Barefoot Runners Society
Why Minimalism Went Flat, Part III
By Jim Hixson, CSCS
It’s clear that minimalism is alive and well. Less shoe is thriving far beyond what naysayers and running magazines want us to believe. While mega-cushiony running shoes have taken over shoe walls at many independently owned stores (don’t get me started on big-box or running-chain stores), there’s still plenty of choices for the minimalist mindset, barefoot lifestyle, and healthy feet. (Altra, Lems, Skora, Xero Shoes, Merrell, Newton, Topo Athletic, Vibram FiveFingers, and Vivo Barefoot).
The first two parts of “Why Minimalism Went Flat” (...
Germany & Austria Meetup IBRD Success!
Yesterday - less than four weeks after IBRD 2015 - my group participated in a local 6 km charity race with 14(!) barefooters (4 male + 10 female).
This pleasant success can probably be directly related to IBRD because 11 of them had participated in this year's Marburg IBRD workshop, and 5 of those had probably never run barefoot prior to the workshop.
Bem sei que esta apresentação é longa, mas na verdade é exatamente o que se passou comigo quando resolvi começar a correr descalço, assim como as razões e motivações que me levaram, levam e levarão a correr descalço.
Depois de ter estado 20 anos parado, recomecei a correr há cerca de três anos. Gostava de correr quando era adolescente e participei em algumas provas como amador. E, acredito, até tinha jeito… A forma como recomecei a correr é que foi pouco ortodoxa. Já nem me recordo bem da razão, mas resolvi dar uma corridinha em nome dos bons velhos tempos. Fui buscar umas sapatilhas meio gastas (por um mero acaso...
Summary - 2014 Winter Challenge
By Barefoot YOW
Our barefoot winter challenge was a resounding success. This year, 71 members participated and ran 7,840.3 miles. The ultimate winner with the most miles was Christian Lemburg with 934.6 miles. We increased the temperature range to 50°F or 10°C. This made a significant difference in the total distance ran. (3,471 miles in 2013)
- 28% of total miles were run in sub-freezing conditions
- Denmark had the highest sub-freezing percent (51.6%)
- Yvonne and Barefoot Jair were the only participants to record mileage in every temperature range
- Yvonne recorded the most miles on snow (38.9 mi)
- Yvonne recorded the coldest temperature (-8°F)
- Christian Lemburg logged the most sub-freezing miles (516 mi)
- 19% reduction in miles in the bottom 3 temperature ranges (less than...
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