My Unexpected Connection to The Kip Litton Marathon Fraud Story


I just read a fascinating article in the New Yorker about a guy who has supposedly made a living out of cheating his way to sub-3:00 finishes in marathons around the country. Apparently Kip Litton has a habit of mysteriously finishing near the top of his age group in races despite other runners of similar […]

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Chasing Pain: The Injury Domino Effect

Over the past several weeks I’ve had an interesting experience that I thought I’d share as I found it somewhat informative about the nature of running injuries. I’ve been taking Taekwondo lessons with my kids since January (a story for another post), and I’ve come to realize that in most ways Taekwondo has been a […]

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Minimalist Running: Stories Needed for a Book by Scott Douglas of Running Times


Scott Douglas, senior editor and former editor-in-chief at Running Times Magazine, is writing the Runner’s World Guide to Minimalist and Barefoot Running, which will come out next year. He’d like to talk in depth with some people with compelling minimalist-related stories. I offered to post his request here on Runblogger as I’m sure many of […]

What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Found this video via the British Journal of Sports Medicine blog the other day and thought I’d share here as well. Dr. Mike Evans provides a very creative answer to the following question: “What is the single best thing we can do for our health.”

Women and the Minimalist Running Movement: Merrell Wants Your Feedback


Back in September I traveled to New York City to attend a roundtable discussion hosted by Merrell Footwear. The group in attendance was diverse, and included bloggers, journalists, doctors, physical therapists, and a former Boston Marathon winner. Despite our differing backgrounds, one thing we had in common is that most of us had a Y […]

The Great Barefoot Running Debate: UKSEM Panel Summary by Ross Tucker from The Science of Sport Blog

I’ve been waiting anxiously for Ross Tucker over at the Science of Sport blog to post his summary of the barefoot running/footwear discussion that took place last week at the UKSEM conference in London. If you aren’t aware of this event, it was a panel discussion that included some of the most eminent figures involved […]

Injured: A Pain in the Back and a Depressed Runner

Sometimes the running gods are cruel. I’ve been incredibly swamped lately between increased work commitments associated with becoming chairman of my department, an impending book deadline (Jan. 15 is approaching fast!), and always sacred family time. As a result, my running mileage and my attention to this blog and its associated email load have taken […]

It’s OK to overstride…


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

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


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”


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!


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


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 […]