Month: November 2012

Run, Training

An introduction to barefoot running

When I went for my easy run yesterday I did something that most runners would consider rather unusual: I took my shoes off. I have soft pampered feet so I waited until I came off the trails and found a smooth bit of tarmac in the hope that it wouldn’t hurt too much. I removed …

Run, Training

Foot strike while running

I’ve just read a great article about foot strike and whether it is better to heel, mid-foot or forefoot strike when running to avoid injury. It takes a studied and pragmatic view which I totally agree with. There is an excerpt from the article below as well as a link to the full post. For years, runners, coaches and …