Runblogger Runcast #10: Review of YakTrax Pro for Winter Running (Video)


I was recently sent a trial pair of YakTrax Pro’s a few weeks ago to review here on Runblogger (full disclosure – I received no payment in return for this review – just a free sample of the product), and given the lack of snow here in New Hampshire this winter, I only just recently […]

Runblogger Runcast #9 – Minimalist Running


Last week a paper on barefoot running was published in the journal Nature by Daniel Lieberman and colleagues that re-ignited discussion of barefoot and minimalist running in both the running community and the mainstream media. This podcast is simply a collection of my personal thoughts and opinions on barefoot and minimalist running, as well as […]

Runblogger Runcast #8 – Avoiding "The Wall" at the 2010 Disney Marathon


A few weeks ago I ran the 2010 Disney Marathon in a PR time of 3:24:49 (read my Disney Race Report here), and it was the first of my five marathons in which I managed to avoid bonking (check out these split charts from my five marathons). Runblogger Runcast #8 discusses the reasons that I […]

Runblogger Runcast #7: The Evolution of Distance Running in Humans


Runblogger Runcast #7 is an audio podcast of a lecture I gave to my Exercise Physiology class on the evolution of distance running in humans. In this lecture I outline the hypothesis recently put forth by researchers Dennis Bramble and Daniel Lieberman that humans beings have evolved anatomical and physiological characteristics that make us outstanding […]

Runblogger Runcast #6 – 2010 Disney Marathon Video Compilation


On January 10, I ran the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon. I went into this race with no expectations other than to have a good time and do my best, and it turned into one of the most amazing running experiences I have ever had – easily the most enjoyable of the five marathons I […]

Runblogger Runcast #5 – First Audio Podcast


The first Runblogger Runcast audio episode is now on-line – here’s the episode description: “Runblogger Runcast #5 – Join me and Jack the dog while on a run around my childhood hometown of West Hartford, CT.  Among other things, I discuss the support of the on-line running community, my running plans for 2010 (including the […]

Runblogger Runcast #4 – A Mile for Michelle and Matt


On December 7, 2009, Michelle J. (@bklynrunner from the Runnin’ Down a Dream blog) realized that she was 105 miles from reaching her goal of 1000 for the year. She made the decision to go for the goal, and I and another fellow runner, Matt (@luau from the Run Luau Run blog), offered to run […]

Runblogger Runcast #3 – Running on Snow and Ice with La Sportiva Hobnails


Running through the winter in New Hampshire naturally means that I have to deal with snow and ice – there’s really no alternative aside from toiling away inside on the treadmill. Until this year, I’ve simply avoided running in nasty conditions, but even on good days the sidewalks in my area usually have a layer […]

Runblogger Runcast #2 – Winter Running in Vibram Fivefingers

The second Runblogger Runcast takes me on a 6.1 mile jaunt along a country road in my Vibram Fivefingers – in this episode I share some winter scenery as well as assorted thoughts on running in the Vibrams. Enjoy, and let me know what you think! Runblogger Runcast #2 – Winter Running in Vibram Fivefingers […]

Runblogger Runcast #1 – Winter Running With Jack


Friday was a reading day before exams start next week the college where I teach, so I took the opportunity while my kids wee in school in the morning to get out for a run with my good buddy Jack.  It was frigid out – 5-10 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill, and probably not […]