Mud hike!

Discussion in 'Barefoot & Minimalist Hiking' started by jldeleon, May 4, 2014.

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    Super slippery barefoot hike in the mud! On the way back, there were a couple spots where I actually had to squat all the way down, a walk squat, to keep from slipping. Then I saw a giant moustache painted on the hood of a car on my way out! Lol!

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    Sweet! No pics???
    No mud to be found in San Diego - been hot and dry as a bone lately.
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    You know, 9/10 times this site tells me my photos are too large, and I don't think I have an editing function on my cheap phone, so...bummer. :(

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    You know, there's not much I enjoy more than a mud hike. (Of course there's not too many alternatives here in the UK at the moment) I usually do 1 short and one long one each day.

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    I envy you guys.
    Inland San Diego is mostly a desert. Averages 10-12 inches of rain per year where I live.
    And wet sand at the beach doesn't feel anywhere near as good as mud.
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    i'd take the beach scenery of Daigo over the mud any day. same core workout. lot of twisting and trying to run straight. :snaphappy:

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    I'm a big fan of dry beach sand myself. It feels so pillowy, and it's a good workout.
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    Oh hell no - I don't download anything having to do with google cuz it sucks every person I have ever g-mailed in my life into my phone contacts.

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    My goodness. Even when I was at my HEIGHT of running and strength training -dry sand running was a major injury causing torture-fest. WAY too unstable for my body's liking. My husband went running on the dry sand, I told him not to, he was f-ed up for 3 weeks.

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    When I started running, it was on a nice soft, sometimes muddy trail. It was great. It hide all of my imbalances.

    My problems started when I moved, and tried to run on pavement, where my deficiencies caused all sorts of problems, which shoes couldn't fix.

    I wasn't until my feet (and problems) were bared, that I was able to address them, successfully!
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    And THAT is exactly why I will only ever be a trail runner -which is where humans were designed to run, on UNEVEN terrain.

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    Furthermore, most imbalances are MAN-MADE, not inherent.

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