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I loved the Mountain Masochist I, and this update is still a solid trail running shoe. There is a good balance of stability and cushioning that leads to comfort both on the trails and on the half mile of pavement I run to get to the trails. Like the prior version, this still a good shoe for a runner with a narrower, high-arched, low volume foot, but I've had to work a little harder getting the upper nice and snug without getting it too tight. This may get better as they break in. Overall, this model still has the grippy sole, reliable tread, tough exterior, and blend of cushion and stability that makes the Mountain Masochist my go-to trail running shoe.
Probably my favorite tasting of the energy chews - I can't stand gu/gel, just grosses me out. These are no-nonsense, taste great, pretty easy to chew (chase with water, as all energy chews). My only bone to pick is about the packaging. It's kind of hard to mess with and open when I'm running. At a half marathon a couple of weeks ago I actually couldn't get that side opening to rip open because my hands were numb. But that's really my only problem with them. They're a staple in my long distance training.
I'm a big fan of these for my long-distance runs - especially the packaging. I like to cut a package in half so that there are three shots in the pack with no excess wrapping. The three-pack fits easily into my shorts or shirt pocket, or the pocket on my water bottle, and it's super easy to grab it, and bite off one shot. They taste pretty good, too. I consider these a staple in my long-distance training.