How to Find Your Individualized Running Plan Learn To Act Like a Scientist In Your Training

“We are each an experiment of one,” George Sheehan famously wrote regarding the need to individualize our running. While oft-quoted, Sheehan’s maxim is, however, too rarely applied. A quick google search reveals a wealth of research proving the maxim’s truth. A 2009 Swedish study on aerobic capacity, for example, found “substantial interindividual variability in training-induced… [view more]

Meet Ambassador Michael Burke Trail runner, camper, brewery enthusiast, and Barley's owner

Michael Burke trail running with Barley

There are times I can’t help but feel like one of my Middle School students. Usually it’s around mid-April when we are in the midst of state testing and I find myself daydreaming about the upcoming summer break. As my wife Sarah and I are both science teachers, and our dog Barley is a dog,… [view more]

Take to the Trail for a Natural Stride Go Off Road to Get Out of Your Rut

Trail Running

You probably already know that getting off the road is good for your running health. Usually this is attributed to the softer surface creating less impact. More important, however, is that the trail is uneven, requiring you to change your stride with every step. That variability will not only spread stress across different structures in… [view more]

Taking on the Western States 100: A Soleful Strategy With Topo elite athlete, Paul Giblin & Topo founder, Tony Post

  We caught up with pro-ultrarunner and Topo elite athlete, Paul Giblin, during his training for the Western States 100 as he attempts (for the third consecutive year) to elevate his finisher status from top-10 to the coveted top-3. Today, Paul dives into how Topo has served him well on the notorious terrain found on… [view more]

Food is Good Three Ways to Improve Your Nutrition Without Obsessing Over Your Diet

Food is good.

There are only a few aspects of human behavior more elemental than running. One of those is eating. We eat to fuel our bodies and minds, of course, but eating represents far more than that in the human experience. From the beginning of time, preparing, sharing and enjoying food has been a central part of… [view more]

Staff Pick: Liz Post on the Runventure 2 Topo's Field Tech Rep and Social Marketer talks about her top pick

If you happened to notice my last name, it probably won’t surprise you that running has always been a central part of my life. I grew up an athlete, though to be honest, not a very good one. I lacked a competitive edge and discovered my love for philosophy early on when I found myself… [view more]

The Ultrafly 2 Has Arrived! Hear from Tony: everything you need to know about our latest update.

Why did you make this shoe? After a great reception to the original Ultrafly, we wanted to keep the cushioning and light guidance that people enjoyed, but make the shoe even better with some key updates: The last was modified to fit snugger in the heel and roomier in the toe box. More toe spring… [view more]

Four Ways to Improve Your Feet at Your Desk Improving foot health and strength can happen all day.

Topo MT-2

Feet do a lot of work when you’re running. And while experts agree that they often get more attention than they deserve when it comes to influencing the stride, they often get less help than they need to perform their job well. That job involves cushioning your landing, balancing and supporting your weight, and assisting… [view more]