Jan
31
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Take that, Peter Lorre
By Thom David

The last half-marathon I ran was the America’s Finest City, on San Diego’s hottest day of the year in August 2012. I ran shod, and predictably, after the race I was injured, this time in my hip. I’d just started reading Born to Run, but was only about a third of the way through it. Still to come was McDougall’s spirited indictment of the running shoe industry, his account of Lieberman’s Harvard study on barefoot running, and Caballo Blanco gliding over hills in the Copper Canyon. I had no idea how my running life was about to change.

Little did I know it at the time, but this would be my last shod race.

AFC was brutal. I’m not a hot weather runner, full stop. By the end of that...
Jan
27
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Does Arch Type Predict Athletic Ability?
By Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM

It is believed that many factors play a role in the development of athletic performance. From cardiorespiratory capacity to skeletal muscle function, can our genetic and musculoskeletal makeup predict our talent as an athlete?

With many sports performed in closed chain environments our foot is highly integrated in lower extremity kinematics, postural stability and force production. Exactly how important is the foot type in determining athletic skill?

With most attention on the association between foot types and risk of injury, what if instead we took a moment to look at certain foot variances and the advantages each may have on athletic performance? To read...
Jan
21
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2013 IBRD TEE SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST IS ON!
WE NEED YOU!


The 3rd Annual International Barefoot Running Day will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013!

It's that time of year again! Time to start the IBRD Tee Shirt DESIGN Contest!

What is your vision of International Barefoot Running Day? What does IBRD mean to you? How would you represent IBRD to the world? If you can envision it in design, perhaps you can share it with us.

If you have skills, and we know you do, please consider putting together something for the 2013 IBRD Tee Shirt DESIGN Contest. We will begin accepting your submissions right away. We will collect them and then present them to the BRS...
Jan
16
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Ely Runners New Year’s Eve 10k
By Ely Dave

Might as well start the new year as I, hopefully, intend to go on with a prompt race report.

Monday saw me take the start line for the Ely Runners New Year’s Eve 10k for the 5th time in a row. Given the weather conditions of 35km/h winds and the roughly triangular course layout there were headwinds on 50-60% of the course, I would have been thinking twice about just going out for a run, maybe do a turbo session instead. But as this is my “home race” with the start line around half a mile from my house that kind of excuse was never going to come into play.

Coming into this, specific training had been a bit patchy, but good, suggesting that I was in condition for a reasonable PB, maybe something...