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Running to Work

Running to Work

In this post I’d like to share some thoughts on the pleasures of running to work and the development of a sustainable running form. I’ve been running barefoot to work daily for nearly 1 ½ years now, I started with a 22k round trip but since moving house a while back it’s now a 26km round trip four times per week that amounts a little over 2 ½ hours running per day. As mentioned in an earlier post,... »

Testing the Inov8  Bare-X Lite 150
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Testing the Inov8 Bare-X Lite 150

Hmmmmm how to describe the Bare-X Lite 150s???? I’ve had these shoes for 2 months now and I’m sitting on the fence as to whether I love them or not. Which I guess, is a statement in itself. At this point I need to point out that I have been recovering from hip injuries (too much cycling!) in the test time, but I think that has made some aspects of the shoes clearer in some ways. By tha... »

Dan Lieberman on the Colbert Report

Dan Lieberman on the Colbert Report

I have so much respect for Dr Lieberman. I thoroughly enjoyed his seminar when he was in Sydney in 2011. Here he is, in the hot seat with Stephen Colbert: »

Do you know your foot and ankle anatomy?

Do you know your foot and ankle anatomy?

I just stumbled across this video and thought I must share this immediately. Its very nicely explained and easy to follow. Great intro to the anatomy of the foot and ankle. Don’t be put off by the silly animation of the person walking in the beginning! »

Ankle Exercises for Barefoot Running

Ankle Exercises for Barefoot Running

Running barefoot or in minimal shoes with zero/little drop (i.e. flat shoes) requires a lot of ankle compliance. Basically this means that you need to have good range of motion in your ankle joint if you want less on your feet when you’re running. Otherwise you’re going to run into problems with your Gastroc/Soleus/Achillies tendon complex – your calf and achillies. Here is a hel... »

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