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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

RP#15: Running Science – VO2max, Running Economy, Lactate Threshold

In this episode I discuss the science behind three topics that are highly relevant to your running performance – VO2max, Running Economy, and Lactate Threshold. My initial plan was to produce this episode using clips from my Exercise Physiology class, but opted instead to record an off-the-cuff summary of the topic that’s a bit tighter […]

Minimalist & Barefoot Running Podcast Episodes

If you are a new reader of this blog, or have found me through one of the search engines (welcome!), I’d like to point you toward a trio of podcast episodes on the evolution of running in humans and minimalist/barefoot running that I’ve put together that complement one another nicely. As a new podcaster, I’d […]

Runblogger Podcast #13: Starting a Running Blog (or Podcast)

This is the first in what I hope will be an informative and helpful series of posts on starting a running blog and/or podcast. As a relative newcomer to both (I’ve been doing this blog for just over a year, the podcast for a few months), I’ve been through a lot of the challenges involved […]

Review of Ipod Nano 5th Generation: Great Tool for Podcasting and Shooting Videos on the Run

Last Christmas Santa Claus fulfilled my major gift request by bringing me a new 5th generation Ipod Nano to replace my old 2nd generation model. My Nano 2G had served me well for over two years, but it suffered a touchpad malfunction from an excess of sweat damage due to 1500+ miles of use on […]

On Blogging and Podcasting – Send Me Questions!

Yesterday I participated in a discussion forum during the final meeting of a class series on social media at the Nacky Loeb School of Communications in Manchester, NH (thanks to @TeresaKRobinson for inviting me! – check out her running blog). After leaving, I thought about how much I would have benefited from having taken such […]