What have we learnt?

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Today marks a year since I went for my first barefoot run.  I’ve probably ran for 9 of those 12 months, due to over use and eventually injury. I’m 3 weeks back into the running and loving it.  I just need the British Summer (or even Spring) to arrive and I’ll be all set.  But the past 12 months haven’t …

Injury Free

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I’m now firmly back in the game for running and the past 3 weeks I’ve completed a 6k run 3 times a week.  During this time I’ve really noticed my calves and my cardiovascular system complaining… but they are both getting better.  Although I’d stop smoking before Xmas, this had slid over the festive period and that combined with my …

You Walk Wrong

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I’ve been doing a fair bit of walking in my lunchtimes of late and it’s made me think about my stride and how my foot lands.  I’ve been walking around almost exclusively in Bareshoes for the past nine months now.  To start with the motivation was to aid my bareshoe running.  The thought behind this being that I’d naturally be …

Bareshoes

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I’ve always struggled with calling barefoot shoes, barefoot shoes.  Especially in print.  It’s fine when you’re simply referring to the shoes themselves and you can add “running” in the middle to make “barefoot running shoes” to differentiate them from barefoot shoes that aren’t designed for running.  The irony there being that actually any shoe designed to confirm to a barefoot …

Honing the Stride

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On this blog I’ve spoken a lot about the stride required for barefoot/bareshoe running.  Talking about how I keep thinking that I’ve mastered it, only to then notice some other improvement that I’ve made and realise that I’ve still a lot to learn.  Well like much in life I’m beginning to realise that this is an ever evolving process and …