People are on their toes…
I received a couple of emails and comments from the Vibram barefoot running post listed below.
Well, here’s more information on the barefoot craze from the famed ‘Roving Runner’ of the NYTimes. Check out the article and video here from NYTimes writer, Brian Fidelman.
Fidelman interviewed Christopher McDougall, the insightful author of ‘Born to Run’ which profiles theTarahumara Indians, an indigenous tribe of people from Mexico, known to run long distances in thin sandals. The book not only explores the history and culture of the Tarahumara but also examines the physiology and evolution of running, culminating in a spectacular 50-mile race through the country’s vast Copper Canyon.
McDougall owns a pair of Vibram Five Fingers, and the article and video detail a run that he shares with the ‘Roving Runner’ throughout Central Park.
McDougall explains the origins of barefoot running and the concepts of why barefoot running may be better for you in terms of support, preventing injuries, and improving your posture…After watching the run on ‘cream’ pavement, you see the directions that he’s heading with his simple theories.
This blogga may be going “Zola Budd” sooner than you think…;) I’m behind the craze on this one.
Pushing Off the Front Toe,