Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Running form on technical trails

Human feet have amazing ability to adapt to almost any trail surface.

Many people worry that the rocks, twigs, and roots on a trail make barefoot trail running impossible.
Not true.
First, you use your eyes and avoid what worries you. Second, your feet aren't rigid and can grab and grip and mold around many "obstacles."

Running barefoot allows the body to receive essential information about the ground from the tens of thousands of sense receptors on the sole of the foot. This feedback is necessary to move correctly.

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1 comment:

  1. I do this on some east coast trails. Usually 5 k or less. Trail difficulty varies widely but I've pretty much got it on the local trails. You shuffle more on the rocky sections. I will try to learn something from this.