Unbroken Movie Preview: The Story of Louis Zamperini

My wife has been on my case for months to read Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The book, by Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit), tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a runner who competed in the 5000m at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The book tells the story of […]

Asics Super J33: How A Running Shoe Changes Barefoot Gait Mechanics

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Runblogger Forum member Michael recently posted a video from Asics that features the Asics Super J33 running shoe. The Super J33 is kind of the stability version of the Gel Lyte33, a shoe that I like a lot. I bought the Super J33 as well for a review, but have not had a chance to […]

If You Run With a Dog, Watch This!

Jack Run

My most frequent running partner is a black lab named Jack. He loves to run. Our mileage together has been slowly creeping back up over the past few weeks, and just as happens to me, his craving for the run seems to grow the more frequently he gets out. The moment I grab a pair […]

Bernd Heinrich on Running: Amazing Video

Before there was “Born to Run” there was “Why We Run.” The latter, a book written by Bernd Heinrich, was the first running book I ever read, and it was one of the launching pads for my interest in running science. In the book, Heinrich mixes his life story with elements of animal physiology and […]

Meb Keflezighi is Awesome

Elite American marathoner Meb Keflezighi has been battling an injury, and going into today’s NYC Marathon’s his ability to perform at his best was uncertain. As it turns out, Meb’s body shut down at mile 19.3, but unlike many elites faced by a situation like this, he didn’t drop. What did he do? He took […]

Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, and Mo Farah in Slow Motion at the 2013 Great North Run

I’m a sucker for good slow motion videos of elite runners. A Twitter friend (@RunningTraining) captured a nice video of the top three men at mile 12 of the 2013 Great North Run. You might be familiar with these three, all of whom will go down in history as being among the greatest distance runners […]

Under Armour Speedform Upper Construction Video

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Update 7/10/2013 – just published my review of the Under Armour Speedform. One of the soon-to-arrive shoes that I’m really excited about trying is the Under Armour Speedform. I’m a big fan of shoes that allow me to run sockless, and as the video below demonstrates, the Speedform looks like it is designed to meet […]

Video: Ohope Beach School Kid’s Cross Country Race

Running should be fun, right? That’s the message I take from the video below, which shows a kid’s cross country race held by the Ohope Beach School in New Zealand (see video below). Looks like a beautiful place, and love that the kids are mostly running the race barefoot! Ohope Beach School Cross Country 2011 […]

The Best Shoe Review Ever

My buddy Thomas had his son, “Barefoot” Theo review the kid’s Skechers GoRun Ride. Why “Barefoot” Theo? Because Theo runs a barefoot lap up and down the sidewalk every day before Thomas leaves for work, even in winter (evidence here). In keeping with the theme of the post on adolescent foot strikes that I just […]

What Fatigue Looks Like

I’m teaching Exercise Physiology this semester, and my lecture topic on Thursday is fatigue. As I always do, I start the lecture with a video that demonstrates extreme fatigue pretty vividly, thought I’d also share it here!