An Easy Running Program for Beginners

When I tell people that I love distance running, I often get reprimanded. “You’re going to blow out your knees,” people warn me.  I don’t know if they genuinely think they are going to save me from the perils of ACL surgery or if people just like to get on a soapbox, but it’s getting […]

Why Barefoot Running?

While barefoot running isn’t new, it’s popularity has been going through the roof since Christopher McDougall’s book, Born To Run, became popular in 2009. Ironically, Born To Run isn’t really about barefoot running. It’s about the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyon of Mexico and how they’re able to run pain-free and injury free for […]

Transition to barefoot running

Do not “transition slowly” to barefoot running

The more time you spend around barefoot running and minimalist running — the more articles you read in magazines and newspapers, the more interviews you hear with doctors or runners, the more stories you see on the news, the more websites you see about it, the more research you hear about it — the more […]

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Ankles and Feet

I’ve always been a fan of shoes as a fashion statement, but when looking cool or sexy becomes the priority over feeling good than we have a problem. It is no secret nowadays that the health of our body directly effects how we feel emotionally and how we think. The last 10 years of my […]

Lydiard Training Plan for Runners

Arthur Lydiard was one of the most accomplished running coaches of all time and his training methods revolutionized the sport. The Lydiard Foundation is carrying on Arthur’s teachings, led by Lorraine Moller, a 4-time Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist in the marathon, and Nobby Hashizume. If you’re looking for a distance running training program, the […]

Become a better runner with this free video course

Are you a runner? Or do you want to be? If so, I have something special for you. Meet Danny Dreyer, the author of the best-selling books Chi Running, Chi Walking, and Chi Marathon. Danny has helped millions of people learn to run better, more efficiently, and more enjoyably. Danny is also a big fan […]

Proper foot placement when running

If someone tells me they’re having almost any problem or issue with natural running, the odds are well over 75% that the issue comes from “overstriding.” Overstriding is when you land with your foot further out in front of your body than is necessary or ideal. Watch little kids run and they almost never do […]

The “Tempurpedic Explanation” for barefoot running

You’ll enjoy this great talk with Josh Hewett from Top-Form-Fitness.com where we cover: The top problems people have when trying barefoot running (and their solutions) The three key moves that let you easily and comfortably run barefoot The 4 types of barefoot runners — knowing which you are changes EVERYTHING Why “minimalist” shoes are not […]

I woke up with plantar fasciitis… or did I?

It happened this morning. I woke up, took one step out of bed, and felt the searing pain in my heel that’s a sure sign of plantar fasciitis. Clearly, all this barefoot running isn’t good for me and caused this horrible injury. Except that it didn’t! In fact, I’ve had a cold and barely been […]

From “broken” to barefoot to Xero. Greg Makuch’s amazing story

Greg Makuch’s story is one that EVERY runner — barefoot or shod — should hear. I won’t say any more until you watch it, below. What I LOVE about Greg’s story is how he brought a sense of wonder and curiosity to his journey. “I’ll never run again… really?” “These sandals make noise… wait, if […]