Peter Larson's Runblogger Posts

Review: GORE Urban Run Convertible Windstopper Gloves

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You’d think given that it’s now Spring that it’s a bit late to be reviewing a pair of running gloves. Unfortunately, the cold has dragged on here in New Hampshire, and it was 10 degrees Fahrenheit and windy when I got up this morning. Conditions hadn’t improved much for my lunchtime run, and it was […]

Inspiring Story: 500+ Pound Man Finishes First 5K Race

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I love stories about people who take control of their health by getting active. Yesterday on Facebook I shared a video about a man named Derek Mitchell who weighed 625 pounds. He decided he needed to do something about his weight, and so far he has lost 35 pounds and he just completed his first […]

New Balance RC1400 v3 Coming Soon

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The New Balance 1400 v2 is one of my favorite shoes – simple, lightweight, and affordably priced. It’s also a very popular shoe among readers of this website, so I wanted to share the news that an update is on the way. Yesterday I was alerted in a comment that version 3 of the 1400 […]

Does Stability vs. Neutral Categorization Influence Whether I’ll Try a Given Running Shoe?

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I recently mentioned in a blog post that I had purchased a pair of New Balance 1500 running shoes. The 1500s are a lightweight trainer/distance racing shoe that looked like a good match for my personal taste in running footwear. I’ve since received a few questions about whether I was concerned that the shoe had […]

Review: Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Headphones With Heart Rate Monitoring

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Over the past year I’ve reviewed a few optical heart rate monitors that allow runners to do away with the traditional chest strap. Both the Mio Link and Scosche Rhythm+ performed well, though I preferred the latter due to the fact that its fabric band was more comfortable and allowed it to be placed in […]

Nike Wildhorse 2 Trail Shoe Review

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Reviewing road shoes during the winter in New Hampshire is very challenging. Once the snow begins to fall, we typically deal with a few months where sidewalks remain covered by snow and/or ice, and roads are narrowed by snowbanks. The latter makes roads especially dangerous to run if there is any traffic. This winter has […]

Running Warehouse Racing Flat Sale

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Quick heads up – Running Warehouse is having a sale on a bunch of racing flats starting today. Additionally, the first 2500 people to purchase a flat via the sale will get a $50 Running Warehouse gift card – pretty sweet deal! (note: if they are still available, gift cards appear in your cart when […]

Effects of Cadence Training on Running Biomechanics and Efficiency

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Research has suggested that increasing running cadence (steps/minute) by 5-10% can reduce loading at the knee and hip joints, and this has spurred interest in the use of cadence training in clinical settings. In particular, Heiderscheit et al. (2011) found that increasing cadence reduced peak vertical ground reaction force, peak hip adduction, peak hip flexion, […]

Minimal vs. Maximal: Why Are We Still Debating This?

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I just read an article over on the Natural Running Center website titled “Why Minimalism Went Flat.” The article, written by Jim Hixson, provides his take on the reasons behind the rise in maximal footwear and the decline in minimal footwear. Since I’m mentioned in the opening paragraph, I thought I’d share some thoughts on […]

Winter Running Apparel Review: GORE and Sporthill Windproof Running Pants and Tights

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One of the most popular posts I wrote last winter was a piece on whether you should wear shorts or no shorts over running tights. The post currently has 135 comments, quite possibly a record for this site, and it quickly became clear that I had hit on a topic of great significance to runners. […]