Were you aware that International Barefoot Running Day was on May 5th, well if you didn’t now you do. So let’s get out of those shoes and run like a kid again, foot loose and fancy free.
Barefoot runners are able to connect any topic back to barefoot running. This is my attempt to link barefoot running to the Olympics and equality for women. It’s not as difficult as it may seem.
The biggest problem for Barefoot runners is ‘What to wear to the office?’. Many shoe manufacturers are making minimal ‘lifestyle’ shoes. This is a list of some of the new ‘lifestyle’ shoes available in Canada.
This weekend I had an revelation. Cadence and stride length shouldn’t be constant but should alter due to your terrain. Why did it take me so long to figure this out?
There is an increasing trend towards teaching running as a skill for non-elite athletes. This is especially popular in the sub-set of barefoot running, but what is it like to actually go to a coaching session.
We could look towards the elites, the sports-coaches and the guru’s, but if we want to take barefoot and minimalist running mainstream perhaps we should look to promoting the sport at the Mum’s waiting at the school gates.
During two different types of races I was able to examine how many minimalist runners took part. Would I see more minimalist runners during a road race or a technical trail race? Despite my own expectations, my conclusions were surprising.
When I first visited my local independent running store, I felt uncomfortable as the only minimalist runner in the running club. Nearly two years later, the store has made a commitment to stocking a range of shoes from a manufacturer that only makes minimalist shoes. The growth of independent running stores who are making the change and educating their customers will the be cornerstone of the minimalist running community.
I have struggled to find a way to describe how Caballo Blanco has affected my whole attitude to running. So I did the most honest thing I could think of — I went for a run.