Well I went for my first run in my new Inov-8 MudClaws (thanks Mom & Dad!) over the weekend, and I didn’t know what to expect. I went through Saddle River Park in Bergen County, NJ, with a combination of on-road and off-road running in below-freezing temperatures. Would the lug soles be squishy and unstable … More First Mud: Inov-8 MudClaws
So I started reading The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss, largely because I was interested in Brian MacKenzie’s participation in it. The verdict is still out – he is an iconoclast for sure, he may be a complete nutter, or he may be on to something (or a combination of the three). I’m keeping … More Started reading “The Four Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss
OK so I tried the Crossfit Endurance tabata (8 x 20”on, 10” off) workout running in Vibram FiveFingers KSOs today for the first time. And no, as predicted, my feet didn’t get cold! I am really starting to get the “falling out of control” feel of the pose running and it feels like I am … More Tabata cadence for #FiveFingers or barefoot/minimalist running?
There’s a great and extensive new article from Runners World about minimalist shoes and barefoot running. It’s a good read and mirrors my own experiences with Vibram FiveFingers so far: 1. It takes about a month or more to adapt your muscles to the new style. 2. Overall mileage is way down, but speed and … More Runners World article on Vibram FiveFingers and barefoot running
After reading No Impact Man, my family and I are trying to take a few simple actions to become more conscious about consumption, waste, and local food. Things like disconnecting the TV, trying to buy direct from local farms, and trying to reduce overall consumption and waste. One of the things that has struck me … More Crossfit and sustainability
So I finally broke down and bought Vibram Five Fingers. I had been using an old pair of Teva Proton water shoes for WODs at Crossfit Ignite, rowing, and stand-up paddling, but these are not appropriate for running, and I wanted to give the barefoot running thing a try because my knees are bad and … More Vibram Five Fingers: First Impressions