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Winners announced for being a blog follower!

Feb 13, 2010 | 3 Comments

Congratulations Anzura and Denis Rosiere for being randomly picked as winners of “The Barefoot Running Guide” ebook!  You two were chosen from the 90 followers of this blog.  I sent both of you a message.  just respond and I’ll send the pdf file back to you.

Congratulations to Andrew Roberts, Robin Robinson, and Doug Lovall for winning a copy of the ebook for being a fan of Barefoot Running University on Facebook!

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Win a Copy of Jason’s eBook!

Feb 10, 2010 | 8 Comments

Win a copy of my ebook “The Barefoot Running Guide!”  This Saturday, I will randomly choose one “follower” from the current list of followers found in the right margin of this blog.  If you are already a follower, you’re automatically entered!  If you are not a follower, simply click on the “follow” button:

If you are not already a member, you will have to join Google’s “Friend Connect.”  The winner will be announced by Saturday Read More...

New Balance Apologizes for Barefoot Comments… they’re okay in my book

Feb 8, 2010 | 4 Comments

New Balance recently posted an article regarding barefoot running, which I commented about here.  They added this comment to the article:
Jason (and Trock [another commenter]): Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. It wasn’t our intention to belittle or distort the needs of barefoot runners—apologies if that’s how it came off to you in the article. In addition to the MT100, there are some recommendations above for current low-support models we recommend, but we hear you Read More...

Shoe Review: Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Aqua

Feb 6, 2010 | 12 Comments

     I have to preface any shoe review with this disclaimer: I’m a barefoot runner.  I only use shoes in extreme temperatures, extremely rugged terrain, or when running indoors at an establishment that disallows barefoot running (like my local YMCA.)  I do wear shoes at work (I’m a high school teacher), during the winter, and when frequenting most businesses.  As such, I am always searching for shoes that allow me to run in extreme conditions and wear casually. 

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Barefoot Running Workshop in Boston Area!

Feb 3, 2010 | No Comments

The Boston Barefoot Runners will be hosting two workshops in the metro Boston area in the near future.  Here are the details:

Want to learn how to run barefoot safely and gently? Here’s your chance.The Metro Boston Barefoot Runners—who have been running barefoot on area roads for over 13 years (including more than 250 5Ks and 10Ks), and have been subjects in the ongoing running research of  Dr. Dan Lieberman (featured in the bestselling “Born to Run”) — are hosting two Read More...

The Anti-Barefoot Movement… bad for running

Feb 1, 2010 | 7 Comments

For those with their figurative ears to the tracks of the barefoot running scene, a new website as sprung up to “debunk” barefoot running.  While the author or authors chose not to reveal their name OR register the site without anonymous cloaking, we do know the site was registered a few days ago.  They immediately displayed a Road Runner Sports banner.  While it would be presumptuous to make assumptions, I think it would be relatively safe to assume we know Read More...

"Barefoot Running" by Michael Sander… due this spring

Jan 31, 2010 | 5 Comments

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee have updated and publicly launched their pre-order site for their book “Barefoot Running: How to Become Healthy, Fit, and Blissful by Getting in Touch with Nature.”  Michael and Jessica founded runBARE, a barefoot running school based in Boulder, Colorado.  While I have not read it, I would expect their book to be top-notch.  I’ve followed Michael’s advice he gives on their forum, and he clearly understands all the major concepts of barefoot running Read More...

Barefoot/Minimalist Shoe Runner Meetup/Party in May

Jan 24, 2010 | No Comments

We’re still in the early planning stages, but our plans for a barefoot runner meetup in Grand Rapids in association with the Fifth Third Riverbank Run on May 8th is coming along nicely.  Our plans thus far- meet up Friday night, run Saturday morning, then meet again after the race.  Details will be forthcoming. 

Here’s our website: http://barefootrunninguniversity.com/barefootmeetup.htm

…and our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=299464236328

Our original plan was to try to set a Guinness World Record, but we haven’t heard from Read More...