Under Armour Horizon RTT Review

Disclaimer: I received a sample of the Under Armour Horizon RTT Trail Running Shoe  to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

Under Armour is breaking into the trail running shoe game and I was given the opportunity to try out the UA Horizon RTT Trail Running Shoe.

What I immediately noticed about the shoe was the cool polyurethane upper. This was designed to make them tougher and better able to take a beating from the rocks and sticks and bushes on the trail.

They ran true to size with other running shoe brands. These shoes were really comfy on. They have a very roomy toe box and decent cushioning in the midsole.

The outsole has rubber lugs made to give you more traction on the trail. The lugs really gripped the ground in muddy situations, but I also found that the mud stuck in the lugs easily. This made them slippery unless you stopped to clean them out.

They weigh in right at 9.2 oz with a 7mm heel to toe offset. While not terribly heavy, I found them clunkier and stiffer than my usual mid-weight running shoes. They are definitely not made for the road. I tried to do an easy 2 miler in these shoes and my feet and legs about died. They are very stiff and the lugs make them a bad fit for the road. These are strictly a trail shoe.

Overall the UA Horizon RTT is a decent trail running shoe. UA put some thought into what they wanted for the shoe. It performs well on the trails, is roomy, has a good amount of cushion and will hold up well to the beating of the trails.

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Lost Reward: If you have seen my mojo please return to…

Yup. I’ve lost it. I just can’t seem to find it. My running mojo is missing. I need help! Where has it gone? Well, I can tell you: 3:00 a.m. feedings, juggling a 3 year old and a newborn, postpartum recovery, starting back my full time job and holiday preparation. My runs are few and far between. I just have not been feeling it. Meh. I have little desire. But funny thing is, I do. lost2

I read people’s race recaps. I see their “great run today!” tweets. And I get jealous. Jealous that I’m not out there. Jealous that I’m not running races. I want this kind of passion and fierceness toward running again. I WANT IT BACK!lost1

I think part of my problem is that the whole idea of starting over is so daunting. My mind remembers running 10 miles as a warm up. I want to be there again. Right. Now. I want to run 9:00/miles with ease. I can hardly run 3 without stopping for a walk break. The logical part of me knows that this is not going to happen overnight. I know that by NOT running, I’m not getting back to where I was any faster. I know this. But it still doesn’t resonate and push me out the door.

I need to set a goal, an easy attainable one that I can balance into my crazy life and schedule. Maybe just focus on 5ks? Or I was also thinking about doing a short trail race. The nice thing about a trail run is I won’t feel pressured on time. I just want to finish. It would also be something new. I’ve never done a trail race before. Maybe trying something new is just what I need to get out of this rut.

What advice do you guys have? How do you get out of a running funk and find your mojo again?