Category Archives: Barefoot Running

And it Has a Dilithium Powered Flux Capacitor!

If you’ve read this blog since its inception, you know that I’ve spent the last year transitioning to minimalist shoes.  I’m not quite the evangelical, radical barefoot advocate like many of my running associates, but I have really enjoyed the … Continue reading

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First Run of Autumn (13.5 miles, and some other days))

Autumn has always been my favorite season.  The sharp bite to the pre-dawn air jolts you awake first thing in the morning, and in the evening the shorter days mean long shadows and the prolonged golden glow of sunset.  There … Continue reading

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Q: What does Legolas Wear to an Interview? (Softstar Dash Review)

A: The Runamoc Dash. If you asked partner a few months ago, I had more than enough running shoes: the Altra Instincts, the Inov8 155s, Vibram Bikalas, and my Invisible Shoes.  And I would have agreed with her, as even … Continue reading

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The Fleet Feet Fleet

Shoe-wonk post alert!!! Please disregard this post if you have an adversion to shoe nerdom.  You have been warned. <shoewonkishness> Currently, I have six pairs of running shoes outside my door.  With the addition of the most recent, the Softstar … Continue reading

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NYC Barefoot Run 2011

This last weekend was the 2nd annual NYC Barefoot Run — though the term “run” isn’t quite fitting.  Perhaps “Barefoot Happening” would be better, which also captures the easy, almost communal mood that seemed to permeate the entire event.  Besides … Continue reading

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Paradigms (and other Big Words)

Tomorrow is the kick-off to the second annual NYC Barefoot Run, a two day event that Christopher McDougal bills as, “The Woodstock of wild human animal mayhem,” though I suspect might be overselling it a bit.  If the bloggers I … Continue reading

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Being a Runner Means Always Having a “Plan B”

The start of the school year has wrecked havoc on my blogging.  I just checked, and its been almost two weeks since I’ve posted anything (though it feels like its been a lot longer than that).  Most of my “free” … Continue reading

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Back to Work

I haven’t updated the blog in a week in a half, which I think might be my longest break between posts yet.  Of course, I’m getting ready for the impending school year, so any free time I’ve had at a … Continue reading

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Acts of Transgression

Last week, I ran five miles home from my education workshops – five miles in the rain.  And not just a drizzle, but the wonderful sort of torrential deluge that can come out of nowhere in the summer, drenching pedestrians … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Barefoot Running

Welcome to Part II of Review Week! Since my actual running has been greatly reduced through the combined forces of summer heat and stay-at-home-daddom (mainly the latter), I figured that since I don’t have a lot of runs to write … Continue reading

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