This last weekend, I attempted the Grindstone 100 mile race in Swoope, Virgina. It didn’t go so well and I DNFed at about mile 54 or so. I’ll be posting some more about the lessons learned in the race, which were plenty.
One issue in particular has garnered some discussion- my shoe choice.
I wore a pair of Merrell Trail Gloves. Normally they are my default trail shoe. The fit is perfect for my feet […]
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.
Earlier this week, I posted some news about Dr. Craig Richards’ proposed running shoe study. The response has been tremendous! Some shoe manufacturers have already expressed interest and/or committed, with many more in the works. Many of you have been asking excellent methodology-related questions. This is the latest info Dr. Richards has forwarded to me.
Note- I am not part of this research… I’m only reporting the details and helping to recruit the companies. If […]
This is a quickly-developing story. The details are a bit sketchy, but the news was too exciting to pass up.
Well Dr. Kirby, A big thank you! Here was I thinking I was the only one fighting a rearguard battle to bring scientific debate to this nonsense!First we had to deal with barefoot, and now the so called Minimalist running debate. It just gets sooo frustrating.What […]
One of my goals for teaching barefoot running is to completely redefine the way the running world approaches running form. I want every runner to learn good form BEFORE selecting shoes. With any luck, this will cause the modern cushioned, motion control running shoe to go extinct. The key- convince enough people to learn and subsequently teach good form so this idea reaches critical mass. Once this happens, there will be no need to do what I do. […]
Need a bad-ass shoe for bad-ass conditions? Inov-8’s Bare-Grip 200 fits the bill. This shoe is definitely the most aggressive minimalist shoe on the market today.
Based on my theory of using shoes as tools, the Bare-Grip 200 occupies a niche at the far end of the “gnarly” spectrum. This shoe is essentially a cleat, meaning it is not designed for roads, sidewalks, or even hard-packed trails. This shoe is designed for slop. I would like to see a […]
Over the last six years or so, my attitude towards shoes has changed dramatically. Over that time, i have slowly developed some personal guidelines that help me understand the relationship between barefoot running and running in shoes.
These still seems to be a significant debate among barefoot runners regarding the use of shoes. I hope my experiences can help others understand how shoes should fit into their running adventures.
I ran as conditioning for […]