There's an theory of human evolution that postulates that our ability to run long distances evolved as a way to run down our food. Specifically, it suggests that humans evolved running abilities in association with persistence hunting in the African Savannahs. You can read more about it here: http://www.nerunningservices.com/2011/04/running-down-lunch.html
What do you think about the theory? Do you think your team or training partners could run down a deer or antelope? Would you stick to running down broccoli instead?
Based on the "how to" descriptions I've read, my body is at a point where it could handle the necessary running, or just about. The hard part's the details: I don't have a savanna handy, and I don't think it would work in the Pennsylvania woods. Also, I think the prey could pretty much out think me without much trouble. That's why I am more of a fisherman than a persistance hunter.
Barefoot / Minimalist Runner
...not maintaining this these days..
07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race
07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)
04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )
03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)
02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20
11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40
10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)