Heading for my 5 favourite posts of the week again has been fun. I was once again spoilt for choice. I go for posts that make me read on and catch my interest.
1. No doubts about post of the week. The Barefoot Connections Conference was last year but this video compilation produced for Primal Lifestyle was uploaded to Youtube this week. I was able to link to presentations from the speakers from there. I enjoyed scanning the audience looking for people I know. Have a look.
An article by Gretchen Reynolds in the NY Times. She cites a report that finds a Kenyan tribe who heel strike barefoot when running slowly but who move to forefoot when they run quickly. It is well put together and a good read.
3.This is a fantastic post from Todd on the BetterMovement blog and grabbed my wife’s attention as she was walking past. Watch tree climbing, deep squatting and a girl putting on makeup with her feet. It adds to the barefoot running debate and was fascinating. Really good stuff.
4. Bob Neinast’s post on the Ahcuah blog is the best I have read about cold weather barefooting. I blogged last week about running in the snow and that feeling I got when it felt like I had suddenly put my foot in warm water. Know I know why and why we practice helps. So, if you only read one post on barefooting in the snow, make it this one. If your feet are cold -put on a hat!
5. Jae Gruenke is a regular contributor to the Barefoot Beginner Facebook group and a well respected coach. She pointed our group members towards 5 videos on Youtube channel. this week that are aimed at improving running form. have a look . 5 Running Form Tips You’ve Never Heard Before.
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