I think winter in the Northeast has finally broken – it’s not warm, but it’s trending upwards. The air is perfect for running and the days are long enough to actually be bright. I took off the Inov-8 running shoes with heavy socks and put on the Vibram FiveFingers. The new ones with laces worked … More Spring is in the Air–First Barefoot Run
I finally got my copy of Power, Speed, Endurance by Brian MacKenzie of CrossFit Endurance. I have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect – maybe 100 pages filled with controversial ideas. What I got was: A beautiful, thick, large-format book packed with hundreds of slow-motion stills of every CrossFit exercise as well as … More BMack vs. Bompa–First Thoughts on Power, Speed, Endurance
…go for a run in FiveFingers of course! Love a crisp cold night where I can see by the light of the moon.
Recently Xeno Muller, a multiple Olympic medalist single sculler and rowing coach, posted a great piece on using minimalist shoes for both running and indoor rowing. I respect and agree with his opinions on both! A lot of heavyweight male rowers are tall, heavy guys who don’t fit the typical “runner” profile, and they should … More Xeno Muller on minimalist shoes for rowing and running
After a great power clean and jerk workout last Monday, I had the terrible experience of having a family member unexpectedly have to go into the hospital for the rest of the week. Now that the situation is resolved, I can reflect on the net effect of a week completely off from training of any … More The effects of a cold-turkey week off
Springtime in the east means sketchy, stormy weather for single sculling. I’ve been supplementing with quite a bit of running using Inov-8 or FiveFingers minimalist shoes. While I feel that my foot strength is now high enough not to worry about recovery as much, I am struggling with the technique after a winter of too … More Running with the hamstrings–a video for visualization
Well the blizzard of 2010 of course had a silver lining for those of us who like to inflict some unique abuse on our bodies as a way of getting stronger. First of all, 2 3-hour snow shoveling sessions in 40-mph winds in less than 12 hours was probably one of the hardest workout days … More Lessons learned from deep snow running