Dirty Runner: Blisters – Causes and Prevention

I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Running 100 miles is not that hard.  For most races you get at least 30 hours to do it.  You only have to run a little over 4 miles per hour to break 24 hours.  Almost anybody who has a strong will and puts in a decent […]

Zero Drop Running Shoes: Men’s Selection

Altra Zero Drop Shoes Altra Instinct 1.5 Buy at Running Warehouse Weight: 9.7oz (size 9) Stack Height: 22mm Cushion: Firm Arch Support: Optional Forefoot Width: Very Wide Altra Provision Buy at Running Warehouse Weight: 9.9oz (size 9) Stack Height: 7mm Cushion: Minimal Arch Support: No Forefoot Width: Very Wide Altra Samson Buy at Running Warehouse […]

Video: Runner’s Make the Best of the Cancelled NYC Marathon by Joining Together in Central Park

Just read a great article by Scott Douglas on the Runner’s World website about a huge gathering of runners in Central Park today. Here’s what Douglas writes: On what was supposed to be Marathon Sunday, Central Park became the site of a spontaneous celebration of the unifying power of running. (See our video of the […]

ING New York City Marathon Canceled – View the Twitter Response Here

As you may or may not have heard, the ING NYC Marathon that was set to be run on Sunday morning has been canceled. Regardless of whether you feel that cancellation was the right choice (I personally think it was), the late timing of the decision was very poor. Many runners are either en route […]

University of Richmond (my Alma mater) is Cutting it’s Track and Field Program: Support Them By Signing Their Petition

I was surprised to open up the Let’s Run homepage today and see the name of my undergraduate Alma mater featured front and center. Turns out the University of Richmond, which I attended from 1993-1997, is cutting their indoor and outdoor track and field programs and the men’s soccer program to make way for a […]

My Unexpected Connection to The Kip Litton Marathon Fraud Story

I just read a fascinating article in the New Yorker about a guy who has supposedly made a living out of cheating his way to sub-3:00 finishes in marathons around the country. Apparently Kip Litton has a habit of mysteriously finishing near the top of his age group in races despite other runners of similar […]

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Chasing Pain: The Injury Domino Effect

Over the past several weeks I’ve had an interesting experience that I thought I’d share as I found it somewhat informative about the nature of running injuries. I’ve been taking Taekwondo lessons with my kids since January (a story for another post), and I’ve come to realize that in most ways Taekwondo has been a […]

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Minimalist Running: Stories Needed for a Book by Scott Douglas of Running Times

Scott Douglas, senior editor and former editor-in-chief at Running Times Magazine, is writing the Runner’s World Guide to Minimalist and Barefoot Running, which will come out next year. He’d like to talk in depth with some people with compelling minimalist-related stories. I offered to post his request here on Runblogger as I’m sure many of […]