Runblogger’s Blogroll

  • The Research on the Effectiveness of Foam Rolling
    Earlier this week we published an article on the 4 common mistakes runners make when using the foam roller. In that article, we simply bushed over the idea that foam rolling works. Of course, we got a lot of emails from savvy readers like you that wanted to see the... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-18
  • Help for New Runners: a conversation with Healthynomics
    So, you read the “4 exercises every runner should do this month!” in Runner’s World. You even like the 6-pack abs you see on the cover. You wonder how many miles you have to run before yours pop out like that too? Your best friend challenged you to sign up... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 2014-09-16
  • The 4 Mistakes You’re Making When Foam Rolling (and How to Fix Them)
    I can still remember a time when foam rollers were the latest novelty in training rooms across the country. Using one in public usually got you quite a few stares. Nowadays, foam rollers can be found almost everywhere you look – gyms, physical therapy clinics and on the living room... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-15
  • New Balance 880v4 Review
    New Balance 880v4 Review The Good Thomas: In my 5 years of reviewing shoes, the New Balance 880v4 is the best update in one generation I have ever experienced. The 880v3 was an ounce heavier weighing 11.8 oz. for size 10.5, the 880v4 comes in at 10.8 oz. The weight... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-09-14
  • Boston Bound
    This morning, I very nervously completed the athlete registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. Not only am I paying a registration fee, but I’m signing on the dotted line that I will commit the next 7 months of my life to achieving my goal. This reminded... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 2014-09-12
  • The 2 Simple Reasons Your Easy Days are Ruining Your Training
    One of the simplest concepts of successful long distance running also seems to be one of the hardest for many runners to grasp. Running easy helps you race faster! If you are invested in your running, it is important to run with a purpose each and every time you step... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-11
  • Do Beginner Runners Need to Consider Technique?
    There are a number of questions I’m often asked regarding running form. Sometimes these come direct from athletes, sometimes from fellow coaches. I was reminded of one such question recently: Do beginner runners need to work on technique, or should gradually increasing volume of running naturally allow a new runner... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-09-10
  • Using Running to Give Back: An Interview With Australian Marathon Icon Rob de Castella
    Many retired elite runners have found meaningful ways to give back to the sport to which they gave so much of themselves. One such runner is Australian marathoner Rob de Castella. Known as a fierce competitor who never gave an inch to anyone, Rob raced marathons so hard that he... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-10
  • Newton Running BOCO Sol Review
    Newton Running BOCO Sol Review The Good Thomas: Training for the TransRockies Run and running the TRR is a great way to try out a new shoe. The Newton BOCO Sol got put to the test during the 120 mile run over the Rockies. 10.85 oz. men’s size 10.5. Newton... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-09-09
  • Can Altitude Masks Really Replicate Altitude Training?
    Wouldn’t it be great to get the benefits of living and training at altitude without having to uproot your entire life? One way to do that is with an altitude tent, which uses compressed nitrogen gas to thin the oxygen in the air to replicate high-altitude living in a tent-like... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-08
  • Can Altitude Masks Really Replicate Altitude Training?
    Wouldn’t it be great to get the benefits of living and training at altitude without having to uproot your entire life? One way to do that is with an altitude tent, which uses compressed nitrogen gas to thin the oxygen in the air to replicate high-altitude living in a tent-like... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-08
  • Mizuno Wave Kazan Review
    The Mizuno Wave Kazan Trail Running Shoe Review The Good Jenny: People always freak when a shoe company discontinues THEIR SHOE. I’m sure Ascend lovers were skeptical when Mizuno decided to rid their line of it (along with like 5 others this year!). What replaced the Ascend were two trail... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-09-06
  • Kenyan Running Drills in Slow Motion: Warm-Up Routine
    I was going through some of our archived video footage last night when I came across this slow motion footage recorded by Neil Scholes during his time with the Kenyan Olympic Team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. Neil recorded a number of their simple warm-up drills ahead of a... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-09-05
  • Will a Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Ever Happen? An Interview With Dr. Philip Mafetone About His New Book “1:59″
    With the incredible speeds at which Kenyan and Ethiopian runners are running marathons these days, one of the hottest questions in the running world is: When will the 2-hour marathon be broken? Some, including this week’s guest Dr. Philip Maffetone, believe that it should have already happened. Dr. Maffetone is... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-03
  • How Donating Blood Impacts Your Training and Racing (And 4 Strategies to Mitigate the Impact)
    There’s not much that’s more essential to your running (and your life) than your blood. The more oxygen-carrying power your blood has, the faster you can run. Without enough oxygen, your body is quickly plunged into acidosis, the deep burning sensation in your legs that you feel at the end... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-09-02
  • How to Get Better at Racing: An Interview With 1983 Boston Marathon Champ Greg Meyer
    Most runners and coaches would agree that there is a big difference between running a hard workout and running a race. And as we’ve talked about before, racing is a skill. The better you can get at learning to push yourself at the right moments, the better you’ll race. One... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-27
  • Train the Movement, not the Muscle
    Developing Stability & Strength in Runners As many readers will already know, my personal sporting success came long before I developed an interest in endurance sports and running in particular. For a number of years I played Rugby Union full-time: a sport where we as players become somewhat obsessed with... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 2014-08-22
  • What Supplements Should You be Taking as a Runner
    One of the more common questions I get asked is “what supplements should I be taking as a runner”. Almost immediately, that question is followed by something along the lines of… I saw this add for x product. It claims to [insert crazy claim here (eliminate lactic acid, improve recovery,... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 2014-08-20
  • Transrockies-Run: Stage 6
     Pepsico TransRockies Run Stage 6 – Vail to Beaver Creek – 20.9 miles/4,900 feet of elevation gain Stage 6 features a 20.9 mile route from Vail to Beaver Creek with 4900 feet of elevation gain.This route runs from the start in Vail Village on pavement, uses an overpass to cross the... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-18
  • Transrockies Run Stage 5
    Pepsico Transrockies Run Stage 5 – Red Cliff to Vail – 23.8 miles/4,100 feet of elevation gain From Red Cliff you start with almost 8 miles on dirt road climbing moderately to Checkpoint 1. From there you enter singletrack through the forest with several steep climbs and descents until you come... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 2014-08-17