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11 Reasons Podiatrists Dislike Bare Feet
Maybe it’s time I did a listicle.
Yesterday, over at Barefoot and Grounded, Michael Buttgen had an excellent and interesting posting that got me thinking. The posting was Studies? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Studies (to Live Barefoot)!.
In it he addresses the fact that so many (mostly podiatrists) who are against going barefoot keep saying there isn’t enough evidence to support the idea: “Studies have not been able to show that going barefoot is better for you than wearing shoes.” He points out that that is totally backwards. As he puts it...
A year ago I quit smoking. For my birthday today I decided to run a race for the American Lung Association in Harrisburg, PA. (Barefoot, of course!!) ...and placed! It was even announced that I "ran the whole thing barefoot!"
A true miracle! What a wonderful birthday gift.
Bad A$$ Feet
Last week I heard for the first time about the Downtown Detroit Runners.
On their website they talk about how the weekly participants range from walkers to marathoners, and I figured, hey, what the heck!
So last night I showed up for the Tuesday evening four mile/six mile run in Midtown.
Turns out they've been doing this for decades, and most of the folks are hard core marathoners and ultra runners. One guy asked me about barefoot/minimalist and where it's at/where's it going etc., so I gave the whole spiel as if I was an expert or something. He told me his weekly mileage in full blown running shoes and I commented "Hey, obviously for you it works so there's no need to even think about switching things up".
Turned out he holds a WORLD RECORD for marathon running!
Most were of course amused by my bare feet, and...
50 Miles TRAVESIA EN LAS SIERRAS
By El Yuca Descalzo
June 7 2014
The race was setup for 4 ultra-distances almost at the same 100 and 50 miles and 100 and 50 km, the race started at the 6 am (except for the 50k, it started at 8am), it was a rainy day with a lot of fog in Villa del Carbon, a small town at about 2 hours from Mexico city, around 80 runners were ready at the start line, the race director gave the final instructions and we were good to go!
I was going to run the 50 mile race (80 km, and from this point I will refer only in Km) along with two partners from my training trail team, at this point I’ve only ran a 50 and a 59km ultras in the past months so I decided it was time…
The race was a circuit of 50 km, first you had to run 25K, reach the supply point, then...
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