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Barefoot running

Postby Ombah » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:33 pm

I'm seriously thinking about starting running barefoot. I would prefer to do it on forestracks but I'm worried about what my feet thinks about it. Anyone with experience? Or should I stick to asphalt?
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Re: Barefoot running

Postby 46secondanthem » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:05 am

I LOVE barefoot running! I go a lot now. Im new to it, but my coach is big into it, so now I am too. You should definitely try it. I run on concrete, grass, asphalt, and tracks. You'll be able to run on tougher stuff the more you run, but you should work up to it. Say, run for 10 minutes barefoot while carrying your shoes, then finish the run. Then 15, then 20, and so on. Its definitely helped with my form. All you have to do is strike on the balls of your feet.
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Re: Barefoot running

Postby MikayP » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:15 am

its fun but ya definitely ease into it. 10 minutes max for your first time even if you can run for an hour with shoes. treat it like you've never run before...only do it 2-3 times a week.

ive never had issues with running on sidewalks, i kinda prefer it to anything else. smooth sidewalks feels like cream. running on roads are still kinda rough, grass is fine but like all barefoot running know where your next step is
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Re: Barefoot running

Postby KjKranz » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:12 pm

I have over 800 miles in my previous Vibram Fivefingers and about 225 so far in my current pair. Recently I have started incorporating BF running into my routine.

The most important thing is to slow down and really really ease into it, like a previous poster mentioned.
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