Just a gentle run wearing old, cushioned, but not supportive shoes.
This was my first run barefoot on a tarmac road.
It’s a country lane with quite a smooth surface, although fairly coarse in places — no loose stones or gravel. The run was just short of 2 miles long, out and back. I’d recommend any new barefooters to run out and back so that they are not forced to complete a circuit on sore feet.
This run was flat to
Why a section on here about running barefoot?
Like many people, I have read Christopher McDougall’s thought-provoking book, Born to Run.
Aside from the fascinating story, the information and ideas contained in the book have been a revelation. Reading this book coincided with taking part in a 10k road race recently. Lining up at the start I was amazed to see
If you visit or live in Sussex then we can now offer you a sports massage service in our new treatment room. You can have treatment for an existing injury or have preventative therapy that will help you keep running. For more info visit the Magic Hands Therapy site
Research carried out by Sophie Hopper from Leeds Metropolitan University has shown that ‘Type D’ personalities are more likely to take up individual non-contact sports such as running.
Type D (or “Distressed”) personalities are typically anxious, irritable, insecure, and socially inhibited, and tend to use maladaptive coping strategies (resignation / withdrawal) when faced
Leading researchers agree that it is not easy to determine why some runners seem to get injured more often than others. Usually, it is an increase in distance or an increase in pace that can cause a problem. But how much further and how much faster? Although we have broad guidelines, such as ‘do not increase weekly mileage by more than 10%’, it’s impossible to say specifically