Garmin Forerunner 110 – Entry Level GPS Watch for Runners Just Released

I’m a big fan of my Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS watch – it’s the one gadget that I consider to be an essential on every run (view my review of the Forerunner 205), and the accurate pacing and distance data that it provides has now carried me through five marathons. In the interim since I […]

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila: Coming in April!

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila (from Like many fans of the Vibram Fivefingers line of minimalist shoes, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new VFF Bikila, the first Fivefingers model designed specifically for runners. The Bikila features, among other things, a new sole design, as well as a padded ankle cuff that will hopefully […]

Introducing the dailymile Community Blog: Inspiration, Motivation, and Information for Your Active Life

I was recently selected to be the editor of the new dailymile Community Blog (a big thank you goes to the dailymile Team for having faith in me!), and whereas this blog is written solely by yours truly, that blog is going to be a community effort in the truest sense of the phrase. The […]

RP#16: Barefoot and Minimalist Running: A Word of Caution

Episode #16 of the Runblogger Podcast covers some of my concerns about the recent barefoot and minimalist (e.g., Vibram Fivefingers) vs. typically shod running debate, and provide a word of caution about jumping into barefoot/minimalist running too quickly. Ultimately, the point I’m trying to make here is that the fact that we all are running […]

Jack the Running Dog is Injured!

Poor Jack!!! – my faithful canine running partner has sustained a foot injury and is now going to be sidelined for a few days. He was playing with his best dog buddy and apparently had split a toenail in half at some point during their romp. Unfortunately, I didn’t know until after we had returned […]

Nike Lunaracer Running Shoe Review

I’ve written a number of shoe reviews on this blog in the past few months, but have barely scratched the surface in comparison to the number of shoes that I’ve actually run in. The next installment in my series of review is the Nike Lunaracer. I bought a pair of Nike Lunaracers last summer (the […]

Garmin Sync on Dailymile: Upload/Import Data from Your Forerunner

I am both a longtime user of a Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS watch (2+ years) as well as an active member of the social training community on dailymile. Together, I’d count my Garmin and the dailymile community as two of the most essential parts of my running toolkit, and when I first joined dailymile about […]

Brooks Green Silence in a Green and Black Color Scheme?

One of the questions I frequently see posed about the new Brooks Green Silence racing flat is why it’s not actually colored green? It’s the most environmentally friendly running shoe on the market, and it has the word green in its name, so why isn’t it green??? The color scheme that has been released, asymmetrical […]

RP#15: Running Science – VO2max, Running Economy, Lactate Threshold

In this episode I discuss the science behind three topics that are highly relevant to your running performance – VO2max, Running Economy, and Lactate Threshold. My initial plan was to produce this episode using clips from my Exercise Physiology class, but opted instead to record an off-the-cuff summary of the topic that’s a bit tighter […]

Review: Cloudveil Run Don’t Walk Vest and Marmot Lightweight Crew LS Tech Shirt

When writing gear reviews, I find that it’s a lot harder write about clothing than it is to write about shoes or technology. Perhaps that’s because I’m an admitted shoe and tech junkie, but I tend to think rather that when it comes to clothing, as long as it fits well and looks good, I’m […]