Barefoot Running

This article is like many it talks about the controversy around running barefoot. You know how the media likes controversy. It seems the scientists are getting involved in the debate. In a series of analyses, they found that even on hard surfaces, barefoot runners who fore-foot strike generate smaller “collision forces” – less impact – […]

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This article appeared in the June 2011 issue of  Structural Integration, The Journal of the Rolf Institute. Introduction The first thing I teach all my clients is how to breathe. When I can get my clients breathing correctly, it helps them manage their stress, and hopefully they won’t need me anymore. After breathing, the next […]

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Daniel Lieberman, a professor in human evolutionary biologist at Harvard whose January study in Nature outlines his thesis about how we are meant to run, has an excellent YouTube video. He went to Africa to learn how endurance runners ran for more than a million years. Lieberman claims humans evolved to run. His research inspired […]

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Image via CrunchBase “Wow! You must have strong feet!” The elderly lady in the wheelchair, and her caretaker, gaped as I ran past them, barefoot. I grinned over my shoulder and said, “Well, God made feet perfect the first time, right? Why screw things up by putting shoes on?” I’ve always been a minimalist; I’ve always looked […]

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Are you running barefoot? Why not? Animals do it. In this video from his Google appearance, Barefoot Ted McDonald outlines how he discovered running barefoot. Like any geek who majored in Rhetoric, he did all the research before even trying it. He wanted to learn all he could before he did something as crazy as […]

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Image via Wikipedia Barefoot runners are not just taking off their shoes – they’re taking off as a movement. Ted McDonald, aka Barefoot Ted, was written up recently in a Seattle Times article. As a leading evangelist of running barefoot, his flock continues to grow. Sick of constant injuries, tired of spending $100 for new […]

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Does Your Running Hurt?

by Owen Marcus on April 30, 2010

You may love to run, but can’t – it just hurts. You miss the feeling of being out on a run. You say you are willing to about anything to be able to run. Is that true? Are you willing to forget much of what you learned, to learn the natural form of running? I […]

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