Blog entries from Barefoot Ken Bob

Barefoot Ken Bob has a total of 12 entries.

  1. Barefoot Ken Bob
    [IMG] Fear is one of the biggest handicap on downhills. Fear of falling and hurting yourself possibly badly. Confidence in running fast downhills comes with skill at running fast downhills. Practice will add to both. ... read more http://barefootrunning.com/?p=8691
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Apr 1, 2015
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    [IMG] Less than a handful of people expressed interest in attending or hosting events during the planning stages of our 2015 Summer Tour, so we have cancelled the tour for 2015 We will consider doing a tour sometime further in the future. Perhaps when Born to Run, the movie, is released there will be renewed interest. http://barefootrunning.com/?p=9776
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Feb 13, 2015
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    From Ken Bob's mailbox: "I bought the Vibram Five-Fingers running shoes and was wondering if they cause injuries like running shoes or if it is just like barefoot? -Matthew" [IMG] This is an old question, but it still comes up frequently, and does reflect an issue that can lead to dangerous situations... Any kind of shoe deceives us by making bad running technique more comfortable so that...
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Jan 19, 2015
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    When we look at running technique, it's often easy to focus too much on specific actions that are incidental to other more fundamental actions. Then when we try to imitate those incidental actions, all hell breaks loose. For example, if we move our body forward, our feet will move quickly to catch up. This fast cadence is observed by a student of running, and that student might jump to the...
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Jan 12, 2015
  5. Barefoot Ken Bob
    I'm going to start suggesting, coercing, encouraging, and prodding members of the Original Running Barefoot forum (formerly at Yahoo) to begin posting here. Then I will delete that discussion group from Yahoo - perhaps sometime this year (2015). ------------------------------------ The shortcut to this page is "Forum.BarefootRunning.com" [IMG] Living is risky! READ the Disclaimer before...
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Jan 5, 2015
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    [IMG]Pretty simple; Helping people walk, run, and live better, more healthfully, more gently, more efficiently, more safely, and more gracefully! Relax, Relax, Relax! Have FUN! We would rather encourage a few billion people to get off the sofa a few times a week for a half-hour barefoot walk, than to make a big deal about a few people pushing themselves in extreme activities. (But it is fun to...
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Nov 28, 2012
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    [IMG]Netherlands George has been running for 13 years, the last 12 in a very special way. After a year of running, he became so injured that he decided on his bare feet to go. Next Friday, November 23, 2012 in the “ Milk and Honey” at 19:20 pm. It’s certainly about all other things in that broadcast, and my stukkie is only 6 ‘, but still [IMG] http://www.oerlopen.nl/
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Nov 21, 2012
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    The Suggs Sports Medicine Symposium in Springfield Illinois on 2012 August 3 Friday featured Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton Here is a short clip: [media]
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Aug 24, 2012
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    What am I, Barefoot Ken Bob, 30-year resident of beautiful sunny southern California, doing writing about how to start out barefoot in cold weather? Well, first of all, it occasionally drops well below 60 degrees Fahrenheit here! So I do know a little bit about cold weather. But seriously, I did live in northern Michigan for bit more than 24 years. And, yes I was running barefoot back...
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Oct 27, 2010
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    What am I, Barefoot Ken Bob, 30-year resident of beautiful sunny southern California, doing writing about how to start out barefoot in cold weather? Well, first of all, it occasionally drops well below 60 degrees Fahrenheit here! So I do know a little bit about cold weather. But seriously, I did live in northern Michigan for bit more than 24 years. And, yes I was running barefoot back...
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Oct 27, 2010
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    I'm not really a big fan of drills. Most are designed to train our body to move in a specific way – the way that our coach believes to be the only way to move. This can be a double-edged sword. Yes, if you are learning better technique, it may be helpful to replace dangerous movements with safer movements. On the other hand, our motions should not be based solely (pun intended) on the...
    Barefoot Ken Bob, Aug 4, 2010