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The purpose of our toes?

Our toes traditionally get ignored until they become injured. I mentioned this before and discussed it in more detail in my book. It was brought up yesterday by a colleague so I figured I would post my thoughts.

To begin with, it is simple physics. The wider the base of something, the more stable it is. When we use our toes, they extend and splay making the foot wider in the forefoot. […]

Workouts while you are at work.

Here are some great workouts you can do at work to get you going instead of that afternoon coffee.  Never an excuse to not have time!    

How Many Miles a Week Should I Run?

As posted on Runner’s World.
By Ed Eyestone

I once asked a colleague who has coached many runners to collegiate and Olympic glory what he considered the proper mileage totals to succeed in distances from the 5K to the marathon. “That’s easy,” he said. “You want to run as few miles as you can and still win.”

Runners too often get caught in the mileage trap, thinking more is better. The truth is, more mileage is […]

Stepping Up The Pace: 19 Ways To Shave Down Your Race Time

Stepping Up The Pace
No matter the distance—5K, 10K, half-marathon, or a full 26.2 miles—whittling down your time and getting faster is often a runner’s goal. Shaving minutes or even seconds off a race time may feel close to impossible. However, there are science-backed methods (combined with a little hard work and determination) to morph into a speedier version of yourself. From strength training and focusing on the core to recovery techniques and catching enough […]

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    Georgia runner breaks 24-hour barefoot running world record: 136.98 miles

Georgia runner breaks 24-hour barefoot running world record: 136.98 miles

Andrew Snope was understandably giddy when he stopped running about 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

After all, he had been running almost non-stop for 24 hours on the track inside the Alaska Dome – his only down-time came for a half-dozen bathroom breaks.

And he had broken the world record for distance covered in 24 hours while running barefoot.

Snope, 28, of Savannah, Georgia, covered 136.98 miles, topping the previous standard of 131.43 miles, which New Zealand’s Peter […]

1:59: The Sub Two-Hour Marathon.

1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach—Here’s How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing

Today is the release date for Dr. Phil Maffetone’s new book and I had the opportunity to review it beforehand. This is a must read for any runner as it is a great review of what it takes to unleash your body’s top potential when it comes to running. The principals that […]

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    Closeout deals on Minimalist New Balance Running Shoes at Joe’s New Balance.

Closeout deals on Minimalist New Balance Running Shoes at Joe’s New Balance.

Men’s Running MR10WB2
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Women’s Running WR00CR
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Sockwa X8 shoe review

I wrote this review in the traditional format which I typically use to review running shoes a while back but have since worn them more then I did for testing purposes. This shoe made my vacation!! I’m sure many will think its a water shoe, but it’s much more than that. I did use it as one, but it was extremely form fitting and much more comfortable then a generic water shoe. It […]

How to select the proper running shoe.

Recently I was asked the question, “Do you have a recommendation for a running shoe for my daughter? She tends to over-pronate”. This came from a fellow runner and friend (who by the way is a physician) in the form of a text which makes it even harder to answer as there is not simple explanation. It’s not even easy to answer this hour consuming question in the office for patients who try to […]

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    Foot x-rays revealing structural changes from transitioning to a minimalist shoe.

Foot x-rays revealing structural changes from transitioning to a minimalist shoe.

A while back I posted some images of a runner who transitioned to minimalist shoes which demonstrated an improvement in arch structure (the entire post can be seen here). It generated a lot of attention and page hits.  Many of those against minimalist running shoes had of course said it was bogus. This particular case was an example of what we are now seeing published in the most recent literature on running either barefoot […]