Saturday, January 30, 2010

Barefoot Running - Don't! Buy Shoes From Us

Recently, Road Runner Sports sent this email to their subscribers from the Chief Runner, Mike G.

In Mike G.'s eyes people don't have the sense to not step on rocks and broken glass. He actually has to tell people not to step on glass. Geez, now I know why I've been sidelined for weeks. I'm an idiot.

And as a part of my idiocy, I've done a three-mile and a four-mile run barefoot each week for the past two weeks. What a difference a mild winter makes for that. I finished my nine-mile run to work (wearing shoes) on Thursday morning five minutes faster than ever. (I've been slacking on running to work for the last month.) Regardless, Hank G. thinks Mike G. is right. This barefoot running is killing me.


Spokane Al said...

I feel left out. I am a VIP member of Road Runner Sports and I never received this email!

Perhaps I should protest.

Hank Greer said...

Hmmm, unless I've been pranked.

Hank Greer said...

Nope, not pranked.

Hank Greer said...

Weird, when I post the redirecting link it doesn't do anything is here it is in plain text.

Spokane Al said...

P.S. The Chief Runner mentions the Nike Lunarglide in his letter along with the Nike Free.

I have been running in the Nike Free on my shorter runs and like it very much. It has a great deal of flexibility in the sole.

As a result of my good results with the Nike Free I just purchased a pair of the Lunarglides and found that the sole flexibility that I enjoyed so much in the Frees is not there in the Lunarglide.

The Lunarglide is a far cry from running barefoot or even from running in the Nike Frees.

Hank Greer said...

Thanks, Al. I'm actually in the market for a new pair of shoes. Ideally, I like to go with something like my son's XC racing shoes--flat sole, no cushion, and lightweight. And I'd leave the spikes off.

I reckon I'll be trying out some options before buying. I don't want to have to buy shoes for a while.