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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mind Games

I stumbled across this video on Youtube and it got me wondering. Is this for real? Does our stride really change this quickly just by taking off our shoes?? The audio isn't great but I find the video fascinating. I love the side by side analysis.

I know I run like that with shoes on. I have plenty of race pictures to prove it. I don't know for sure how I run barefoot. In my mind I think I run this way, but maybe it's just my brain playing mind games.

In my continued quest to avoid getting injured, it does make me wonder if our shoes are at fault. Doesn't mean I'm going to be racing barefoot anytime soon though.


Jim Hansen said...

Do some strides on the grass barefoot and see how it feels! I bet you will be up on your toes. Try out some Vibram Five-finger shoes if you want your foot covered.
Go slowly if you want to transition. Your HyperSpeed racing shoes are a good start.

Scotty "PHAT" Graham said...


Read the book Born To Run and you may change your mind about shoes. I tried out the Vibram five-finger shoes and what a difference.