I’ll be starting the Grindstone 100 miler tomorrow evening at 6pm in Swoope, Virginia. It’ll be my second attempt at the race after DNFing last year. My preparation has improved dramatically. Last year, my training went something like this:
I ran Western States toward the end of June. My lone run over 12 miles was a road marathon the week before Grindstone (Freedom’s Run in West Virginia). My average weekly mileage rarely surpassed 20 miles.
I didn’t run any technical Read More...
[EDIT- the location and time may change slightly... to the Covered Bridge (address forthcoming) at 6:30pm instead of 6:00pm- stay tuned!]
Quick note to all my Ohio/ Western PA friends- Shelly and I will be conducting a Merrell BareForm barefoot/minimalist shoe clinic with our friends at Vertical Runner in Hudson, OH this Thursday (July 28th) at 6pm.
The clinic is geared toward novice barefoot runners or the barefoot-curious, but all skill levels are welcome! The clinic will be hand… er, Read More...
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’ Read More...
Barefoot Events for 2011
I am in the early stages of planning various events for the 2011 calendar year. The tentative plan is to hit the road this summer and travel to various events (races and the like) to promote barefoot and minimalist shoe running. Along the way I will be doing presentations, workshops, and group runs. I would like to gauge interest before making specific plans.
Specifically, I am looking for running stores, outdoor stores, Read More...
This weekend, I have the opportunity to participate in John Durant’s 1st Annual New York City Barefoot Run on Governor’s Island. John has done an exceptional job planning this event. It is going to be one of the biggest barefoot running events held in the U.S. The schedule will go something like this:
Saturday October 9th:
With so many things happening, it is impossible to write a single post about each. Instead, I will occasionally write a quick summary of current happenings.
The Barefoot Event at Schuler
Thanks to everyone that attended the Schuler Books barefoot running event in Grand Rapids last night! We had a great crowd! Thanks for Dr. Dave Asselin of PT 360, Tiler Webster of Gazelle Sports, and Emily Stavrou of Schuler Books! I had the opportunity to meet a lot of Read More...
This is my interview with Brandon Armstrong of Crossfit Grand Rapids, the location of my barefoot running clinics:
Check out their website for more information!
On Thursday April 15th I will be holding a free barefoot running workshop at Johnson Park (map here) in Grand Rapids, MI. The workshop will start at approximately 5:00pm and last for two hours. We will be discussing basic barefoot running technique, going through a few drills, and running on a variety of different terrain. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions.
Fox 17 will be there to report on the workshop as a promo for our Read More...