BTR Barefoot Run, Pt. II: So what’s the deal?

What this isn’t: A race, a tough guy contest, or a trial by fiery sidewalk (although it's supposed to be pretty stinking hot on Wednesday). What it is: A fun run. That, plus a celebration that the dismal days of being afraid of running are coming to an end. Fast, light-footed running has nothing to do with gimmicky shoes, as even Nike elite … [Read more...]

BTR Barefoot Run: Harlem to Brooklyn, Aug. 11

Out of the blue a couple of weeks ago, I heard from John Durant. You probably know him from the Colbert Report, or the New York Times profile of his urban-paleo adventures. We got to talking, and suddenly this is happening. I'll update soon with more backstory and details, but for now, here's what's going down: Join Christopher McDougall, author … [Read more...]

The Right Way to Run

Wow. In this remarkable interview , one of America's top distance-running minds is suggesting that cushioned shoes are the cause of running injuries, not the cure. There's no competing with Alberto Salazar's credentials: he's a former U.S. Olympian, a three-time New York City Marathon Champ and winner of both Boston andSouth's Africa's fabled … [Read more...]