Help a Running Researcher – Fill Out Jay Dicharry’s Barefoot Running Survey

Jay Dicharry of the SPEED Clinic at the Center for Endurance Sport, University of Virginia is conducting a survey of barefoot runners and is looking for your help. If you run barefoot as a regular part of your training (doesn’t have to be 100%, or even most of your miles), please consider following this link […]

A Quick Word of Thanks on Thanksgiving Day

Image via Wikipedia On a holiday where we here in the United States stop to say thank you for all of the good things that life brings us, I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all of you who read my often lengthy ramblings here on Runblogger. Your comments, emails and support are […]

Saucony Hattori: 4.4 oz, Zero-Drop Shoe Revealed at The Running Event

The Running Event, a conference and expo for running specialty stores, was held last week in Austin, Texas. A reader (thanks Benjamin!) alerted me to a photo that was tweeted by Runner’s World UK of an interesting new shoe coming from Saucony. The Saucony Hattory is a 4.4 oz, zero-drop shoe that is described as […]

Make a Difference on Thanksgiving Day: Join the Feed the Turkey Virtual Turkey Trot!

Putting in a few miles out on the roads or trails is a Thanksgiving tradition for many runners. Some of us head out to local Turkey Trots and race with friends and family, and others run a few solitary miles to burn off some calories in preparation for the feast to come later in the […]

New Balance Minimus Trail: First Look Review

A few days ago I put up a first look review of the much anticipated New Balance Minimus Road shoe. Well, the next day the UPS man stopped by again, this time with a box containing Minimus shoe #2, the New Balance Minimus Trail (disclosure – this was a media sample and was provided free […]

Running in Heels: My Strategy to Overcome Injury

I have a confession to make. I ran in heels. I did it on purpose. And it worked (I think). I’ve written a few times in the past week about how I strained something in my foot during the Manchester City Marathon. It had sidelined me for 5 days, and then flared up again on […]

New Balance Minimus Road: First Run and More Pictures

New shoes are bad for me – I simply can’t resist running in them. This contributed to my trouble last weekend at the Manchester City Marathon as I ran the race in the Saucony Grid Type A4 flats – it was only my third run in them, and they were too little shoe for my […]

New Balance Minimus Road has Arrived

I received a surprise package from the UPS man today – a tester pair of the New Balance Minimus road shoe! I’ve been in touch off and on with a New Balance rep about trying the Minimus out when it was ready, but had indicated only a day or two ago that the New Balance […]

Manchester City Marathon 2010 Race Report

Last Sunday I ran the Manchester City Marathon, my second and final marathon of the Fall racing season. The 5 weeks between earning my BQ at Smuttynose and my running of this race were both crazily busy and exhausting, and my motivation to train for the race in Manchester was sorely lacking. I did put […]

Running with My Tribe: The Communal Nature of the Marathon

Image via Wikipedia I just finished reading an excellent article by Christopher McDougall on the New York Times Well Blog. In the article, McDougall discusses how he initially turned down Harvard Professor Daniel Lieberman’s invitation to run the 2011 New York City Marathon with him. McDougall writes that he had always viewed mega-marathons as overly […]