NY Times on running barefoot
- View Sourcehttp://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/01/sports/othersports/01marathon.html?hp
"But for competitors who use music as a motivational tool while
training and competing, the ban was frustrating, as if the race
directors were forcing them to run barefoot."
By JULIET MACUR
Published: November 1, 2007
- View SourceToo much dependence on drowning out the senses to make running seem
less painful ... leads to senseless running.
-barefoot ken bob
--- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, "verosimilitude"
> "But for competitors who use music as a motivational tool while
> training and competing, the ban was frustrating, as if the race
> directors were forcing them to run barefoot."
> By JULIET MACUR
> Published: November 1, 2007
- View SourceI agree with Barefoot Ken Bob. I like to use ALL of my senses while
running. It seems as though anything we do in attempts to make
running more "bare"-able, only leads to more potential hazards and
I try to constantly monitor my running form, footstrike, breathing
pattern,etc. while running. I am very new into barefoot running but
I can see the similarities between blocking feedback from your ears
with earphones and blocking feedback from your feet with shoes.
I am having fun and TRYING to relax.
--- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, "Ken Bob Saxton" <KenBob@...>
> Too much dependence on drowning out the senses to make running seem
> less painful ... leads to senseless running.
> Have fun,
> -barefoot ken bob
> --- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, "verosimilitude"
> <verosimilitude@> wrote:
> > "But for competitors who use music as a motivational tool while
> > training and competing, the ban was frustrating, as if the race
> > directors were forcing them to run barefoot."
> > By JULIET MACUR
> > Published: November 1, 2007
- View SourceI usually dance WITH music...it seems better that way.
One foot at a time. One sole at a time. One hell of a good time.
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- View SourceNothing wrong with music, except when it blocks our perception of
what's going on around us, while running in a crowd of tens of
thousands of other runners, or in traffic.
Still, we should all try dancing (barefoot of course) without music
once in a while. No external rythym to lead our dance astray. Just our
own natural internal rythym of the moment. Too much dependence on
music, makes us begin to believe it is impossible to dance without
Anyway, most marathons provide music. Whether it be the wind rustling
the leaves in the trees, and the birds singing, on a trail marathon, or
the bands along the way, and the crowds cheering us on.
On another related note, my wife is deaf. That doesn't stop her from
dancing, or enjoying it.
But the big difference between deaf people and hearing people with
headphones, is that the deaf person is paying attention to the
environment with all of their available senses. Music can, and does,
easily distract us from the mountain lion watching us from a mound
ahead of us, from the way we are running, from the car that is about to
run us over, from the traffic signals, from the mugger that's about to
leap at us from the bushes. It's not just a loss of the sense of
hearing for those of us who can hear, the extra music is a distraction
from what our other senses should be alert to as well.
It's also helpful for my wife, and other deaf people, when the people
around her, in a marathon or crowded race, or on any running path, are
Besides that she is usually depending on what others are doing to
follow instructions, people with headphones ARE paying less attention
to others, and are more likely to make erratic changes in direction,
becoming a hazard to others around them.
Runners with headphones can be as annoying as automobile drivers on
mobile phones who aren't looking where they're going!
-barefoot ken bob
--- In RunningBarefoot@yahoogroups.com, "Barefoot Ted" <ted@...> wrote:
> I usually dance WITH music...it seems better that way.