On 28th July 2012, David & Katharine began an epic journey to run the length of South America, the equivalent of over 200 marathons in a year, through some of the most awe inspiring and biologically rich ecosystems on earth.
They started from Cabo Froward, the most southerly tip of the continent and and are running towards the Caribbean Sea of Venezuela.They are fulfilling a dream expedition to run the length of the South America unsupported for the continent’s wild places. Read more…
This is a reaction to the recent findings of the Brigham Young University study regarding the importance of transitioning properly.
The word transition is now a commonplace term with runners, especially for athletes who have chosen to ditch the cushioned running shoes. The most likely journey is from jogger to unskilled runner to finally reaching the skilled runner.
But what does transition actually mean? In the context of running it is, as the dictionary definition highlights, the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. With barefoot running there is definitely a physical change but there are also inescapable mental and social transitions as well. Read more…
Ultimate on-road / in-gym barefoot performance shoe. Three years in our heads, careful optimisation on the plantar pressure plate, and months of road testing. Two feet: ONE shoe.
Here’s a very insightful video from Edge.org featuring Professor Daniel Lieberman. Asking why and how the human body looks and functions the way it does, Lieberman combines experimental biology and paleontology to find the answers.
This interview goes into more details on the origin of bipedal walking, the biology and evolution of endurance running, and the evolution of the human head.
The VIVOBAREFOOT crew are heading to the Westcountry this Saturday to race the Wild Night Run, Jonno Gibbins and I will be making our way up and down the 10 mile course, with our support team, including Mark Esteban, back at base.