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Re: [at-l] another simpiler running question?
- Subject: Re: [at-l] another simpiler running question?
- From: email@example.com (Thomas McGinnis)
- Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 10:16:49 -0500
>And you are right not to walk/run on the concrete. Asphalt is
>okay if you have good shoes.
i walk around bare foot all the time all year even in the winter(mostly
inside and around my lawn it is unacceptable publicly in my area).
i would think it would let you foot muscles and bones pivet,strecth, and
bend in a bettter more natural way actually..you figure thosands of millions
years of evolution(if you beilive in evolution that is) would be better than
100 years of shoe making?
nothign beats gripping the ground with your toes.
any interesting stories to prove me wrong? cause i am not saying i am right
i am just saying i always thougt about it this way.
You're absolutely right, once again. Without a lot of intro, two
thoughts are tossed around a bunch in running circles: 1) If you want
to improve your running form efficiency, run barefoot and watch what
happens to the foot plant and vertical (wasted) motion 2) The
contemporary running shoe (with it's focus on a built-up heel) has
guaranteed us an increase in Achilles Tendonitis and associated
knee-calf-ankle-foot problems, by allowing the shortening that
most-important tendon and the weakening of associated soft tissue
(encouraged by contemporary street shoes) to continue into our
recreation/exercise. Going barefoot is a GREAT way to exercise your
legs as well as your feet -- IF YOU'RE USED TO IT. As far as that
goes, Wisperlite, you're way ahead of the game in lower-limb health!
(BTW, you might really enjoy the Dead Runner's Society list. Look in a
search engine for "dead runners" and you'll see how to subscribe. It's
a lot of traffic, so I "digest", but it's a broad spectrum of
participants, from experts to neophites, and they're a fun groupe.
It's the at-l of running, I think. (That's my form of high praise...)
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