As I mentioned on Twitter just a little while ago, the end is near for me and VFFs. I let my heel hurt for two months before doing anything about it. I wanted to wait and see if it was just a bruise that would heal. Dumb. Since then, I’ve been going to a chiropractor […]
It’s been awhile since I blogged on this site. I have a confession: I don’t wear my Fivefingers anymore. Except to the local pool. You may have read why I started wearing them in the first place. Well, my feet have overall NOT improved. My arches (who knew there were three on each foot?!?) are […]
Running a marathon isn’t just about running. It is also very much about balance. Try this simple test. Stand up. Go ahead, I promise this won’t hurt. Now lift one foot about 2 inches and hold it relatively close to (but not touching) your other leg. Now balance on the other foot for one minute. […]
Over the next few weeks, we will work our way up the body, talking about your breathing in addition to that rotator cuff pain you’re having at Mile 4 of your run, but this week we’ll take on something that sits a little closer to your feet.
Today we’re going to talk about that dark topic of injuries. Injuries are a part of nearly every long distance runner’s history or their future. A quick Google search indicates that anywhere from 40-70% of runners are injured at some point during their running career. Does that make you want to stop running? Well, it […]
I am very excited to be guest blogging for Daniel as he chronicles his Vibram Fivefinger (VFF) journey. I am an avid VFF wearer and have told countless clients and friends about them and the benefit that they provide for overall function and biomechanics.
When Jessica Mullen and I moved from the Midwest to Austin, Texas in June of 2008, we were overweight, out of shape, and drank a lot of vodka. We were not very productive. But there is something in the water in Austin.
Since this site is about you, I want to hear from you. What do YOU do in your Fivefingers? Tell me what style(s) you wear and what you do in them. Running, walking, karate, yoga, rock climbing, swimming, surfing, parkour, wrestling, cow tipping, whatever.
There are almost as many marathon training plans as there are marathoners. Every runner is different and even two runners who use the same training plan are going to adapt it for their own needs. Schedule, cross training preferences, speed, fuel, rest days… you need to think about all these aspects of a training plan […]
If you have a pair of the new KSO Treks, this may not apply to you. I hope to get a pair of those someday. I’ve been wearing the Classics and Sprints since August 2009. And for now, I’m “like completely over” the design of standard Vibram Fivefingers. They’re fine for sports. But I wear […]