Hood to Coast the Movie: Running Documentary Coming this Summer

A new feature-length running documentary is coming to theaters this summer. Hood to Coast follows four teams during their running of the 197 mile Hood to Coast Relay – given my current desire to run in an event like this, this movie looks like a can’t miss. Here’s the trailer: Hood To Coast Trailer from […]

Cross Country (XC) Racing Flats as Minimalist Shoes


If you were to ask me how I would define “minimalist” when it comes to running footwear, I would say that there are four factors that are most critical: 1. A minimalist shoe should be lightweight – in fact, the lighter, the better. My personal rule of thumb is to look for shoes that weigh […]

Running the Relay for Life: Recap

Image via Wikipedia I honestly had no plans of running a spring marathon this year – didn’t take long for that resolution to go out the window. On Friday night, an evening that started at dusk with me running alone in heavy rain and ended with four of my students running under a bright blue […]

Running the Relay for Life to Support the American Cancer Society

Image via Wikipedia My posting (and running!) frequency has dropped considerably this week for reasons that are clear if you read my previous post on this blog. Last Friday saw the arrival of a new family member in my life, and I’ve been quite busy juggling baby duty with work, as well as putting in […]

New Member of the Runblogger Family: Baby Ben has Arrived!

I wanted to take a quick break from running related posts to alert you to some great news in the Runblogger family – baby Ben has arrived! What follows is an excerpt from a post I just wrote (on a new blog called Daddy Duty) about the events of the past few days. “I didn’t […]

Vibram Fivefingers Running: Random Thoughts from a Part-Time VFF Runner

My posts on the Vibram Fivefingers have been fairly popular, particularly the following two posts that I wrote on my first couple of Vibram KSO runs: Running in Vibram Fivefingers: First Impressions and Running in Vibram Fivefingers: The Day After Because these posts were written way back in August of last year, and the Vibram […]

Posts on Running Shoes


Below are my collected posts that relate to running shoes – includes running shoe commentary, previews, and reviews. To view my current recommended running shoes (barefoot-style, minimal, and transitional) with links to reviews, view my “virtual shoe wall.” FeedWind

Boston Marathon Course Preview: Hopkinton to Heartbreak Hill


My dailymile and Twitter friend Alett M. (@petfxr) just put together an awesome slideshow combining photos from her final prep run for the 2010 race as well as pictures taken at the mile 20 “beer check” from 2009. Check it out: