Skins RY400 series. Because resting is boring

As you may or may not know from my CCC preview post, I’ve been using a pair of tights and a top from Skins’ A400 compression range for the more serious quests. I bought them in anticipation for CCC, but they’ve proven to be of value during the Ardennes Mega Trail and, more recently, during the Tromsø skyrun as well. It’s hard to prove whether stuff like this actually works or not, especially if you don’t have the medical tools to measure all kinds of parameters and their evolution. I don’t. So all I can go by is how I feel wearing these.

Saucony Kinvara 2

Death of a Shoe: Saucony Kinvara 2

A while ago, I stumbled across a rather negative review of the Saucony Kinvara 2 running shoes while looking for reviews of the new version, the Kinvara 3. I have to say that my experience with them is somewhat different than the one of the reviewer. You can watch the original review below, but please read on. Or just skip the video to see the roundup after the video 🙂

Runners Lab test track

Science! Fuck yeah! – Runners Service lab analysis

Feet. They’re not exactly my favorite body parts. But they’re there, and where would I be without them? Ugly – and sometimes smelly – as they may be, they carry me around all day long. And as if that’s not enough already, as soon as I come home I squeeze them into my running shoes and go for a 20k run about 3 times a week… I try to take care of them by buying decent running shoes. I think I haven’t bought a pair of under 100€ and I buy at least 2 pairs of running shoes a year, just to spoil them. Still, I’ve been suffering from blisters, black nails… and the lack thereof.

Out of ideas, I decided to look for help and ended up at the Runners Service Lab in Ghent, hoping they had an answer and maybe, while they were at it, could find a solution to my ever-lurking knee issues…