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Great Asses = Great Runners

Mar 26, 2012 | 15 Comments

In usual fashion, The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy inspired this post.  Christian writes about the need for strong hips/ass as a prerequisite to good running form.  I couldn’t agree more.

I’m a huge fan of strength training for runners as a form of crosstraining.  I have an entire section of my book dedicated to weight training, I routinely recommend programs like Kemme Fitness and Crossfit, and I even support Christian’s seemingly Read More...

The Legality of Being Barefoot in Public: How I Deal With Stupid Laws

Mar 22, 2012 | 15 Comments

I was mindlessly perusing Facebook this morning and I came across Christian’s post about Ohio’s law banning barefootedness in Federal buildings. I’m not going to go into the back story, so read his post to learn more.  Since he’s a prosecutor, I was curious about his legal interpretation of the decision.  I’m vaguely familiar with the Constitutionality of the decision based on my experiences as a government teacher, so his analysis wasn’t a surprise.

So our Read More...

You Don’t Run Enough Bro…

Feb 5, 2012 | 18 Comments

It’s a slow news week, I’m suffering from writer’s block with the Squirrel Wipe project, and I’m sick of discussing Susan G. Komen.  What am I to do?  Disagree with Christian!

In his latest blog post, The Maple Grove barefoot Guy discussed the need to run often.  His conclusion- we run too much.

As evidence, he points to the latest Lieberman study and something like 75% of the participants getting injured as evidence.  The problem- the study was conducted on Read More...

What Has Led to the Success of BRU and How You Can Make a Difference.

Oct 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

A few posts ago, I wrote about creating a great blog.  On the same day, The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy wrote about the same topic.  We do that a lot.  Anyway, Christian made a comment that I’ve been thinking about for the last two weeks:

“I’m going to be honest with you folks. You can do everything that all of the articles on this topic suggest and still be a lonely blogger in some dark corner of Read More...

How Should One Start Barefoot or Minimalist Shoe Running?

Aug 25, 2011 | 11 Comments

This last weekend, I had the opportunity to hang out with The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy, Christian Peterson.  You probably know him as the eight foot caped superhero that oozes awesomeness from every pore.  At some point, we discussed the methods used to teach barefoot running.  There’s a good chance this occurred after several beers as the exact nature of the conversation is a little fuzzy.

At any rate, Christian is a vocal critic of Read More...

Barefoot Notes from the Road

Aug 23, 2011 | 10 Comments

Since we’ve been on the road, it’s been a little difficult to find time to write about our adventures.  Here are some of the highlights from the last few weeks:

We crewed and paced for our friend Jeremiah Cataldo at the Burning River 100 miler.  He finished in a blistering  few minutes over 20 hours.
Vertical Runner, Ohio’s premiere running store and the place that hosted our local clinic, is offering 20% off all Merrell shoes until August Read More...

Patagonia Advocate Review

Apr 18, 2011 | One Comment

[The following review was written by BRU writer Christian Peterson.  The shoes were provided by our friends at Planet Shoes, which offers an incredible selection of eco-friendly and minimalist shoes.  If you're shopping for new shoes, check them out!  If you want to read more of Christian's stuff, check out his blog The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy.]

Hello again BRU students.  For those who don’t remember me, what the hell is wrong with you!  I Read More...

Staying Motivated: Five Steps to Achieving Running Awesomeness Part Two

Feb 18, 2011 | 4 Comments

The following post is the second part of an article written by Christian Peterson.  Find the first part here, and Christian’s blog here.

Awesome Tip #3: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Now you may have read this far thinking that I’m just jumping up and down all day like Gene Simmons talking about running.  Well I don’t.  For one, I don’t own that many headbands.  And I’m Swedish…our hair just doesn’t defy gravity Read More...