Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Barefoot running hints

When I first started running barefoot, there was not much to it. Take off your shoes and run.

However, I have found more enjoyment following these tips.

  • It is easier to run on grass or sand. It is not so ethical to run in others' yards.
  • Wearing shoes for even short distances puts strain on your knees.
  • If it is cold (<42 F) you are likely to get numb feet and won't feel an injury.
  • If your toes are getting ripped by pavement, put some medical tape on the affected toes until they are calloused enough.
  • If the top of your foot hurts, your strides are too long. Take shorter strides and speed up the cadence.

Thursday, May 5, 2011