Peter Larson's Runblogger Posts

The Best thing About Blogging and Running: People

Hat-Run-Pic.jpg

Sometimes you need to get things off your chest before you can move forward. I’ve been suffering a bit of writer’s block because I waited so long to write and publish the post I released yesterday. Though it can be difficult to reveal one’s vulnerabilities to a larger audience, I’ve found that doing so can […]

On Blogging, Burnout, and Life

Larsons.jpg

I nearly pulled the plug on this blog last Fall. The fact that I didn’t is largely attributable to the support of my wife and my family. I feel compelled to mention them at the beginning of this post since they are far wiser about issues of life than I am, and they deserve credit […]

Asics DS Racer 10 Review: A Versatile Racing Flat

Asics-DS-Racer-10.jpg

One of my favorite shoes last year was the Asics Hyper Speed 6. It was one of those shoes that matched my personal preferences almost perfectly: lightweight, softish heel, responsive forefoot, simple construction. Just a great, all-around shoe. Based on my experience with the Hyper Speed, I decided to pick up a pair of the […]

Nike Wildhorse 3 Review: Beefed Up, But Still a Great Shoe

Nike-Wildhorse-3.jpg

Back in March I wrote a very positive review of the Nike Wildhorse 2. I’d put a bunch of miles on them over the winter, and was impressed by the combination of a lightweight, minimally structured upper and a well-cushioned, but reasonably thin sole. They also provided solid traction on the crusty ice and snow […]

What Riding an Unusual Bike Has to Do With Changing Running Form

Neuroplasticity bike

I often find myself telling clients that I work with in the clinic that changing running form is hard. The difficulty is not so much physical – tissues will adapt to a new movement pattern over time. Rather, the challenge is mainly neurological – it’s very hard to make the body move in a new […]

New Balance Boracay Review: Small Changes Make a Better Shoe

New-Balance-Fresh-Foam-Boracay.jpg

Sometimes all it takes is a few small changes to improve a shoe. This was the case with the Hoka Clifton 2, which I reviewed earlier this week. Hoka added a bit of padding to the tongue, an additional lace eyelet, and a new insole, but kept just about everything else on the shoe the […]

Running Article Recs: Heat Training, Overtraining, Neuroplasticity, and More!

VCM-2.jpg

Last year I started sending out a weekly newsletter with recommended articles from around the web. I stopped producing the newsletter in the Fall because it was sometimes tough to come up with articles on a weekly basis, and I simply ran out of steam trying to keep up with it. I thought I might […]

Hoka Clifton 2 Review: A Solid Update

Hoka-Clifton-2.jpg

If I were in the habit of giving “best update” awards, the Hoka Clifton 2 would be a solid contender for 2015. It’s not so much that I love the shoe – it’s actually a bit on the soft side for my personal taste. Rather, Hoka did a great job addressing problems that people had […]

Do Maximalist Running Shoes Reduce Impact Forces?

2015-06-04-13.59.46-2.jpg

One of the drawbacks of the scientific research process is that it is slow. It takes time to run experiments, write up results, and get those results published in a peer-reviewed journal. As a result, popular trends tend to take off before science has a chance to validate the beliefs that sparked those trends. We […]

BBC Documentary Examines Doping Allegations Against Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project

BBC Catch Me If You Can

The big news in the running world yesterday was the release of a documentary and several associated articles alleging doping among members of the Nike Oregon Project. I just finished watching the documentary on YouTube and thought I’d share it here. Below also are several links to articles about the allegations. It will be interesting […]