new barefooter needs help!

Discussion in 'Chapters' started by maro7ak, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. maro7ak Barefooters

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    I live in Asheville NC, Im looking for someone local that can show me the ropes. Ive done a little her and there but feel really uncomfortable running down hill. would love get started on the right foot.

    Marty
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  2. Barefoot TJ Administrator
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    Larry should be in touch with you soon. I PMd him for you. I know there are some other Asheville barefoot runners in the NC Chapter too, so hopefully they will respond soon.

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  3. maro7ak Barefooters

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    thanks! yes if there are any asheville barefooters out there would love to talk running.
  4. maro7ak Barefooters

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    Hey TJ, how do I get a hold of Larry? I've not heard from him, Im starting to run and would like to get into your art of barefooting.
    Cheers,
    Marty
  5. Barefoot TJ Administrator
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    I will contact him again using a direct email address I have for him. Thanks for letting me know.

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  6. deviantrunner Chapter Presidents
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    Welcome to barefoot running. I would love to help you as much as I can. Recently I took over as the Chapter President for NC. I live in Holly Springs, so I am not that close to you. But, I work in Sanford, though... so that is a little closer.

    Other than just going out and running, watching some videos will help a lot. I can point you to some if you'd like. For running downhill, I will say this... I hate it. :) That doesn't mean it's not possible to have good downhill technique. I have been running barefoot for about 3 years and some days it feels fine to run downhill and other times its terrible.

    When your starting out barefoot after running in shoes, it may feel awkward sometimes. This may come and go, but I can assure you that it will go away in time. For me, it took about a year. There were just some days that I felt like I had terrible form for the first mile or so... then my body would find its rhythm and I was fine.

    Let me know how its going. :D
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  7. Phil Hart Barefooters
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    Well said, Deviant.

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