We are doing a study of impact loading over the course of the Boston Marathon this year. We are recruiting runners of all types, but are in need of barefoot and ‘true’ minimal footwear runners (no midsole, stack height, arch, etc).
Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Director, Spaulding National Running Center
1575 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA. 02138
Barefoot Running; So simple a caveman did it!
No Stopping: Boston Marathon
Ken Bob, Boston Marathon 2005
Unidentified Barefoot Runner, Boston Marathon 2005
Theresa Withee 2011 Boston Barefoot
Running Mechanics Study; Spaulding National Running Center
I, actually, prefer that beginning barefoot runners start on rough, rocky, uncomfortable terrain 😉 But not necessarily running, and certainly not long, or fast running, right from the start… Start with standing, and feeling the terrain with your bare soles. … read more
Summary Fear is one of the biggest handicap on downhills. Fear of falling and hurting yourself possibly badly. Confidence in running fast downhills comes with skill at running fast downhills. Practice will add to both. This is for those who … read more