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Should I buy Compression Socks?

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:30:32 GMT

Compression socks provide support and aid blood circulation by adding pressure to the lower leg and the foot.

Chafing, Rubbing, and Stinky Feet Remedies

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:14:49 GMT

I have a confession to make: my skin rubs raw and my shit really does stink.

When summer comes to Michigan, which it finally has with a vengeance, my body begins to show signs of the heat.

My shoes smell like a squirrel died inside. My feet rub raw in

Consistency causes Running breakthroughs

Tue, 27 May 2014 13:53:37 GMT


I'm amazed at the break throughs that people can realize. There are a few folks I run with every few months. One month they will be on par or slower than I am in a track workout. A few months later, I see their back slowly stretch away from me.

People Power - the power of others

Wed, 21 May 2014 09:50:46 GMT

I awoke at 5am to the sound of rain.

Normally that's a peaceful sound to wake up to. Then I realized why I had woken up: my alarm was buzzing, it was time to run.

Out of bed, into shorts & VFF, and through the door I ghosted into warm,

RunForth - a sport activity tracker

Tue, 13 May 2014 14:05:11 GMT

The blog has been quiet lately, but with good reason. Since early February I've been creating an iOS application for my favorite runner/sport log,

(image) As of now, it's available in the Apple app store and is called "RunForth"!

RunForth tracks your runs, walks, bike rides

Goshen Film - Tarahumara Documentary

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:38:20 GMT


From the creators or Back To Eden comes a new documentary featuring the indigenous Tarahumara tribe, renowned for their running endurance and prevention of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

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To get their editing process over the finish line, they are asking for tax deductible donations. For your

Have a purpose to every run

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:23:17 GMT


To ensure you get the most out of your time running, you should make sure you aren't performing a workout "just because". It pays to know why you're doing what you're doing.

Here's a problematic example: I want to run

Why are you running?

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:23:53 GMT


On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

-- Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Have you ever stopped to ponder why you run? During a run, have you ever thought, why am I doing this?

Now I don't mean when you're in the middle of

Stride types - Jack Daniels Edition

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:27:36 GMT

I've been enjoying reading through Jack Daniels, "Daniels' Running Formula 3rd Edition" this week.

His 2nd edition book has remained my go to reference for understanding training paces and devising training plans.

![Running Formula 3rd Edition](/content/images/2014/Jan/DanielsRunningFormula3rd.jpg)

This updated version contains many more

The runner's morning

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:59:55 GMT


Always I rise, my eyes still sticky with sleep, my brain still fuzzed from the muddy night’s sleep. Before I stand up, I force my legs to tighten, testing their stiffness from yesterday’s adventures. Callouses may cover my feet, but my muscles always twinge with the anticipation of

What happened to minimalist running?

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:51:12 GMT

My local running store RunningFit is having a panel tonight on "Whatever Happened to Minimalist Running?"

Here's the hook for getting you to come to their "clinic".

A few years ago, all we heard in the running world were the phrases "Minimalist Running!" and

Blog Migration to Ghost

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:30:56 GMT

In an effort to focus more on writing and less on maintenance and CMS related activities, I have migrated the website from wordpress to Ghost.

All images and content should be available now, however there may be a few hiccups. Please shoot me an email if you notice anything odd

Hallucination 100 Mile Race Report (9/6/13)

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:48:44 GMT

On Friday, September 6th at 4pm, I embarked on a 100 mile trail run in Hell, Michigan called the Hallucination 100. I  signed up in late July on a bit of a whim. The desire to run an ultra had been building in me since the 50k I ran in

A GPS watch won't run for you...

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:16:40 GMT

Runners World has a terrific article up on "GPS Rules". This hits home for me since I've taken to being far too reliant on the watch in times past. When it broke, I was able to break the cycle of always needing immediate digital feedback and have been

Why do long, slow runs help improve pace?

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:14:15 GMT


There's a discussion on RunningAhead regarding why long slow runs help improve pace. It's definitely worth a read through, but I'll summarize things as I see them.

If you're racing a 5k distance or above, what limits your ability to go "fast" is not your top speed, but