Monthly Archives: September 2012

Trail Running Tips and UROC

What’s different about trail running vs road running?

Is there anything you can do do better prepare your body for these differences?

Most all of the elite trail and ultra field is descending into the Blue Ridge Mountains this weekend for the Ultra Race of Champions. Should be one incredible race  – everything from smooth roads to the uber-technical flow of Torry Ridge will be laid out before them.

The team at UROC is trying to improve the visibility of Ultra-marathons, so they are going to broadcast content during the race on their site. Also they asked if I had any helpful tips or tricks for those who favor the rocky stuff and go longer than 26.2. If you’d like to know the answer to the above questions, check this video I made for Competitor and UROC. (you have to click on the link, not the picture) Enjoy!

Best of luck to all the racers!


Baby needs a new pair of shoes

It’s pretty tough for a lot of runners to make sense of all the changes in footwear these days. One key message is that shoes don’t run on their own. You are profoundly more important than the shoes on your feet. This being said, footwear construction can and does make a difference. And when we talk about kids shoes, it affects not only how they walk and run, but more importantly, how they develop.
Want to learn a bit more? Check out the “Shoes for Small Fry” article I wrote for Running Times. As a parent, we all try to give our kids an advantage. I’m well aware that there are a lot of things coming up in my kids life that I can’t control. But giving my kids the gift of strong feet is one I can control. Those little feet just might be passing you up on the race course sooner than you think!


My 4yr old’s feet: excellent alignment and strong for her scooter, soccer, and the playground. The right footwear will ensure they look this way as she ages through the big game of life.

any pearls for the aging runner?


Runner’s World asked for some key points to think about as we edge-up in years. It happens to all of us at some point right?

Check it out here

Disclaimer: the advice mentioned in this article is not meant to replace Botox