March 2011 Blog Posts (7)

A lesson from Eric

I would normally just email this to Eric but I decided to post this because I think others may feel the same.  First, I have been working with Eric for 7 years. We had a few good years before an old ankle injury almost ended my running career.  I was operated on and then I let Eric work his magic.  I live near Eric so I work with him on a weekly basis.  I have been doing all the stuff that you see on this web page as well as what is coming out on his DVD's.  8 months after my operation I…


Added by Margot W on March 25, 2011 at 5:02pm — 5 Comments

It's Time to Come Out of the Closet

Now that all of the shoe company's are NOW claiming to be experts on barefoot running and making a good run form transition, many in the industry are asking me how my program differs.  Below is one of my recent email responses to this question.  See you on the Naked Tour - E

My approach is to build foot, leg, glute, core strength thru a potent strength program that can take as little as 5 minutes or up to 30 minutes several times per week based on the runners time frame.  The aim here…


Added by Eric Orton on March 23, 2011 at 5:48pm — 5 Comments

Dreams, Motivation and Reality

"If you wanna live life on your own terms you gotta be willing to crash and burn"

Motley Crue "Primal Scream"

It has been almost 2 years since I read "Born To Run" and 16 months since I started training.  When I started I had "delusions of grandeur" in which I would become an ultrarunner who would be svelte and fast.  In some respects I have succeeded, my time for the mile is down from around 18-20 min to 11-12 min range (it depends on whether I am running downhill with a…


Added by Richard McGaha on March 22, 2011 at 11:48am — 5 Comments

Bad Back

I had back surgery.  Fused L5-S1.  Any special running style that can be dangerous to me?

Added by Angelo M Toglia on March 19, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments

Heart rate zones

What is the zone you are supposed to run in for a long race such as a half or full marathon?

Added by david tofel on March 16, 2011 at 11:37am — No Comments

Next plan

I'm about three weeks away from finishing the getting started 8 week strength plan.


Is there a plan anyone can recommend next?  I'm planning on doing a half marathon in July and a marathon in September.  These are road races.

Added by david tofel on March 16, 2011 at 11:36am — 4 Comments

Forget Your Age: Be An Old, Strong, Powerful, and Healthy Athlete Who Can Run Forever

How do Tarahumara Indians Develop Speed and Strength in Order to Live Race Great Distances and Live a Healthy Life?


Rare Video Footage of Eric sharing his wisdom in New York City at the "Born to Run" Conference in November 2010

What Eric covers in this video is the following…


Added by Bill on March 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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