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475 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 16, 2012 6:40 AM by Joseph Tree RSS
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Jul 14, 2012 7:33 AM

Is Barefoot Running Dangerous? Or Can It Help Avoid Running Injuries?

For many runners, up until recently, choosing the correct footwear would be essential to their training. This does not mean, however, that today’s athletes in training have taken to wearing any old shoe whilst jogging or sprinting; rather many have eschewed footwear altogether and taken up barefoot running. Proponents of this technique have stated it is the way that humans are meant to run and, as such, this style is much healthier and more beneficial for them. Yet, the question remains, is there any truth to this? Or, as the naysayers state, can barefoot running actually cause harm and injury to its practitioners? >>> Read more





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  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010

    For what it's worth, not a bad little blurb of an article on BFR that puts quite proper emphasis on START SLOW and build with great care.

     

    On another side of things, this is just a link to a commercial entity, something called "Running World" and nothing like a real person's contribution to the forum.  I don't think this is appropriate to post, but I don't know that well  how Active runs things here.  It's their game and if it's ok with them...

     

    I'm sort of suspicious that somebody makes money by sneaking this kind of thing onto the forum.





    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)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

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