Runblogger’s Blogroll

  • From Elite Runner to Top-Level Race Director: An Interview With Olympian Don Kardong
    At the 1976 Olympic Marathon in Montreal, American runner Don Kardong used a patient and disciplined strategy to finish in fourth place, losing out on a bronze medal by a mere 3 seconds. However, Don’s future in running was influenced much more by a race he ran and won just... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-07-23
  • Desert Runners Movie
    Who doesn’t love a little motivation for your long runs? I watched the Desert Runners Movie and was ready to sign up for the adventure. In Desert Runners you get witness a trek across four 250km ultra-marathons in the world’s driest (Atacama Desert in Chile), windiest (Gobi Desert in China),... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-07-21
  • “Pushing Through the Ball” Cue for Active Stance in Running Gait
    Earlier today I found a useful video from John Foster at InformRunning.com describing and giving the rationale for a simple running technique cue: “Push through The Ball” …which is very different to landing on the ball of the foot. We’re not talking about contact pattern here. In his accompanying blog... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-07-21
  • How Do You Pace the Ultramarathon?
    Track fans had their eyes fixed on Sacramento in July for the USATF outdoor track championships, but that wasn’t the only championship event in the running world. That weekend also played host to the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile ultramarathon that’s arguably one of the most storied ultra-endurance events... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-07-21
  • Newton Fate Shoe Review
    Authored by: Meaghan Murray The Good Newton has been coming out with some sick colorways this year, and the Fate is no exception. The lime outsole covered with magenta accents and 360 degrees of reflective overlay make this shoe stand out just about anywhere. It’s generally awesome looking, but it’s... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-07-20
  • Long Distance Running Technique Cues
    The Skill of Running Slowly With Great Form Recently I’ve been working with a real influx of Ultra runners, and athletes looking to progress to longer distance challenges (both running and triathlon) as well as those of course wanting to perform better over tried and tested distances. Given the nature... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-07-18
  • goTenna Wireless Wireless
    Yes, wireless communication without the wireless subscription! goTenna is a cool new product that launched today. Imagine being able to text or send your location when there is no mobile service. You can even text in airplane mode. Think about it, as a runner you could be out on trails that... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-07-17
  • A Detailed Look at the Diet of an Elite Marathoner
    In 2014, Jeffrey Eggleston was the 3rd American at the Boston Marathon. At the time, it was a big PR and one of Jeffrey’s best races to date (He also finished 13th at the World Championships in 2013). Not to be outdone, Jeffrey traveled to Australia earlier in July to... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-07-17
  • How to Bounce Back After an Injury: Interview With Neely Spence Gracey
    Many, many runners have been at a point where they feel that they just can’t catch a break. An injury happens, heals, and then something else goes wrong. And so on…and so on…and so on. Neely Spence Gracey has experienced her fair share of that cycle. After never having suffered... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-07-16
  • Want to win a sprint in the Tour de France? – here’s what it takes
    Power-to-weight ratio is all the buzz in cycling. Its been observed that certain “essential” numbers allow you to ride with a specific caliber of rider. For example, we’ve seen that top riders in the GC produce around 6.0 watts/kilo for sustained efforts of around 30 min. Well, Sprints are different.... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 2014-07-15
  • Charles Street 12 Miler Review
    This year the Charles Street 12 miler will be held on August 9. Register here. I ran the “Chuck 12″ last year and it is a challenging race that starts of somewhat hilly and then works it’s way into a net downhill run. Any race in early August in Maryland will... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-07-14
  • Can Pickle Juice Really Cure Muscle Cramps?
    Last week we took a look at what causes exercise-associated muscle cramps, the painful and seemingly random muscle spasms that can fell everyone from recreational marathoners to professional basketball players. Popular wisdom holds they’re caused by a lack of electrolytes, but scientific research shows that it’s more likely that muscle... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-07-14
  • Newton Running Kismet Review
    Newton Running Kismet Review I was sent the Kismet which is the sister shoe to the Newton Fate. Meaghan will be reviewing the Fate. The difference between the shoes is that the Kismet is Newton’s stability version of the Fate. I don’t need stability so I wasn’t sure how I... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-07-12
  • 4 Lessons We Can Learn from Runners on Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PEDs)
    It seems like every few months, another runner that I know gets caught using performance-enhancing drugs. This past week, the situation struck eerily close to home. A runner recently caught using EPO (Mo Trafeh) is someone that I’d met many times. My second race as a professional runner was the... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-07-10
  • TransRockies Run 2014
    We are thrilled to be media guests at the sold out 2014 Transrockies Run. Meaghan and I will team up to blog and run the 6 day, 120 mile race with other teams. I have been in love with this race since I ran it back in 2010. It is... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-07-09
  • Innovations in Weight Training and Speed Work When Training for the Marathon: An Interview With Steve Spence
    In 1991 at the World Track and Field Championships, the men’s marathon was held in sweltering conditions, described as the worst ever reported for championship marathon. Steve Spence was able to handle it better than almost everyone – thanks to his innovative training – earning himself a bronze medal. Steve... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-07-09
  • KT Tape: Traditional & Non-Traditional Uses
    KT Tape Authored by Meaghan Murray KT Tape is an elastic sports tape designed for muscle, ligament, and tendon pain relief. It can be used for all kinds of injuries and pains from shin splints to tendinitis.  It adds extra support along ligaments and muscles without the added weight of... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-07-08
  • How to Calculate Your Exact Hydration Needs
    When the temperature outside heats up, hydration becomes a big obstacle for distance runners. The running community in Minneapolis is indignant about malfunctioning drinking fountains at parks and along popular running trails which were damaged by frozen pipes over the winter. This has thrown off the regular hydration routines of... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-07-07
  • Running Gait Re-Education for Injury Rehab & Performance
    We all want to run faster – right? Typically we as a running community often use words like efficient and economical to describe what we perceive to be great running biomechanics, whether the variables in question are technique related, footwear based or other. From a biomechanical point of view, we can... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-07-05
  • New Balance MT110v2 shoe review
    Regular readers of this blog will know that I have had a love affair with the original NB MT110.  It was one of the most anticipated trail shoe and in most ways it didn't dissapoint.  It was an industry leader for a lightweight trail shoe and it is common knowledge... read more
    Source: Biker Nate | Published on 2014-07-04