Barefoot Running Insights from Barefoot Ted

Today I got a chance to listen to Barefoot Ted (again) and go on a mini barefoot running clinic with other folks from the Born to Run store in Bellevue. About 30 people showed up at the store for Ted’s humorous and insightful monologue about the reasons for minimalist running and a little insights into […]

Running Clinic with Barefoot Ted from Born to Run

Had the chance to meet with “Barefoot Ted” (featured in the book Born to Run) for a fun clinic on natural running and a quick tour of his Luna Sandal factory. I’ve met Ted a few times in the past year and he is a great guy. I learned a lot in just an hour […]

Terra Plana barefoot running video

Terra Plana has a great little video showing the difference between a heel-striking running technique and more of a fore/mid-foot technique that happens naturally when one is barefoot or wearing minimalist running shoes. They also have technique drills that you can use to train your body to run more naturally. I use Vibram FiveFingers but […]

Barefoot Running – Vibram Five Fingers Are Worth It

I’ve been a runner for the past 15 years. Over this time I’ve suffered countless injuries. Training for marathons and Ironman Triathlons can be tough on your body! Shin splints. Stress fractures. IT band issues. Knee issues.  Plantar fascia issues. I’ve suffered through it all. I can run injury-free as long as keep my mileage […]

The Story Of The Human Body – Be Healthier By Living Like You Were Meant To Live

Health has been a passion of mine since the 4th grade. I started gaining a lot of weight back then, and struggled with obesity all the way through high school. Through self-discipline, reading every book on nutrition at my local library and massive amounts of exercise and dietary experimentation, I managed to lose the weight […]

26 Reasons Why You Should Start Running Now

I’m sitting here relaxing before the Portland Marathon tomorrow. Walking through the race expo, it occurred to me just how much I love running, and how lucky I am to have discovered that. Many of the 12,000 other runners tomorrow will be doing their first marathon. Many is seems didn’t discover running until later in […]

White River 50 Mile Ultramarathon 2011 Race Report

The White River 50 Miler was totally awesome. I signed up for the race many months ago, but the week prior if you asked me if I was going to run it, I would have laughed at you. I was dealing with a few injuries and still not recovered from Ironman CDA. However, a subtle […]

Born to Run: The Copper Canyon Ultramarathon and My Run with the Tarahumara

A few years ago I participated in one of the most challenging and unique footraces alongside some of the most talented runners on earth, The Tarahumara.

Copper Canyon Adventure and Ultramarathon

Ever since hearing about the Tarahumara from Tony Robbins at a workshop several years ago (Tony was sharing tips on fitness and endurance), I’ve dreamed about visiting the Copper Canyons of Mexico. Reading Born to Run a short while later got me really excited and upon meeting Caballo Blanco (Micah True) and Barefoot Ted in […]

How to Run 50 Miles: Part IV – Proper Biomechanics

Read first: Part I, Part II, Part III The third principle I adhere to is that bio-mechanical efficiency is absolutely key. You can fake it for shorter distances, but the longer you run (both in terms of distance and number of years) – your mechanics will either wear you out or build you up. Hopefully […]

The Secret to Running Super Long Distances

Here it is. It’s a hidden secret that few people put into practice. It’s the trick to going long in any sport…but works super well for running. I’ll give you this priceless secret for free. To run long distances, all you have to do is: Get off your couch. Put on your shoes (unless you […]

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