5 Easy Tips For Better Running – Global Running Day 2023

Watch the 5-minute guide to better running created by “Born to Run Coach”  Eric Orton. He answers the big questions that people ask – like how often to run, how fast, and how painful your training should be. Coach Eric’s guide will help you make the most out of every step and avoid common frustrations […]

Get Ready. 4/13/23.

“The Dream Shoe”: A Partnership with Xero Shoes & Born to Run 2 Authors

Fifteen years ago, Christopher McDougall’s iconic book Born to Run changed our ideas of running technique, and running footwear, forever. But McDougall and Eric Orton, his running coach and recent co-author of Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide, haven’t ever officially partnered with a running shoe company. UNTIL NOW. On April 13th, Xero […]

The evolution of human feet and how to have strong feet – BBC podcast

The BBC’s Made of Stronger Stuff podcast just dropped an episode called “Feet.” Overall… GREAT. It starts with the simplest idea, the arch in your foot is there to support your body. Spot on! Well, there are actually 3 arches in your foot, but they’re referring to the one we normally think of — the […]

Learn perfect running form from a ROBOT!

If you haven’t seen the videos of the Boston Dynamics robots, you MUST. They’re simultaneously, amazing and spooky (especially the videos of Spot, the robot “dog.” My favorite is the one below, because Atlas the robot has almost PERFECT running form! Check it out: Notice that his foot lands pretty much right under his body. […]

Eliud Kipchoge: It’s NOT the shoes!

I’ll admit it. I love being right. What am I right about this time? The importance — or lack thereof — of shoes in Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-2-hour marathon performance. I’ve talked about how shoes were NOT the delimiting factor in Kipchoge’s amazing run here, and in my podcast here, pointing out that the difference between […]

The Evolution of Xero Shoes in an Ultra Marathon Running Couple

Xero Shoes is a company that has come a long way. Looking back, we have come quite a long way as runners and adventurers. As we’ve grown, we’ve realized what a long way we’ve come WITH our Xero Shoes. We ordered our first pair of Xero Shoes in 2013 after reading the book Born to […]

Transition to barefoot running

DO NOT “TRANSITION SLOWLY” TO BAREFOOT RUNNING

The more time you spend researching barefoot running and minimalist running — the more articles, interviews with doctors or runners, news stories, and research you dive into — the more you’ll hear one particular warning. Actually, if the piece supports running barefoot, you’ll hear it as a recommendation. If the piece is “anti-barefoot,” then it’ll […]

Become a Better Runner — 3 Free Chi Running Lessons

If you want to become a better runner… or start running enjoyably, then you’ll like this video introduction to Chi Running. But, more, you’ll like the 3 Free Lessons you get from Danny Dreyer, creator of Chi Running, when you CLICK HERE

Do you have the Barefoot Personality?

Birds of a feather may flock together, but do barefoot runners flock as well… psychologically, at least? Nicholas Hanson and Janet Buckworth think they might, as they describe in the paper they’ve published in Sport Sciences for Health, “Personality characteristics of barefoot runners: openness and conscientiousness as the defining traits” They put 692 runners through […]

Football leads to concussions. Does running lead to “foot concussions”?

Can you guess what these two athletes have in common?   On your left, John Krahn. Seven feet tall, 440 pounds. On your right, Jessica Trengove, 5’5″, 115 pounds. Have you guessed yet? The answer is as far on opposite ends of the athletes themselves as the athletes are far from each other in stature. […]