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Epic Stupid Run Fail: Boulder to Nederland

May 3, 2012 | 21 Comments

The Rockies have sufficiently humbled me.

Yesterday, I went on a planned 50ish mile run with Jesse Scott and his friend Ely. We planned to run from Boulder to Nederland, CO using a network of trails that wind through the mountains. Here’s the blow-by-blow of the adventure:

We leave Jesse place at about 7:45 am, run about a mile to meet Ely on the UC Boulder campus. We run a few miles to the trail […]

The Secret to Success: Be Yourself

Apr 13, 2012 | 12 Comments

Before reading this post, read Jesse Scott’s post here:

Our world is an interesting place.  the socio-econo-political landscape is changing rapidly.  Some fundamental ideas that guided generations before us no longer apply.

Back in the Dark Ages (as I like to call them), people would train for a good job by doing well in school.  Study hard.  Listen to your teacher.  They would join clubs, run for class officer, and other extracurricular activities […]

It’s Not About Getting Faster or Running Longer; It’s About Perfecting Form

Nov 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

While crewing for Shelly at Javalina, I had the opportunity to spend considerable time with Jon Sanregret and Jesse Scott.  I love hanging out with these guys because we always have great conversations about running.  Most of the topics revolve around shoes, but we also dabble in every aspect of what we do.

After several beers, we started discussing running form.  Jesse brought up the idea that more people should focus on perfecting their running form versus […]

A Whole Lotta News!

Sep 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

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 […]

Branca Leather Sandal Review

Aug 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

By Jesse Scott

BRU Staff Writer

Running is a simple activity. Throw on some shorts(or not), some shoes(or not), and head out the door. In recent years, people have begun to re-question the merits of cushioned running shoes and expensive gadgets. Ironically, this paradigm shift toward the basics has brought about a myriad of choices to sift through. Vibram Fivefingers, NB’s minimus, Merrell’s Barefoot line, and countless other styles of footwear have surfaced to cater to those […]

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 […]

Western States Training Update- Less Than a Week to Go!

Jun 20, 2011 | 9 Comments

Shelly and I just got back from our Boulder, Colorado trip (see some pics here.)  The trip gave me an excellent opportunity to run in some mountains to experiment with variables I’ll encounter at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run this upcoming weekend.

The major variable was elevation.  I have never run at an altitude above about 1000′.  Boulder itself is situated about 5,400 feet above sea level.  While there, I […]

Boulder Colorado Naked Foot 5k Pictures

Jun 18, 2011 | No Comments

More details will be posted when time allows, but here are a few pics:

The start/finish line


Shelly before the race


Herman, Steven Sashen, and Ken Bob Saxton



Our niece/personal assistant Stephanie


Jon Sanregret and Scott Jones


Rob Sanchez and his daughter


Dude that glided overhead



Bad-ass ultrarunner Jesse Scott… or maybe constipated