08-23-2010 12:29 PM
Thanks Rav! I was a miler in high school (no 3200 for girls at the time) and ran some distance events. I still enjoy watching distance events in track.
Just checked it out of the Houston Public Library!
08-23-2010 04:53 PM
Rav You do know that all the major shoe sellers are now selling Running Shoes that mimic barefoot running. Nike's are the free series-New Balance has one called MT 100, Sacouny has its transition running shoes. And the most famous now are the Vibram Five Fingers Shoes. A lot of this is because of the book. Check out barefootrunningshoes.com if your interested
08-23-2010 05:13 PM
It worked out in reverse for me. I'm a not a bit too big to run, but a lot to big to run. About two months ago I was changing the florescent light in the kitchen and slipped off the stool and landed full force on my left foot and really messed up my foot.
When I could walk again I went and got a pair of VFFs so that I could build up my feet muscles and get them stronger.
But because I own these very odd looking shoes countless strangers would come up and start talking to me. Which is how I learned about this book and that and several other barefoot websites.
08-23-2010 06:59 PM
I actually heard the author interviewed -- sounds fascinating.
+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
-- St. Basil the Great+