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A Barefoot (?) Ironman South Africa

I’ve been a runner for about four decades.  I was never especially good at it, but I’ve managed to pull off nearly twenty marathons and uncountable 5k, 10k and other distance races.  About twenty years ago I thought I’d give … Continue reading

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The Hidden Power of Gummy Bears

I am a clumsy person, unsuited for any sport that involves any sort of stick, ball or other implement.  Running after a ball with a stick would pretty much be a guaranteed serious injury.  My peers in elementary school gym … Continue reading

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Running Barefoot for Charity in Namibia

Last weekend, I joined a hundred or so other runners in Windhoek’s northern township, Katutura – which means “place we do not want to live” – to run as many laps as possible for charity.  As I wrote in a … Continue reading

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World Run Day MasterCard Spoof

November 7 was this year’s “World Run Day”.  For those who haven’t heard of World Run Day, the organization’s web site states, “It is a day for runners worldwide to join each other, wherever their location, in a celebration of … Continue reading

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“Barefoot” Running: What the Services Think

Although at times I get some strange looks, apparently I’m not the only one in the military trying out Vibram’s “almost barefoot” FiveFingers shoes (see my previous post). The Army Times – and its sister publications – has an article … Continue reading

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Barefoot Running (almost)

This morning I woke up with every muscle below my knee screaming in pain.  Apparently there are lots of tiny muscles I didn’t know I had. Why?  I’ve been hearing about this barefoot running trend, and wanted to give it … Continue reading

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