Blog entries from Last Place Jason

Last Place Jason has a total of 8 entries.

  1. Last Place Jason
    In a blog post from last week, I discussed the brief history and future of the modern barefoot and minimalist shoe movement in the context of the diffusion of innovation model. Given my background is psychology, I prefer individual analysis to group or societal analysis. As such, I decided to assess the route many people take to becoming a barefoot or minimalist shoe runner. Exposure In the...
    Last Place Jason, Aug 27, 2010
  2. Last Place Jason
    The last 17 days have been an interesting journey for me. First was the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run. One of my goals was to run the entire race barefoot. I made it to mile 33 before an especially gravelly section sabotaged my efforts. Fearing the slowed pace would slow my pace beyond the cutoff times, I ran the rest in huaraches. While it sucked not reaching that goal, I ended the...
    Last Place Jason, Aug 16, 2010
  3. Last Place Jason
    "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away and know when to run." -KennyYesterday, I ran the Fallsburg marathon barefoot. It was not as barefoot-friendly as I remembered from last year. The first section of gravel elicited an internal debate about barefoot running. It was the exact same discussion I had during the especially harsh section of Burning...
    Last Place Jason, Aug 15, 2010
  4. Last Place Jason
    The great thing about a community is the ability to share knowledge. When we were piecing the Barefoot Runners Society together over the fall and winter, one of the fundamental goals was to create an environment to share our collective knowledge. In an attempt to help share knowledge, I will be writing a weekly "advice" column where I will answer questions you submit. How can you participate?...
    Last Place Jason, Jul 26, 2010
  5. Last Place Jason
    Learning the art and science of barefoot running is an exercise in patience. The basic form required to run injury-free is generally fairly intuitive, but mastering that form does take time. This time frame can be disheartening to the new barefoot runner. Maybe the new barefoot runner is accustomed to running a certain weekly mileage that simply isn't possible when learning to run barefoot. Or...
    Last Place Jason, Mar 6, 2010
  6. Last Place Jason
    Learning the art and science of barefoot running is an exercise in patience. The basic form required to run injury-free is generally fairly intuitive, but mastering that form does take time. This time frame can be disheartening to the new barefoot runner. Maybe the new barefoot runner is accustomed to running a certain weekly mileage that simply isn't possible when learning to run barefoot. Or...
    Last Place Jason, Mar 6, 2010
  7. Last Place Jason
    I'm still trying to build my collection of information regarding barefoot running (and ultras) on this blog and my Barefoot Running University website. In an effort to spread the word, I'm going to give away copies of my "The Barefoot Running Guide" ebook to those that help me out. There are three ways to get a copy: If you have a website or blog, add a link to this blog...
    Last Place Jason, Feb 27, 2010
  8. Last Place Jason
    I'm still trying to build my collection of information regarding barefoot running (and ultras) on this blog and my Barefoot Running University website. In an effort to spread the word, I'm going to give away copies of my "The Barefoot Running Guide" ebook to those that help me out. There are three ways to get a copy: If you have a website or blog, add a link to this blog...
    Last Place Jason, Feb 27, 2010