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Peter Larson
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A little over a year ago I wrote a few posts (here and here) detailing how my wife managed to overcome pain caused by a neuroma in her right foot by running in Hoka shoes. The Hokas seemed to do the trick pretty quickly, and I've since heard anecdotes from others who seem to have benefited from ...
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runScribe Launches Wearable Running Biomechanics Data Collection Device on Kickstarter
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pretty cool. taking wearable sensors to the next level. only issue is keeping the runScribe on the shoe when running trails.
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I can only imagine how painful this race would be, yet I'd do it...

http://runblogger.com/2014/06/the-hardest-400m-race-in-europe.html
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"But this post isn’t about my son’s love (or lack there of)  of running, it’s about something I see everyday in the running community, especially via social media.  People stressed out about a race, burnt out on training, stressing about moving on to the next race distance , or feeling inadequate because they didn’t cross the finish line in a certain time.  They stress so much about the impending race(s) that they begin to dread running in general.   And that kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?"

http://relentlessforwardcommotion.com/2014/06/you-dont-have-to-race/
Confession:  I totally get crazy beauty pageant moms. I realize that's quite possibly an offensive stereotype, and I am sure there are plenty of awesome pageant moms out there who are not crazy.  But you have to admit you know the stereotype I'm referring to...we've all seen Toddlers and Tiara's at least once.  (It's OK to admit it, your secret is safe here.)   The ones who go to extremes to see their kids succeed in a sport (or in this case, bea...
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Right on!

I have done 100s of self supported events

Marathons
50km ultras
50 mile ultras
100 miles rides
150 miles rides
Half iron distances
Full iron distances

Never once "raced"
Never once was pressured to hit a training cycle to hit a date.

Just get up a do what you want. 
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Wrote up a preview of new releases coming this summer from Altra, Newton, New Balance, and Hoka. Tempted by the Altra Lone Peak 2.0, Newton Fate, and Hoka Huaka!

http://runblogger.com/2014/06/summer-2014-running-shoe-previews-part-1-altra-lone-peak-2-0-altra-3-sum-2-0.html
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Great story!
I love stories about people who take control of their health by getting active. Yesterday on Facebook I shared a video about a man named Derek Mitchell who weighed 625 pounds. He decided he needed to do something about his weight, and so far he has lost 35 pounds and he just completed his first ...
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Every once in awhile I like to scan the brand pages over at Running Warehouse to look for new shoes that are coming out. I spent some time this morning doing this, and quickly found myself drooling over a few models that I hadn't yet heard about (hello Saucony Endorphin Racer!).
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Reviewed the Garmin Vivofit activity tracker - great little device!
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This month Coach Caleb takes on the topic of how to structure a training week. Lots of great info!

http://runblogger.com/2014/06/ask-coach-caleb-how-should-i-structure-my-training-weeks-to-maximize-running-fitness-gains.html
When it comes to training effectively, running hard during workouts is the easy part. The trick is structuring your training weeks (and entire program) so that you have the right balance of hard work and adaptation/recovery. In my last post, I talked about the reasons why runners should vary ...
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Reviewed the ASICS Hyper Speed 6 - ranks right up there with the adidas Adios Boost and New Balance 1400, and that's saying a lot! And the price is tough to beat...http://runblogger.com/2014/06/asics-gel-hyper-speed-6-racing-shoe-review-lightweight-flexible-roomy-and-low-priced.html
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The issue may not even be the app makers themselves, but the ad management companies that are trying to pad their conversion stats so the app makers think they are getting their money's worth with their ad dollars. 
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Biologist, runner, blogger.
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I'm a recovering academic who currently works as a writer, running coach, and exercise physiologist. I worked for 10 years as an anatomy professor at a small college in NH, but left that job in Spring 2013 to devote more time to my running interests. I currently am the editor and main writer of the website Runblogger.comI have a bit of an obsession with running shoes and work regularly with shoe companies on product reviews and testing, footwear development, and market trend analysis. I also co-authored the book Tread Lightly. You can follow me on TwitterFacebook, and Google+.
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  • University of Richmond
    B.S., Biology, 1993 - 1997
  • Ohio University
    Ph.D., Biological Sciences, 1998 - 2003
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Editor and Writer of Runblogger.com, Exercise Physiologist
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Writing, Editing, Social Media, Web Design, Digital Advertising, Exercise Physiology
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  • Runblogger.com
    Writer/Editor, 2009 - present
    I write and edit the Runblogger blog. Runblogger features content on all aspects of running, with a particular emphasis on running shoes and running science.
  • Runradar.com
    Writer/Editor/Developer, 2013 - 2013
    Along with three partners I am developing a site that will feature curated content from independent running blogs as well as original running-related content.
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