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I recently published my book, Low-Mileage Running: A Guide to Running Faster, Injury Free. You can buy the book on Kindle, paperback, or Audible. Below is an excerpt from the introduction. https://www.amazon.com/Low-Mileage-Running-Faster-Injury-Free-ebook/dp/B0128IK70Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=freethoughtsblog-20&linkId=6248e1416a7ea421980e71db4ff64bfe&language=en_US “Since the first running boom of the 1970’s, an increasing number of runners have begun to believe that the more they train, the … Continue reading Low-Mileage Running
https://youtu.be/Rov1D_v1Fhw The good: Flexible sole Breathable mesh uppers, with leather reinforcements in key areas Grippy rubber outsole Wide forefoot Great traction Comfortable soft 4mm EVA cushioning Link to buy on Amazon The Bad Won't protect against sharp rocks on gravel road or gnarly trail Ankle collar hits ankle bone
I wanted see how various minimalist shoes affect my ground contact time, stride length, vertical oscillation and stride rate. To do this I used my Garmin 920XT paired with the newest Garmin HRM. You can see the raw data here. I ran outdoors, approximately 0.3 mile at about a 6 minute pace. I also included a barefoot run … Continue reading Ground contact time, stride length, vertical oscillation, and stride rate amongst various shoes
https://youtu.be/G_ThuIp0TgM Vibram FiveFingers Vibryd Too much toespring Lacks the natural feel of other Vibram FiveFingers Forefoot cushion doesn't extend to toes, creating an unnatural amount of toespring Big toe pocket too small, squeezes big toe
https://youtu.be/z1O54KKbhRc EarthRunners Alpha X True barefoot feeling 11mm sole protects foot from rocks Soft, supple leather footbed and laces Completely flat sole; no toespring (a good thing) Fun to wear, new running experience!
https://youtu.be/Q2iQgPgvpAE TOPO Fly-Lite is a lightweight show with minimal heel-to-toe drop. It features a wide toebox, flexible sole, with moderate cushioning. Very flexible sole Wide toebox, allows natural toe splay Minimal drop from heel to toe give natural ride that doesn't interfere with natural mechanics