Amazing Finish in the Men’s 10,000m at the 2011 Daegu World Championships: Mo Farah vs. Ibrahim Jeilan

Amazing finish – watch it (via BBC)! Quick analysis – I counted the number of steps that Jeilan and Farah took starting at the 16 second mark (about 26:36.7 on the race clock) of the video and ending at 26 second mark. If my count is correct, both took 34 steps during that segment of […]

Elements of a Sustainable Runner: Panel Discussion on Injuries, Training, Form, and Footwear from the Newton Running Retail Summit (Audio and Video)


As I mentioned in my previous post, Newton Running was kind enough to invite me out to Boulder, Colorado to serve on a panel tasked with discussing the “Elements of a Sustainable Runner.” In addition to myself, panelists included Danny Abshire of Newton Running, Blaise Dubois of The Running Clinic, ironman world champion and ultrarunner […]

Unbreakable: The Western States 100

This trailer for Unbreakable, a movie about the 2010 Western States 100 ultramarathon, has been making the rounds recently. Figured I’d share it here as well as it’s one of those clips that really makes you want to head out for a long trail run. The movie is due to be released this Fall.

Kid’s Running Form: Under-6 200m Race Footage from the 2011 Stanford Invitational

Steve Magness just tweeted a link to an awesome video of the kid’s under-6 200m race on the track at the 2011 Stanford Invitational. Steve’s quote introducing the video really hits the nail on the head: “After watching this under 6 200m…kids know how to run/sprint… if only we didn’t screw them up!” Watch them […]

Congrats to Steve Magness on his New Job as Assistant Coach to Alberto Salazar at Nike

Well, looks like the cat is officially out of the bag – I’d like to extend a big congratulations to friend and fellow running blogger Steve Magness on his new job as assistant coach to Alberto Salazar out at the Nike Facility in Beaverton, Oregon! As assistant coach of the Oregon Track Club, Steve will […]

26 Reasons to Run 26 Miles: Inspirational Running Poem by Sam Skeist

Sam sent this to me in an email and I had to share – nothing more to say:  

Slow Motion Video of Elite Women at the 5th Avenue Mile Road Race

Steve Magness over at the Science of Running blog has a nice post up analyzing foot strike patterns of elite female runners from the recent 5th Avenue Mile race in New York City based on a high-speed video shot by Niell Elvin. He notes that 11 of the 15 women strike either on the midfoot […]

Newton Panel Discussion on Natural Running Form and Shoes: This is a Must Listen

I’d like to use this post to point you to some excellent discussions of running form and running shoes that have come out in the past few weeks. First and foremost, Newton Running recently sponsored an excellent panel discussion on natural running form and running shoes in Colorado. The panel included Dr. Irene Davis PhD, […]

My Barefoot Running Footstrike in Pictures


My 6 year-old son and I spent part of the afternoon today running barefoot laps up and down the driveway in front of a camera. I was trying to get some higher quality stills of my barefoot foostrike by using the motion triggering feature on the Casio EX-F1, and he decided he wanted to join […]

JJ Casuals – Shoes that Look Like Feet

Just saw this posted on Iron Brandon’s Blog and had to share here – need to find myself a pair of these! JJ Casuals – watch more funny videos

Elite Males in Slow-Motion at the 2010 Boston Marathon: Cheruiyot, Merga, Kebede, Kigen, Goumri, Keflezighi, Hall


Image via Wikipedia A few weeks ago I posted a slow-motion video of Ryan Hall from the 2010 Boston Marathon that was taken by a pair of my undergraduate students (thanks Erin and Daniella!). They headed down to Newton on Marathon Monday to watch and film portions the race, and as it turns out, they […]

Chris Solinsky Sets American 10K Record in 26:59 at the 2010 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational

Chris Solinsky just set an American record with time of 26:59.60 at the 2010 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford Universtiy. This was Solinsky’s debut race at the 10K distance, and his record beats the previous American 10K mark of 27:13.98 set in 2001 by Meb Keflezighi. Here are some videos of this amazing race […]

Ryan Hall in Slow Motion from the 2010 Boston Marathon


Two of my students went down to Boston on Monday and filmed a good chunk of the marathon for me in slow motion. Here’s a video to whet your appetite – Ryan Hall is most definitely a midfoot striker, and what a thing of beauty that stride is! This video was shot at 300 frames/second […]

Spirit of the Marathon

Marathon Monday is perhaps the biggest day of the year for endurance runners, but if you don’t get a chance to watch the race in Boston, this video might just be the next best thing: Spirit of the Marathon.

Pearl Izumi Puts Clothes on Uranus

This is a great add for Pearl Izumi that was posted by my friend John H. on dailymile. It’s good to know the your anus Uranus will be covered.