by dogface » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:21 pm
by jake » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:22 pm
by dogface » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:33 pm
jake wrote:You are a braver man than I, dogface. I can't imagine running around Hsing Lung park barefoot. Too many landmines etc. Would you recommend going barefoot on concrete too?
by dogface » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:27 am
by 1stDrinkOfTheDay » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:05 pm
by dogface » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:30 am
by dogface » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:14 am
Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid "heel-striking," and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of the foot and leg and some clever Newtonian physics to avoid hurtful and potentially damaging impacts, equivalent to two to three times body weight, that shod heel-strikers repeatedly experience.
"People who don't wear shoes when they run have an astonishingly different strike," says Daniel E. Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and co-author of a paper appearing this week in the journal Nature. "By landing on the middle or front of the foot, barefoot runners have almost no impact collision, much less than most shod runners generate when they heel-strike. Most people today think barefoot running is dangerous and hurts, but actually you can run barefoot on the world's hardest surfaces without the slightest discomfort and pain. All you need is a few calluses to avoid roughing up the skin of the foot. Further, it might be less injurious than the way some people run in shoes."
This website provides information on:
1. Human evolution and endurance running
2. Foot and lower limb biomechanics when running in shoes
3. Foot and lower limb biomechanics when running barefoot or in minimal shoes
4. Biomechanical differences between forefoot and midfoot striking and heel striking
5. Tools to help assess potential benefits of learning to forefoot or midfoot strike
6. Transitioning safely to forefoot or midfoot striking in minimal footwear or barefoot
by turtleman » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:35 pm
by dogface » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:47 pm
turtleman wrote:I have heard of this trend of going back to basics of BF running and, shoes, especially all these fancy brands with absorption, are the worst. I was planning to train for a marathon in Kenting earlier this year, but decided not to b/c of sore knees (from basketball over the decades). I am still running a lot, but perhaps I should try BF running and see how it goes. I've always wanted try especially how many local Taiwanese do it . I guess I like my soft pink feet too much. lol
by turtleman » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:53 pm
by dogface » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:41 pm
when I put on my socks and my running shoes on, they felt like mattresses on the bottom of my feet. I couldn't run with shoes on. It was uncomfortable to walk in my favourite and most comfortable running shoe!
by dogface » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:15 pm
by dogface » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:41 am
by dogface » Wed May 05, 2010 9:18 am
by dogface » Mon May 10, 2010 10:17 am