Thursday, November 10, 2011

100 Up Challenge

Have you heard about the new movement?  It’s called the 100 Up.

It started with an article by Christopher McDougall author of Born to Run, in the New York Times earlier this month.  In it, he described an exercise called the 100 Up that is supposed to help you master the “ideal” running style, if one exists.  The exercise is simply a modified running in place movement.

You can see a demonstration of the 100 Up in this video.

Faster than Usain Bolt, news of this miraculous exercise shot through the running blogosphere and has now morphed into the 100 Up Challenge.  Try the exercise every day for a month and see what effect, if any, it has on your running.

Seems simple enough.

I’m in.

Will it live up to the hype?

Stay tuned.


  1. I'm just now learning of this and am totally fascinated. Would love to hear what you thought and if it did live up to the hype!

    1. @Katie
      I do think the 100 Ups helped. I was doing them at the same time I was adjusting to running in huaraches. The motion you use for the 100 Ups is the same you need to successfully run in the sandals. It's still a work in progress but I think they have both helped to make me a better runner.