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The Warmup Lap | 3.11.12 - Shoes and efficiency, Goucher, Lagat, and NCAA Indoors

University of Colorado Study Determines that “Running in lightweight, cushioned shoes is equally as efficient as running barefoot.” | Runblogger

Pete has a great run-through of his interpretations of a recent study on shoe weight and forefoot strikers:

All of the above being said, this study does provide some interesting and useful results. To be quite honest, I would not be surprised in the least if most people are more economical when running in a lightweight racing flat than when barefoot.

Brief Chat: Kara Goucher, 2012 Olympian | RunnersWorld

Runners' World manages to catch up with everybody's favorite. Fun fact: she starts most answers with "Yeah".

Men's 3000m Final: Bernard Lagat Outkicks Farah, Soi and Choge to Join Gebrselassie |

Lagat won his third indoor world championship in the 3000m over the weekend.

Florida clamps down for indoor crown |

Oregon took the women's crown over Kansas, and Florida beat out second-place Arkansas at the indoor NCAAs in Idaho.

The Ticking Clock | iRunFar

Something we can all relate to: injuries building and not going away. Even for seasoned ultra runners.