Category Archives: barefoot running

I’m a running coach!

After talking about it for well over a year, I finally managed to get on an RRCA Coaching course that took place in January. It was a fun and fairly intensive weekend which really revitalized my enthusiasm for my own … Continue reading

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Finding time to run

Over the last few months I’ve made many excuses for not running more often, but I am getting back on track, sort of. My aim for the new year is to run more miles (more than 2014 at least). Even … Continue reading

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When you think you have nothing left.

Last week started with something I haven’t done all year (at least I’m pretty sure I haven’t) – I ran four days in a row. I have to admit that this was, in part, because I really want to set … Continue reading

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Less running more speed

Don’t get too drawn in by the title of this post, I’m not saying it’s a good thing (today I am still suffering slightly as a consequence). For the last few weeks I have struggled to get out to run … Continue reading

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Didn’t I say I don’t like cross country?

Yesterday was the USATF Cross Country 8k Championship race at Natirar Park. This wasn’t on my race calendar earlier in the year (because it’s a cross country race), but now that I am the RVRR 40s Men team captain I … Continue reading

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This is what running is all about

There’s something about the Runner’s World Half and Festival weekend that seems to embody what running is all about. Not that there aren’t other races that do the same, but for some reason this one really resonates with me. I … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes…

Other than my distinct lack of blog activity, there have been other changes this year. I’m sure earlier in the year I bemoaned the fact that I was not running as frequently or as many miles this year, so that’s … Continue reading

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National Trails Day and the “Train”ing Run

One of the best NJ running events of the year happened this past Saturday, the “Train”ing RunĀ – it’s a non-competitive run where you can join a train, from the “Express” train (7:30 min/mile)to the “Caboose” train (15 min/mile), in theory … Continue reading

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Vibram Fivefingers

It’s inevitable that as soon as news broke about Vibram’s agreement to settle a legal dispute centered around the claims they made about their Fivefinger shoes and running, a friend sent me an article about it. Soon after I started … Continue reading

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Targeting speed.

This year I set myself two targets. I’m still not sure if I’ll be able to get there, but things are going reasonably well so far. Those goals were: Break 19 minutes for a 5k. Break 1 hour 30 for … Continue reading

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