The Myth of Stretching

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I’ve been testing a theory since I’ve started barefoot running about stretching.  I’m sure you’ve seen the runners by the side of the road stretching.  They hold a foot behind them, bending their knee to stretch their quadriceps.  They put their leg horizontal on a suitable wall to stretch their hamstrings.  They lean forward and put both hands on a …

10k – Oh Yeah!

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It was a nice day in London today.  Let me say that again, it was a nice day in London today!  If you’ve lived in the UK this Summer you’ll understand the significance of that statement – we’ve had a shockingly bad Summer.  All to do with the Jet Stream apparently. Anyway, all today I was looking forward to a …

Softer, Better, Faster, Stronger.

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Just been out for a 6k run and I felt stronger and tighter with my form then ever before.  It really was the best run yet.  I think I may have really cracked this barefoot running lark.  But I think it’s important that I don’t become complacent about it and will continue to think, ‘form, form, form’. At a couple …

Back on Track (again)

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It’s been a week now since I started running again, and I’ve run three times.  I’m already back up to my longest distance of just under 6k.  It was easy to do this, despite my three weeks without running. I did notice the day after the 3rd run that my calves were tight and aching a little.  I thought I’d …