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08 December 2010


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Amy F

I'm not sure about this, but it sounds like you're training yourself to run as if you had bare feet. After reading Born to Run, my husband ran a 5k and a 10k barefoot this summer/fall and it looked to me like he was taking lots of little steps and landing forward on his feet.

I forgot if you've read that book, but does that seem to be the gist of what the training is doing? Did the instructor mention going barefoot?


Yeah, I read Born to Run. Great book isn't it? It must have been popular, because I had to wait in a line of 240 people to check it out of the library.

This is December in Minnesota, so nobody is seriously entertaining the idea of running barefoot. But we did discuss it. The instructor seemed to think that the main thing is to avoid heavily cushioned heels, not so much to avoid footwear at all. She recommended some trail runners made by New Balance that have a pretty minimal heel and some racing flat type shoes made by inov-8.

Christy Porucznik

I got a pair of flatter shoes at Costco, and it is amazing how the lack of padding at the heel helps encourage you to strike the ground differently.

I'm still on the quest for the perfect running bra - just to throw that out again.


I have heard of people running barefoot, or with those funny looking "shoes" that are just kind of thicker socks. It just looks like it would be incredibly painful.


I forget where we last left the quest for the running bra - had you yet tried a front-closing non-nursing bra as a somewhat-easier-to-deal-with compromise? I just gave up -- most of the time when I have the running bra on, the baby's not with me anyway, so I just change before I pick him up.

Are you running now? Trail running? Or speaking of trail hiking?

I meant to ask the instructor what her opinion was of those weird rocker-sole shoes that some of my friends are swearing by for walking (Skechers Shapeups and knockoffs) but I forgot.


Huh -- I always thought you were supposed to run heel-toe, heel-toe (though now that I think of it, no authoritative source ever told me to run like that). Now I want to do some running drills too!

Christy Porucznik

I got a front closing non-nursing bra, but I hadn't yet un-grown enough to wear it at any time of day. End of the day, A-ok. Early morning before kids wake up, incredible pain b/c full of milk. :-)

Amy F

I read "Born to Run" while in my third trimester, so I didn't try any of it, but it seemed to me that the important thing was to run as if you are barefoot because it's easier on the body. The easiest way to do that is to actually run barefoot, but if you can train to run that way with shoes on, it would have the same effect. Dan hasn't run for a couple months, but he talked about wearing his oldest, worn out sneakers to run in winter, or possibly the basic sandals he made with wool socks. I guess the less cushioning the better. It did take most of the summer before he stopped getting blisters, but he didn't get any worse injuries and it had been 10 years since he'd run much.


Adding a comment here many months later to update that I eventually settled on cross-country racing flats as the shoe style of choice. Mine are Saucony Kilkenny XC women's.

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