The Merrell Road Glove. Simply put, it is to roads what the Trail Glove is to trails.
Merrell took the formula that made the Trail Glove a success, worked out a few details based on feedback from the barefoot running community, and developed a shoe that did exactly what a good minimalist shoe should- make you forget it’s there.
Before I get to the actual review, it should be known that I work with Read More...
Merrell Bareform clinic and group run at Ramsey Outdoor in Succsunna, NJ, Merrell Barefoot Jam in NYC, NYC Barefoot Run, the trip to the Pacific NW, Born to Run, and a free ebook dedicated to homemade gym equipment!
Merrell Bareform Clinic and Group Run
Let’s start with this one: this Friday (September 23rd) we’ll be at Ramsey Outdoor in the Roxbury Mall, located at 281 State Route 10. The group run will be at Horseshoe Lake. Some of us will Read More...
Is it goal-setting?
Tracking every run with a Garmin and uploading it to Daily Mile?
Not at all.
Running with a smile on your face?
Well, sometimes. But that’s not much of a secret anymore.
So what is this secret holy grail that will make you a tremendous runner? It’s so simple, the vast majority of runners overlook it. Us barefoot runners have a foot up Read More...
Western States is 53 days away. That gives me a little over nine weeks to dial in my training. So far, everything is going according to plan. I divide my training into various elements that will ultimately help me over the 100 miles. Here are the basic elements of my training:
Long runs- Usually one per week ranging from 20-35 miles. At some point I will include a long back-to-back. The long runs also includes two races (Mind the Read More...
[The following is a guest post by Pete Kemme. I frequently mention Pete here and finally convinced him to make a guest appearance. I regard Pete as one of the leading experts on functional fitness. His crazy-ass brutal crosstraining workouts have helped me finish run ultras on relatively low mileage. Check out Pete's fitness site http:kemmefitness.com. To see what he does, check out this YouTube vid. Pete, being the humble guy he is, wouldn't mention Read More...
[The following post was written by Jesse Scott. Jesse is one of the writers I recently recruited to occasionally write for BRU. Check out his blog "In Search of Solid Ground" to read more of Jesse's writings.]
Something I dislike doing is explicitly telling others what to do. We’re all individuals with our own wants, needs, and feelings. The best way for me to help others is by giving an example, or in most Read More...
When people begin barefoot running, they usually start at very low mileage. This is a wise strategy, but may be difficult for runners accustomed to high mileage or high intensity. When they ask for an alternative to running while they make the transition, I always suggest burpee pullups.
I started consciously playing with the idea of skipping shoes in sports when I was in tenth grade. As a hobby, I spent a lot of time placekicking and punting footballs in my back yard. At some point, I decided to try punting without shoes.
As much as I would like to say it was due to an epiphany that my cleats were somehow harmful to my feet, it was really due to laziness. The cleats required Read More...