Gear Review: thriv Natural Performance Bamboo Fiber Shirt


Back in October I received an e-mail from a start-up company that was getting set to enter into the workout apparel market.  The company, called thriv, produces performance workout clothing made from bamboo fiber and organic cotton, and in return for signing up for their thriv 1st newsletter, they sent me a sample shirt free […]

Relationship Between Running Footstrike and Footwear: From Stability Shoes to Barefoot


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the relationship between footwear (or lack thereof) and how it affects my running footstrike. Over the past year I’ve been running in everything from full-blown, pronation-control stabilty shoes (Saucony Progrid Guides, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8) down to Vibram Fivefingers KSO’s, which are about as minimalist as you can […]

Running Gear Review: Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp


In early November I wrote a post in which I recommended gear for running at night, and one of the items I discussed was the (original) Petzl Tikka Plus 4-LED headlamp (there is a newer single-LED Petzl Tikka Plus 2 out now that is rated a bit brighter).  The Tikka Plus is a nice, inexpensive, […]

One Hundred Pushups: Great Upper Body Workout Program by Steve Speirs


It’s pretty clear from the title of this blog that my favored form of exercise is running.  Unfortunately, running doesn’t do much for building upper body strength, and my legs are in far better shape than the rest of my body as a result.  One of the resolutions/goals I’ve set for myself this winter is […]