April 30, 2010 in Uncategorized
Did anyone read FitnessDoc’s article on barefoot running recently? It’s really interesting, and only part one of a five-part series he’s doing for us on the subject.
I can’t say I have given much thought to running barefoot though, at least not until the subject became such a hotly contested one in the media. Running without shoes seemed such a pointless thing to do – I mean why run barefoot when you are still paying off those R900 Nike’s, right?
Well apparently there’s more to it than that. It’s all terribly scientific and since FitnessDoc has a degree in all that I won’t even attempt to set foot in the muddy water that is the barefoot running debate.
However, if you would like to know more about it, I strongly suggest you keep an eye out for his future installments. I would love to hear what you guys have to say about the topic as well! For me though, my trusty old running shoes that protect my tootsies from everything I run so blithely over including doggy doo and sharp stones, I doubt I’ll be joining the barefoot running club anytime soon…
Is anyone doing any cool races this weekend? I was going to attempt the VWS 10km trail run but alas I haven’t… and just as well cause I haven’t really done much running in the past few weeks. I have tried at the gym but for some reason my calves seize up and I can’t run on the treadmill at all. It really hurts too much. Which is weird cause the opposite is usually true for most runners.
I am also going through a rather clumsy stage at the moment so I haven’t been ABLE to run for a while. I was walking into a restaurant and my shoes went one way and I went the other – down about 10 stairs. OW!
Then i stubbed my toe last week on the couch and I have a nasty feeling I might lose my little nail… and then a few minutes after that I kicked the wall outside with the back of my heel (don’t ask me how, I have a rather strong suspicion I might be out to get myself though).
So apart from normal gymming I have steered clear of anything that might require any form of coordination or balance. Clearly it’s a bit of a grey area that needs some attention!
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