Peter Larson's Runblogger Posts

Catching Kayla: Great Story via ESPN

Catching Kayla

Last week an ESPN video was circulating around the web that featured high school runner Kayla Montgomery. It’s an amazing video, and the only thing I’m going to say about it is that if you haven’t already, you need to watch it. You can do so below:

Can Rocker Soled Shoes Benefit Runners With Forefoot Pain?

Unmodified Shoe (top) and Rocker-Sole Shoe (bottom). via Gait & Posture

A little over a year ago I wrote a few posts (here and here) detailing how my wife managed to overcome pain caused by a neuroma in her right foot by running in Hoka shoes. The Hokas seemed to do the trick pretty quickly, and I’ve since heard anecdotes from others who seem to have […]

On The Cloud Running Shoe Review

ON The Cloud Heel

I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting to like these shoes. My previous experience with an ON shoe was the original Cloudracer, and my impression was that to take advantage of the cushioning provided by podded sole design you needed to land with a pronounced heel strike. Otherwise the shoes felt very firm (not […]

Announcement: Running Warehouse Annual Gift Card Sale

Rw Gift Cards

Quick post to announce that my advertising partner Running Warehouse is currently running their annual Gift Card Sale. If you buy a $100 gift card you’ll receive a $25 gift card for free (there are a few other options as well – see below), and each individual can buy up to 6 cards. If you buy […]

Another Example of a Garmin Forerunner 620 Tracking Problem

Garmin 620 Accuracy Problem

Several months ago I wrote a post in which I discussed GPS accuracy issues I’ve experienced with my Garmin Forerunner 620. Though on the whole I like the watch, I still experience episodes where it seems to flip out and lose track of real-time pace and/or the correct track. This often manifests as the watch […]

What Shoes Did the Top Runners Wear at the 2014 NYC Marathon?

Sneaker Report Photo

Thought Runblogger readers might be interested in this – Sneaker Report just posted a roundup of the shoes worn by the top 100 runners at the 2014 New York City Marathon. Lots of adidas Adios Boost 2 (my adios Boost 2 review here) and Nike Zoom Streaks (various versions). In a related article, Let’s Run […]

Skechers GoRun 4 Review: A Great Update

Skechers GoRun 4

I first ran in a prototype of the Skechers GoRun 4 on a cold, slushy day earlier this year. I’d heard hints that the shoe was substantially changed from previous versions, but didn’t know much beyond that (I had heard that it was more Kinvara-like than previous versions, no complaints here with that comparison!). Upon […]

Newton Kismet Running Shoe Review

Newton Kismet on Foot

Newton made a bit of a splash this year with the release of a bunch of new shoe models built on their new 5-lug forefoot platform. If you’re not familiar with Newton’s lug system, it’s basically a set of raised, elongated lugs under the forefoot of the shoe that are intended to help cushion the […]

Achilles Tendinopathy and Eccentric Loading: BJSM Podcast Interview With Dr. Håkan Alfredson

Achilles-tendon.jpg

The Achilles tendon is a large tendon that attaches the calf musculature to the calcaneus at the back of the foot. When it comes to running injuries, those that affect the Achilles Tendon injuries are troublesome in that they can be chronic and difficult to treat. One of the first steps taken in the treatment […]

Brooks Ghost 7 Running Shoe Review

Brooks Ghost 7 heel

Lately I’ve been branching out a bit in my review shoe choices in order to get a better feel for the differences among the various types of shoes that exist in today’s footwear market. A few weeks ago I reviewed the Hoka Clifton (the Hoka Huaka worked out a bit better), a lightweight yet super-cushy shoe, […]