Improve running

Do you know what fascia is? If you do you are in the minority. Yes ago I had a plastic surgeon as a client debate with me the ability of this tissue to change. His medical training told him one thing, the disappearance of his chronic back pain from his Rolfing sessions told him another […]

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Barefoot running is taking off. It started as a weird thing that a few runners did. Now non-running magazines are writing about it. The July issue of Men’s Health has an article on Barefoot running. The article nails it. The wrong debate has been promulgated by journalists,” says Daniel Lieberman, a professor in human evolutionary […]

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Daniel Lieberman, a professor in human evolutionary biologist at Harvard whose January study in Nature outlines his thesis about how we are meant to run, has an excellent YouTube video. He went to Africa to learn how endurance runners ran for more than a million years. Lieberman claims humans evolved to run. His research inspired […]

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Read for Yourself

by Owen Marcus on June 28, 2010

Ammi, a participant in our recent running clinic wrote a fun post on how she discovered her running flow. As she describes, running can be no only fun, but also very easy. She was having flashes of the flow, but when she put on a pair of the Barefoot’s – Five Fingers by Vibram she […]

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Free Running Guide

by Owen Marcus on May 30, 2010

We put together a free guide on how to run in the Flow. This short guide displayed on top of the right sidebar lists the key principles and cues for running naturally. Over the years I kept coming up with simpler and simpler ways to teach people to run in a way that is easy, […]

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Image via CrunchBase “Wow! You must have strong feet!” The elderly lady in the wheelchair, and her caretaker, gaped as I ran past them, barefoot. I grinned over my shoulder and said, “Well, God made feet perfect the first time, right? Why screw things up by putting shoes on?” I’ve always been a minimalist; I’ve always looked […]

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Are you running barefoot? Why not? Animals do it. In this video from his Google appearance, Barefoot Ted McDonald outlines how he discovered running barefoot. Like any geek who majored in Rhetoric, he did all the research before even trying it. He wanted to learn all he could before he did something as crazy as […]

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A recent article on Active.com gives you three ways to improve your running. The first is to increase your cadence (how many steps you take in a minute.) The author, Patrick McCrann, claims as you get your speed up, your position will improve. That’s certainly possible, but without the right mechanics to start with, you’re […]

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