Running Abe’s to Burn Donuts: How On-Line Silliness Translates into Real-World Motivation Thanks to dailymile


I’ve blogged on several occasions about my love for Twitter and dailymile as on-line sites that provide phenomenal motivation to keep me running. That motivation takes many forms, from the direct support of fellow runners, to the self-inspired desire to put in extra miles or a harder workout to live up to the bar set […]

The Cylmb – Great Deals on Outdoor Gear


Quick post here – I recently joined a site called The Clymb, which is a member-only site that offers some pretty great deals on outdoor/active gear.  I haven’t purchased anything from them yet, but they have several day sales focused on only a single brand/product.  For example, they are currently selling Camelbak hydration products at […]

Runblogger Runcast #7: The Evolution of Distance Running in Humans


Runblogger Runcast #7 is an audio podcast of a lecture I gave to my Exercise Physiology class on the evolution of distance running in humans. In this lecture I outline the hypothesis recently put forth by researchers Dennis Bramble and Daniel Lieberman that humans beings have evolved anatomical and physiological characteristics that make us outstanding […]

Brooks Green Silence Now Available at


Update 2/23/2010: I have now own and have posted a full review of the Brooks Green Silence. Just a quick post to announce that the Brooks Green Silence racing shoe is now available for purchase on the Brooks Running website. Here’s the description from Brooks: “Make an eco-statement with the Green Silence racing flat. Each […]

2010 Disney Half-Marathon: Race Report from Team in Training Runner Matt Allen


A few months ago I posted about one of my running friends on Twitter, Matt Allen (@mattallenphoto), who was preparing to run the 2010 Disney Marathon with Team in Training, a fundraising group that is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. His goal was to raise $4000 to contribute to the efforts of the […]

A Tale of Five Marathons – How Disney was Different


I’ve now run 5 marathons in the past 2.5 years, and I had become accustomed to “the wall” arriving right around mile 16. Honestly, I didn’t think I would ever run a marathon where I didn’t bonk with about 8 miles to go. The mile-split charts below largely speak for themselves, but you can see […]

Race Report: 2010 Disney Marathon


It’s still a little difficult for me to wrap my head around what happened to me last weekend.  You see, I’d reached a point of utter frustration with the marathon.  Before Sunday, I’d run four of them, and each one went pretty much the same way – I’d run well early in the race, smack […]

Runblogger Runcast #6 – 2010 Disney Marathon Video Compilation


On January 10, I ran the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon. I went into this race with no expectations other than to have a good time and do my best, and it turned into one of the most amazing running experiences I have ever had – easily the most enjoyable of the five marathons I […]

Runblogger Runcast #5 – First Audio Podcast


The first Runblogger Runcast audio episode is now on-line – here’s the episode description: “Runblogger Runcast #5 – Join me and Jack the dog while on a run around my childhood hometown of West Hartford, CT.  Among other things, I discuss the support of the on-line running community, my running plans for 2010 (including the […]

Become a Runner in 2010 – Luau’s Pitch to Get People Active in the New Year


Aside from posting links, I haven’t done much active promotion of other running blogs here on Runblogger – that changes now. I’d like to use this post to point you in the direction of a blog written by a friend named Matt, better know as @luau. His blog, Run Luau Run, is well written, he’s […]