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Alexandra Raisman of the U.S. competing on the balance beam in the gymnastic women's team final at the London Olympic Games. Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty Images
The Importance of Proprioception
As barefooters, I think we’re all pretty much aware of the importance of proprioception, the awareness of our body position which comes from our sense of touch and our perceived motions. It is sometimes called our “sixth sense”.
Unsurprisingly, shoes limit our proprioceptive sense and that can lead to falls and other difficulties.
And you might just bite off your foot.
Dr. Steven Robbins of McGill University is one of the pioneers in studying how footwear has affected proprioception. In...
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Barefoot Runner 1-Year into Journey to End of the World
Photo Courtesy: Joseph Michael Kai-Tsu Liu Roqueni
Oaxaca, Mexico -- One year ago, you may have driven right by him on Route 7. You would have never known that Joseph Michael Kai-Tsu Liu Roqueni was on a quest to run barefoot (mostly) from Montreal to Ushuaia, Argentina otherwise known as the end of the world. Liu Roqueni is still going. We met him for the first time a year ago this week in Milton. Today he is south of Oaxaca, Mexico. One thing he's learned through 3 countries and nearly 3,000 miles is that people are good.
Most of the people. I would say 98-99% of the people are essentially good." he said from Mexico. "And they, you know, when they see someone that...
Racing Barefoot on Lava
Oh, the lazy summer time.
Have not done a decent race in some time and feel like it is time to hit a road or trail again together with a nice bunch of similarly excited runners.
Oregon race calendar is a good place to start looking for such a venue.
And here we go:
"Featured in the August 2014 issue of Runner's World Magazine. This is one of the highest foot races in Oregon, covering 6.97 miles of trail, mountain slope, and just a bit of road. The entire course is above 5000 feet in altitude, with 3900 feet of total elevation change."
Timberline Trail Running Club
That immediately gets my attention.
The location, the elevation, the terrain.
It starts and ends at Timberline Lodge high on the slopes of Mount Hood. I know that area very well from my hiking/climbing...
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