Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, and Mo Farah in Slow Motion at the 2013 Great North Run

I’m a sucker for good slow motion videos of elite runners. A Twitter friend (@RunningTraining) captured a nice video of the top three men at mile 12 of the 2013 Great North Run. You might be familiar with these three, all of whom will go down in history as being among the greatest distance runners […]

Under Armour Speedform Upper Construction Video

Update 7/10/2013 – just published my review of the Under Armour Speedform. One of the soon-to-arrive shoes that I’m really excited about trying is the Under Armour Speedform. I’m a big fan of shoes that allow me to run sockless, and as the video below demonstrates, the Speedform looks like it is designed to meet […]

Video: Ohope Beach School Kid’s Cross Country Race

Running should be fun, right? That’s the message I take from the video below, which shows a kid’s cross country race held by the Ohope Beach School in New Zealand (see video below). Looks like a beautiful place, and love that the kids are mostly running the race barefoot! Ohope Beach School Cross Country 2011 […]

The Best Shoe Review Ever

My buddy Thomas had his son, “Barefoot” Theo review the kid’s Skechers GoRun Ride. Why “Barefoot” Theo? Because Theo runs a barefoot lap up and down the sidewalk every day before Thomas leaves for work, even in winter (evidence here). In keeping with the theme of the post on adolescent foot strikes that I just […]

What Fatigue Looks Like

I’m teaching Exercise Physiology this semester, and my lecture topic on Thursday is fatigue. As I always do, I start the lecture with a video that demonstrates extreme fatigue pretty vividly, thought I’d also share it here!

adidas Officially Announces Their Energy Boost Shoes

adidas Energy Boost Collage via A few weeks ago I wrote a post about adidas’ new midsole technology that is being referred to as Boost. They formally introduced the Boost sole material in NYC today, and video of the event was streamed live. I just finished watching the video and a few things struck […]

Shoe Preview Videos: Saucony Kinvara 4 and TR 2, Merrell Ascend Glove, New Balance 1010v2, and Pearl Izumi EM Road N1

The folks at just posted a bunch of videos from the 2013 Winter Outdoor Retailer show. Among them are previews of the Saucony Kinvara 4 and TR 2 (trail Kinvara), Merrell Ascend Glove, New Balance 1010v2, and Pearl Izumi EM Road N1. Of these, I had the chance to see both Saucony updates in […]

Barefoot Running Club Video: Always Good to Laugh at Ourselves!

Strong language warning, don’t play this in front of kids!

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!