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NY Times article on BF running form & Vibrams Barefoot running guide (Read 986 times)


Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/magazine/running-christopher-mcdougall.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1320408130-IsXtLNKjNo4UmcQQhC7Bkg

    Good read. I also kept heel striking when first wearing VFF Bikila's. Took full BF for me to transition to ball/mid foot strike. Am going to have to try the 100 up exercise. It looks similar to the running in place our local BF guru has us do before a run.

     

    Saw this Vibram guide. Haven't read it but wanted to share...

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/VibramFiveFingers/Barefoot_Running_Brochure_R13_062211.pdf

     

    btw: I'm well on my way to being able to BF run our local 5mi Turkey Trot. Did 4.5 mi on asphalt in a shopping center parking lot the other morning. No foot tenderness and got 3 mi BF in the next day on concrete!

    bob e v
    2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

    Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

    Break the 1000 mi barrier!

    History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.

      Thanks for the links, Bob.

       

      No foot tenderness  and got 3 mi BF in the next day on concrete!

       

      I used to have severe  tender footness  before BF!  But I'm not used to concrete - it jars my body and I feel the effects. I guess if there was concrete in my neighborhood I'd get used to it quickly enough - it's easy and smooth to run on for sure.  I remember running part of a 5K on concrete in shoes once and my body was sore for a couple of days - I was heel striking back then anyway.

       

      I'm going to check on the "100 up" exercise now...  Good Luck in the Turkey Trot!

       

      MTA: 

       

      That NYT article was a good read - I've personally experienced many of it's premises.  And, I know my heels still touch the ground maybe still a little too hard, so the 100 exercise - which is easy - should help. 

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      tomatolover

        thanks for the Vibram guide!  very useful advice 

          Thanks for sharing, I'm very interested in the 100 up exercise that he dug up. I see others have referenced in the past, but sometimes it takes someone in the media circle to hype it up to a point where some of us normal folks can see it.

           

          Anyone have any experience with this? 

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          Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

            I've done the 100-up minor exercise a few times. Haven't really gotten into the major yet. Intend to since I had no problems with the minor.

             

            Question: how do you count? With each foot fall, or with each leg, e.g. 100 with each leg - which is what I choose. Have watched the video a few times and can't quite figure out what was intended.

            bob e v
            2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

            Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

            Break the 1000 mi barrier!

            History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.


            fear the Col Sanders

              I was wondering about the 100 up form as well and ran across this:

               

              http://www.chrismcdougall.com/blog/2011/11/100-up-in-action/

               

              (in case anybody else was still wondering...)

              Just because I look dumb doesn't mean I'm not...


              Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

                I was wondering about the 100 up form as well and ran across this:

                 

                http://www.chrismcdougall.com/blog/2011/11/100-up-in-action/

                 

                (in case anybody else was still wondering...)

                 yes I was but hadn't found this! Thanks!

                bob e v
                2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

                Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

                Break the 1000 mi barrier!

                History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.