Altra Lone Peak 3.0

The awesome folks at Altra Running Canada sent me a wedding gift – the new Lone Peak 3.0! Check these beauties out:

PINK!!

I immediately posted these to social media, and received immediate love (and envy) over these shoes. However there was one question – how did the tread compare to the Lone Peak 2.5?  So I took a side-by-side for my friend David, and promised a review once I’d tried them out.

Lone Peak 3.0 (L) vs Lone Peak 2.5 (R)

As you can see the tread is more aggressive on the new 3.0. Lots of lugs!

I have since taken them out twice on the trails of the Gatineau Park. My observations:  Continue reading “Altra Lone Peak 3.0”

Altra EggCellent Adventure! Win a Pair of Altras!!

Get ready for Una’s #AltraEggCellentAdventure! It’s time to explore this great capital city of ours, and in the process this voucher could be yours!!

AltraEggCellentAdventure

The wonderful folks at Altra Canada have given each Ambassador a pair of Altra shoes to give away!! (Altra Intuition 3.0 (Women’s) or Altra Instinct 3.0 (Men’s)).

Rules:

  • You have from Friday, March 25th to Monday, March 28th at NOON to complete the hunt. (EDT/Ottawa time)
  • You need to post a selfie to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram of you in front of the clue at EACH stop along the run route.
  • You need to tag ‪#‎AltraEggCellentAdventure‬ and #AltraUna for EACH selfie. This is how I will know you’ve completed the hunt!
  • The winner will be announced on video from Rome on Monday no later than 6PM EDT. In the event of a tie, a draw will be held!
  • The winner will be emailed a gift certificate to claim their pair of Altras!

Ready to hunt??  Remember, I need you to use the tags above in your selfies in front of each clue!

Here are your clues:

  1. I am one of Canada’s greatest running heros! I became famous for a monumental run that ended because of cancer. 35 years later, my legacy lives on. Take a photo with my statue.
  2. Now (safely) run across the street and toss a coin in the Centennial flame for good luck. I want to see the Tower in your selfie. Oh Canada!
  3. Time to head East! You’ll pass a Chateau along the way – take a selfie with it in the background!
  4. Run South on Colonel By Drive, but don’t go too far! Cross the newest bridge where you could (if you wanted to) attach a lock for your Love. I only need a selfie of you with the locks.
  5. Last clue!  This race is the only one in the National Capital Region where the starting pistol is a Howitzer, and the medals are in the form of dog tags. Run to the finish line area, find the tank, and take a photo with it!

That’s it! I hope you incorporate this route into one of your runs this weekend! At 2.5km it’s easy peasy!

Now let’s see your selfies!  Get hunting!!

Yay NUUN!!

Huge shout out to Nuun Hydration for sponsoring our Italy run! We will be well hydrated, that’s for sure!!

Nuun

We have been using Nuun for years. After a really long hot run I always crave something fizzy – being sugar free, Nuun is the best choice for the fizz and the flavours taste great!!  What I discovered last month? Make  a smoothie with lots of water, and once it’s blended toss in a Nuun (my favourite is the strawberry lemonade for this recipe, coincidentally enough, the pink package in the photo above!) and you will have the most refreshingly fizzy smoothie to refuel and rehydrate. BOOM.

Nuun is also a great prevention for the morning after a wee bit too much wine headache (this could happen in Italy!) – have a Nuun with water before going to bed and no headache in the morning.

Thanks Nuun!!

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Thank You CEP Compression!

Our Italy expedition is going to be amazing, no question. But the most important part of the endurance aspect will be the recovery. Steve and I have been using CEP Compression as a recovery tool and have found it makes a huge difference in how quickly we bounce back from a run.

We would like to thank CEP Compression for their extraordinarily generous sponsorship of socks, sleeves and tights for our Italy run!!