I reckon best to run on all surfaces, keep changing, run on the hard stuff then cross the grass and keep changing ... From: dd9351 To:Message 1 of 3 , Jun 1, 2009View SourceI reckon best to run on all surfaces, keep changing, run on the hard stuff then cross the grass and keep changing----- Original Message -----From: dd9351Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 10:23 AMSubject: [RunningBarefoot] Start out on hard, rough surfaces really?
I was introduced to the thought of running barefoot on another forum. In that thread, they suggested starting with shorter runs on grassy fields first. Reading around on runningbarefoot site, i came across this
"Alternatively, we can take the time, to relearn, and pay attention, to what our soles are telling us, and, as I've said many times, this could be a long time, but it is the most important time, and is the reason I encourage folks to start with short, slow distances, even just standing and walking at first, on hard, rough, uncomfortable surfaces. The idea is to "think" like a child who is learning to run barefoot. Not to think about "how will I ever be able to finish a 26.2 mile marathon barefoot next month?""
I did my first run today after walking around my block barefoot each of the last 3 days. I went for 25 minutes around some soccer fields, my shin and Achilles tendon is a a lil sore.
Was wondering if i should be doing my first few runs on rough surfaces instead. Walking on sidewalk isn't a problem, but walking on the road is very unpleasant, so should i be running on the road @ first or sidewalk?
Also as i adapt to running barefoot should i be giving up entirely running with shoes? So i'd be taking a hit in MPW but mine isn't high and its not that big of a concern if i have to cut back on miles.
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