Back in April, right before the start of my first 100k at the Free State Trail 100k, I was sitting on the ground tying my Luna Sandal Leadville’s, and a dude walks up to me and asks how they were working out for me. I replied I was pretty new to them, at least for trails, but they seemed to suffice and cover my gripes with other minimalist foot gear. As I continued the chat with this guy, his name being Joe Prusaitis, I found out is not only the race director of the Rocky Raccoon 100 and many others, but also a highly experienced ultra runner himself, running as crazy as the infamously difficult Badwater Ultramarathon. He was really nice, giving me pointers and what not. Flash forward to my decision to run a 100 miler, and meeting him that day guided me to this race. That and I FLUV the Beatles. Continue reading
WARNING: The intent of this writing is not to be arrogant or boastful. I do not see myself as any different than anyone else. No better or worse, especially on the subject of running. All I aim to do is present my ideas, experiments and results on running in a semi scientific form in order to share and potentially convince anyone that they can do the same, which in this case, happens to be running a 100 mile race with little to NO TRAINING. There is little research on this subject that I can find, and the running industry will certainly not agree nor want to agree with these ideas because they do not sell anything. No training plans or special strength exercises found in magazines and books are needed, no time equipment, tempo runs, gels, no shoes even. No fear is used so you go buy something to ease those fears. There are, however, potentially thousands of variables that are not listed here and I KNOW THAT. I know people are born with some genetic differences as well as form different ones throughout their life, too. But I also think that we are capable of doing much more than most think. I think we are potentially LIMITLESS. Continue reading
It is one week until the race. The Rocky Raccoon 100, located in Huntsville, Texas. I sit here debating on if I should run anything more this weekend than my active job’s requirement, usually less than 4 miles, in 150 yard light sprints, aka valet. The last long run I did was on January 1st, which was 21 miles. Since then, there has been nothing. One week. Tomorrow I will likely run over 20, to a marathon class I am assistant teaching at Longview Community College. It sounds fun, so I’ll do it. If that is training then so be it. One week. Continue reading
Captain America: The First Avenger
The scene takes just as the main character, played by Chris Evans, has been transformed into a super soldier. A dude sets off a bomb in the lab that ensures a chase scene, only instead of the usual car going after another car, we have a human going after a car. Yep, that’s right. It actually isn’t as over the top as it sounds, fitting right into the showing of his new super human abilities. His BAREFOOT abilities, that is. Continue reading
In the wake of the barefoot running craze, I’ve decided to write about the movies that feature such. Some have alot of barefoot running, others have hardly any, but it will be fun! In featuring each movie, I’ll briefly talk about the scene where this action takes place. I hope you all enjoy The Movies of Barefoot Running!
The scene takes place near the end of this fantastic and iconic movie. Continue reading