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MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

    since it's all smooth surfaces in the health clubs, maybe see if you can find one

    find one that recognizes (and supports) the benefits of running barefoot.

    If not, ask 'em why they aren't and show 'em some of the below cites:

     

    1.  Going Bare - the case for running barefoot (Pete Pfitzinger, M.S.)

    we rarely let our feet out of their little protective houses.

    The result is weak feet and ankles and, arguably, reduced running performance and a greater risk of injury.

    Runners with weak feet and ankles have a slightly shorter stride because the feet are the last bit of propulsion

    at the end of the chain from the hip, thigh and lower leg.

    http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=5810&PageNum=2

     

    2.  Reasons to buy a Treadmill (The Competitive Runner)

    Running barefoot is one of the best ways to learn proper technique.

    Running barefoot outside, however, can be difficult in the middle of winter.

    So try it first on a treadmill.

    This will toughen up your feet and strengthen the necessary muscles.

    http://www.competitiverunner.com/whotreds.html

     

    3.  Running Barefoot on a Treadmill (Mary Gorski)

    My lower leg concerns may have finally begun to heal on their own.

    But I attribute much of my success to the shoeless running.

    http://news.runtowin.com/2009/10/26/running-barefoot-on-a-treadmill.html

     

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    4. Explosive Running (Dr. Michael Yessis)

    Without shoes, runners are forced to land closer to the arch on the mid-foot rather t
    han striking heel first, dramatically reducing impact.

    Without all of the extra support that a running shoe provides,

    barefoot running also strengthens the foot

    by allowing it to function the way it was intended to work.

    http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/154233/exercising_and_running/running_barefoot.html

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    5. The Effect of Running Shoes on Lower Extremity Joint Torques

    ncreased joint torques at the hip, knee, and ankle were observed with running shoes compared with running barefoot. Disproportionately large increases were observed in the hip internal rotation torque and in the knee flexion and knee varus torques. An average 54% increase in the hip internal rotation torque, a 36% increase in knee flexion torque, and a 38% increase in knee varus torque were measured when running in running shoes compared with barefoothttp://www.pmrjourn<wbr>al.org/article/<wbr>S1934-1482%<wbr>2809%2901367-<wbr>7/abstract

     

    6. Running barefoot may be better for joints than trainers:

    a study has found . . . (t)he force on the joints caused by running in trainers was even greater than when walking in high heeled shoes, it was warned. Trainers should be designed to mimic being barefoot without compromising the protection of the feet . . .

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6933018/Running-barefoot-may-be-better-for-joints-than-trainers-research.html

     

    7.  High heels better for your knees than running shoes

    when it comes to knee and ankle trauma, walking in high heels is actually better than running in athletic shoes, according to a new study — and barefoot may be best of all. . . .  Researchers . . . found that wearing athletic shoes caused excessive strain on hip, knee and ankle joints with 38 percent more ankle twisting than when running barefoot.

    http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/beauty-fashion/stories/high-heels-better-for-your-knees-than-running-shoes

     

     

    Even offer to sign a waiver of barefoot liability if necessary.

    note: seattle Lifefitness distributor okays running barefoot on their treadmills..

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    <cite>hot tub along with opportunities for cross-training probably also worthwhile</cite>

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    MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

      Japanese waraji straw sandals marathon Mt. Fuji by you.

       

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      MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/onsenki/4242912671/

        Japan salt chocolate digestive biscuits from 114th biweekly

        http://www.chenahotsprings.com/photo-gallery/


        MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/onsenki/4242912671/

          Japan salt chocolate digestive biscuits from 114th biweekly

          http://www.chenahotsprings.com/photo-gallery/


          MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

            20th anniversary of my first barefoot marathon 

            dear masters. 
                
            With the number of master boomers who’ve enjoyed natural running barefoot at one time or the other, I’d like to share the below post based on the RunningBarefoot.org group’s forum about how a regular runner (me) ran his first barefoot marathon 20 years ago on July 21, 1990.

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            I hope as many as possible will try shedding their shoes too this summer even if for but a couple of minutes as some already have on the beaches, closely-cut grass, or smooth pavements.  Believe me, if fun has anything to do with your running, running barefoot is even more fun.

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            Thank you for making me feel at home in a forum about running after being mostly alone in most of my running for so many years.

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            20th anniversary of my first barefoot marathon (July 21, 1990) 

             

            After seeing pictures in Sports Illustrated of Abebe Bikila running barefoot over the cobblestones in the August 1960 Rome Olympics, my high school ski team tried it a couple of times in the fall to toughen our feet for the leather ski boots of the day.   Later, karate lessons were all barefoot too and a subsequent sojourn in Japan included a barefoot hike up Mt. Fuji on a whim. 

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            By 1990, I’d run two or three 5K funs barefoot on hot summer days but annual fitness marathons for 13 years since 1977 had all been shod.  However, when temperatures soared into the high nineties for the Goodwill Games Marathon in July 1990 in Seattle,* my feet and I wondered if a regular fitness runner who doesn’t train that much, if any, could run 26.2 miles without shoes. 

