RunTrail.co.za recently took 5 minutes with our Trail Captain, Greg Goodall. Here’s what Greg said about being part of the VIVOBAREFOOT team:
Being part of the VIVOBAREFOOT team, how has this changed your running?
I’ve always had a forefoot style so the adjustment was fairly easy but it has taught me to become more aware of my form and therefore run more efficiently.
Any tips for trail runners looking to progress into minimalist running?
Slowly. You can’t expect to put on a pair of barefoot shoes and resume your normal training program. It will vary for each individual depending on existing style, type of shoe, terrain, mileage, etc. but I recommend introducing them in one of your quality sessions per week. Also wearing them causally and not just to run in will speed up the conditioning and strengthening process.
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Author: Jamie Page
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