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The 10% Rule for Changing Your Running Shoes

I’ve had a lot of coaching clients recently challenged and humbled by new spring footwear. When we switch running shoes quickly, we often get hurt. No matter the type of runner whether minimalist, maximalist, or anywhere in-between, sooner or later we all need to change footwear, particularly when the seasons change. Though we’ve often heard we need to “break in” […]

Spring Into Barefoot Running Even Over the Roughest Terrain!

As the old adage goes, that which doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger. That’s certainly true when it comes to super-sharp gravelly roads, once nicely paved, yet now pockmarked with potholes and recently thrashed by one of the roughest winters on record. These roads can be quite literally a pain to traverse barefoot, but […]

How Steve Jobs Used Mindfulness to Focus His Mind & How You Can Too through Mindful Running

In his final act on Earth, Steve Jobs handed out copies of Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi to guests at his funeral. He wanted to help people become realized by aiding them along their spiritual and life journeys. Steve Jobs was a complex man, often ruthless in business, and yet very zen at the same […]

Are You Too Old to Start Barefoot Running? Findings from a barefoot running study offer new insight.

People over 30 may take more time to safely adjust to ‘minimalist’ shoes, barefoot running study suggests Transition slowly. When it comes to starting into barefoot running, these words cannot be overstated. Or as I like to say, begin with only 100 yards. When we change our gait or our moving pattern, from a “bad” […]

Walk Away Your Blues – New Study Shows How Time Walking in Nature Helps You Feel Better

Feeling blue? Overwhelmed? Or does a serious life-challenge have you down? Then go for a walk or run in nature today. Better-yet, make it a part of a daily habit or routine and you’ll see some amazing results! In addition to my athletic coaching, for years I’ve coached students and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder […]

5 Ways to Build Your Running Foundation Strong for Speed, Power & Coordination

More Than Just Base Miles In the past, people made the mistake of only focusing on base miles. Then they’d find themselves struggling throughout the season, for they’d trained their body only to go slow. So you want to take the other 15% – 20% of your time to begin training a little speed, power, […]

10 Bodacious Benefits of Mindful Base Miles & How to Begin Today!

If you’ve ever lived, trained or visited Boulder, Colorado, then you’ve likely seen some of the top athletes in the world, running slower than the average grandma with her walker. And if you’ve gone to some of the top training camps in the Rift Valley, or elsewhere throughout Africa, you’d be blown away by how […]

Top 10 Tips to Get You Back Into Running, Strong & Injury-Free! – Part 1

As a coach and one who has survived and thrived after my fair share of injuries, one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is… How do I get back into running after a long layoff? Oftentimes layoffs are out of our control, due to circumstances like an injury or in many cases right now–a […]

Top 10 Tips to Get You Back into Running, Strong & Injury-Free! – Part 2

Click here to read about the first 5 Tips I recommend for getting back into running either after injury or a long layoff.   6. Rest in-between your workouts This is key. If you run one day, rest those feet and legs the next. The body works by gently over-stressing things, then building them back […]