Basic Training Principles is FREE to download on Kindle for the next 2 days!

Quick update! Through Amazon’s KDP Select program, I’m able to run limited-time free promotional campaigns for my e-books.  At 12:01am PST on Monday, June 29th, my first booklet, Basic Training Principles for Middle and Long-Distance Running will be FREE to download and share forever for the next 48 hours! Get your copy while you can! … Read more

Modern Training and Physiology & Basic Training Principles are now available on Kindle!

Exciting news! My first full-length book, Modern Training and Physiology for Middle and Long-Distance Runners, is now available on Kindle! It took a bit longer than expected to convert the book to a Kindle-friendly format, but it’s finally done.  The paperback version of Modern Training is still available on Amazon if you want a hard … Read more

Light therapy for sports injuries: a case study in dubious modalities

In my upcoming book on preventing and managing running injuries (which, I’m sorry to say, is still very much a work in progress), one chapter discusses the roles various medical professionals can fulfill in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of running injuries.  In many cases, a particular discipline is best-suited for one particular role: a … Read more

The bone stress injury model: a new way to deal with stress fractures and stress reactions in runners

An MRI reveals a tibial stress fracture Traditionally, overuse injuries to the bone in distance runners are divided into two distinct categories: stress reactions and stress fractures.  Runners who develop pain along one of their bones hope desperately that they have the former and not the latter, since the usual prescription for stress fracture recovery … Read more

Is less running better for you? An in-depth look at “Dose of jogging and long-term mortality”

About once a year or so, a new scientific study comes out which makes bold claims about the harmful effects of too much exercise.  These get a lot of media attention and feed a strange sort of schadenfreude among the sedentary populace.  Meanwhile, other research that doesn’t carry such contrarian views is quickly brushed aside. … Read more