Archive for February 2010
“Born to Run” on Jeopardy
Luckily, a stunned friend was quick enough to grab a photo when this clue flashed on the screen Wednesday night on “Jeopardy.” The contestant nailed it, too.Read More
Menstrual-controlled running shoes, new from Asics.
No, seriously. I only wish I were kidding. Just when you thought the shamelessness of running-shoe scams had reached bottom, whaddaya know — they find new depths to the cesspool. Asics is kindly offering to sell you a $190 running shoe that will magically adjust its midsole to your menstrual cycle. Read on, and marvel…Read More
Who needs speed?
In “Born to Run,” I explore the idea that the reason we gather by the tens of thousands to run 26.2 miles through city streets isn’t to survive the experience, but to share it… Excerpted from “Born to Run”: The reason we race isn’t so much to beat each other, he understood, but to be…Read More
The Mafia Business Model
A few months ago, I wrote an article for Southwest Airlines in-flight magazine about the opportunity that natural running presented to running-shoe retailers. The only reason these stores exist is because the owners position themselves as experts. Now that it’s becoming clear that the torque and excess cushioning in modern running shoes are harmful, what…Read More
“But what about glass?”
Will the barefoot runner who has ever sliced his or her foot on a piece of glass please stand up? If you’re able, of course. Because I’d love to meet you, mysterious and mythical stranger that you are. Anyone who runs without shoes is constantly asked about All That Dangerous Glass Out There! Take this…Read More
Round 2 with Runcolo…
Run Colorado, the remarkably energetic and inquisitive running blog, was one of the first media outlets to take a look at Born to Run and ask some smart questions. Now, Simon is back for more. He’s been picking up on some barefooting backlash and decided to separate the heat from the light.Read More
the huffington post, oddly, today had one of the best discussion i’ve come across on chia, the teeny tarahumara wonder food.Read More
Barefooting, Argentine Prison Style
“Since reading your book (of which I am a huge fan) I´ve done a fair amount of barefoot running. Currently I´m travelling around South America and have been keeping a blog about my travels and my running. This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending the night in an Argentine prison. Out of necessity the trip…Read More