Monday, June 4, 2012

Tread Lightly: About the Authors

Tread Lightly is co-authored by Dr. Peter Larson, who resides in New Hampshire, and Bill Katovsky, who resides in California. Below are more details on each author:

Peter Larson Photo

Peter Larson is a biology professor at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH where he teaches Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, and Developmental Biology. He has recently been conducting research on the biomechanics of distance running in road races with his undergraduate students.

Pete is also a fanatical runner with a somewhat unhealthy fascination with running shoes (or at least his wife thinks so!). He began running seriously in 2007 to get himself back in shape after letting his health go following the birth of his first two children. He has since completed 8 marathons, including the 2011 Boston Marathon, which he ran as an official qualifier (though he crashed hard on Heartbreak Hill...).

In addition to his academic pursuits, Pete authors the Runblogger blog where he writes about running science, running gear, and his personal experience as a runner.

Bill Katovsky is editor, author, and coauthor of several books, including Embedded: the Media at War in Iraq, which won Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize, Bike for Life, and Return to Fitness. Bill is founder of Tri-Athlete Magazine, and has completed the Hawaii Ironman twice. He is editor of 1,001 Pearls of Runners' Wisdom: Advice and Inspiration for the Open Road, as well as co-founder of the Natural Running Center. Bill's personal blog,, is an entertaining and informative look at all aspects of footwear and fitness culture.

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