For anyone based in Ireland, there will be five FREE barefoot running clinics held around the country next month. Booking essential, experience not required. (Nothing to do with me, but I'll be at the one in Dublin)
Hi All - I am new to Tribesports - but its great to see so many barefooters! I have been barefoot since last November and write a blog on Sportsister.com http://www.sportsister.com/category/blog/danielles-barefoot-running-blog/ about my experiences. It's not scientifc - just fun and about everyday experiences . I also get to try a lot of shoes and am currently testing the Merrell Barefoot App - which I would heartlily recommend to anyone started out!
I went to the barefoot training clinic last night, hosted by Barefoot.ie
It was excellent! We got a short presentation about VFFs, then a four time national 800m winner and sports scientist (who is writing his doctorate on barefoot running and it's bio-mechanics) gave us an unbiased talk on the science of barerfoot running. I found it fantastic and fascinating. Then we took to the tartan track for drills and practice for about 30mins. Even though I have about 200k up in my VFFs and felt I was running ok, they were still able to show me how to improve my form, which I'll be practicing!
After that was a Q&A session and we all got a discount code for 10% off our next purchase on Baefoot.ie
Thanks guys, looking forward to the barefoot race next year! :-)
Eoin that's great news and lovely to hear you enjoyed it. Just to say that the Vibrams FFs would come after practising your biomechanics in bare feet. If you start in Vibrams it will be like you are wearing a minimal shoe...
to remember what our body does when we run barefoot you need to run barefoot. Find a long stretch of beach and practise barefoot. Then when your form and biomechanics are natural you can wear the VFF s or any other minimal shoe, like the new Inov-8 Bare X that is zero drop to run anywhere and protect your feet.