The Beauty of Grass

The feel of running on grass efficiently is second to none. Crisp quick steps with fluid forward motion and classic smooth strides is like a vibrant swatch of paint on canvas, noticeable, memorable, beautiful.

One might compare the sight of a runner coasting along the green with that of a skier making steep rugged terrain look like a dance in the clouds. The thought of a well oiled crew rowing together down the Charles river on a bright sunny fall morning with the bursting foliage lining the shores of the glassy waters edge.

To master this type of running can only truly be done with practice, much like anything else that appears graceful and effortless, there are many hours spent on the green.

The benefits of training on the grass is incredible, the level of balance, strengthening of the entire foot, ankle, calves, knees, hips right on through to the torso and neck. So many extra muscles are involved it is a sin it isn’t suggested more often in popular regimens. I understand why, it is rather difficult, but after working at near race pace on grass for a few miles, the road or track feels like a well waxed bowling alley.


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GMO's- An Introduction

I am a runner, not a scientist. I am also a fairly substantial consumer of food and fluids. I would like to feel good about the food and fluids I filter with the body parts I use to run with. I can’t help but cringe when I read about the potential problems introduced into our society by profit seeking manipulators. Food and water being one of them. I just want to run and be healthy.

Genetically Modified Food products are still on the rise. The negative effects to living things is not only misunderstood by the masses, but withheld by corporate and political interests.

This is an interesting article about the basic concepts of GMO foods:

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS: A SHORT INTRODUCTION- by Dr. Tim O’Shea


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Michael Arington Ultra Videos

The following are videos from Michael Arington a premier ultrarunner divulging his secrets. A must see-

Part 1:

Part 2:


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The Last Mile - Movie

A documentary on why we run.


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