Tag Archives | Running form

Minimalist running evolves towards the mainstream

Last week Mark and I attended the The Athlete’s Foot conference in Melbourne, giving talks and demonstrations about how we use a gradual minimalist running transition as part of our running technique coaching. Interacting with one of the biggest shoe retail outfits in Australia has given us an interesting insight into where minimalism is or […]

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A question of balance

Specialty running retailer & coach Mark Gorski share his thoughts on the evolution of the running shoe industry towards minimalism. From a shoe retailer’s view he sees an abyss between minimalist skeptics and passionate barefoot advocates that should be filled with the lightweight trainer category.

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Nike Free Run 2 Review

The Nike Free Run 2 is often described as an ideal shoe to begin a transition to minimalist running. I discuss this issue here and other potential uses for a shoe I’d describe as a useful all around performer.

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Foam roller it’s over

Your foam roller is an unsympathetic and hurtful companion to your iliotibial band induced knee pain. Like a bad friend or destructive relationship of any kind, perhaps it’s time you broke up? Maybe you’re ready to say those words “foam roller it is over.” Find out the causes and cures for ITB syndrome.

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Barefoot running baby steps

While I encourage runners to approach barefoot running with caution, for some runners, there is a case to be made for taking baby steps towards barefoot running. In this article I describe five ideas that will give you a taste of the barefoot phenomenon without having to put yourself at high risk of injury.

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180 strides per minute

Last week I spied a Tweet from the @NakedRunners linking to Sweat Science, the blog of author and runner Alex Hutchinson who had compiled data on his stride rate as he increased running speed from 5 min to 3 min km pace. The material put together by Alex gave me a shove to think about […]

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