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            To my surprise, running without shoes for the first time in a couple of years was without incident for the routine two hour training run I’d learned from a 1978 issue of The Runner Magazine (now defunct) was all that was necessary for a fitness marathon.

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            Nevertheless, to be safe, I stashed three pairs of old sneakers and sandals along the mostly paved streets of the residential and downtown Seattle course. 

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            It was 97 degrees. The pavement burned and my soles were hot but I never stopped and never I looked behind.  Seattle was the Emerald City back in those days so lots of greenery helped as I ran the shade tangents as much as possible.  Under the sun’s direct rays, concrete sidewalks were measurably cooler than black asphalt. 

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            It was also memorable as one of the local goddesses who had only recently run her first 10K race was wishing she’d done some training for the marathon distance too.  Since she was already physically gifted in other sports too, I guaranteed she could run all 26.2 miles if she’d join me on my customary two hour training run. It’d had worked for me for more than a dozen years by then, still did, and still does. It worked for her too. Even in shoes.

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            When we said our wishes at a local group’s post-marathon bash, mine was to be able to still be running barefoot marathons ten years into the distant future at the turn of the century in 2000 too.   I guess it worked.

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            *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletics_at_the_1990_Goodwill_Games
            *http://www.seattlepi.com/archives/1990/9005140079.asp.  


            MM#209 / JapanJoyful#803

              20th anniversary of my first barefoot marathon

               

              dear masters. 
                  
              With many master boomers occasionally experiencing the natural freedom and joy of running barefoot, I’d like to share something from my RunningBarefoot forum post about yesterday being the 20th anniversary of my first barefoot marathon, . . . and how a regular runner found out he could run 26.2 miles in his bare feet pretty much on a whim of the weather.

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              I’m always grateful to be reading in the daily about other masters shedding their shoes every once in a while.   It’s long been recommended in Runner’s World, Running Times, etc. for strengthening the feet, ankles, calves and knees.  In some instances, it can promote/accelerate recoveries of both the mind and body.  In addition, if fun ever has anything to do with your running, running barefoot is the ultimate in having fun while keeping fit.

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              thanks.

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              20th anniversary of my first barefoot marathon (barefoot  jon - July 21, 1990)

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              After seeing pictures in Sports Illustrated of Abebe Bikila .running barefoot over the cobblestones in the August 1960 Rome Olympics, my high school ski team tried it a couple of times in the fall to toughen our feet for the leather ski boots of the day.   Karate lessons in the seventies were all barefoot too and a subsequent sojourn in Japan in the eighties included a barefoot hike up Mt. Fuji on a whim.

              .

              By 1990, I’d run two or three 5K fun runs barefoot on hot summer days but annual fitness marathons for the 13 years since 1977 had all been shod.  However, when temperatures soared into the high nineties for the Goodwill Games Marathon in July 1990 in Seattle, my more northern feet at the time and I started dreading hot, sweaty shoes for four or more hours and wondered if a regular fitness runner who doesn’t train that much, if any, could run 26.2 miles without shoes.

              .

              To my surprise, running without shoes for the first time in a couple of years was not only cool but also without incident for the routine two hour training run I’d learned from a 1978 issue of The Runner Magazine (now defunct) was all that was necessary for a fitness marathoner.

              .

              Nevertheless, to be safe, I stashed three pairs of old sneakers and sandals along the mostly smooth-paved streets of the residential and downtown Seattle course.

              .

              By mid-run, it was 97 degrees. The pavement burned and my soles were hot but I never stopped and had no time to look behind.  Seattle was the Emerald City back in those days so lots of greenery helped as I ran the shade tangents as much as possible.  When under the sun’s direct rays, concrete sidewalks were measurably cooler than the black asphalt.

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              Created to fit in between the Olympics, the Goodwill Games were the biggest event in Seattle since the World's Fair in 1962 and had one of the local goddesses wishing she’d done some training for the marathon distance.  The farthest she’d run before was only 10K but, since she was already physically gifted in other sports too, I guaranteed her running all 26.2 miles too solely on the basis of a two hour marathon training run.  It’d had worked for me for more than a dozen years by then, still did, and still does (albeit more some two hours slower nowadays). It worked for her too. Even in shoes.

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              When we said our wishes for the future at a subsequent Goodwill Games bash, mine was to be able to still be running barefoot marathons at what-then-seemed-to-be-a-far-into-future turn of the century in ten years.   I guess it worked.

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              Thank you.
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              Seattle Goodwill Games\
              *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletics_at_the_1990_Goodwill_Games
              *http://www.seattlepi.com/archives/1990/9005140079.asp.

               

              thanks divechief for formatting this card from the Goodwill Games post-mary bash.
              Especially since your seeing my bare feet in the Edgewater Beatles 40th Anniversary Run

              led to my joining Cool Running Boomers to banter with you and aamos

              about our “shoes” for the upcoming 2004 Seattle Marathon.