Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nature vs. Nike. Were we born to run barefoot?

Here's an interesting article from one of my favourite Globe and Mail columnists, Leah McClaren.  She recently ran her first marathon with expensive Nike's.  She's planning to run her second marathon barefoot. She quotes Born To Run author, Christopher McDougall:

"We're not strong, we're not limber and we're certainly not fast – Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet, and he can get his butt kicked by a squirrel. ”

Leah makes a good case for running barefoot. No matter your opinion, keep an open mind and have a read. It makes good post-run coffee talk if nothing else. Be sure to read the comments following the article; they add a lot of contextual opinions.

It's a good day to be alive... barefoot or otherwise,

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