Saturday, June 18, 2011

Good Article on Barefoot Running as Therapy

Getting rid of Achilles and Plantar problems with barefoot running | Camille Herron

I am enjoying Camille's blog, it has a ton of useful info. This article is particularly timely for me right now, and I'm posting it for anyone else who might find it useful.

7 comments:

David said...

Thanks for the kick in the butt. It has been too long since I was out in my vibrams...so nice 20mins with Strider.

EJ said...

She also recommends eating lots of red meat(preferably with your hands), icecream and chocolate sauce.

Sara said...

Yeah, she's definitely not vegan. ;)

William said...

Awesome article. I couldn't agree more. I would like to start incorporating more barefoot running, but have been very pleased with switching completely to minimalist running thus far. Showing my Achilles some lengthening love.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sara!

I follow Camille's blog too & am planning on doing more bf running. Can you clue me in to how I should slowly transition to bf running.

I think you said you started with some walking & then sets 2 min running w/ 1 min walking. And one month later built up to 15 min bf running. Can you elaborate on how many sets you did and how many min you increased per week to build to 15 min?

Thanks,

Dean

Sara said...

Hi Dean,

I actually did a post with that info...

http://saratraining.blogspot.com/2011/07/super-cautious-return-to-barefoot-runs.html

Give it a read, and if you have any additional questions, fire away.

You can see that at the beginning I was super cautious, but once things started to feel good I added bigger chunks of time. After I wrote that post, I did 20 minutes a couple of times, and eventually some faster-paced barefoot running (which is another way to progress, as it uses the muscles more).

Always err on the side of caution, and stop immediately if your feet tell you to.

Good luck with it!

Sara

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sara! That's exactly what I needed. I'm going to start right after my marathon race this weekend.

Dean