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Hallucination 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report

Sep 30, 2009 | 18 Comments

The Seed is PlantedWe were watching the Janet Jackson nipple-slip Superbowl at our friends’ house. Doug, an old work friend of Shelly’s, mentioned running the local 25k road race. I was amazed… who would run 15.5 miles?!? That brought up the insanity of running a marathon. Now those people are really crazy- 26.2 miles! At that point, the furthest I had run was a four mile adventure in high school. Then Doug uttered words that have haunted me for years: Read More...

Barefoot Trail Running Technique

Sep 21, 2009 | One Comment

Here are some videos that show the barefoot technique I use when trail running. The technique is very similar to running on flat, hard surfaces. The last video shows the two techniques I use for climbing hills; a power hiking technique and running. The final clip also shows my downhill technique.

Feel free to post comments or ask questions!

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My experiences in my last 100 mile attempt…

Sep 20, 2009 | One Comment

I have a lot of free time during this taper for the race on Saturday. In a failed attempt to occupy myself, I compiled some pictures and the audio clips I recorded during last year’s Burning River 100. The pictures don’t line up with the commentary; I was too lazy for the fancy editing. My production values are pretty poor, actually.

The last clip was recorded around mile 60 or so.

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Words of Barefoot Wisdom

Sep 16, 2009 | No Comments

“Easy, then light, then smooth, then fast.”-Micah True (a.k.a.- Caballo Blanco)

When people ask how to start barefoot running, Caballo Blanco’s advice to Christopher McDougall in ‘Born to Run” is nearly perfect.

Easy: When first starting barefoot running, it is critical to start slow and relaxed (easy). Proper form is impossible to achieve without relaxation.Light: Once you learn to run relaxed, you have to learn to run light. You should make little or no discernible Read More...

Erik Skaggs- Fellow Ultrarunner In Need

Sep 4, 2009 | No Comments

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Erik Skaggs, a fellow ultrarunner, suffered renal Read More...

How to Run Barefoot: A guide to losing the shoes

Aug 21, 2009 | One Comment

The contributors to the Runner’s World Barefoot Forum had a lengthy discussion about a guide to barefoot running designed for the new barefoot runner. Yesterday, while sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room, I wrote a guide. It is posted on my website here. I am in the process of refining it based on input from my friends at Runner’s World. Here is what amounts to the second draft:

How Do I Start Barefoot Running?

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Fallsburg Marathon- the results

Aug 15, 2009 | 2 Comments

I finished in 4:40 and some change. Not my best marathon, but I am satisfied considering it was supposed to be a training run. I am awaiting the placing info. My idea to run the course before the start of the race was cut short… I only managed 14 miles. At that point, I was worried about not making it back to the start line in time. The course itself was a mixture of asphalt, gravel roads, and trails. Read More...

Fallsburg Marathon

Aug 11, 2009 | 3 Comments

This Saturday, I will be running the Fallsburg Marathon in Lowell, MI. This marathon consists of approximately 50% roads (asphalt and gravel) and 50% trails with several good hills. It should be a very good training run for Hallucination 100 Sept. 26th. To get all my planned mileage in this week, I will have to do another run on Saturday. As of right now, I am leaning towards a shorter run before the Read More...