It’s OK to overstride…

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…only if you are being menaced by a fire-breathing dragon.

Off to New York City – Merrell Roundtable and NYC Barefoot Run

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I’m sitting in the airport in NH waiting to board my delayed flight to Newark, with hopes of making it into Manhattan at some point tonight. Figured this was a good time to play around with the Blogpress app for iPad for the first time! I was invited to New York by Merrell, and will […]

Asics 33 Minimalist Shoes: “A Cushioned Ride From Heel Strike All The Way Through Toe-Off”

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Asics is set to join the “minimalist” running market with its “33” collection of running shoes. The collection will initially include two models: the Gel Blur 33 (see photo at left) and the Gel Rush 33. According to the video below, the name “33” was “inspired by the fact that there are 33 joints in […]

Paul Tergat Running Gait Video – A Thing of Beauty

I edited out and slowed down a clip of Paul Tergat running from a Nike+ commercial – looks like he’s just going at a jogging pace. Beautiful form if you ask me. Entire commercial is here on YouTube

Going Ultra: HAT Run 50K Coming Right Up!

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This winter has been very hard on my running. From late December to just this past week, the sidewalks and roadsides near my house in NH have been largely covered by ice and crusty snow, and running has been difficult to say the least. Even worse, the nasty conditions underfoot have made it almost impossible […]

Chi Running Survey: Request from Mark Cucuzzella and Danny Dreyer

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My friend Mark Cucuzzella is conducting a survey about Chi Running in conjunction with Chi Running founder Danny Dreyer. I had the opportunity to meet Danny at the recent running injury conference I attended in Shepherdstown, WV, and was able to participate in a short, one hour Chi Running workshop with him. I was impressed […]

Attending a Running Injury Conference in Sheperdstown, WV

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Why runners get hurt is a question that occupies my mind almost constantly. It’s amazing that so simple an activity can cause so many problems for so many people – for example, the scientific literature reports injury rates ranging from about 20-75% of runners in studies that have been conducted to date. In my quest […]

Vibram Fivefingers Success Story: Robert K.’s Experience in Toe Shoes

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Image via Wikipedia The January 9th issue of the Boston Globe featured an article by David Abel recounting his story of running into a stress fracture in his Vibram Fivefingers. David’s story is certainly not unique as I have read reports of a number of cases of this happening. However, I have also received numerous […]

Stories of Success Running in Vibram Fivefingers: Sgt. R. and Bob H.

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A few weeks ago I posted a testimonial from reader Bob C. about his experience transitioning into minimalist running shoes. Bob managed to eliminate some nagging pain by changing his shoes and form, but also suffered a stress fracture in the process that he attributes to doing too much too soon. Bob’s was just one […]

Forefoot Width in Running Shoes: Toebox Measurements from My Shoe Collection

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I get a reasonable number of questions about width when it comes to running shoes, particularly the width of the toebox. Personally, I like a toebox to be roomy, and despite my fairly average width foot, there are shoes that I’ve purchased that I have had to return since I could barely squeeze into them […]

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