…only if you are being menaced by a fire-breathing dragon.
I’ve received a few comments regarding Chicago Marathon winner Moses Mosop’s unique running style – the race was held on Sunday, and Mosop won with a course-record time of 2:05:37. Last night I received an email from Amby Burfoot, who had forwarded a photo of Mosop taken near the finish line at Chicago. The photo […]
Saucony “Drops” 3 Flagship Shoes: Guide 5, Triumph 9, and Hurricane 14 Moving from 12mm to 8mm Heel-Forefoot Drop
Vibram Fivefingers, Barefoot Running, Shoes, Heel Strikes, Loading Rates, and Injury Risk: My Giant Brain Dump
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) has been taking the shoe industry to task recently. Several months ago they put toning shoes to the test, finding that claims of increased muscle usage and calorie burn are not substantiated when tested in the laboratory. Here’s an excerpt from the ACE toning shoe study: “Across the board, […]
Zero Drop New Balance Minimus: Preview Videos of the MT00, WT00, MR00, and WR00 from Running Warehouse
Haven’t had enough time lately to put together a regular blog post, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to put up a quick one with some preview videos of the new line of zero drop New Balance Minimus shoes from Running Warehouse. Below are preview videos of the MT00, WT00, MR00, and WR00. Enjoy! […]
Over the past week a few posts have popped up on blogs that I frequent regarding the topic of running cadence/stride rate. First, Alex Hutchinson at Sweat Science put up a post titled “The problem with 180 strides per minute: some personal data.” In his post Alex shares some personal data on cadence, and emphasizes […]
Below is a cool video put together by Patton Gleason, mastermind behind the Natural Running Store and fellow Shepherdstown Running Injury course alum. In the video, Patton uses a stack of wooden blocks to show why a heel lift necessitates postural changes. Great visual, and very clever!
The flurry of new “minimalist” running shoes being released onto the market can be hard to keep up with these days. An article in Advertising Age recently reported that “according to SportsOneSource, lightweight products — loosely defined as shoes that weigh 9 oz. or less in a men’s size 9 — accounted for 28% of […]
Insertional Achilles Tendon Pain, Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, and Haglund’s Deformity: A Runner Looking for Advice
Image via Wikipedia From time to time I get emails from readers with various types of running injuries. Given that I am not a medical doctor, I generally don’t feel comfortable doing much more than discussing the anatomy and sharing some houghts, and usually my advice is to seek professional help if an injury is […]