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…
My name is Nick. I have just turned 48, and have always enjoyed running. When I was at school I was a member of the cross-country team and as a student I was well known for running everywhere. Read more…
Last year at the 24 hour run in Wakefield, Massachusetts we caught up with Dr Betty Holsden-Smith; a 70 year old woman who has run over 1,000 miles in her VIVOBAREFOOT Evos.
She transitioned from walking to barefoot running, and recommends it to anyone and everyone. For her, running is an opportunity to connect with her natural surroundings.
This year she is set to race in an ultramarathon! She is an amazingly inspirational woman.
Thank you Dr Betty.
At this time of year the internet is bursting with blogs and articles about New Year’s resolutions. Although we are not renowned for our conventional stance on modern lifestyle (cue VIVOBAREFOOT) I stumbled upon a refreshing post, by Katrina Holigores from Soul Train about barefoot running in the New Year.
Terra Plana’s very own barefoot running expert, Lee Saxby, headed to ZombieRunner in Palo Alto.