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Barefoot Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Barefoot Running.

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Find the Perfect Workout Shoe for You

Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling...  Read more

An Exerciser's Guide to Skin Care

There’s no disputing the fact that exercise is good for the human body. So it stands to reason that exercise would also benefit the body's largest organ: its skin. But does working up a sweat actually do anything good for your skin—or...  Read more

VIDEO: Running Down 120 Pounds

In the homemade video, a regular guy named Ben shares his struggle with increasing weight, depression, and a moment of clarity: deciding to change his life. I don't want to say too much more about it here. Just go ahead and watch it. If you...  Read more

''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

Robin (KASHMIR) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2006. She has lost 95 pounds and is training for her first marathon. Robin Before Robin After What m...  Read more

New to Running
Updated 4/20/2015 10:55:18 AM

For the past four months or so, I've been walking 3 to 3.5 miles every Saturday and Sunday. About 1.5 miles is from my condo and to the local park around a flat path while the remaining 2 miles or so is down and up a semi-steep hill back to my condo...  Read more

What is your favorite running sneaker? These thing
Updated 4/19/2015 12:15:16 AM

What is your favorite running sneaker? These things are not cheap so I want the best shoe for my money....  Read more

oops, ran out of room. I want a visual, a graph I
Updated 4/17/2015 6:25:21 PM

oops, ran out of room. I want a visual, a graph I can mark off, hang up and see all the time. Does anyone have any suggestions where I might find that online?...  Read more

What prevents fatalities after running a marathon?
Updated 4/20/2015 9:27:58 AM

I know all of us are not health care professionals but this has been on my mind since I read about a lady who was a partner in a fitness facility collapsed and died after running a marathon. Could it have been an undiagnosed heart ailment? Sounds l...  Read more

some runs feel great, others terrible - Why?
Updated 4/18/2015 8:44:24 PM

I run 3 to 5 days a week, here and there I may take a week off. What I don't understand is that last week I ran 5 miles on the treadmill and a few days later I ran 5.75 outside. I skipped two days of working out because of my schedule. The...  Read more

If not by land then by water!

I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)...  Read more

Wii fit!

Put ankle weights and arm weights before playing wii fit, not only do you get the benefit of being active on something really fun -- but the added resistance from the ankle weights and arm weights burns more calories!...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Poll: 5 Footwear Trends for 2011, Which One(s) Have You Tried?

Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b...  Read more

We Tried It: Vibram Barefoot Running Shoes

The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked...  Read more

Barefoot Running - Dangerous or Superior?

I don't often link to Mark Sisson's blog, just because I don't always have time to read it. But with this post I could not resist because he addressed a topic that is commonly misunderstood, in particular by competitive runners and I think he include...  Read more

"Barefoot" Running in the Rain

To be clear, I am wearing "barefoot" running shoes (I'm going to change that to minimalist) if that makes any sense. I went to run and am getting better at figuring out my stride, so that my knees don't hurt. I also don't want to hurt my calves whi...  Read more