next level in industry leading technology. GS:TAM is Speedland’s first max cushioned shoe. With a full 37/30 mm midsole stack, it provides high energy return without sacrificing compression, increasing the lifespan of the shoe. Read More

 

Bowling for Dollars

 

 

Last week Project ALS hosted their 24th Annual Gala, Tomorrow is Tonight, at Bowlero at Chelsea Piers. Rather than a typical black-tie dinner, we went bowling! The evening honored Ben Stiller, his wife Christine Taylor, and their kids Ella and Quin, who like its founders, have made Project ALS a family affair.

Project ALS was founded by sisters Valerie, Meredith, and Jenifer Estess. In 1998, Jenifer, a 35-year-old New York theater and film producer, was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain which control voluntary muscle movement, eventually leading to paralysis and death.

Prior to Jenifer’s diagnosis, the sisters had been planning to start an entertainment company. They had always wanted to work together and had just put together a business plan when out of nowhere Jenifer was diagnosed with ALS. “Her symptoms presented as unimpressive at first”, Valerie told me, “general weakness, getting tired after walking a couple blocks, muscle twitches and stuff like that. She went to the doctor who said nothing was wrong. Go see a shrink.” Read More

 

Snow Falls at the Mall

 

 

Photographs by Evan Kay

Some people go to the mall to shop, others to eat, some go the movies, or to hang out with their friends. At the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey you can ski and snowboard too at Big Snow, North America’s only indoor, year-round, real-snow ski and snowboard facility.

About 20 minutes from Penn Station without traffic, Big Snow is situated across from Met Life stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, in the middle of the mall. Just get off the escalator and there it is, alongside other stores and attractions. They make fresh snow and groom the hill every day, where the slogan goes “Every day is a Snow Day”.
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Field Station

 

FIELD STATION

AutoCamp has just introduced Field Station, their latest foray into revolutionizing the camping experience. AutoCamp was founded in 2013 and has redefined outdoor lodging by bringing uniquely modern hospitality to some of America’s most beautiful locations. Accommodations include Airstream suites and luxury tents in such destinations as Yosemite National Park, the Russian River Valley, Cape Cod, the Catskills, and Joshua Tree National Park.

With boutique-style amenities and mid-century modern design, AutoCamp invites people to experience nature and camping in a whole new way. Launching early 2023 in Moab, Utah, Field Station offers a more affordable option with the same modern design and outdoor spirit, in a traditional hotel footprint. Field Station is upcycling and renovating existing lodging and motels in prime outdoor destinations to provide inclusive, supportive, and sustainable basecamps for exploring nearby natural areas. Read More

 

Meditation On The Run

 

Photo by Larry Gloth

Whether you already meditate or want to get started, meditating while running is a different way to meditate and a different way to run. While running itself can be a meditative experience, when you combine it with a guided meditation it changes the experience. “Mindful running is the ability to run with a clear intention, fully connected in body and mind, free from distraction, and with an equal balance of focus and relaxation”, says Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of the popular meditation app Headspace.

At the core of meditation is the focus on staying present in the moment. The goal is to leave thoughts of the past behind and not get caught up in the future that has yet to happen. The breath is the tool that keeps you present by focusing on the rhythm of inhales and exhales — hard to ignore when running. Running can help you meditate and meditation can help you run. The two together can help make you better at both.

If you’re like most recreational runners, myself included, you run with music. Music gives you rhythm, energy, and motivation, but it’s also a distraction. It blocks out many sensations your body is feeling. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when you turn the music off, running becomes a different experience. You take in the sights and sounds. You become aware of your inhales and exhales. You hear the sound of your breath. I discovered how loud that can be when I tried the Mindful Running with Lynne Goldberg on the Breethe meditation app, which on that particular run was more labored than I realized. Read More

 

Higher Ground

 

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Training day to race day, get a boost from the max cushioning of the new fleet of running shoes. Don’t be fooled by their ultra comfort, these performance trainers are built for speed with energy returning technology, rocker design propulsion, and responsive cushioning every stride.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ON RUNNING CLOUDMONSTER $169. Ultra comfort meets superior performance in the Cloudmonster, that features ON’s massive CloudTec® cushioning in a bold rocker shape for more energy return and propulsion.

SAUCONY ENDORPHIN PRO 3 $225. Designed for speed with a carbon-fiber plate and max stack of cushioning, the Endorphin Pro 3 adds SPEEDROLL technology that propels you forward for the ultimate go-fast experience.

NIKE ZOOMX INVINCIBLE RUN FLYKNIT 2 $180. Responsive and lightweight Nike ZoomX foam is molded in a rocker shape, that provides support, cushioning, and flexibility throughout your stride. Wide, exaggerated shape at the forefoot and heel offers a more stable ride. Read More

 

Track & Field of Dreams

 

Clockwise top left: Bill Dellinger and Jim Bailey training at Hayward Field in 1955; The mythical Steve Prefontaine, University of Oregon’s famed alumni and one of the greatest runners ever, whose life was tragically cut short at age 24 in a car accident; Newly renovated Hayward Field; The women of gold medal winning Team USA 4 x 100m relay; Seiko Prospex Speedtimer World Athletics Championships Oregon22 Limited Edition
 

The 2022 World Athletics Championships concluded last weekend with another thrilling gold medal performance by Team USA in the Womens 4 x 400m relay anchored by Sydney McLaughlin. It was a blazing follow-up performance for this running sensation who had broken her own world record once again on Friday night in the 400m hurdles with a dominating gold medal win. The Team USA women also took gold in the 4 x 100 relay on Saturday, shocking favored Jamaica with a upset win.

These were just a few of the highlights that made these World Championships so memorable — especially for this editor who had the opportunity to attend as a guest of Seiko, the Official Timekeeper, and run a lap on the same storied track as the world’s greatest runners.

For the first time in history the World Athletics Championships were hosted in the US at legendary Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Otherwise known as TrackTown USA, it was in Eugene that Nike was born, and where its co-founder, University of Oregon Track & Field head coach Bill Bowerman famously created the first waffle trainer that Nike would later produce, inspired by his wife’s waffle iron. Bowerman was the head coach from 1948-1972, succeeding Bill Hayward for whom the field is named. Read More

 

The Lightweights

 

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Cycling, running, paddling, hiking…
get in gear with this collection of super lightweight and performance driven equipment that all together weighs less than 50 lbs!

SPECIALIZED S-WORKS AETHOS DURA-ACE DI2 BIKE $14,000. Top off the world’s lightest frame with Shimano’s legendary Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Roval’s featherweight Alpinist wheels for the ultimate ride. With its clean and minimal design, and weighing in at 14 lbs, Aethos puts the focus on a great cycling experience for those riders who appreciate the performance of a high-end racing bike more than just winning races.

NIKE ZOOMX VAPORFLY NEXT% 2 $250. Weighing just 6.6 oz, the Vaporfly NEXT% 2 is Nike’s fastest and one of the lightest carbon fiber racing shoes you can buy. It offers the record-breaking technology that has propelled pros like Eliud Kipchoge across the finish line, with an upper redesigned for everyday comfort and durability.

100% HYPERCRAFT $165. The frameless 100% Hypercraft shield is incredibly lightweight yet durable at just 23 grams with its UltraCarbon™ technology. Streamlined laser cut rimless shield with aerodynamic ventilation; crack resistant Ultra HD lenses; and 5.5-base cylindrical shield lens for increased peripheral combine for superior performance, optics, and protection. Also available is smaller Hypercraft XS. Read More

 
 

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