Are you taking Ibuprofen? The truth about inflammation for runners.

Running injuries usually involve inflammation, right? Over our years working one-to-one with clients we’ve found that injured runners often make mistakes in dealing with that inflammation in their efforts to avoid pain and heal more quickly. One of the most common mistakes is to take NSAIDs (non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen, naprosin, acetaminophen, or … Read more

Talking About Barefoot Running on the BBC Scotland

A few days ago I appeared on the BBC Scotland’s radio show MacAulay and Co. along with Colin McPhail, owner of Edinburgh’s Footworks running store and organizer of the Scottish Barefoot Run and Conference.  We were invited to talk about barefoot running and the upcoming event, and while I was expecting some wry comments from Fred … Read more

“What’s Your Opinion on Barefoot Running” ebook coming soon!

Jae Gruenke, GCFP

Welcome!  Please join my email list (link to the right) to be notified when my free ebook, What’s Your Opinion on Barefoot Running, becomes available.  The projected release date is Friday 20 September. Meanwhile please enjoy the blog posts here, videos on our YouTube Channel, and articles and resources on the rest of our site. I’ll … Read more

How to Run Downhill

It’s one of the hardest kinds of running. You may think running up the hill was tough, pumping your arms, shortening your strides, and breathing hard. But what’s tough about uphill running is the level of effort, which is the kind of challenge one accepts in exercise. You expect to have to put in a … Read more