We all have that one friend who may not train consistently or who may not eat the cleanest, and despite our best efforts, sticking to our training plan and eating clean, we can never seem to beat them on race day. Or you may wonder how the pros can rack up so many miles in … Read more
Although carbon fiber race shoes might be that extra edge you need to run a personal best, there’s no doubt they come at a cost, one that goes far beyond the price tag. The Adidas Adios Pro Evo 1 made headlines earlier this year after carrying Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa to a new world record of … Read more
After running 2:00:35 at the 2023 Chicago Marathon, 23-year-old Kelvin Kiptum is the fastest marathoner in the world. Alongside being an extremely talented athlete, there are a number of other factors that Kiptum needs to be dialed in on to break the world record. Things such as nutrition, sleep, and recovery techniques are all small … Read more
Marathon and ultra runners are bound to burn through a decent number of energy gels in their training and races. With most energy gels priced between two to four dollars, the cost can add up quicker than you realize. If you’re looking to save a few bucks for that new pair of running shoes, Heinz … Read more
In the realm of running performance, a concerning trend has surfaced, revealing a potentially insidious method for runners to gain an edge over their competitors. Recent reports suggest that blood extracted from lugworms, commonly known as sandworms or marine worms, is being explored as a new method of blood doping and is becoming a major … Read more
It’s no secret that Eliud Kipchoge and his Kenyan compatriots are some of the best endurance runners in the world. There’s a list of reasons experts attribute the Kenyans’ success in endurance running. These include the widespread use of running as a mode of transportation, the high-altitude environment in which many Kenyans live their whole … Read more
A new journal article has reported, for the first time, on the durability of running shoe super foams (called PEBA, for Polyether Block Amide) vs more traditional shoe foams made of EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate). The article, titled “Influence of Different Midsole Foam in Advanced Footwear Technology Use on Running Economy and Biomechanics in Trained Runners”1Víctor Rodrigo-Carranza, … Read more
Africa’s Tarnished Legacy In Endurance Running
12-Year-Old Course Record Finally Comes Falling
It Might Happen Sooner Than You Think
Over the last 12 months, we’ve looked at a wide variety of shoes in various categories. From road to trails, cushioning to control and shoes for injuries and competition. Here I take a look at the best of the best. My selection of shoes that represent the best on offer in the various categories. As … Read more
Spoiler alert: each 5k split was sub- 14:30.
Nike Alphafly vs Adidas Adizero Adio Pro Evo. Are these things really running shoes?