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

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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 […]

Podcast on Running Shoes: Minimalism, Maximalism, and Everything in Between

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Last night I participated in a Runner’s Roundtable podcast discussion about running shoes with Chris Russell of the Run Run Live podcast and Mike Westermeier from Westy’s Running. The title of the podcast was “Hokas and Minimalist Running,” and although we did spend a lot of time on-topic, we wound up covering a lot more […]

Running Podcasts: Two Interviews With Physical Therapist Jay Dicharry

I’m flying out to Portland, Oregon on Tuesday for a footwear insights meeting hosted by Merrell, and one of the reasons I’m excited about it is that I get to hang out again with my friend Jay Dicharry. Jay is a physical therapist who recently made a jump from heading up the gait lab at […]

Podcast: My Interview With Cesar Torres of The Labyrinth

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Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with a long-time reader of this blog, Cesar Torres. Cesar is a writer and host of the podcast “The Labyrinth,” and in our conversation we covered a variety of topics from running, to shoes, to writing, to some of the new projects I will be pursuing in […]

So You’re a Heel Striker, It May Be OK! – My Interview on Trail Runner Nation

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Earlier this week I recorded a podcast with the folks over at Trail Runner Nation. In the interview we discussed thoughts on form, footwear, and injuries (big surprise coming form me!), and talked a bit about my just-released book Tread Lightly. One of the topics we focused on quite a bit was foot strike, and […]

Podcast: Mark Cucuzzella on Trail Runner Nation

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My good friend and fellow natural running advocate Dr. Mark Cucuzzella was recently interviewed on a podcast over at Trail Runner Nation. Mark covers a great deal of ground in the hour-long interview, but perhaps the most important point that he makes is that despite all of the sound and fury of the great footwear […]

Podcast: On Shoes, Form, Injuries and More with the Geeks in Running Shoes

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Quick post to direct you to a podcast interview that I did last night with my friends Jason and Ray over at Geeks in Running Shoes. We cover a lot of ground, from why Kenyan’s are dominating distance running to why runners will always get injured, and I talk a bit about the book that […]

Podcast: Physiotherapist Blaise Dubois on Running Injuries, Form, Footwear, and Barefoot Running

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Back in August I traveled to Colorado to participate in a panel discussion at the Newton Running National Retailers Summit. The keynote speaker at the event was physiotherapist Blaise Dubois, who is an advocate for minimalist footwear. Blaise knows the scientific literature on running injuries as well as anybody I have met, and has treated […]

Elements of a Sustainable Runner: Panel Discussion on Injuries, Training, Form, and Footwear from the Newton Running Retail Summit (Audio and Video)

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As I mentioned in my previous post, Newton Running was kind enough to invite me out to Boulder, Colorado to serve on a panel tasked with discussing the “Elements of a Sustainable Runner.” In addition to myself, panelists included Danny Abshire of Newton Running, Blaise Dubois of The Running Clinic, ironman world champion and ultrarunner […]

Thoughs on Food and Obesity by Airforce Ted on the You Don’t Have To Run Alone Podcast

I’ve recently been listening to a podcast by a friend and fellow minimalist and dailymile runner named Ted Beveridge (@AirForceTed on Twitter – see picture at left). Ted is an amazing runner with an inspirational personal story of weight loss accomplished by getting active and changing his eating habits. His podcast, You Don’t Have to […]

Diane Rehm to Interview McDougall, Pribut, and Burfoot on July 12

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Just a quick post here, and sorry for the short notice. Christopher McDougall, Steven Pribut, and Amby Burfoot will be on the Diane Rehm show on NPR tomorrow, July 12, at 11:00 AM. The show is titled “Running in America”, and the description from the Diane Rehm Show website is as follows: “Millions of Americans […]

Runblogger Podcast #18: The State of My Running Life

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Since my podcasting continues to lag these days, I thought I’d put out a quick episode to update you on the current events in my running life. Listen to RP#18 to find out what I’ve been up to – you’ll hear about shoes, races, barefoot running, and more! To listen or subscribe via RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RunbloggerRuncast […]

Runblogger Podcast #17: Baby Ben, Boston, and Fall Marathon Plans

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Where the heck have I been??? Why haven’t I put out a new Runblogger Podcast episode in over a month? Listen to RP#17 to find out what I’ve been up to! In this grab-bag of an episode I: -talk about the events of the past 5 weeks, including the birth of my son Ben, and […]

Radiolab: Limits – Fantastic Podcast Episode about Endurance Athletes

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I’m a sucker for a good endurance sports story, and more often than not, when it involves people demonstrating incredible perseverance, I tend to get a bit emotional (think NOVA Marathon Challenge or Spirit of the Marathon). The other day a friend of mine on dailymile posted a link to a podcast episode from WYNC’s […]

RP#16: Barefoot and Minimalist Running: A Word of Caution

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Episode #16 of the Runblogger Podcast covers some of my concerns about the recent barefoot and minimalist (e.g., Vibram Fivefingers) vs. typically shod running debate, and provide a word of caution about jumping into barefoot/minimalist running too quickly. Ultimately, the point I’m trying to make here is that the fact that we all are running […]