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--- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, Karin <racingriz@...> wrote:
> Jason - Good for you for looking into barefoot running. Barefoot
> running IS for everyone - the human body is perfectly evolved to
> barefoot. The reason it isn't for everybody is more of a mental
> People who think it is crazy, stupid etc or who aren't even open to
> possibility that running barefoot may help rather than harm them
> & will run with shoes.
> The only reason I started to run barefoot was because I couldn't
> any way to run injury free with shoes. An added bonus is that I
> become faster. This year I have had PR's at every race distance.
> hard part is that I had to start the process very slowly & in fact
> the first year was actually slower. I think when you come to
> running after already being a runner as you may going slower and
> distances can be very tough. Your training buddies will be out
> longer and faster than you will be able to initially run barefoot.
> if you are willing to try the process knowing that you will have to
> slower shorter distances you may be amazed at how great running
> can be. All the best to you.
> Jason ****** wrote:
> > Hello all! I just recently decided to look into something I had
> > for a long time about running, that it is advantageous to run
> > barefoot. The whole idea has been very intriguing and I am
> > considering beginning the process of switching over to BF, or at
> > minimalist shoes.
> > As far as running goes, I would consider myself recreational, but
> > future goals of being more competitive. I'm fairly young (20) and
> > just started running (and being active) about 2 years ago on and
> > So far I have completed a handful of 5k's, a sprint distance tri,
> > a half marathon. I have been fortunate enough to be injury free
> > far and I don't want to jeopardize that unnecessarily; I often see
> > arguments for barefoot running that discuss the benefits gleaned
> > overall leg health. As I've been doing research I've come across
> > people saying that "barefoot running isn't for everyone" and I was
> > wondering what you all think about that statement? What type of
> > runners would not be suited for barefoot running? I don't really
> > a whole lot about my particular running form except that when I
> > gone to the running store in my local town they watched me jog
> > the store and they put me in Mizuno's, so if anyone is familiar
> > those and what type of running that implies that would be helpful
> > me to note! Thanks for your help!
> > -Jason
Even thought I ve only lately gone the full monty on some runs. Others with vibrams. Concentrating largely on shoeless. I do feel sort of like Forrest Gump.Message 1 of 14 , Aug 2, 2008View SourceEven thought I've only lately gone the "full monty" on some runs.Others with vibrams. Concentrating largely on shoeless.I do feel sort of like Forrest Gump. When he broke off the leg braces that were hindering instead of helping.I broke off the shoes which were hindering more than helping.I've done some fast running of which I haven't done in a long long time. It is based on gait. Not any to small increase in perceived stress.I am surprised at the paces I run and perceived stress with them.
... The visual I m getting here isn t too pretty ... GordonMessage 1 of 14 , Aug 3, 2008View Source--- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, Ronald Pyle <rpyle@...> wrote:
>The visual I'm getting here isn't too pretty ...
> Even thought I've only lately gone the "full monty" on some runs.
... It s worse than you think.... Me trail running.... http://www.wildlife-pictures-online.com/image-files/ warthog_mkuzi-0100.jpg Seriously... I thought thatMessage 1 of 14 , Aug 3, 2008View SourceOn Aug 3, 2008, at 9:54 AM, gajslk wrote:It's worse than you think....Me trail running....Seriously... I thought that term would fit not even wearing my vibrams.Am doing all my runs lately either vibrams or barefoot. More vibrams though.Is still working great for me. Noticed watching the video of badwater. Eric Clifton has a beautiful gait. (they did mention it in the video)That is the same way barefoot is training me to run. I'm very happy....I dont' know why... I knew about proper gait. Would try to practice it with shoes. But... gee... truly almost like I said... was like the shoes were like Forrest Gump's braces.Definitely the shoes were killing off my toes. They were suffering.Maybe most of it is because the negative feedback comes quicker and more pronounced when barefoot. Is easy to feel the right gait. Right now....And yes, I even smell like a warthog.... (smile)
... Yeah, it does. I m just a wiseacre. ... Keep at it. I m starting to dislike even wearing the vibrams. It s like (insert obvious sexual reference) - it sMessage 1 of 14 , Aug 3, 2008View Source--- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, Ronald Pyle <rpyle@...> wrote:
>Yeah, it does. I'm just a wiseacre.
