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The ‘Tarahumara’ use their legs ‘as designed.’ By running at a young age with minimal footwear, they naturally develop the best biomechanical use of their…
One of the most dangerous and best-kept secrets of the medical profession is the epidemic of anesthesiologists who are addicted to their own drugs.
We don’t woo our wives with clubs. We don’t leave old folks on ice floes. And maybe the time has come to quit diving into…
We’re constantly told that running will ruin our knees and outrage our hearts, but for nearly all of human existence, it was associated with freedom,…
I received the best advice for running I ever heard: ‘You’re not going to win, so just relax. If it feels like work, you’re running…
Even Charles Darwin, that human decoder ring of bizarre behavior, found the idea of saving a stranger’s life to be a total head-scratcher.
I have the idea that running shoes are based on a kind of cult idea – that our feet are flawed and we need shoes…
For nearly 2 million years, our ancestors survived and thrived and spread across the planet because they could run other mammals into heat exhaustion.
Anyone can do running. Running should be easy. It should be fun. It should include everyone. It shouldn’t be a punishment for eating cheesecake, which…
There’s this kind of war on running – people keep telling you you’ll get hurt, get injured, that you need orthotics, that you need go…
We’re designed for persistence hunting, which is a mix of running and walking. What’s built into that kind of running is a sense of pleasure.…
In ‘Tarahumara’ land, there was no crime, war or theft. There was no corruption, obesity, drug addiction, greed, wife-beating, child abuse, heart disease, high blood…
Endurance, after all, is the only reason we even exist. We think of ourselves as nature’s deadliest animals, but the truth is, a naked human…
We’ve created an unnatural form of running. It’s not just the shoes, but we run on artificial surfaces – straight ahead, hard and steady –…
Humans are built for endurance, not speed. We’re awful sprinters compared to every other animal. We try to run our races as if they were…
Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it’s an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial…
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