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New Balance 890v4 Shoe Review

Shoe Name: New Balance 890v4

Model: 890V4

Weight: 8.5 oz.  Accurate with my size 9.0.

Price: 109.99$
You can buy them here:
New Balance 8904 Men’s Running Shoes
Drop: Listed as an 8mm drop but in my opinion the drop feels less than the Fresh Foam which is described as having a 6mm drop.  The Fresh Foam is supposed to compress over time and become less than a 6mm drop but to me it has not felt this way.  I have a […]

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    The Akron Marathon Health Expo! (featured post on race preparation)

The Akron Marathon Health Expo! (featured post on race preparation)

I will be at the Akron Marathon Health Expo today in Akron, OH at the John S. Knight Center answering questions about running as well as injuries.  I will be glad to look at any foot related issues as well!!!  And, for those of you who can’t make it or don’t live nearby I’ll be responding to tweets all day.. reach out on twitter!!

@runnerdoctor

Good luck to all the runners participating!!

Here’s a great race preparation […]

Running your best marathon pace. Part 1.

Here’s a great article I came across and wanted to share. It also comes at a time for me when I have decided to abandon my GPS watch for my next marathon. Why I’m running without my watch will be the sequel to this post.
How To Run Your Best Marathon Pace—Guaranteed
Every time I look at the data from a recent study of marathon pacing, I see the same thing: blinking red lights. The study […]

Topo Athletic MT Trail Shoe Review

Here is a much overdo review of the Topo Athletic MT trail shoe. It’s been a busy summer for me (watch my APMA lecture if you’re bored!!) and I don’t like doing these reviews if I haven’t actually worn the shoe. I’m not one who just slips it on and says it great…blah, blah blah. In fact, I receive many shoes which I don’t feel comfortable writing about. So, […]

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    10 Things you should stop doing to help improve your marathon time.

10 Things you should stop doing to help improve your marathon time.

Here’s a great article on common mistakes we all make as endurance runners.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | By Jim Vance

10 Things Endurance Athletes Need to Stop Doing
There is a lot that goes with endurance sports training. From the training itself to proper nutrition, good sleep and other aspects, the list of things to be done seems endless. However, there are also things you may be doing that are detrimental to your success. The […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|Training|5 Comments

How slow should you run on your easy days?

Below is a great article from Running Times this month that discusses training paces and the importance of going slow on your easy days to allow your body to recover.  I really feel this is an area where many runners get stuck logging miles and they end up running them harder than they should be.  They feel running close to their race pace will help prepare them for the race.  We know that pace […]

By |September 14th, 2014|Training|0 Comments
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    To stretch or not to stretch? Impact on performance and injury rates in runners.

To stretch or not to stretch? Impact on performance and injury rates in runners.

Here’s a great post I read on stretching by Thomas Michaud.  I agree that many runners do not stretch as much as was preached in the past.  I myself only stretch or recommend when there is an injury.  Before a race it helps to warm up and do some ballistic stretching, but the days of bending over and touching your toes is kinda outdated.   
The Science of Stretching
To stretch or not to stretch? Impact […]

The Benefits of Running Less

Something to consider. Here’s an article by coach Jenny from Runner’s World. My take away from this is rest helps and it may come in the form of running less for some people. Oh, and don’t forget to listen to your body and not your GPS watch!!

There’s nothing that makes me smile bigger than receiving Success Mail. In this case, it was actually a Success Post on my AskCoachJenny Facebook Page. […]

By |September 6th, 2014|Training|0 Comments

Vibram FiveFingers Minimalist Golf Shoes

Last weekend was my wife’s family reunion and we had scheduled a golf outing Saturday morning. Of course I had make sure I was wearing something that was attention grabbing. The first thing that most of my friends and family do when they see me is look at my feet to see what I’m wearing. Not to mention, there is no way I was going to wear a pair of stiff soled, narrow toe […]

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    My running shoes lecture from the American Podiatric Medical Association National Meeting.

My running shoes lecture from the American Podiatric Medical Association National Meeting.

I had the opportunity to present my philosophy on running shoes and injuries at the National Meeting for the American Podiatric Medical Association in Hawaii on July 28, 2014.  The lecture was a debate format in which Dr. Jeffery Ross and I shared our view points and theories.  With over 70 slides and references from peer reviewed journals dating from as far back as the 1970’s to present day, I presented my case on […]