Foot Strike Patterns of Runners at the 2012 Western States Ultramarathon

A friend on Twitter (thanks Josh N.!) forwarded me a link to a post on the Sharman Ultra blog that discusses research results from the 2012 Western States Ultramarathon. A group of researchers had set up a study to look at foot strike patterns and stride characteristics of runners at several points in the race, […]

Experienced Zero-Drop Runners Wanted: Apply to Be a Wear-Tester for the Mizuno EVO Cursoris

Got an email this morning from Mizuno asking if I would share a link to their wear-testing application for the Mizuno EVO Cursoris. The Cursoris is a zero-drop shoe set to be released in early 2013, and they are particularly interested in wear-testers who are experienced at running in zero drop shoes or who are […]

Mizuno EVO Cursoris Zero Drop Shoe Photos

A few days ago I posted a preview video of Mizuno’s forthcoming EVO Cursoris zero drop running shoe. In my brief commentary on the video I wondered whether there was any rubber under the heel since it was hard to tell from the video. Seth Hasty from Mizuno was kind enough to send along a […]

Mizuno EVO Zero Drop Shoe Collection: Preview Video

Just got an email from Mizuno with a link to a preview video that discusses their new zero-drop EVO line of running shoes (Mizuno EVO Cursoris in photo at left). Two observations from the video below: toebox shape looks great, and the black outsole on the shoe is ideally placed for a forefoot striking runner. […]

Video: Runner’s Make the Best of the Cancelled NYC Marathon by Joining Together in Central Park

Just read a great article by Scott Douglas on the Runner’s World website about a huge gathering of runners in Central Park today. Here’s what Douglas writes: On what was supposed to be Marathon Sunday, Central Park became the site of a spontaneous celebration of the unifying power of running. (See our video of the […]

Winter Running Shoe Recommendation: Merrell Mix Master 2 Waterproof Trail Shoe

A few months ago I wrote a very positive review of the Merrell Mix Master 2 trail running shoe. It still ranks among my favorites (though the Inov-8 Trailroc 235 is vying for the top spot in my trail shoe rotation), and is suitable for running in a variety of conditions from asphalt roads to […]

ING New York City Marathon Canceled – View the Twitter Response Here

As you may or may not have heard, the ING NYC Marathon that was set to be run on Sunday morning has been canceled. Regardless of whether you feel that cancellation was the right choice (I personally think it was), the late timing of the decision was very poor. Many runners are either en route […]

Runners on Twitter: Follow Friday Running Coaches

I was surprised and honored to open up the December 2012 issue of Runner’s World to find that I had been included among their 48 running Twitterati as a member of the #runnerd subgroup (I’m a proud nerd)! To pay it forward, I thought I’d try something new here and write an occasional (maybe weekly?) […]

Barefoot Running Club Video: Always Good to Laugh at Ourselves!

Strong language warning, don’t play this in front of kids!

Altra Running Shoe and Gear Reviews

Below are links to my most recent adidas running shoe reviews. Altra Instinct