“Proper Proprioception for your Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance”
It’s a sense of pleasure and pain, such an overwhelming amount of joy combined with a surge of fatigue. It’s awesome. Crossing the line and completing a marathon, without injury and with a smile on your face, should not be undervalued. It’s even better experienced than described!
Born to run
The good news is, it’s doable, nearly anyone can achieve it, and that’s because humans were born to run; we evolved that way. To do it without injury and to really enjoy it should be the ultimate goal.
The price for inadequate preparation should not be underestimated. It is the part of the marathon that is probably the most important. Being adequately prepared on the day will not only make it enjoyable it will also make it repeatable.
But what does proper preparation look like? And how is it achieved? Read more…
The first post in our series of blogs about running marathons and preparing for a lifetime of sustainable and enjoyable long distance running.
There will probably come a time, if it hasn’t happened already, when you will consider running a marathon. If you’ve made it this far to the VIVOBAREFOOT blog then you’ve probably considered doing it in barefoot shoes.
Before you start your training and even before you sign up to a 26.2 mile race there’s probably several questions you’ll have before you believe you can actually run the distance and run it in barefoot shoes.
There’s more to sporting competitions than winning medals and crowd control. Sports push the boundaries of what the body, mind and spirit can achieve. An athlete performing at his/her best has the power to inspire.
Here are a few stories that have inspired us: Read more…
“When it came to my first training run, I realised I didn’t have any running shoes…I decided to give it a go in my barefoot shoes, and it’s just stuck”.
Liam Ward is preparing to run the Greater Manchester Marathon this Spring in our VIVOBAREFOOT Aqua. Read more…
Eddie’s training for 27 marathons in 27 days and has been running barefoot for last 6 months.
Only a week away, and each second seems to be moving faster than the other. Normally I don’t get over-excited about marathons, being more a longer distance type of runner, but for this last week of training the Oakland Marathon stands as my final prize in my barefoot running quest.
When I started running 12 years ago, I never thought about what I actually put on my feet. I would think more of the race, my training, the distance, and a number of other factors that seem to pile up as runner’s trudge through the daily grind. Probably the most important factor-shoes, was almost an afterthought when I started this as my ‘other career’.
I think something most people don’t consider when they run, are the two mittens that wrap their feet, they help in so many ways, and no one thinks how shoes can actually make you a stronger, faster, and a more efficient runner. Read more…