Thanks to my friend Jonathan Beverly (read more about Jonathan’s work HERE), Senior Running Editor at Outside Online, I was asked to give my thoughts on what made people better runners. Having been running for over 30 years, I have developed a pretty good sense of what works and what doesn’t. So from personal experience,Continue reading “Becoming a More Efficient Mover”
Category Archives: Running Mechanics
7 Rules to Follow Before You Buy Your Next Pair of Running Shoes
Join my good friend Dr. Mark Cucuzzella and me on the Trail Runner Nation podcast as we highlight a few key factors to consider before you buy your next pair of running shoes. We cover: Find a credible store and fitting expert Step & Feel What is the right size? Use all your senses toContinue reading “7 Rules to Follow Before You Buy Your Next Pair of Running Shoes”
The Mental Cost of Changing Your Stride
I was graciously asked by Jonathan Beverly, Editor/Runner-in-Chief, from PodiumRunner to contribute to this piece. Thanks to writer Laura Peill for putting my thoughts into understandable text. If you are looking for the option of traditional health check the top 8 Health Tips From Traditional Chinese Medicine. Enjoy!
Personal Metrics – Runner’s World Gear Lab
Wearables are everywhere. Everyone seems to have one. Beginner fitness trackers that spit out how many steps a person takes each day all the way up to how well someone is recovering between their workouts in the more advanced models. Not only are these devices trying to tell exercise enthusiasts how much they need toContinue reading “Personal Metrics – Runner’s World Gear Lab”
You always remember your first time…in running. The first time you broke four minutes in the mile. The first time you went sub-3:00 in the marathon. The first time you broke a school record. Well, I have done none of those so I will remember the first time I put a hole in the toeContinue reading “Shoe Casualty”
Sports Medicine Broadcast: Running mechanics
Building a better human is a better way to run better. But we have the bodies we are born with. When it comes to running, there are certain things you can do to move better. Have a listen as Jeremy Jackson, Josh Yellen, and I sit down and talk about running mechanics. Hope you enjoy!Continue reading “Sports Medicine Broadcast: Running mechanics”
Here is a simple, effective way to “wake up” your feet in the morning. No special equipment is really needed. It takes only a few minutes and can have lasting positive effects on your athletic performance and overall health. Ankle circles (rotate your foot 15x clockwise, 15x counterclockwise) Gas pedals (push down and pull backContinue reading “Morning Feet”
Small changes. Better daily movement.
Incorporating subtle little changes in your daily life that lead to being more physically active is something many of us strive towards. While more movement is good, I think that moving in the right patterns is even better. Not only is it more comfortable to do, but also it will allow you to keep movingContinue reading “Small changes. Better daily movement.”
Get off your tush!
The Washington Post has talked about it. The Centers for Disease Control have studied it. So why do people still sit and are inactive for upwards of 22 hours a day?! Because it is what our society has gone to. There are huge lines at the drive-thru of McDonald’s and Starbucks, furniture companies areContinue reading “Get off your tush!”
The Principles of Natural Running with Dr. Mark
I am humbled to call Dr. Mark Cucuzzella a friend. Mark and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet in 2011 at a specialty running meeting hosted by Newton Running in Boulder, Colorado (yeah, I know…real tough place to have a meeting). (I’m pictured here with Jay Dicharry and Dr. Mark. We had just run up FlagstaffContinue reading “The Principles of Natural Running with Dr. Mark”