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Jimi Oke

Jimi Oke has written 27 posts for Running Jimi

Back on the run, again!

After taking 18 months off due to a severe injury, I returned to running ways earlier this year. I currently run in the NB L1210s and the Altra Instinct 3.0. Reviews on these two pairs to come. So far, 388 miles in this year. Will post training details soon! Advertisements

First Run in Pittsburgh, PA!

I left Baltimore for Pittsburgh at the start of this week (Sunday) to attend a five-day long conference in the steel city. My friend and I made a pretty uneventful drive of it along 70W and 76W. On entering the city, however, we were treated to a lovely vista — this nugget of a city … Continue reading

Review: Altra Instinct 1.0

I do not quite remember how I got to hear about the new company, Altra, but this was 2011, and the minimalist craze had just taken the running world by storm. I was emerging from a summer-long layoff after an ill-fated trial of the first iteration of the New Balance Minimus. Something was just off … Continue reading

Altra Instinct Review coming soon

I know I’ve promised reviews in the past, but I will be putting up a review on the Instincts within the next week. These awesome zero-drop shoes have completely changed everything!

First run with the Baltimore Pacemakers

Had a great morning yesterday with the Baltimore Pacemakers. We met at DelMarva’s Cafe at 7 am and I stuck with the 10-mile group, running the last three miles with awesome Robert, who paid for my breakfast at DelMarva’s when we got back! (We averaged 8:01 splits!) It was crazy meeting so many awesome runners … Continue reading

Spring 2012 Season

This was a much shorter season that last year’s, but it was a joy to race anyway! I was unable to train as hard owing to the long recovery from my ankle injury. After a few hiccups, I settled into training with the Altra Instincts (zero-drop shoes) and these were a good medium between the … Continue reading