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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
adidas Energy Boost Collage via Runners.fr A few weeks ago I wrote a post about adidas’ new midsole technology that is being referred to as Boost. They formally introduced the Boost sole material in NYC today, and video of the event was streamed live. I just finished watching the video and a few things struck […]
Shoe Preview Videos: Saucony Kinvara 4 and TR 2, Merrell Ascend Glove, New Balance 1010v2, and Pearl Izumi EM Road N1
The folks at RunningShoes.com just posted a bunch of videos from the 2013 Winter Outdoor Retailer show. Among them are previews of the Saucony Kinvara 4 and TR 2 (trail Kinvara), Merrell Ascend Glove, New Balance 1010v2, and Pearl Izumi EM Road N1. Of these, I had the chance to see both Saucony updates in […]
Strong language warning, don’t play this in front of kids!