Another Perspective on Vibram FiveFingers [Video]

As somebody who does part of his training and running in minimalist shoes (mainly Skora Running), I wholehearted agree with this doctor. Running shoes are simply tools to help you run, and just like other tools, there are safe, responsible ways to use them—and reckless, dangerous ways to use them.

Minimalist shoes have allowed me to work on my running form, strengthen my feet and ankles and improve my balance. As a result, I am a better, faster, and most importantly, healthier runner than I was when I only ran in mainstream running shoes.

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2014 BMO Vancouver Finisher Medals and Shirts

I’m pretty underwhelmed by this year’s BMO Vancouver Marathon finisher medals and shirts.  I feel that an event that is billed as a world-class event—and charing near world-class entry fees, on par with the SeaWheeze—they would offer nicer swag.

2014 BMO Vancouver Finisher Medals


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I would like to thank…

Cambie Marathon Clinic

During my training for the 2013 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon over the the past 5 months, I’ve learned that while runners may be timed as individuals, marathon running is truly a team sport. I would never have been able to complete a marathon without the support, encouragement and camaraderie of dozens of … Continue reading

Is the Current Running Boom Bad for Runners?

My running friends and I at SeaWheeze 2012

There have been a lot of chatter written recently on the lack of competitiveness  in the younger generation of runners.  It reached a pinnacle last week with the publishing of The Slowest Generation, an article by Kevin Helliker in the Wall Street Journal and a blog post by Toni Reavis entitled, Dumbing Down, … Continue reading