Saucony Grid Type A5 Running Shoe Review: A Phenomenal Racing Flat!


I think I’m in love. It’s pretty rare for me to put more than 50 miles on a single shoe in one month given the number of reviews that I’m working on at any given time, but since mid-August I’ve run almost exclusively in two shoes: the adidas Gazelle and the Saucony Grid Type A5. […]

What does a VO2max test look like?


In my previous post I described my experience of undergoing a VO2max test at the University of New Hampshire. One of the students conducting the study just sent me a photo from during the test (see below) – I get to run a 5K on an indoor track with that get-up on this coming week! […]

My VO2max Test Results: Running to Exhaustion!


This afternoon I completed my first ever VO2max test. The test is something I’ve taught about in my Exercise Physiology class, but until today I’d never actually done one myself, so it was with a great deal of excitement that I drove the hour from my campus to the exercise physiology lab at the University […]

New Balance MO80 and WO80 Trail Shoe Preview on Running Warehouse Blog


I’m a big fan of the New Balance MT10 and New Balance MT00 trail shoes (I’m also currently testing out the NB MT20v2, and like it a lot), but have found that they lack protection necessary for running on some of the chunky gravel trails near my house. The MT110 was a potential solution, but […]

Race Report: Friendly Kitchen 5K


It’s been a long time since I’ve written a race report, the main reason being that I simply have not run that many races in the past two years. My last race was back in April of this year, a 5K in which I ran a time of 19:20. Given my lack of consistent training […]

Recommended Zero Drop, Barefoot-Style, and Transitional Road and Trail Running Shoes: Runblogger’s Virtual Shoe Wall


I’ve often thought to myself “if I opened a shoe store, which shoes would I definitely want on my wall?” It’s an interesting question to think about for a shoe geek like me! My personal approach would be to provide a spectrum of shoe options, and yes, possibly even a few traditional models (even though […]

Adidas Shoe Sale: 20% Off All Running Shoes from 9/7/2012-9/14/2012


I generally don’t write full posts about shoe sales (not sure how I feel about doing this more often – is it helpful to be alerted of these things?), but I got an email from adidas today indicating that they would be running a 20% off sale from September 7 to September 14. This discount […]

My Miracle Weight Loss Program – Body by Writing!


As a health and fitness blogger, I feel as though I should by now have at least one post discussing a surefire way to lose weight – after all, nothing drives traffic quite like the prospect of a trim figure! As such, I thought I’d share my miracle weight loss program with you in hope […]

Skechers GoBionic Now Available, and a 5-Pair Giveaway!


About six months ago I wrote a very positive review of the Skechers Go Bionic running shoe. My friend Nate (of the BikerNate blog – view his Go Bionic review here) and I had been working with Skechers for several months as independent wear testers to refine the shoe prior to final production, and the […]

My Unexpected Connection to The Kip Litton Marathon Fraud Story


I just read a fascinating article in the New Yorker about a guy who has supposedly made a living out of cheating his way to sub-3:00 finishes in marathons around the country. Apparently Kip Litton has a habit of mysteriously finishing near the top of his age group in races despite other runners of similar […]