Geezer Jock

Recent Workouts

Some intervals. My first 1 mile intervals in my Merrell’s.  Not bad, but could improve:)

7/24/2012 — Yikes! Cooking with gas! – Intervals 5 x 200M with last one in 35.5 sec. fastest I’ve done in about 10 years.

Running Barefoot

Finally found a place that discounts Vibram Five Finger Shoes (VFF), Rockcreek, and another site that has pretty cool barefoot shoes too, called Kigo.

If a heel striking running or walking form is the true scourge they all paint it to be, then this very short video tells all:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67_A1A7MoAc

I found Michael Sandler’s story amazingly inspirational.  He was only able to run again by running barefoot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nn_oUGx_T7Y

http://www.runbare.com/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307279189/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1NCFX673AJVXNZ6TK8XW&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

“We don’t stop running because we get old; we get old because we stop running.”  🙂

A more detailed heel strike versus forefoot landing analysis:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOgDCZ4GUo&NR=1

Some other “minimalist” shoe options

besides Vibram Five “Fingers” (I use the bikili)

Altra Zero Drop:

http://www.altrazerodrop.com/

Soft Star Shoes (RunAmoc):
http://www.softstarshoes.com/running-moccasins.html?limit=all

Luna Sandals
http://lunasandals.com/

Barefoot Ted videos about the above minimalist shoes –
runamoc shoes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpnAZyGHs3o

huarache (Luna) sandals:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB3-FcxXauA

Events on the Bucket List

Tough Mudder

Dolphin South End Runners Club

Rhody Athletic Events in SFO

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon (March 3, 2013, early due to America’s Cup)

Bloomsday Run (Spokane, WA, 12km run, May 5, 2013)

Bay to Breakers 12km Run (May 19, 2013)

Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim (May 19, 2013)

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic – Durango, CO (May 25, 2013)

Alcatraz Biathlon (1.5 mile swim + 7 mile run, July 21)

Long Bridge Swim (First Saturday in August)

Cycle Yellowstone (August 18-24, 2013)

Spokane Cycling Event (September)-Spoke Fest

Alcatraz Swim: Sept 8

Alcatraz Touch and Go Swim (Sept 23)

11th Annual Alcatraz Classic: Swim with the Centurions™ (Sept 28)

Bridge to Bridge 10k (SFO, Sept 30, 2012)

Golden Gate Swim (2 miles under the bridge – Oct 14)

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