Barefoot Runners Society
Barefoot Running – The Movie is out!
Available on Amazon
You’ve gotta see this!!!
Working with award-winning filmmakers and musicians, Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee have produced a barefoot running movie that will even get the most die-hard shoe enthusiast out of their shoes and in touch with the earth. Part documentary and part how-to, this uplifting and educational movie is filled with some of the most gorgeous barefoot running shots and energizing music out there.
This project has been over two years in the making. It began when they first published their bestseller Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth. On book tour, people kept asking, "Can you please make a DVD?"...
Meet our newest barefoot-friendly doctor, Dr. Emily Splichal
Be sure to give her a warm welcome, all! Dr. Emily has the background, education, and experience to help you on your barefoot journey. She will be answering your barefoot and minimalist questions as they relate to your running health in our Ask the Docs forum.
Welcome Dr. Emily!
Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES
Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA), CEO/Founder
"Applying Research - Achieving Results!"
Dr Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy and Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist Certification for healh and wellness professionals. With over 11 years in the fitness industry, Dr...
2012 Disneyland Half Marathon
This was my first out-of-town race in over 20 years, so the experience was much more than just one day. Disneyland is about 90 miles from my home in San Diego. The race also occurs on Labor Day weekend, so I didn't have to rush back home after the Sunday race.
I left on Saturday morning for the Race Expo at the Disneyland Hotel, and parked for free in the Downtown Disney parking lot. The expo was huge, but I didn't want to stay long and wear myself out before the race. I noticed lots of people wearing their Cars Land 5K Rally medals from the race that occurred earlier in the morning. 17,000 people were registered for the the Half Marathon, the largest race I've attended in recent years. Bay-to-Breakers was the only larger one back in 1989...
My 1 Year Anniversary Run!
So its my 1 year anniversary for running barefoot. I don't have the exact date, but it was about this time. I started walking barefoot a couple weeks before running, and that was at the end of August of '11. First barefoot run was about this time in September '11. My last shod race was Sept 17 2011, after that race I never ran in cushioned shoes again. That race is fast approaching and I'll see what I can pull off barefoot.
Anyhow to celebrate the event I decided to just go out for a long run on a trail I wanted to run back in my shod days but never imagined I could do the whole thing. Well I did the whole things, and it is a distance record for me currently, breaking the half I did a month ago by a few tenths. Last year, shod, 6 miles was a long run for me and 8 was the most I had ever done. Either of these often left me...
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