Review: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 vs Bare Grip 200 Shoe Face-Off

October 17, 2012By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews 13 Comments

Two pairs of Inov-8’s, both minimalist off-road trail shoes that truly deliver all the grip you need to compete in the obstacle race circuits.  Before writing this review I wanted to make sure both pairs of shoes were put through the ultimate tests.  Following the Death Race, I discovered that it was time to start … Read More

Legend of the Death Race – Part 9: And We’ll Keep on Fighting Til the End

July 30, 2012By Anthony MatesiDeath Race, News, Race Reviews, Story 1 Comment

Being out on the mountain, living, surviving, being physically and mentally challenged, this is what life is about. From chaos, came clarity.  In the heart of feeling defeated we had found our inner strength.  Camaraderie creates a very powerful connection; it has the ability to make the impossible become another training day.  The presence of a … Read More

Legend of the Death Race – Part 8: The Comeback Kids

July 23, 2012By Anthony MatesiDeath Race, News, Race Reviews, Story No Comments

Andy asked me whether I was sure I want to quit or not. Well no, I was not sure I wanted to quit. More than anything I wanted to finish. That’s why I came out to Vermont to compete in this race in the first place.  Finishing the Death Race was the only option I had … Read More

Yes, It’s True…I Love Trails!

April 11, 2012By Anthony MatesiDeath Race, Workouts No Comments

Just got my new pair of Brooks Cascadia 7’s last night and of course I had to give them a go around today as soon as I made it home from work. These are the shoes that as of now I plan to use while competing in the Death Race. There will be an overall … Read More

Review: New Balance MT10 Minimus Trail

March 2, 2012By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews 5 Comments

I’ve been running in the New Balance MT10 Minimus Trail shoes for a few months now. I first began my minimalist transition with a pair of Vibram Five Fingers, which I still use and love, but picked these up to see the difference between the two.  I have yet to put these through a full … Read More