Welcome to JoggerTunes! I’m Gabe, and I appreciate you taking the time to be here.

I started this website because I’m a runner and I want a place to write about my experience. I also enjoy music. And I particularly like running to music. So a website where I can combine both seems like a good idea. But more importantly, I created JoggerTunes because I want to share what I learn as I get better as a runner.

I’m by no means an expert though. I try to run at least 3 or 4 times a week and I enter a few races every year. I’ve done several half marathons and 2 marathons. I’m very proud that I finished in (almost) one piece, and I’m now obsessed with beating my marathon time. I have a goal of running a sub-4 hour marathon in 2014. I’ll need to train a lot.

About a year ago, I also became interested in barefoot running. I didn’t have any experience, so I read a couple of books and some articles online to get the basics, and I went for a 5 kilometre run completely barefoot. I loved it. Since then, I’ve ran only barefoot or with “minimalist” shoes.

And this brings us to what JoggerTunes is about: Running. Barefoot. With Music.

When I say ‘barefoot’ I include minimalist shoes (sometimes it’s just too hot/cold or the terrain is rough), and when I say ‘music’ I include audiobooks and podcasts, which I listen to during my slow runs. Maybe I should say “running barefoot with audio”, but it sounds weird.

At JoggerTunes, I want to create a resource for people that are interested in running but are not necessarily experts. I believe the best way to learn any skill is to both practice and teach it. I’ve always found I get better when I explain things to others. That’s precisely what I want to do here.

In JoggerTunes you’ll find articles about running in general and particularly about barefoot running. You’ll find how-to’s and tips I learn as I go. You’ll find recommendations for music to run to. You’ll find reviews of gear I use.

Ultimately, I hope JoggerTunes becomes a source of information for you.