106 Carson Iguana Racer Review

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I review Carson Footwear’s Iguana racer running shoe. Zero drop, polyurethane midsole, sock-like upper, minimalist feel with moderate protection from rocks.

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PR97 Steven Sashen of Xero Shoes

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I talk with Steven Sashen of Xero Shoes, about learning proper running technique, how to get started running in minimal shoes, and how he started Xero shoes.

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PR94 Kelly Starrett – Ready to Run

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I talk with Kelly Starrett about his latest book, Ready to Run. Kelly focuses on improving technique and strength to help prevent running injuries.

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PR89 Dr. Nicholas Romanov – Pose Running

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I talk with Dr. Nicholas Romanov about his latest book, The Running Revolution. Dr. Romanov is the creator of the Pose Running, which he says all humans must do when running; it’s just a matter of conformity to his standard. We talk about how he developed Pose running and how it can help runners run faster, and with less injuries.

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Running: Skill or Innate?

Is running a skill, or something that we are born to do?

According to the recent book, The Running Revolution by Nicholas Romanov, running is a skill that needs to be practiced. Romanov claims that running technique needs to be mastered through rigorous practice.

To me, it seems unlikely that mother nature would’ve forgot to hardwire humans with the ability to run properly. Every living creature on the planet learns to move properly without  instruction; so why would we need to be taught to run?

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PR87 Mark Lofquist: Paleo Running

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I talk with Mark Lofquist about his transition to barefoot and minimalist footwear. Mark has an incredible story about how barefoot and minimalist shoe running allowed him to run pain-free and enjoy the sport of running. We also talk about his experience with the Paleo Diet and Crossfit Endurance.

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PR84 Phil Maffetone: 1:59 Marathon

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I talk with endurance coaching legend Phil Maffetone about his latest book, 1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach. Phil has coached elite endurance athletes such as Mark Allen. He supports a long-term approach to training and racing, favoring a Lydiard style of base building followed with anaerobic sharpening. He talks about why he thinks the sub 2 hour marathon is within the reach of elite athletes and how small tweaks to ones training and lifestyle can give big results in racing. Maffetone argues that a well-rounded aerobic training program, barefoot running, a high-fat diet, and certain types of strength work can help athletes run faster.

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