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Barefoot Running… The Movie!

Posted by | Posted in Barefoot Running | Posted on 27-06-2012

I know many of you are eagerly waiting for the Born To Run movie (I am, too).

Well, until that’s out at your local gajillion-plex, check out this trailer of the new barefoot running movie by Michael Sandler and Jessie Lee, authors of Barefoot Running.

I’m forever grateful to Michael and Jessie… when I decided to try running barefoot as a way to deal with my persistent running injuries, I was fortunate enough that they were teaching a workshop that very weekend, right in my backyard (metaphorically speaking… it was 3 miles away).

Even more, after my first barefoot run, when I said to Michael, “Well, that was interesting, but I’m a sprinter, not a long, slow distance guy,” he encouraged me to try it a few more times and, for some reason, I did.

Then, Jessie, being a former sprinter herself, added a whole other level of fun when we would take off across some field, leaving the LSD runners in the dust ;-)

Oh, and it was Michael saying, “If you had a website for these sandals you’re making, I’d put you in our new book,” that was the beginning of Invisible Shoes!

If you watch this trailer and don’t want to book a ticket for the workshop where Michael and Jessie take you to all of these amazing locations, then there’s something wrong with you (or you already live in Hawaii).

I’ve seen clips from the entire movie and it’s really something special. Enjoy.

Run in Peace, Micah True

Posted by | Posted in Barefoot Running, Tarahumara running | Posted on 31-03-2012

Micah True, ultrarunner

There’s no way to adequately thank one of the great inspirations in the running world, Micah True, also known as Caballo Blanco (“White Horse”), who was found dead just hours ago. Micah, arguably the “star” of Christopher McDougall’s best seller, Born To Run, went out for a run on Tuesday and did not return. There’s no news at this moment about a cause of death.

As Micah would often say in signing off, “Run Free!”

Run In Peace, Micah.

p.s. If you feel moved to support the cause Micah worked so hard on, go to http://www.norawas.org/

Sh*t Barefoot Runners Say…

Posted by | Posted in Barefoot Running | Posted on 30-01-2012

You’re not a real barefoot runner if you haven’t said one of these ;-)