Well, one nice thing about barefeet is that if you get too complacent, even on a treadmill, you re likely to get blisters! Tracy E. Longacre from KatimaMessage 1 of 9 , Dec 1 12:46 AMView Source
Well, one nice thing about barefeet is that if you get too complacent, even on a treadmill, you’re likely to get blisters!
Tracy E. Longacre
from Katima Mulilo, Namibia
just another child of God Blog: http://tlongacre.wordpress.com
Run Blog: http://revruns.blogspot.com
A lesson learned, a loving God, and things in their own time
In nothing more do I trust
We own nothing, nothing is ours
Not even love so fierce it burns like baby stars
But this poverty is our greatest gift
The weightlessness of us as things around begin to shift
Oh! And I forgot to mention.. Running on a treadmill barefoot is similar to running outside with minimalist footwear... You'll get over confident in the surface you are running on. Treadmills give a little (padded-esque) and you always know there's a smooth rock free surface awaiting your foot. Your way more likely to get sloppy with your form. Just like with minimalist footwear, pay more attention to your form/stride/landing.
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Micah Morton <micaheli@...> wrote:
My gym (24 hour fitness) allows me to go barefoot on their treadmills.. I even asked them if it was okay and they said something to the effect of "There's no rule that says you cant....and while we advise footwear while using them... we have no reason to stop you from doing it unless a safety hazard presents itself". I'm paraphrasing of course, but that's the gist of what they said..
My experience of running BF on a treadmill is that the belt heats up something fierce over time. The first couple miles aren't bad but the last 3+ get a bit toasty and your feet definitely feel it. When I lived in Maui, I'd run barefoot during midday.. I would liken it to that. ALMOST painfully hot, but not quite... Just uncomfortable.
One thing I REALLY loved about running on the treadmill was running REALLY quiet and showing those crazy-loud shod folks stand out like a sore thumb. I've had people STOP running and tell me they felt like they were running wrong because of how loud they were. I told them they probably were!
My advice is to give it a try all of those ways.. won't hurt anything and you'll be able to pick what you enjoy best.
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Maria <piggieria@...> wrote:
I run on a treadmill when I can't run outside. I try to still land as soft as possible on the treadmill. I use similar queues (sp? sorry brain dead this afternoon) as I do when I run outside. I also listen to how I'm landing am I making a lot of noise, am I slapping ect. I don't have an indoor track to run in, nor do I have money to join a club. But I do have a $100 treadmill that I bought for my dog several years ago that still runs like a champ (*knock on wood*).
I think just use what you have available too you during the winter.