by Visions Of Asia at 11:54 PM
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Two 10 kms races
By Visions of Asia

I lack a bit of time to always write about my barefoot activities (I am very late for reporting on my trip to Korea on my own blog), but January saw an uptick with barefoot running.

In fact, I participated in two barefoot races of 10 K each.
While the first was not much to write home about, as I was running after spending a whole week freezing by -14° in Korea (and obviously not running), I was not perfectly prepared. Anyway, being the BMW I electfying race (ok, whatever the name), the race took place roughly at the same place as my first race.

The terrain being extra flat helps you to keep your performance standards, without exhausting yourself. Despite this, my 10 K ended in 1h, which is slightly disappointing but expected.

The second race took place at roughly the same place, about two weeks later. I did make more efforts in running uphill and trying to get...
by Barefoot TJ at 8:33 AM
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Looking for articles and race reports for the Home Page News

Crickets in winter?

I know it's wintertime in some parts of the world, so there's not as much barefoot running going on right now; therefore, there's not a lot of reporting going on either.

If, by chance, you have an article or race report you'd like to share, please email it to me at BarefootTJ@TheBarefootRunners.org.

Thanks bunches!
by Barefoot TJ at 3:28 PM
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Scientists take huge step in understanding feet evolution with muscle discovery
By Colm Gorey, siliconrepublic.com

A muscle in our feet long believed to allow us to walk upright has been shown to actually play a major part in how we run.

Our ancestors’ ability to walk and run great distances helped spread our species across the globe, and now new findings from a team of researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland has helped us better understand how our feet evolved.

Publishing its findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team looked at the concept that arches in our feet – which differentiate us from species such as chimpanzees – help us walk upright due to plantar intrinsic muscles (PIMs). However,...
by Barefoot TJ at 3:57 PM
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An Unexpected Cue for Posture: “Breathe”

By Jon from PDX

Everything is new and exciting to me as a novice runner. I feel like I’m constantly running along a knife’s edge between the joy of accomplishing new feats and the drear of taking another week off due to injury. Sometimes, the benefits are completely unexpected, like seeing the sooty majesty of dawn over a train depot. Other times, the benefits are surprising despite being completely predictable, like what happened this morning.

Today was my second 5k run. I didn’t plan it that way, I just measured the loop I took and later translated miles into metric and found that it was a run of 5.6 kilometers. I was only looking for a convenient route through my neighborhood, yet I ended up with a good piece of work! Indeed, 3.5 miles is nothing to sneeze at. For advanced runners, 5k falls in the dry zone between sprints at the short end that...