Shifting Into Neutral – A Novice Shoe Buyer’s Experience

It’s sometimes easy to forget that we are all at different in our thoughts about running shoes. Some of us prefer lots of cushioning, whereas other, like myself, prefer a more minimalist style. It’s also easy to forget that those of us who have gone minimalist often started off in more typical cushioned trainers. It […]

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila Review Part 2: Additional Thoughts on Bikila Running

I’ve been dealing with a familiar burning sensation in my calf muscles this week (primarily the lower calf, or soleus muscle). I thought that I had outgrown this due to my regular running in minimalist shoes, but after 15 miles in the heat on Sunday, followed by 3.1 miles in my Vibram Fivefingers Bikilas on […]

Thoughs on Food and Obesity by Airforce Ted on the You Don’t Have To Run Alone Podcast

I’ve recently been listening to a podcast by a friend and fellow minimalist and dailymile runner named Ted Beveridge (@AirForceTed on Twitter – see picture at left). Ted is an amazing runner with an inspirational personal story of weight loss accomplished by getting active and changing his eating habits. His podcast, You Don’t Have to […]

Runblogger’s Guide to Minimalist Running Shoes


As you are probably aware if you are a regular reader, I write a lot about running shoes here on Runblogger. I’ve documented my personal journey from stability shoes to minimalism in several posts, and have come to be a firm believer that our current system of choosing shoes largely on the basis of pronation […]

Diane Rehm to Interview McDougall, Pribut, and Burfoot on July 12


Just a quick post here, and sorry for the short notice. Christopher McDougall, Steven Pribut, and Amby Burfoot will be on the Diane Rehm show on NPR tomorrow, July 12, at 11:00 AM. The show is titled “Running in America”, and the description from the Diane Rehm Show website is as follows: “Millions of Americans […]

Thinking About Writing a Book…


Image via Wikipedia Thought I’d throw this out there since it’s been occupying my mind lately – I figure if I write it down publicly I won’t be able to avoid following through. I’ve long had the desire to write a book (I am a stuffy academic after all…), and I’m just now starting to […]

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila Review: Pictures and First Impressions

I just received a review pair of Vibram Fivefingers Bikila in the mail today courtesy of Vibram and Pursuit Brand Equity Group (thanks Adam!). If you’re not familiar with the VFF Bikila, it’s a new shoe from Vibram that is designed specifically for runners. I’ve been running in Vibram Fivefingers KSO’s for almost a year, […]

Race Report: 2010 Bridgton 4 on the 4th Road Race


I almost didn’t run this race today. In fact, if it was up to my wife I would have stayed home. I’ve been pushing myself really hard lately on my runs, and probably doing more speedwork than I should. After a 5K last weekend, followed by 2 miles barefoot the day after, and then a […]

My Barefoot Running Footstrike in Pictures


My 6 year-old son and I spent part of the afternoon today running barefoot laps up and down the driveway in front of a camera. I was trying to get some higher quality stills of my barefoot foostrike by using the motion triggering feature on the Casio EX-F1, and he decided he wanted to join […]

Help a Fellow Running Blogger: Phat Disney Geek is Back on the Road


Every once in awhile you hear a story that moves you in a way that few others do. This was how I felt when I listened to Phat Disney Geek’s (otherwise known as Byron) race report from the 2010 Disney Half Marathon on the Running to Disney podcast (by Gordon H.). Byron’s story about completing […]