Philly fun run: April 23

By Christopher | March 27, 2015

We’ll meet in front of Penn Museum and set off for a gorgeous spring evening run. Join us; I know the Fishtown Beerrunners wouldn’t miss it. Details

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Lancaster: Flying steel, stand-up comedy, and Ukulele Uprisings

By Christopher | March 23, 2015

from Lancaster news: There will be knife throwing. And a standup comic telling jokes. And a woman and man jumping and climbing. And oh yes, people playing ukuleles. Welcome to the crazy cabaret that will unfold in Lancaster next month, when author Christopher McDougall launches his  new book “Natural Born Heroes” at an April 12…

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Aug 2: Ditch Work and Get Dirty

By Christopher | July 22, 2013

UPDATE!! TIME CHANGE!! Due to pressure from The Man (and the weather), we’re changing the run from before the talk to AFTER. Personally, that suits me fine — I’ve never been at peace with anything that takes place in a parking lot at 7 in the morning. I hope it doesn’t disrupt anyone else’s plans.…

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“Every kid from a reservation who succeeds has run through a lot of people who told them they weren’t going to be nothing.”

By Christopher | November 30, 2012

Wow, another terrific-looking film about Native American running. I loved “Racing the Rez,” but now “Running to the East” looks it could be a contender for my favorite running movie.

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***!!! “Racing the Rez” is Ready !!!****

By Christopher | September 12, 2012

I just got my copy of the DVD today. what a fantastic film. if it’s not the best running movie ever made, it’s damn sure in the fight.

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Your February to-do list: cure blindness, set a half-marathon PR, race Scott Jurek, and run with Ethiopian superstars.

By Christopher | August 15, 2012

And it’s totally do-able. It ain’t cheap, but opportunities of a lifetime never are. From Outside magazine: Next winter, Jurek is joining forces with the Himalayan Cataract Project and imagine1day to offer 14 runners the chance to join him on a 10-day voluntour and running expedition to Ethiopia. “I’ve been trying to find partners and…

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Running Shoes, re-Born.

By Christopher | August 9, 2012

Coach E, the guy who beat me in a bet when I said there was no way I could run a 50-mile footrace, also opened my eyes to the sins of structured running shoes. Better put, he won the bet because he showed me how destructive they are. Instead of just beefing about the problem,…

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Echoing hooves…

By Christopher | August 8, 2012

Caballo’s girlfriend, the Apache Butterfly, helped design this beautiful race poster for next year’s Caballo Blanco Ultramarathon. (I’m betting right now the tattoo artist at Coyote’s Born to Run race is going to face heavy demand for that design). To top it off, Maria then grabbed a’hold of the same burro that Caballo ran with…

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Alberto Salazar’s secret: “You learn to run like a sprinter, you’ll be a great distance runner”

By Christopher | August 6, 2012

Dr. Lieberman, Harvard’s “Barefoot Professor,” breaks it down to 5 easy tips: And to put it all together, I still haven’t found anything better than the 100 Up. Here’s Alberto Salazar, coach of America’s new Olympic silver medalist, Galen Rupp, putting it into action:

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Caveman vs. Podiatrist

By Christopher | July 30, 2012

“Born to Run” was just featured in the new THNKR series. Fascinating to watch a podiatrist on the verge of changing his thinking before your eyes…

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