SpeedEndurance TV: History of Spikes, from Jesse Owens to Usain Bolt


Join me Wednesday on SpeedEndurance TV.  We will be using Google Hangout on Air, and you can watch the video on LIVE stream. To watch the live steam, all you need to do is go to the YouTube link below.  To participate in future Webinars where you get to ask questions, you will need a Google+ … [Read more...]

48 Best Interviews for Speed, Strength Training, Recovery & Inspiration


If I can make one quote about this blog, it would be from Issac Newton. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants There is no way I would have the knowledge (and share the knowledge to you) if it weren’t for my previous coaches, as well asking questions to the smartest … [Read more...]

Interview with Mark Kokavec, on Designing Shoes & Spikes


This is part 15 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three.  To review the past 45 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Track and Field Spikes


Here are my top 7 tips for your Track spikes: Don’t leave them in your spike bag Dip the spike pins in 10W30 oil before inserting Carry extra pairs with different spike lengths and types Carry a pair of pliers 200m specialists pin placements Differences in spike plates … [Read more...]

How to Make Custom Spikes – Christophe Lemaitre Edition

In all fairness to yesterday’s post with Wallace Spearmon and Saucony, here is Christophe Lemaitre and Asics. This video is from Eurosport, and shows some of the technology they used to make a better spike to produce faster times. As I stressed in several articles about the reducing ground contact … [Read more...]