John Broom

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Blame the Runner: Shoes Don't Cause Injuries

Whether you’re a Five Fingers minimalist or a Hoka One One maximalist, or just a Pro Keds tweener, all this foot-wringing over what kind of running shoe best prevents injuries can get pretty exasperating. One recent study says that “running in minimalist footwear appears to increase the likelihood …

Slowmo espresso

"Spyhouse Orion espresso being extracted from a La Marzocco FB80 @120 frames per second." <i>(video link)</i>

Pour-over vs Autodrip: Which one is Best?

The so-called Third Wave coffee movement coincided with a renewed interest in manual brew methods. Chemexes, V60s, and Aeropresses came part and …

Coffee

What Happens When You First Run Barefoot

Study provides more support for gradual transition to barefoot running.<p>You've probably heard that, if you're going to add barefoot running to your training, you should do so gradually. A small study out of New York adds to the evidence of why a slow transition is best for most runners.<p>In the study, …

The Absolute Best Barefoot Running Shoe

Last year, I reviewed the Skora Base running shoe. In that review, I concluded that the Skora Base was an excellent barefoot/minimalist/natural …

Training Tips: Barefoot Running

Five Tips From Barefoot-Running Legend Ted McDonald<p><b>Next: Road Running Tips >></b><p>“Barefoot” <b>Ted McDonald</b> played a lively and central role in Christopher McDougall’s breakout book, <i>Born to Run</i>, with a simple but revolutionary message: “Some of the best technology you’ll ever own when it comes to footwear …

How To Make An Excellent Espresso Shot

Even if a Barista can create awesome latte art what’s the point of drinking it if the coffee tastes awful? Luckily, pulling the perfect shot is not …

The Ultimate Guide to Espresso Serving Styles

You step into your room and stumble upon something hard that hurts you, you have to tiptoe your way to your bed because there is not enough space to …

Minimalism

Taking Espresso Off the Grid with the ROK Espresso Maker

If a fully off-the-grid home espresso maker that comes in its own trash can is what you've been waiting for your whole life, the recently rebranded <b>ROK espresso maker</b> is just the thing for you.<p>Despite an abundance of evidence espoused by the contemporary cafe community that the best espresso …

Coffee Grind Chart

How do I Grind My Coffee? What Equipment do I need? What Grind Level? Sounds like hell for the amateur, and heaven for the Coffee Nerd. Mainly …

Coffee

How to Fix What's Wrong with Your Coffee

First thing in the morning, it can be hard enough to find matching socks, much less troubleshoot what's awry in a cup of coffee gone south. While some problems can't be corrected with a simple re-brew, many can. Here's our quick guide to identifying some of the most common things you'll find wrong …

5 Coffee Splurges that Aren't Worth the Money

Every once in a while, it's good to splurge on yourself, and you know I'm a huge advocate of those self-gifts coming in the area of coffee brewing and drinking. However, while the word <i>splurge</i> itself even sounds a little espresso onomatopoeic, there are a few big-ticket buys out there I must …

5 Coffee Splurges that are Totally Worth the Money

If Monday's post about coffee gear that's just not worth the dough left you holding a roll of cash you're just dying to spend on something coffee-related, never fear. Here's a list of splurges that are worth their weight in beans (or Benjamins).<p>A Great Grinder<p>A good grinder is probably the most …

4 More iPhone Coffee Apps

We've visited the world of coffee apps before, but as technology will have it, those brew tools feel SO two years ago by now. Here's another roundup of the latest (and strangest?) iPhone apps to help you brew the most leading-edge cup of coffee.<p>Bloom Coffee Timer ($2.99)<p>Because Apple's built-in …

How 3 Specialty Coffee Roasters Got Their Start

We all know there's something beyond getting coffee to taste a particular way than just how it's grown, or how we brew it. The way a roaster approaches the practice of roasting—their own unique combination of graphs and data points, training and experimentation, computers and science, feel, smell, …

5 Coffee Myths Debunked

Coffee misconceptions are as ubiquitous as Starbucks locations: Every time you turn around it seems like someone's spouting off about this or that "fact," the latest (probably not-peer-reviewed) health study, or cockeyed interpretation of "tradition." Today we dispel five common old wives' (or …

The Best Way to Recover From Running a Marathon

Danny Dreyer, co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking and author of <i>ChiMarathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half</i> …

Correct Running Form

No matter what kind of runner you are— elite, recreational, or novice— it’s a good bet you want to run farther, run faster, and run with less chance …

Tips on Running 1.5 Miles in Ten Minutes

Running 1.5 miles in 10 minutes is no easy feat. To do it, you'll have to maintain a pace of 6:60. Depending on your current level of fitness, you …

Muscle

You Don't Know How to Run

ON A SUMMER DAY inside the Pentagon, Mark Cucuzzella is mobilizing the troops. “Everyone stand up. I want you to feel this,” Cucuzzella barks from the front of a big conference room. The audience is full of military officers dressed in Army or Marine Corps fatigues, Air Force blues, and Navy …

Can your running shoes do this? Mine can.

2010 Barefoot Ted running in LUNA Sandals

Running Form Friday: Foot Placement

Barefoot Running Style

Principles of Natural Running with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Sometimes you just need to think outside the box. Especially at the office! #IsItFridayYet http://t.co/cVUxHomkTT

Are we born to run? | Christopher McDougall

Christopher McDougall on why he was BORN TO RUN