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Title: Minimalist running...
Post by: garebear on July 11, 2011, 08:08:27 AM
Anyone do this? I bought some running sandals and tried it last week.

My calves were crazy sore for three days, but I'm going to try it out again today.



Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: 240 is Back on July 11, 2011, 08:45:51 AM
i run in the nude


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: garebear on July 11, 2011, 08:46:52 AM
With or without shoes?

Seems like running nude would be hard. My dick would slap me in the face all the time.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: garebear on July 11, 2011, 08:49:36 AM
Here is a pic of what I'm talking about. You can feel the gravel through these things.

You have to abandon the heel kick that you're used to with modern shoes.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: 240 is Back on July 11, 2011, 08:50:53 AM
With or without shoes?

Seems like running nude would be hard. My dick would slap me in the face all the time.

it's usually after I spend an hour or two buried in the mud.  And I'm often erect when running.  No slapping there.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: supernick on July 11, 2011, 09:01:04 AM
Here is a pic of what I'm talking about. You can feel the gravel through these things.

You have to abandon the heel kick that you're used to with modern shoes.
carefull man, if the wrong person sees u running in those things it could get ugly.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: danielson on July 11, 2011, 09:03:10 AM
i run in the nude

Where do you keep your gun?


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: dr.chimps on July 11, 2011, 09:07:56 AM
Here is a pic of what I'm talking about. You can feel the gravel through these things.

You have to abandon the heel kick that you're used to with modern shoes.
WTF!? Even Jesus and his Apostles had better footwear. Good luck with the shin splints.  ;D


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: garebear on July 11, 2011, 09:10:55 AM
”While on foot, the Tarahumara do not stroll from one place to their destination, running is used to perform everyday tasks. It is not uncommon for a Tarahumara to travel between fifty and eighty miles everyday at a “race” like pace…It is also said that a Tarahumara once ran six hundred miles in five days to deliver a very important message. The Tarahumara call themselves “raramuri” which means fleet foot or foot runner. ”


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: ManBearPig... on July 11, 2011, 09:24:04 AM
”While on foot, the Tarahumara do not stroll from one place to their destination, running is used to perform everyday tasks. It is not uncommon for a Tarahumara to travel between fifty and eighty miles everyday at a “race” like pace…It is also said that a Tarahumara once ran six hundred miles in five days to deliver a very important message. The Tarahumara call themselves “raramuri” which means fleet foot or foot runner. ”

yes yes, i read "born to run" and run in five fingers.

here's a cool site that reviews minimalist shoes and has deals on them:

birthdayshoes.com


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: The Showstoppa on July 11, 2011, 09:25:37 AM
I had shower shoes in the military that were a step-up from those.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Army of One on July 11, 2011, 09:33:23 AM
it's usually after I spend an hour or two buried in the mud.  And I'm often erect when running.  No slapping there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paUDdGXTMNk


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: 240 is Back on July 11, 2011, 09:38:47 AM
Where do you keep your gun?

I keep one gun in my left hand and one gun in my right hand.


I'm not going to tell you where I keep the high capacity magazine.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Otis B Driftwood on July 11, 2011, 09:40:39 AM
Why dont you buy yourself a nice pair of wine cork sandals to minimize the impact to your shins and soles when you jog down the street.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSOCLYwrsqEGwf2zxrhoIF_eilEUWDziiryltYGr2n2vRXJ7wSj&t=1)


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Dr Dutch on July 11, 2011, 10:02:17 AM
They used to advertise in the muscle mags for these calf building shoes years ago. Anyone ever tried them ?


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Parker on July 11, 2011, 10:13:04 AM
Run barefoot on grass or sand...even better, because your arch is a natural spring.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: oldtimer1 on July 11, 2011, 12:39:38 PM
Here is a pic of what I'm talking about. You can feel the gravel through these things.

You have to abandon the heel kick that you're used to with modern shoes.


