Running and Bone Health

by Editor on April 24, 2012

When it comes to boosting bone health and fighting off bone problems, weight-bearing exercises are the ideal prevention training approach. According to many studies, weight-bearing exercises—especially running—have proven effects on promoting good bone health and warding off many serious problems such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Nevertheless, many people still held the outdated belief that running [...]


The Five Fs of Long Distance Run Training

by Editor on March 26, 2012

If you had asked me six years ago, “Would you ever run an ultramarathon?” I would have told you that those people were insane.  Fast-forward to the present (and the removal of shoes) . . . After I raced the Skyline 50K barefoot in August 2011, someone asked me, “Why ultras and why barefoot?” My [...]

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Marathoner Review of Achiva Native Energy

by Editor on December 28, 2011

My name is Jordan Flowers and I was recently given the opportunity to try out a sample bag of Achiva Native Energy. As an avid distance runner, I was excited to add the drink into my diet and training regimen while preparing for an upcoming marathon. I’ve been consuming raw chia seed before daily runs [...]


Kicking the Running Shoe Addiction

by Editor on August 18, 2011

They say running can become an addiction. Whether you are hooked on speed or you get your fix from increasing distance, you know that running has a hold on you. Like any good addict, you’ve got your paraphernalia of choice. You’ve probably got a case of Gu or other energy gel in the closet. You’ve [...]


Beginner’s Guide to Barefoot Running

by Danielle on April 25, 2010

When you were a kid, running barefoot came naturally, and it probably would never have occurred to you to follow a training program to become a proficient barefoot runner. The problem is that after years or even decades of wearing running shoes, you and your body have forgotten everything that kids instinctively know about running.