Barefoot Runners Society
How Much Does Shoe Weight Affect Performance?
By Dr. Jack Daniels
As a matter of fact I did the original research on shoe-weight factor, when I was working for Nike in the early 1980s and our research was presented at the World Congress of Sports Medicine in Vienna in the early 1980s. We found adding 100 grams to the shoe increased the aerobic demand of running by 1%. Now 100 grams is about 3.5274 ounces, so each ounce changes the cost of running about 0.2835% To continue reading, please visit: http://runsmartproject.com/coaching/2012/02/06/how-much-does-shoe-weight-affect-performance/
By Rick Whitelaw
It's a done deal. 103 miles in 30 hours and 40 minutes. Course ran a little long and I got off track a couple of times (completely my fault, part of the adventure). I did have a goal time of a sub 30, but a few things slowed me down. A finish is a finish and I am happy with any time.
Brief summary: The waiting was the hardest part including not much running the weeks before. This led to the common mistake of going out too fast. I broke the race into 25 mile sections.
The first "marathon" went well, but too fast. The trail was smooth and the excitement high. The miles few by but knew I had worked my legs too hard too early. 5:15 for this section.
The second "marathon" was rough, but not too bad. I got behind on nutrition and fluids and got...
South Africa Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its First Sub-4 Minute Mile
Or for a better title:
50 years ago this man became the first athlete to run a sub-4 minute mile in bare feet
By Paul Beales
November 15, 2014
De Villiers Lamprecht clocks 3:59.7 on November 13, 1964; 16th man overall
By Alec Basson, Stellenbosch University
It has been 50 years since former Matie athlete De Villiers Lamprecht on November 13, 1964 became the first...
We need your help
We still have a number of chapters around the world needing Chapter Presidents.
The role of President includes promoting the chapter and barefoot running in general, keeping the chapter active and members interested, posting the giveaway contests that we share occasionally, posting any race reports or other articles of interest as you learn of them and asking others in your chapter to do the same, and encouraging members to add themselves to the BRS Member Map. If possible, you can also try organising Chapter Runs in your local area, or encouraging members to meet up and run together; posting these runs on local online racing calendars, or if you have experience, you could maybe offer free lessons, workshops, clinics etc?
Some of the chapters also have Facebook Pages which need...
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