Minimalist in a maximal world

[Editor’s Note: I’ve been meaning to write this post for sometime. This needs mention because this post has the rare distinction of having only a 2 week gestation period (the median post is more like 3-6 months). On a flight back from Delhi, I started writing. The battery went kaput after two paragraphs. Undeterred, I …

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Mark Cucuzzella and the Natural Running Center

The human foot is a work of art and masterpiece of human engineering. – Leonardo Vinci This post is meant to be just a teaser about Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. Something tells me I’ll get carried away. In the beginning there was darkness, and runners seemed lost, confused, chronically injured, always experimenting with “bigger is better” …

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My first barefoot trail marathon

On Sep 16, 2012, I ran my fourth consecutive Kaveri Trail Marathon (KTM) and my eleventh marathon overall. I finished in 4 hours 45 min — 30 minutes faster than my slowest KTM (2009) and 16 minutes slower than my fastest KTM (2011). It was still special because it was my first barefoot marathon. By …

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