> Seriously... I thought that term would fit not even wearing my vibrams.
> Am doing all my runs lately either vibrams or barefoot. More vibramsKeep at it. I'm starting to dislike even wearing the vibrams. It's
like (insert obvious sexual reference) - it's still good, it's just
not *as* good. All kidding aside, I can't believe what I can run over
if I follow the advice on this site. The end of my Wednesday run was
a 2000 foot descent over two miles of decomposed granite trail. Not
real fast, but all barefoot, all fun, no significant pain, seven
months after starting this nonsense. I'm psyched since this is the
first time that running this trail didn't hurt. Ken-Bob is so right
about relaxing, hips forward, high turnover, and knees bent. Your
mind is your biggest obstacle.
I know I m supposed to keep my hips forward ... does anyone have tips on how to actually do that on the run? Thanks. -barefoot ashishMessage 1 of 14 , Aug 4, 2008View SourceI know I'm supposed to keep my "hips forward" ... does anyone have tips on how to actually do that on the run?
Hi, Actually I find that s the most important thing really, it helps keep your landing below your body. The way I worked it out was keep your upper body asMessage 1 of 14 , Aug 4, 2008View SourceHi,Actually I find that's the most important thing really, it helps keep your landing below your body.The way I worked it out was keep your upper body as tall as possible, head nice and high no slumping. Then I sort of push forward with the hips a bit all the time, you can sort of feel the power a bit since your centre of mass is really there, so you can actually lead your motion from that point in a way you can sort of feel it, when you get it it feels like your gliding a bit. Then you pull your legs up behind you with the slightly bent knee. You have to lead with your hips instead of your head which a lot of people do, with a bad posture I think and that leads to landing in front of your body as your feet want to land under your body which is brought forward I think when your head is danlging in front of you.Good news is I'm running again and my foot is getting better. I hadn't run for a month and using the technique my muslces are not even sort getting back into traning since they don't get much stress ;)Antony----- Original Message -----From: Ashish MukharjiSent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:21 AMSubject: [RunningBarefoot] Re: BF question (newbie)
I know I'm supposed to keep my "hips forward" ... does anyone have tips on how to actually do that on the run?
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... Could it be that your shoulders are too far forward ? I find that if my shoulders are in front of my hips, the notion of pushing the hips forward does notMessage 1 of 14 , Aug 4, 2008View SourceAshish Mukharji wrote:
>Could it be that your shoulders are too far forward ?
> I know I'm supposed to keep my "hips forward" ... does anyone have tips
> on how to actually do that on the run?
I find that if my shoulders are in front of my hips, the notion of pushing
the hips forward does not make much sense. Once I straighten myself, with
the shoulders just above the hips, then putting forward pressure on the hips
make sense and does make me accelerate.
As Coach Bowermann told Steve Prefontaine when Pre asked him the same question: Running from the hips is like when you re engaged in the act and it is theMessage 1 of 14 , Aug 4, 2008View SourceAs Coach Bowermann told Steve Prefontaine when Pre asked him the same
"Running from the hips is like when you're engaged in the "act" and
it is the moment of deepest penetration and your thrust is centered
from the pelvis".
There has never, in my opinion, been a better explanation.
Personally, I like to think of it as "haunch running". I run from my
butt as it thrusts me forward.
Just a couple of thoughts.
--- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, Ashish Mukharji <ashish@...>
>tips on how to actually do that on the run?
> I know I'm supposed to keep my "hips forward" ... does anyone have
> -barefoot ashish