What are maximalist running shoes?

Now that the rage over minimalist running shoes has lasted a few years, it was only a matter of time before a new fad developed in the opposite direction. Yes, there are now “maximalist” running shoes. Instead of the minimalist principles of reducing excess cushioning and stability to make the foot stronger, maximalist shoes are […]

New study shows toll that ultramarathons take on the body

A recent study of ultramarathon runners shows how common injuries are among runners who race more than 26.2 miles. The results, which come from the fittingly named ULTRA (Ultrarunners Longitudinal TRAcking) Study, include the health data and running experiences of 1212 ultramarathon runners who had recently completed an ultramarathon. Of that total, 933 reported some […]