The Dirt

Unbiased, in depth product reviews for running products - from users just like you.

After Your Run, Are You Stoking Your Furnace With The Right Fuels?

You know, when you’re into running, keeping your body performing has a lot to do with what we are eating. Both before, during and after our runs. While most people that run, including me, take with us our insulated bottles, usually filled with some electrolytic energy booster drink along with energy gels, protein bars or […]

Tips From Michael Strzelecki

2018 marks my 32nd year in the sport of trail running and ultarunning. Here are 18 lessons that I have learned from my journey (and I fully understand opinions may vary on these): 1. Running a distance longer than a marathon is easier than people think. It’s the dirty secret of the ultrarunning community- these […]

Is There Enough Gas In Your Tank, To Take You To The Finish Line?

We’ve talked about getting in shape and training your body so that its ready to handle the rigors of participating and having a good showing in a half marathon. But while we touched on what you need to do, we maybe glossed over one important aspect of training that is just as important as the […]