Back in 2009-2010, as the barefoot running movement picked up steam, I was excited. I thought I was going to see a world full of healthier, happier runners with better running form. But that’s not what happened. The reasons it should have happened are still solid: running without cushioned soles causes runners to reorganize their … Read more
A couple of days ago I had such a fun conversation with Dr. Heather Denniston on The Junk You Should Know Show about impact (and why it’s your friend, not your enemy), how to tell if your form is really getting better, the Feldenkrais Method, and my background and practice. Watch the interview below and … Read more
“Hack” is not my favorite word. I suspect many distance runners and other endurance athletes feel the same way. We know the greatest rewards come with patience, time, commitment, and consistent effort rather than looking for shortcuts. But for exactly those reasons, endurance athletes sometimes fall into the trap of substituting brute force and stubbornness … Read more
I first got to know multiple record-setting ultramarathoner William Sichel when he signed up for my online running technique camp last year. At the time I had no idea who he was. But as I got to know his accomplishments and his approach I realized that all the runners I work with–not just the ultrarunners–could benefit from … Read more
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed on one of my favorite podcasts, Endurance Planet. Tawnee Prazak, the host, has an open mind, a lot of curiosity, and a powerful drive to help athletes, so I enjoyed the conversation tremendously and think you’ll enjoy it too! The show title is, … Read more
Have you been struggling with an injury for what seems like forever? Or are you worried that’s what’s going to happen? If you’re like a lot of my clients, you’ve already been to a doctor, physical therapist, massage therapist, Pilates teacher, yoga class, acupuncturist, and you’re foam rolling religiously. And still your problem lingers. This … Read more
An old dance friend of mine recently started running and posted about it on Facebook. Lots of people commented on her post, congratulating and encouraging her. But I was shocked at the number of commiserating comments from other runners about how bad running feels. In fact, there was not a single comment from anyone saying they enjoy running. I know the … Read more
Brooke Thomas, Rolfer and creator of the bodywork information hub Fascia Freedom Fighters, interviewed me on orthotics, how your pelvis should move, barefoot and minimalist running, and how we help runners. Enjoy!