Barefoot running with a shoddy!

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  1. Bill B

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    Went on a couple of runs for the first time with a human partner. Ran with my BIL who has been shod running since 1972. Couldn't believe the difference in styles! Classic head chasing heel striker! He noted how relaxed I looked. Big thing was how loud his foot falls were. Glad I'm not "there" anymore!
     
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    I got a buddy I run with from time to time, he is a classic heel striker who is not in bad shape, but he is a slow cadence, long stride heel pounder, its glaringly obvious everytime we run how much more effort he is exerting to run at the exact same pace as me.
     
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    You'll just ahve to try real hard not to let your pity show through. Maybe with you there quietly setting a better example he'll realize teh error of his ways.
     
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    Be careful. When I run with shoddies I count, "One, Two, Three, One, Two, Three" (3 steps per second) in my head so I don't match cadence with my partner. It would be BAD to run at 150 steps per minute....

    Remember the scene from Dead Poets Society?
     
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    Maybe, unfortunately I think he may just assume that I am in better cardio shape lol, which is not true lol, he just wastes a whole lot of energy. He is not the adventurist type to put it mildly, I think he thinks I am a freak of nature for being able to run barefoot lol
     
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    Perhaps, your buddy is just trying to burn more calories? :D
     
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    Haha, apparently lol
     
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    That's so true! Couldn't believe how much more effort he was spending! When I first started running bare foot, my coach Tina Dubois told me exactly that!
     
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