Running: Avoiding becoming a hood ornament

A friend of mine on Twitter asked me for some tips on staying safe from vehicles while out running and I thought it would be a fantastic topic for a blog post (and also way too long for a Twitter Continue reading Running: Avoiding becoming a hood ornament

Gear Review: SKORA Core

In my experience, there’s three kinds of so called “minimalist” shoes out there: 1) The “me too” shoes which took existing traditional shoe designs & put a thinner, usually zero/low drop sole on them 2) The sandal crew (shout out Continue reading Gear Review: SKORA Core

StrideFu: A running primer for new, injured and overweight runners

I often get asked about how to get started running from people for whom the activity seems out of reach for a number of reasons. Sometimes they feel they are too heavy, most often they complain of hurt knees from Continue reading StrideFu: A running primer for new, injured and overweight runners

Gear Review: Skechers GO RUN Ultra

I’ve been a wear tester for Skechers long to know that they prefer to evolve their tech, vs going in radical new directions. They tend to look at the market and think “how can we improve what’s out there” vs Continue reading Gear Review: Skechers GO RUN Ultra

Race Report: 2014 Shamrock’n Sacramento 1/2 Marathon

So, oddly enough, I’ve never run a road 1/2 before. I ran my first marathon before I managed a road 1/2. And I ran the Lost Trail 1/2 first. This had a rather unfortunately effect. That effect was that I Continue reading Race Report: 2014 Shamrock’n Sacramento 1/2 Marathon

Learning to fly: getting started as a runner

I often get asked a lot of questions from people who are interested in running, or interested in returning to running after a long absence. My successful journey as someone who was quite out of shape, with terrible knees, has Continue reading Learning to fly: getting started as a runner

Gear Review: Camelback Arc Quickgrip vs Fuelbelt Sprint

What in the world? A handheld hydration shootout from the guy who hates handhelds? Perhaps “hate” is too strong a word. I go over why I dislike using handhelds here, but the short version is that they are an annoyance Continue reading Gear Review: Camelback Arc Quickgrip vs Fuelbelt Sprint

Gear Review: Luna Sandals Mono

I’m going to write this review with the assumption that you haven’t read Christopher McDougall’s wonderful Born to Run. If you have, you can probably scroll down a bit. If you haven’t go buy it and read it after ordering Continue reading Gear Review: Luna Sandals Mono