A few weeks back I suggested that my friend Nate Sanel put together a list of his top five trail shoes of 2012. I’ve written about Nate before here on Runblogger, and in the coming year I hope to feature him as a regular contributor on topics related to trail and ultrarunning (including trail shoe […]
My friend Nick Pang over at Minimalist Running Shoes is reporting from the floor of the Running Event for Examiner.com. In his Day One roundup he posted a few photos of new shoes from Altra and Mizuno. First, the Altra One, which Nick describes as a “fast, light, cushioned, do-it-all performance shoe:” Next, the Altra […]
I was recently interviewed by Runner’s World for an article about form and injuries, and in an email exchange with an editor at the magazine I received a link to the following video. The video is by Hydroworx, and shows some footage of Mo Farah and Galen Rupp on treadmills at the Nike complex. Nice […]
I’m somewhat loathe to admit the amount of time I’ve spent over the past week scouring the web in search of good deals on running shoes and related gear (and even more importantly, Christmas presents for the kids!). So far I’ve only made one purchase (the new GPS watch that my saintly wife will be […]
A bit over a year ago I wrote a post on the somewhat complex relationship between running shoe midsoles, ground surface properties, muscle tuning, and limb stiffness (read the muscle tuning-limb stiffness post here). As a result of my experience with shoes, the research I did while writing my book, and conversations with gait experts, […]
clock clipart sm 5cm (Photo credit: you get the picture) People have occasionally remarked that they can’t imagine how I’m able to manage everything that I do. As if being a tenured Biology Professor, Department Chair, and parent of three active young kids isn’t enough to fill my time, I’ve layered on top of that […]
Totally non-running (though I do listen to them while I run!), but since this is still a personal blog I’ll take the liberty of going off-topic a bit. If you don’t listen to Mumford and Sons yet, you should – I can’t get enough of them right now!
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, […]