Theory: Why We Land On the Outside of the Foot

Landing On the Outside of the Foot For my work and in my spare time, I have the opportunity to observe a lot of runners and analyze their gait. I’m the type of runner who analyzes everyone as I am running along on the popular path called “The Strand” where …

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Shoe Cushioning Isn’t Necessarily Good

The latest buzz in the running industry is around maximum cushion shoes like the Hoka One One, Brooks Transcend, and several others. I myself, have commented on it in the past with my article: Maximalism in Minimalism Analyzed. I have since been thinking about it a lot and have some …

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Javelina Jundred, Don’t You Worry Mother

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Don’t you worry mother, don’t you worry now (Yes, I’m a big Swedish House Mafia fan and like to change lyrics to make them fit my circumstances). On March 1st, 2014, the Javelina Jundred 100 Mile Ultramarathon in Fountain Hills, Arizona opened registration. Not long after the opening of registration, …

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Runners: Kings of the Hypochondriacs

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I work with runners every day of my life and I love it. Runners are amazing people with great stories, amazing drive, and lovely personalities. However, runners can also drive me up a wall. Runners are some of the biggest hypochondriacs I have met in my life. They are very …

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5 Issues With Runner’s World Irresponsible Article

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Yesterday there was an article that came from RunnersWorld.com concerning the almighty mid-foot vs. rearfoot debate. This debate has raged for the past 10 years with attempts to answer the question in a black and white fashion. Most of us have realized by now that nothing in life is black and …

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Summits of California: Feeding the Soul

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Since graduating college, I have not competed in any one event consistently. I have chased adrenaline rushes and just followed what makes me excited and happy. This has taken me to the 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, Ironman, and Ultra Marathon. So what’s next in my adrenaline chasing life? I’m going to …

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Runners! 5 Tips to Act Like an Athlete

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Yes, you read that correctly. You, reading this now, are an athlete. An athlete is defined as a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina. So by definition, you are an athlete. That also means that you should start acting …

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Top 10 Running Books & Novels for Inspiration

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After 14 years of running, you could say I’m a bit of a running junkie. To add to it, I’m also a big motivation junkie if you couldn’t tell by the name of this website. I don’t care if it’s cheesy, I’m a bit of a cheese ball myself. In …

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Superbowl Runday!

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That special time of year has come around once again, the time of year when most Americans embark on a day’s journey of countless chicken wings, more beers than they can count, and sitting on the couch. Superbowl Sunday. I enjoy Superbowl Sunday myself and will be cheering for the …

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Top 10 Books on Running Science & Training

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I spend a lot of my days researching running science, training principles, and nutrition. It is my passion and simply fascinates me. I can’t get enough of the information and am always looking for the next great book to make sense of the sport and activity I love. So far, …

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