2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Running Gear Deals

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Last year around this time I put up a post containing a collection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale links. Basically what I did was spend several hours scouring the web for running-related holiday sales, and aggregated them all into a single post – kind of a one-stop shop for runners looking for discounted […]

Saucony Ride 6 Review

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Note From Pete: This is a guest review by Tyler Mathews. Tyler is a runner from Austin, TX, and a fellow member of Team Wicked Bonkproof. He is currently training for his first marathon, and is logging 70+ miles per week. To learn more about Tyler, check out his blog Running Toward Dreams.  I wear […]

Welcome to the New Runblogger!

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Four and a half years ago I started Runblogger on Google’s Blogger platform. Blogger is a great service, and I learned a lot about web design by using it (you need to know a bit of HTML and CSS to modify Blogger templates). However, over the past few months I’d come to realize that there […]

Can a Human Outrun a Cheetah?

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Start (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you ask the average person which animal is the best runner on the planet, the most common answer would likely be the cheetah. Few would likely say humans. Cheetahs are blazing fast, no doubt, and in a sprint a cheetah would blow a human away. But what would happen in […]

Colin’s Running Form – Sometimes Radically Different Shoes Don’t Change Things Very Much

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Last week I posted some video of my friend Sam Winebaum’s running form after a filming session at the clinic. Today I wanted to share some video of another athlete who visited last week: Colin Cook. Colin owns Peak Triathlon Coaching in Bedford, New Hampshire, and is an accomplished triathlete. As evidence of his ability, […]

Greatist: 50 Bloggers Making a Difference in Fitness, Health, and Happiness

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I started this blog 4 years ago with no knowledge of how to design a website, no Twitter or Facebook account, and a fear of posting anything with my name attached to it (I started writing anonymously!). Since then, however, I’ve come to feel like this blog is my second home, albeit a virtual one. […]

You Be The Gait Analyst: Analyze Sam’s Running Form

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If you’ve followed this blog over the past six months you’ll know that I resigned from a 10-year career as a college professor back in May. Aside from my desire to pursue this blog on a more full-time basis, a second big motivator for leaving academia was that I had an offer to work out […]

Bernd Heinrich on Running: Amazing Video

Before there was “Born to Run” there was “Why We Run.” The latter, a book written by Bernd Heinrich, was the first running book I ever read, and it was one of the launching pads for my interest in running science. In the book, Heinrich mixes his life story with elements of animal physiology and […]

Barefoot and Minimalist Runners Wanted! – Spaulding National Running Center in Boston is Looking for Running Research Subjects

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A few weeks ago I traveled down to Boston to visit the Spaulding National Running Center. The center is headed by Dr. Irene Davis, who is one of the world’s leading experts on running form and injuries, and in addition to working with injured runners in a clinical capacity, they also carry out research studies. […]

First 100 Shoes at the NYC Marathon Courtesy of Sneaker Report

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A reader (thanks Tom!) just passed me a link to an impressive piece of work posted on Sneaker Report. They put together a photo montage of the first 100 shoes to pass by at yesterday’s New York City Marathon. I tend to be a fan of racing flats, so many of my favorite shoes are […]

Meb Keflezighi is Awesome

Elite American marathoner Meb Keflezighi has been battling an injury, and going into today’s NYC Marathon’s his ability to perform at his best was uncertain. As it turns out, Meb’s body shut down at mile 19.3, but unlike many elites faced by a situation like this, he didn’t drop. What did he do? He took […]

Saucony Kinvara 4 – A Disappointing Update

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It pains me to write what I’m about to write, but sometimes you have to be honest and tell a good friend that they are headed in the wrong direction. So, Mr. Kinvara, I apologize for being critical. I know we’ve been through a lot together, but we need some time apart until you get […]

ScribeLabs Running Kinematics Footpod – Preview Post on DC Rainmaker

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The world of mobile monitoring of aspects of running form is starting to grow rapidly. It started with devices like footpods that can track cadence and report the value in real-time on a watch or smartphone, but lately new tools have been popping up at a rapid pace. For example, last week when I was […]

Why the Mizuno Sayonara Does Not Work For Me: Technology and A Tale of Two Shoes

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I’ll start this post by stating clearly that people can respond very differently to a given shoe depending on idiosyncratic characteristics of their stride, anatomy, training program (speed, surfaces, etc.) and so on. I’m lucky in that I can run in most shoes without experiencing major issues, but every once in awhile I encounter a […]

New Balance 1400 v2 Review: A Candidate For Shoe Of The Year

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“The 1400 are what running shoes are pretty much supposed to be.  That’s not to say that shoes that aren’t like this are no good. I know they are. And not everyone can wear one model. But running is supposed to be simple. At some point we came to believe that our running shoes weren’t […]