"I can do 440 in 220" Half Fanatic #846 "Ninety percent of running is half mental"
Here's my contribution titled "The Barefoot Route": www.marathonandbeyond.com/choices/clift.pdf
According to exercise physiologist and Olympic marathoner Pete Pfitzinger,
the key to starting out is to go slowly. He advises walking barefoot for a few
weeks to toughen up the skin on the bottom of the foot as well as the muscles in
the ankles and feet. Once you are ready to run, start with a mere five minutes,
increasing slowly and running barefoot every couple of days. From there, build
to up to 20 minutes over a month. After a few weeks of this, the feet and ankles
will be stronger, thus reducing the risk of injury.
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