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...
This last weekend, I had the opportunity to hang out with The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy, Christian Peterson. You probably know him as the eight foot caped superhero that oozes awesomeness from every pore. At some point, we discussed the methods used to teach barefoot running. There’s a good chance this occurred after several beers as the exact nature of the conversation is a little fuzzy.
Over the last few months, Merrell and I have been working on a new barefoot/minimalist shoe running format. The goal of the new format was simple:
Create a method of teaching barefoot running that was simple and easy for the average person to share with others.
The result: BareForm.
We teach BareForm as the “ABC’s” of barefoot running. Here’s the run-down:
A = Align Posture. We have people interlock their fingers and stretch them over their Read More...
Being a blogger is a cool gig. Most of the time. You get to meet interesting people, let your voice be heard, even score some free swag.
Sometimes being a blogger blows. By our very nature, we share knowledge and news. Let’s face it- we’re the gossip queens of the Interwebs. We’re information whores. Occasionally we’re given information on one condition- we can’t share until a future date. That’s when blogging isn’t so fun.
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I had the opportunity to travel to Germany this last week to address a crowd at an outdoor trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany with my friends at Merrell. It was a great opportunity to engage members of the running industry in discussions about barefoot and minimalist shoe running.
My conclusion- Europe (and the rest of the world) seems to be about 18-24 months behind the US. They are experiencing what we experienced in 2009… a small Read More...
A few months ago, my friend TJ emailed me about the Down and Dirty race series. The races are mud run/obstacle course-type races typically set in an urban environment. The race directors set up a barefoot division, but were concerned about people running barefoot. As a result, they only allowed minimalist shoes to be worn.
A barefoot division that didn’t allow barefoot running.
This obviously created a stir among the barefoot running Read More...
Read part one here: Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report Part One
In the last chapter, my crew and I were hanging out in Squaw Valley having a good time while waiting for the start of the race. I had just gone to bed the evening before the race.
I opened my eyes. The room was dark except for the creepy shadows cast by the permanently-installed night light wired to the hotel wall. Read More...
Check out Shelly’s Crew Report on her blog: http://shoelessshelbell.blogspot.com/2011/07/western-states-crew-report.html
What can I say? It’s the grand daddy of American ultras. When I started toying with ultras in 2005, this was THE race I wanted to run someday. Over the years, the mystique was diminished a little by the likes of Hardrock and the Barkley… but Western was still on my must-do list.
I entered the lottery last year and did not get Read More...