by Barefoot TJ at 11:36 PM
(1,469 Views / 4 Likes)
By rrunner64

Wenn wir jetzt so ein schönes Forum haben, will ich mich auch mal an einem kleinen Laufbericht zum Dresden Marathon versuchen. Wie immer habe ich die Nacht vor einem Marathon schlecht geschlafen. Von daher waren 6 h schon mehr als ich erwartet hatte. Dann noch relativ spät gefrühstückt und das sollte sich rächen.

Vom Wetter her wäre ein Lauf ohne Schuhe für mich definitiv möglich, aber ich will sehen, wie viel schneller ich bin, wenn ich auch etwas unachtsamer auftreten kann. Deshalb ziehe ich meine kampferprobten Five Fingers an und mache mich auf den Weg. Was?! Ich soll eine Viertelstunde auf die nächste Straßenbahn warten? Dann lieber zu Fuß die 2 km zum Congress Center, denn ich bin eh schon etwas spät dran. Dort angekommen, gebe ich in der Tiefgarage meine Sachen ab. Das ist wirklich sehr...
by Barefoot TJ at 4:19 PM
(2,498 Views / 2 Likes)
Grand Canyon - Rim to River to Rim
By Rick Whitelaw

Most people have heard of the Grand Canyon, many have seen it. Some people hike it and some crazy people run it. Ok, maybe not crazy since I’d like to be one of them. Let’s just say adventurous. Crossing the Grand Canyon has become a “bucket list” item. Most Ultra runners or aspiring Ultra runners will have done, or will do, a Rim to Rim to Rim. A double crossing. Those not quite up to that level should consider a single crossing and those not up to that level should try a rim to river or multi day trek, those not up to that level should consider a short out and back. The point is, the options are numerous and so many people go to the Grand Canyon and not even go beyond the rims. I encourage everyone to go to the Grand Canyon, take your pictures on the rim, and then hike down a little, or...
by Barefoot TJ at 2:40 PM
(2,894 Views / 2 Likes)
Response to NY Times Article: Foot Strike Patterns & Injury Rates
By Dr. Emily Splichal

On February 8th, the NY Times published an article on the different injury rates between rearfoot and midfoot runners. The article references a 2012 research study that compared 52 endurance runners for injury rates. Among the runners 59% were rearfoot strikers while the remaining were midfoot strikers. It was found that the average injury rate was 74%, with the rearfoot strikers reporting an injury rate twice that of the midfoot strikers. This study concluded that foot strike pattern can predict injury rate among runners.

As a Podiatrist and...
by Barefoot TJ at 3:53 PM
(2,982 Views / 7 Likes)
Welcome Bob Nicol, a.k.a., Barefooting Bob as our new Admin VP!

Bob Nicol (Barefooting Bob) has taken over the Administrative Vice President's position from Jamie Lee (Paleo). Jamie has had a lot of events taking place over the past few months that have called him in another direction. No loss for us, thankfully, as Jamie has moved into an Advisor role, along with Jason Robillard and Ken Bob Saxton, a lot of good company there! One of Bob's first responsibilities will be to coordinate the 2013 International Barefoot Running Day (taking place the second Sunday in May, the 12th) and the IBRD Tee Shirt Contest. Please welcome your new VP, and let's get to know Bob a little better.

Bob began his journey into the barefoot and minimialistic running world in January of 2010 and has been running happily ever since. Plagued by a number of knee and leg issues, he struggled to find...