Barefoot Running

Great video from Nature about the research into barefoot running.

If you’re going to give it a try my suggestion is to start slowly, REALLY slowly!

Although you may be able to run 30+ kms I would suggest your first barefoot outings should be 1 km tops. Most people’s calves (and other lower limb muscles) aren’t strong enough to handle the changed stresses in theĀ legs and, like all smart people who train, we have to build strength and muscle endurance before attempting heavy workloads. Right? It’s all about patience, remember?

 

 

Posted May 10, 2014 by Mark in Fitness