Tabata cadence for #FiveFingers or barefoot/minimalist running?

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?

Runners World article on Vibram FiveFingers and barefoot 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

My new project – The Deep Squat – hip and ankle mobility for rowing

So I have a new project – a focus on hip, ankle, and lower back mobility in order to improve rowing performance.  I have stiff hamstrings and ankles, as do many rowers who have focused for years on exercises that work the quadriceps exclusively. My question is:  what would be the effect if I could … More My new project – The Deep Squat – hip and ankle mobility for rowing