Footwear and Pronation – A Slow-Motion View from Behind

Over the past few months I’ve written several posts about the relationship between footwear and running gait, with a particular emphasis on how shoes, or lack thereof, affect our footstrike (here’s one showing how various shoe types affect footstrike, and another on how the presence of a cushioned heel affects footstrike). I’ve received a number […]

The Rejuvenating Power of Illness


Image via Wikipedia I have a confession to make, and it’s something that I don’t like to admit. Since finishing the Disney Marathon in early January, I haven’t been enjoying my running. There, I said it, and it’s true. The reasons for this are many – dead legs, cold weather, returning to work and associated […]

NPR Story on the Benefits of Interval Training

I’ve always found interval training to be one of the most beneficial types of workout in my training arsenal. If you’re not familiar with interval training, it’s a workout where you intersperse short bouts of intensive exercise (usually 200 or 400 meters or so for me = 1:00-1:30) with a period of rest (walking or […]

Race Video: 2010 Krispy Kreme Challenge


This morning saw the 2010 running of the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh NC. For those unfamiliar with it, this race involves running 2 miles to a Krispy Kreme doughnut store, eating 12 doughnuts as fast as possible, then running the two miles back to the starting line. According to the Krispy Kreme Challenge […]

Runblogger Runcast #9 – Minimalist Running


Last week a paper on barefoot running was published in the journal Nature by Daniel Lieberman and colleagues that re-ignited discussion of barefoot and minimalist running in both the running community and the mainstream media. This podcast is simply a collection of my personal thoughts and opinions on barefoot and minimalist running, as well as […]