Monday, July 26, 2010

Running in Ireland

I've been running in Ireland for the last few days.  The roads are frighteningly narrow.  I ran 10 miles yetserday and at points I had to turn sideways to let the cars go by!  I'm at an internet cafe so my time is limited.  I have some amazing photos which I will post when I have more time.  Cheers all,  Mike
PS  It's a good day to be alive!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Run Through History

Mark your calendars... the first annual Run Through History
September 26 @ The Forks.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nature vs. Nike. Were we born to run barefoot?

Here's an interesting article from one of my favourite Globe and Mail columnists, Leah McClaren.  She recently ran her first marathon with expensive Nike's.  She's planning to run her second marathon barefoot. She quotes Born To Run author, Christopher McDougall:

"We're not strong, we're not limber and we're certainly not fast – Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet, and he can get his butt kicked by a squirrel. ”

Leah makes a good case for running barefoot. No matter your opinion, keep an open mind and have a read. It makes good post-run coffee talk if nothing else. Be sure to read the comments following the article; they add a lot of contextual opinions.

It's a good day to be alive... barefoot or otherwise,