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    Hey Gang - I posted on my blog today about barefoot running technique. Check it out if you're so inclined. (Yes, I know - another post about barefoot running!)
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    next up: a recipe for banana pancakes.



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    Barefoot running and banana pancakes - pretty much sums up the primal lifestyle!
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

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    ^^ In other words, Life is Good!!
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    Nice

    I tend to do a little jog, and sometimes a full sprint when going from the car into the store. Or from any building to car situation. I noticed something last night when doing my light jog thing... not a lot of movement in the legs, but very springyness from the calf to top of foot... like boing, boing, boing and it takes no effort at all. Very efficient. I've been "barefoot" since March and am hoping to keep it that way throughout the winter. Let's hope the VFF Flows hold up to NY winters.

    Running barefoot rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andtckrtoo View Post
    ^^ In other words, Life is Good!!
    It sure is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    Nice

    I tend to do a little jog, and sometimes a full sprint when going from the car into the store. Or from any building to car situation. I noticed something last night when doing my light jog thing... not a lot of movement in the legs, but very springyness from the calf to top of foot... like boing, boing, boing and it takes no effort at all. Very efficient. I've been "barefoot" since March and am hoping to keep it that way throughout the winter. Let's hope the VFF Flows hold up to NY winters.

    Running barefoot rocks.
    Good luck running with your VFF's once the snow starts!
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    Good info on this, Al. Thanks.

    For people with interest in giving barefoot a go, I would STRONGLY encourage you to visit a few dedicated sites that are specific to barefoot and minimalist running. There are many opportunities to get injured along the way,mostly by way of doing too much too soon.

    Lots of great info including "how to start" guides at these sites:

    http://groups.google.com/group/huaraches/topics?hl=en

    http://www.newrunner.com/community/f...f-0f12bf559034

    http://www.barefootrunners.org

    I am a year in and managed without injury...except my first few sprint sessions after reading primal blueprint that gave me a case of achilles tendonditis (now past).

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    Question for y'all - did running in Vibrams bother your toes at first? I did 30 minutes on a treadmill yesterday. 1 minute sprints (not fast - did not want to push it) followed but a minute (or 30 seconds - I changed things up) rest. The treadmill was a Woody *snickers* and great for running (the regular ones bothered me because of the way it moved when I ran, so after 30 seconds I switched). It felt great! In fact I had to force myself to stop running after the first minute because it felt so wonderful, but I did not want to push things. I got off when the arches of my feet started aching - figured I did not want to push it.

    Today the middle three toes on my left foot hurt (not bad, just enough to be annoying). Is this common with barefoot running?
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    I do my Parkour in barefoot sometimes, great for getting your landings good and quiet, otherwise, pain!! lol.

    This is a great video of Phil Doyle doing some barefoot training, he's awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YZhAGduHVo

    One things that's "bad" about most tracuers though is that they run heels first, I've noticed this with every person I've come into contact with who Parkous/freeruns. I've not said anything though because at the end of the day it's their body. I always run on my toes, always have, I'm faster and get more power because of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneDeltaTenTango View Post
    Good info on this, Al. Thanks.
    You're welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andtckrtoo View Post
    Question for y'all - did running in Vibrams bother your toes at first? I did 30 minutes on a treadmill yesterday. 1 minute sprints (not fast - did not want to push it) followed but a minute (or 30 seconds - I changed things up) rest. The treadmill was a Woody *snickers* and great for running (the regular ones bothered me because of the way it moved when I ran, so after 30 seconds I switched). It felt great! In fact I had to force myself to stop running after the first minute because it felt so wonderful, but I did not want to push things. I got off when the arches of my feet started aching - figured I did not want to push it.

    Today the middle three toes on my left foot hurt (not bad, just enough to be annoying). Is this common with barefoot running?
    I don't run in VFF's so I'm not sure but perhaps they are too tight for your left foot. It's common for one foot to be a bit larger than the other and all feet are shaped differently. Part of what I find unappealing about VFF's is that I don't think your foot should be forced to conform to the shape of a shoe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman View Post
    I do my Parkour in barefoot sometimes, great for getting your landings good and quiet, otherwise, pain!! lol.

    This is a great video of Phil Doyle doing some barefoot training, he's awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YZhAGduHVo

    One things that's "bad" about most tracuers though is that they run heels first, I've noticed this with every person I've come into contact with who Parkous/freeruns. I've not said anything though because at the end of the day it's their body. I always run on my toes, always have, I'm faster and get more power because of it.
    That video is amazing!
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

    My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com


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