Greatness: Awesome Nike Commercial

Like many people, I’ve spent the last two weeks soaking up as much of the Olympic coverage as I can. As someone who rarely watches television (we dropped cable several years ago and have not looked back!), the Olympic experience has reacquainted me with the “commercial break.” I could live without the vast majority of […]

5 Running Form DOs and DON’Ts from Dr. Daniel Lieberman

Came across a tweet this morning from my buddy Tuck of the Yelling Stop blog. His link was to a nice video from Dr. Daniel Lieberman discussing 5 DOs and DON’Ts of running form. I agree with almost all of them, particularly points 1 and 5. As far as footstrike goes, I tend to view […]

Moses Mosop–Slow Motion Running Form from the 2012 Rotterdam Marathon

Below is a video shot by Jacky Ledeboer, a phsyiotherapist from the Netherlands, showing the running form of elite Kenyan marathoner Moses Mosop at the 2012 Rotterdam Marathon. The video, posted on her YouTube channel, is shot at 210 frames per second. Mosop will be one of the three men representing Kenya in the marathon […]

Town of Runners: Documentary About Becoming a Professional Runner in Ethiopia

A friend on Twitter just sent me a link to a trailer for a new documentary called Town of Runners. As described on the film’s website: “The film tells the story of two young girls, living in a rural town as they try to run their way to a different life. Narrated by their friend […]

Movie Trailer: Iten – The Town of Red Dust

Just came across this trailer for a new movie that’s coming out about running in Kenya – looks fantastic! Definitely on my must watch list. ITEN – The Town of RED Dust Teaser Trailer from Erik O’Neill on Vimeo.

Video: The Barefoot Runner

Thanks to my buddy Tuck over at Yelling Stop for posting this – always good to not take ourselves to seriously!

Heel Lifts and Postural Adaptation: Fun Video by Patton Gleason

Below is a cool video put together by Patton Gleason, mastermind behind the Natural Running Store and fellow Shepherdstown Running Injury course alum. In the video, Patton uses a stack of wooden blocks to show why a heel lift necessitates postural changes. Great visual, and very clever!

Amazing Finish in the Men’s 10,000m at the 2011 Daegu World Championships: Mo Farah vs. Ibrahim Jeilan

Amazing finish – watch it (via BBC)! Quick analysis – I counted the number of steps that Jeilan and Farah took starting at the 16 second mark (about 26:36.7 on the race clock) of the video and ending at 26 second mark. If my count is correct, both took 34 steps during that segment of […]

Elements of a Sustainable Runner: Panel Discussion on Injuries, Training, Form, and Footwear from the Newton Running Retail Summit (Audio and Video)

As I mentioned in my previous post, Newton Running was kind enough to invite me out to Boulder, Colorado to serve on a panel tasked with discussing the “Elements of a Sustainable Runner.” In addition to myself, panelists included Danny Abshire of Newton Running, Blaise Dubois of The Running Clinic, ironman world champion and ultrarunner […]

Unbreakable: The Western States 100

This trailer for Unbreakable, a movie about the 2010 Western States 100 ultramarathon, has been making the rounds recently. Figured I’d share it here as well as it’s one of those clips that really makes you want to head out for a long trail run. The movie is due to be released this Fall.