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BOOKD on the Barefoot Running Debate: BORN TO RUN

BOOKD on the Barefoot Running Debate: BORN TO RUN

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Hydration and Running

Hydration and Running

Some interesting information for all those out there that are preparing for any upcoming running events (perhaps the SMH Half-Marathon). The science of Sport this morning tweeted a link to article about over-hydration and the associated dangers hyponatremia (low sodium in body fluids from over drinking): The Science of Sport Dangers of overhydration discussed in the media: Maybe it’s too sim... »

Matching the shoe to the foot and injury rates in female half marathon runners

Matching the shoe to the foot and injury rates in female half marathon runners

In this post I’ll be looking at a paper titled ‘The effect of three different levels of foot wear stability on pain outcomes in women runners: a randomised control trial’, which was written by┬áMichael Ryan, Gordon A Valiant, Kymberly McDonald and Jack E Taunton. This study divided 81 female runners according to their foot types: ┬áneutral, pronated and highly pronated. It then ran... »

Professor Daniel Lieberman and Running Biomechanics

Professor Daniel Lieberman and Running Biomechanics

Here is a neat little video of Professor Daniel Lieberman of Harvard university discussing how barefoot running changes your running biomechanics. »

Where is the evidence in favour of distance running shoes? What does Nike say?

Where is the evidence in favour of distance running shoes? What does Nike say?

Amongst many health professionals and enthusiasts there is a reluctance to accept barefoot running. I’m totally open with people having alternative opinions as long as it’s based on logic. If, for example, people feel that they have not come across enough evidence or proof to suggest that we should be barefoot that’s OK. But to then turn around and tell people to run in shoes is ... »