As usual, the holidays are sneaking up fast. Before you know it, you’ll be attending one holiday party after the next, eating and drinking a lot more than usual. Running is a great way to stay in shape both mentally and physically during the chaotic season. Typically, running is a very affordable sport since you… Continue reading Things Runners Can Add to This Year’s Wish List
Saucony Kinvara 3
A few weeks ago, I returned to the office after a vacation on the beach and found a package sitting on my desk. I practically jumped out of my shoes when I opened the box to find this: My love of the Saucony Kinvara has been well documented. I regularly run in two pairs of… Continue reading Saucony Kinvara 3
Walk Your Way to Optimum Health
Today’s guest post is written by my friend Rachel. Andrew Weil, M.D., a world-renowned pioneer in the field of integrative medicine with a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, now has healing-oriented shoes! His Orthaheel products are designed to provide a supportive walking shoe that will help align your body… Continue reading Walk Your Way to Optimum Health
Injinji Performance Toesocks
For the last year and a half, I’ve been on a minimalist kick. I’m not a hard core barefoot runner, but I do believe that a whole lot of padding in the heel of my shoe isn’t helping me a lot and I’ve noticed that running requires a little bit less effort now that I’ve… Continue reading Injinji Performance Toesocks
8 mm is huge!
Did you know that the typical running shoe has a 10-12 mm drop? Do you even know what that means? It means that the shoe places the runner’s heel 10-12 mm higher than his or her forefoot. That’s all about to change, though. Recently Saucony has discovered that an 8 mm drop allows runners to… Continue reading 8 mm is huge!
Headsweats Race Hat
I’m not a big fan of wearing hats. I’ve always found them to be itchy and I hate the way they trap so much heat. They say 45% of body heat is lost through your head and I say, “good riddance!” The cooler you can make me while I’m running, the faster I can run.
As a Saucony ProGrid Kinvara groupie (I did actually sleep with my Kinvaras during the Florida Keys Ragnar Relay), I was quite excited when the Hattori was released. The Hattori is Saucony’s most minimalist shoe and an answer to Vibram’s FiveFingers. Unlike the FiveFingers, the Hattori fits more like a slipper (or mitten) than a… Continue reading Saucony Hattori
Saucony ProGrid Mirage
When Saucony first told me they were introducing a minimalist stability shoe, I was intrigued, but skeptical. After all, a minimalist stability shoe just seems like an oxymoron. My first pair of running shoes were stability shoes (Adidas Supernova 9) and I made my way up through the Supernova family to the Supernova Sequence II.… Continue reading Saucony ProGrid Mirage
Saucony ViZi-PRO Epic Run Jacket
Saucony sent over this epic run jacket a couple months ago, but it took a while for the Florida weather to get cold enough to try it out. After a couple of night runs in Florida, it’s gotten a lot of use on my holiday trip to St. Louis. While the incredible visibility of this… Continue reading Saucony ViZi-PRO Epic Run Jacket
I spoke briefly of my foray into barefoot running back in March. Actually, it was one of my most popular posts. Clearly the somewhat controversial topic motivates people to comment. In any case, I haven’t really given up on the minimalist concept. I’ve done all of my barefoot runs on the beach. I live about… Continue reading Minimalist Running