Jim Skaggs

Jim Skaggs

Ogden/SLC

Jim Skaggs's Passions

Snowboarding
Running

Jim Skaggs's Bio

I'm an ultrarunner/ trail runner and race director of the largest trail running event in Utah. I also have a day job that pays the bills, but that's boring. I've been running ultras for about 10 years now and have 35 finishes, including 12 100's. 2011 was a busy year for me. I completed the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, 4 100's in 11 weeks. Only 12 runners finished it out of 32 starters.
I'm also a charter member of the Wasatch Speedgoat Mountain Racing Team. An awesome group of people around the country that love to run trails. That's a pic of me running Western States in my team gear in 2011.
I have a motely crew of trail runners I hang with in the Ogden area. We love doing long distance adventure runs (GC R2R2R, Zion, etc.) as well as just getting together a couple times a week to hit the trails. In the winter I like to do a little snowboarding with my lovely wife. Easy to do when you live in Utah. Oh, and I'm a Grandpa to the coolest grandson ever. I hope to still be doing all of this stuff for many years to come.

Jim Skaggs

Jim Skaggs wrote a review of on June 13, 2012

4 5

This is an interesting pair of shorts. The welded seams and material remind me of a wet suit but it's clearly not.
Pros - Very comfy, they feel good when wearing them. Very light weight as well. Size seems to run true for me. I'm 5'10" 175lbs and I'm wearing a medium. Great for wearing as casual wear.
Cons - I've run in them a couple of times and I'm not real thrilled with them for that. I think it's because of the leg length. I like my running shorts to be above the knee and these are not. Not much in the way of storage capacity for a wallet or keys, pockets are small.
Bottom line? I like them and will wear them as casual shorts. For running? No. I'll probably get another pair or two.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Jim Skaggs

Jim Skaggs wrote a review of on June 13, 2012

3 5

Pros - super light weight. Easily jams into its own pocket and easily strapped to the back of my hydration vest. Works well in cool temps and windy conditions.
Cons - Doesn't work so well when the temps get much below 40 degrees. Sizing seems to run on the small side (5'10" 175 lbs). I have a medium and it binds in the shoulder when raising my arms.
Bottom line? I like it a lot for its light weight but I'm not sure I would buy another one.

(0)

 

0 Comments

0 Comments

0 Comments

Jim Skaggs

Jim Skaggs wrote a review of on February 8, 2012

4 5

Bought a pair of the Quantums last summer. They aren't the usual La Sportiva shoe in that there's a whole lot more cushion on the sole. The thing I like about these is that you can hammer a downhill section of trail and not worry too much about how bad your feet will hurt. The traction is great provided you're running dry trails. If you take these into snowy or muddy trails, watch out, the traction really sucks. Still, I really like them for my summer running.

(0)

 

0 Comments

Jim Skaggs

Jim Skaggs wrote a review of on February 8, 2012

3 5

Bought this shoe a few years ago and still wear them occasionally. It's ended up being a tough durable shoe for everyday trail runs. The sole isn't as aggressive as I like, but the grip is good. They did seem heavy and stiff at first but after some mileage they became more flexible. The comfort level is good, I never had any issues with blisters, sore feet etc. from these.

(0)

 

0 Comments