I threw up in my mouth a little bit when I saw those nasty feet.  If you want to have shoes for running that feel like barefoot try these things. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/index.htm


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: calfzilla on July 11, 2011, 12:43:38 PM
”While on foot, the Tarahumara do not stroll from one place to their destination, running is used to perform everyday tasks. It is not uncommon for a Tarahumara to travel between fifty and eighty miles everyday at a “race” like pace…It is also said that a Tarahumara once ran six hundred miles in five days to deliver a very important message. The Tarahumara call themselves “raramuri” which means fleet foot or foot runner. ”

These people are native to Mexico correct?


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Marty Champions on July 11, 2011, 12:46:31 PM
work boots are the best THEY NEVER EVER BREAK DOWN/wear out LIKE BASKETBALL OR RUNNING SHOES but gotta wear 3-4 pairs of socks to coushin the foot


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Hulkotron on July 11, 2011, 01:15:06 PM
It is for the gays.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: MAXX on July 11, 2011, 01:20:37 PM
barefoot is the way to go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HX2clxorE4

bushhippie logic  8)



Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Rami on July 11, 2011, 01:54:55 PM
work boots are the best THEY NEVER EVER BREAK DOWN/wear out LIKE BASKETBALL OR RUNNING SHOES but gotta wear 3-4 pairs of socks to coushin the foot

excellent advice,

another problem is soreness if one does run to often, this caused med to run backwards during a month to alleviate and it build my calves up like nothing else done!


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: chunkramwell on July 11, 2011, 02:02:41 PM
Ever since I got my Merrels I've not worn socks but the best ones I've ever worn are the Snap-On branded socks you can get on the tool truck.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: robcguns on July 11, 2011, 02:49:37 PM
Here is a pic of what I'm talking about. You can feel the gravel through these things.

You have to abandon the heel kick that you're used to with modern shoes.
You got some gnarly ass feet bro.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Marty Champions on July 11, 2011, 02:57:09 PM
excellent advice,

another problem is soreness if one does run to often, this caused med to run backwards during a month to alleviate and it build my calves up like nothing else done!

i always had a problem with that rubber part on the bottom of the shoe pulling off or the leather breaking on  a shoe. work boots are highly undervalued and underappreciated in all aspects. they weigh more wich forces you to try harder. i only wear normal shoes around the house for comfort when my feet want to be relaxed


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: CalvinH on July 12, 2011, 06:28:38 AM
It is for the gays.


 ;D


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: Prototype on July 12, 2011, 07:02:06 AM
I bought some vibrams about a year ago. First time I went running it felt good but took some getting used to. My ankles and caves, especially the lower part between the calf and ankle were incredibly sore after and i couldn't walk too great for the next few days. Now that I've gotten used to them, my running speed and eficiency hae gone through the roof. Running up hill and stairs is a hell of a lot easier. Also wearing them for leg training has been tremendous. My knees feel great too.


Title: Re: Minimalist running...
Post by: garebear on July 13, 2011, 06:28:32 AM
I bought some vibrams about a year ago. First time I went running it felt good but took some getting used to. My ankles and caves, especially the lower part between the calf and ankle were incredibly sore after and i couldn't walk too great for the next few days. Now that I've gotten used to them, my running speed and eficiency hae gone through the roof. Running up hill and stairs is a hell of a lot easier. Also wearing them for leg training has been tremendous. My knees feel great too.
I just ran a few miles for the second time in running sandals.

I expect I'll be pretty sore again tomorrow. I also got a blister close to where I got one the first time. I'm not too worried about it, my feet are still adjusting.

Do you think your over-all speed is significantly reduced? It seems like mine is but it's hard to tell, I just run around the neighborhood and I don't have a way of keeping track of how far I've gone. I ran for thirty minutes but it seems like I'm running at a slower pace.

Also, do you land towards the front of your foot all the time? I was seeing some people saying that they land in the middle of the foot. I'm not real comfortable with that, still too much shock to my heel. I definitely land on the ball of my foot. Just wondering if that's "correct".

Anyway, I run everyday and will get a lot more used to it, especially when I am able to do it many times per week.

I tried those Vibrams on, a few pair, but my foot just isn't built for them.