Salomon is a Swedish sports equipment manufacturing company based in Annecy, France. It was founded in 1947 by François Salomon in the heart of the French Alps. They are currently the European leader in outdoor sports equipment and I'm on the USA Salomon Running Trail Team.
Spring Energy is real food, low sugar, natural energy for running & cycling with no maltodextrin or preservatives. No GI problems guaranteed. A healthy alternative to energy gels that taste so incredibly good you'll find yourself eating them as regular snack. My favorite flavor is Speednut, but you can't go wrong with any of the flavors available.
I have been wearing Ijinji toesocks for a nearly decade, since the first day I tried (and hated) the Vibram 5 finger shoes...yeah, I did that 8 years ago. It's funny to look back on and remember that reading Born to Run and buying those 'shoes' and Injinji socks are what launched me into running for the first time. It took nearly all 8 years for running to grab my attention, but now that it does I never leave home on a run w/o these socks -- the ground feel, blister prevention, comfort, and durability are second to none.
The seriously best all-natural, anti-chafe, and skin protection product on the market - Squirrel's Nut butter. You can't beat running like a squirrel! Based in Flagstaff, Arizona, this is a fun company providing quality products for endurance athletes of all types. Vegan friendly too! I'm on the elite team.
Little Tree Labs is a Chattanooga, Tennessee based farm to bottle operation crafting the best in full spectrum, CBD rich hemp extract products. I'm a firm believer in the restorative benefits of CBD and one point of differentiation at LTL is that they utilize a food grade ethanol to gently extract a full spectrum of cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds from the hemp plant. It produces the safest and most effective product, while maximizing the full potential and safety of each extract. Email me with any questions or to request a sample!
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the best education and value you can find anywhere in the country, one of Nat Geo's happiest cities & my alma mater...the Slo life is the good life, what a special place. Go Mustangs!
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Laguna Blanca School is a K-12 private school based in Santa Barbara and I serve as the Head Cross-Country coach. Our girls team achieved back-to-back individual and team Condor League Championships in 2016/2017.
Skratch Labs is all about spreading all-natural, athletic hydration and nutrition for optimal performance. I was an ambassador for this Boulder, Colorado from it's inception for 6+ years. I've never cramped or had GI issues in 172 races (running/cycling/tri); everything from the mile, a 5/10k, XC to the 50k ultramarathon distance and even a couple 100mi mountain bike races,+ dozens of crits/road races. The ultimate test? A 16 hour, 222 mile ride with 23,258 ft elevation gain from sea level to a peak nearly two miles tall...their electrolytes just work.
Why maple syrup? It has a low glycemic index (burns slowly), contains natural electrolytes, more than fifty antioxidants, amino acids, is water soluble and tastes like heaven. All-natural UnTapped energy is the purest, simplest form of fuel you can find. One of the co-founders is a pretty good athlete himself too.