Obesity and Physical Activity in the United States: America Needs Some Exercise


Sometimes a few simple pictures and videos can speak volumes. As part of my final set of lectures in my exercise physiology class this semester, I discussed the current state of affairs in the United States regarding physical activity, obesity, and the relationship of each of these to disease trends (I focused primarily on heart […]

Elite Males in Slow-Motion at the 2010 Boston Marathon: Cheruiyot, Merga, Kebede, Kigen, Goumri, Keflezighi, Hall


Image via Wikipedia A few weeks ago I posted a slow-motion video of Ryan Hall from the 2010 Boston Marathon that was taken by a pair of my undergraduate students (thanks Erin and Daniella!). They headed down to Newton on Marathon Monday to watch and film portions the race, and as it turns out, they […]

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila: Preliminary Review from Run Luau Run


My friend Matt over at the Run Luau Run blog (@luau on Twitter) got ahold of the only pair of Vibram Fivefingers Bikilas in his size at his local City Sports store yesterday. Matt is almost exclusively a Vibram Fivefingers runner, and has done several full marathons in VFF’s (KSO’s and Treks). Clearly, he couldn’t […]

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila Available at City Sports


Just a quick note – the Vibram Fivefingers Bikila is now available in a hard-to-miss electric green and blue color scheme on-line at City Sports. Stock is limited, and most sizes have already sold out, but it’s good to see that they have officially hit the market!

Hydrapak Gel Bot: Gels and Water in one Bottle?


A friend on Twitter sent out a note yesterday asking if anyone had tried the bottle in the image to the left, the Hydrapak Gel Bot. Apparently this bottle allows you to store both fluids and gel in one device (looks like the gel goes in the inner pink/red capsule), which might make hydrating and […]

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone is a Runner

Image via CrunchBase I’m a huge fan of the social networking service Twitter, and I use it almost entirely to connect with other runners. As it turns out, according to this great “I’m A Runner” article in Runner’s World, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone (@biz on Twitter) has recently become a distance runner, and is looking […]

Saucony Kinvara "Minimalist" Running Shoe Preview


Update 8/29/2010: I have now posted a full, much more thorough review of the Saucony Kinvara here on Runblogger. Check it out here: http://www.runblogger.com/2010/08/running-shoe-review-saucony-kinvara.html The idea that humans should be running with a more midfoot/forefoot strike seems to have taken firm hold in certain segments of the running community. Although the question of whether midfoot/forefoot […]

Chris Solinsky Sets American 10K Record in 26:59 at the 2010 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational

Chris Solinsky just set an American record with time of 26:59.60 at the 2010 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford Universtiy. This was Solinsky’s debut race at the 10K distance, and his record beats the previous American 10K mark of 27:13.98 set in 2001 by Meb Keflezighi. Here are some videos of this amazing race […]

Alternative Running Shoe Designs: New Post on the dailymile Blog


As reader’s of this blog know, I’m a running shoe fanatic. Recently, there have been a number of innovative, and at times downright strange shoe designs that have been released onto the market. To read about a few of these (including the “sperm shoe” and “menstrual shoe”), check out this post on alternative running Shoe […]

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila: First Look from Justin at birthdayshoes.com


As expected, the much anticipated Vibram Fivefingers Bikila made their first appearance in the US during the week leading up to the Boston Marathon. Word from several friends who went to the expo in Boston is that they look great, and the first reviews are just starting to come in. First up, Justin over at […]

Running Gear Previews


Links on posts that preview new running gear – I may or may not have used these products. FeedWind

Barefoot Running Posts


Links to my posts on barefoot running. FeedWind

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Contact Runblogger – E-Mail and Social Networks

Read below for email and contact policies and information. Reader Emails I’m going to be up-front honest here – my inbox is kind of a disaster, and it’s a big source of stress. I love hearing from readers, and generally read every email that arrives in my inbox, but responding has become more and more […]

Radiolab: Limits – Fantastic Podcast Episode about Endurance Athletes


I’m a sucker for a good endurance sports story, and more often than not, when it involves people demonstrating incredible perseverance, I tend to get a bit emotional (think NOVA Marathon Challenge or Spirit of the Marathon). The other day a friend of mine on dailymile posted a link to a podcast episode from WYNC’s […]