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New Website!

Sep 5, 2010 | One Comment

I am in the process of integrating this blog and my website (  The ultimate goal is to combine both sites at that address.  The process will likely take several days, so please be patient.
If you were redirected here from the Barefoot Running University site, those resources should be online by Monday evening.


Site Redesign

Sep 5, 2010 | No Comments

Please be patient as I redesign the site.  i anticipate the new format being completed by Monday evening.  Thank you!


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Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report, Part III

Aug 6, 2010 | 5 Comments

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Egbert Shelter to Alexander Road (5 miles, 28.4 miles total)
I took a deep breath as I left the Egbert Shelter aid station.  I knew this part was going to get dicey.  In 2008, this is the section that forced me to don my one-size-too-small Vibram KSOs, which ultimately led to a host of foot problems.  I was ready, though.  Through training, I forged by body and mind into […]

Ken Bob Grand Rapids Workshop Pictures

Jun 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

Ken Bob held a workshop in Grand Rapids yesterday afternoon… here are some pictures:

Details will be added shortly!

Also- congrats to the Western States Runners… both Roes and Krupicka finished under Jurek’s course record!


Seaway 15K Results, Ken Bob Clinic This Afternoon, and Following Western States

Jun 26, 2010 | One Comment

The Seaway 15K went well.  Finish time was 1:04:58 (36th out of about 340ish.)  Lynette, you’re the book winner!  Email a mailing address to robillardj “at” gmail “dot” com ASAP.  

The race started very well.  I was on pace to easily break my PR of 1:03 and some change.  I was very close to my 5K PR for the first third of this race.  Things were going well until about mile 5 or six.  I could feel four separate hotspots forming […]

Why I Love Barefoot Running

Mar 13, 2010 | 8 Comments

After spending the winter running indoors or suffering with my feet being wrapped in some type of minimalist shoes, I finally got a chance to do a trail run on dirt with Shelly (check out her blog here).  I wouldn’t even classify it as a run.  It was two and a half hours of playing.  The feeling of the trails on my soles was simply euphoric.  Sometimes people ask why I run barefoot.  My first instinct is rattle off […]

Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot’s new EVO- Is this the ultimate minimalist running shoe???

Mar 8, 2010 | 19 Comments

This is a VERY long review. I felt it was necessary to discuss the many facets of this shoe. Many people have asked very specific questions; this review is an attempt to answer all of them.

For those of you that want a condensed version, here you go!


Very good shoe, I would rate it as being slightly better than Vibram’s KSO. The EVO would be a good winter and trail shoe. Ground feel isn’t as good as […]

The Barefoot Running Book… coming soon!

Mar 1, 2010 | One Comment


Stay tuned… it’s almost done!  I’ll post more info soon!

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