Barefoot Running - Blink Bl_nk

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These are the (slightly-modified) slides from a talk I gave on barefoot running at Blink Bl_nk in Singapore (http://blinkbl-nk.com/)

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  • Barefoot Running - Blink Bl_nk

    1. 1. Me and best mate Rudolph just completed the Cape Town Marathon - 1997<br />Barefoot running<br />by Stephan M. February<br />
    2. 2. My rocky desert hometown,<br />Northern Cape, South Africa. <br />This is where my love<br />for the solitude of the <br />long-distance run was <br />kindled.<br />Who is this guy and what’s his story ?<br />
    3. 3. BORN TO RUN – PERSISTENCE HUNTING<br />The key is keeping cool<br />Click the Wikipedia icon!<br />
    4. 4. Barefoot Heelstrike – Don’t DO IT!<br />(click image for science!)<br />
    5. 5. Shod Heelstrike<br />(click image for science!)<br />
    6. 6. Foot strike with force graph<br />(click image to watch video)<br />
    7. 7. Getting Started<br /><ul><li> Minimalist shoes
    8. 8. No raised heel
    9. 9. No arch support
    10. 10. Flexible sole
    11. 11. Don’t overstride – short cadence
    12. 12. Land gently
    13. 13. Biofeedback is important – practice form on hard smooth surface in bare feet
    14. 14. TAKE IT EASY!</li></li></ul><li>LINKS & REFERENCES<br />Biomechanics of Foot Strikes & Applications to Running Barefoot or in Minimal Footwear - Daniel E. Lieberman, MadhusudhanVenkadesan, Adam I. Daoud, William A. Werbel – Harvard University<br />Barefoot Ted's Blog<br />Chris McDougall’s Blog <br />

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