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Ultrarunners: Where Do We Draw the Line on Performance-Enhancements?

Sep 3, 2013 | 9 Comments

Ultras are one of the most physically-demanding sports in existence. We push our bodies to the absolute limit… then we push some more. Sleep deprivation, hyper and hypothermia, destruction of muscle tissue, extreme stressing of the endocrine and immune system… it’s all part of the game. Under these extreme conditions, the line between success and failure is minuscule. We continually experiment to find the tiniest edge to help us reach the finish line… which may steer us into […]

Win a $2500 Grant by Motivating Others to Get Outside!

Jul 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

I love working with Merrell for a variety of reasons- the organization is filled with cool people, they produce great shoes, and they are serious about teaching people to run with better form. One reason really stands out- they actively work to get people outside.

To that end, they recently introduced a grant program that offers $2500 to ten individuals or organizations that have an innovative, impactful, and sustainable projects geared toward helping promote […]

The Impossible Terrain: An Analysis Of What Cannot Be Conquered Barefoot

Oct 19, 2011 | 14 Comments

Back in the day, I used to believe any surface could be run barefoot if you had adequate training.  The premise was backed by a simple philosophy.  Good running form would negate every potential problem a runner could encounter.

I fell into a classic trap- I took my experiences on roads, sidewalks, and minimally-technical trails and generalized those experiences to everything.  I’m going out on a limb, but those that believe it’s possible to run barefoot anywhere […]

Boulder Naked Foot 5k, Free eBook Version of The Barefoot Running Book!

Jun 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Shelly and I are traveling to Boulder, Colorado this weekend to participate in the Boulder Naked Foot 5k.  If you are going to be in the area, it will be worth the trip!  Here are the tentative festivities planned:

Ken Bob Saxton, author of ‘Barefoot Running: Step by Step‘ will be talking at Outdoor Divas from 6-7 Friday night
Shelly and I will be hanging out at the Merrell tent at the race starting at around 7am
Kids’ […]

FREE GU!!!  Well… How About a Gu Giveaway?

FREE GU!!! Well… How About a Gu Giveaway?

Mar 9, 2011 | No Comments

The good folks at Gu have agreed to give away a gift package containing packets of Gu, Roctane, a few packets of Gu Brew, and some Gu Chomps to one lucky reader of Barefoot Running University.  Based on the awesome feedback we received for the Hobby Jogga YouTube video, I decided to add that as an element of the giveaway.

Here’s how it will work:

1. Watch the video here:

2. Make up a lyric to add to […]

And Winner Is…. jb!

Sep 11, 2010 | No Comments

jb was randomly chosen from my Google Friend Connect friends as the winner of The Barefoot Running Book!

jb- a message should arrive from my “barefootchronicles” email address.  Please respond to that message and I will get the book to you ASAP!  Congrats!