I won’t bore you with the details of my lack of activity so soon after starting this site, but it’s nice to be back and in the mind of writing again. The marathon specific training hasn’t started in earnest yet (I’ll be following a 16 week plan), but the running has been carrying on, and I’m running 3-4K when I go out now.
Not barefoot; not yet. But having hit the ticker tape at the end of Chris McDougall’s well known Born to Run, I’ve taken up reading The Complete Book of Barefoot Running by (Barefoot) Ken Bob Saxton, and Roy Wallack.
I’m a fifth of the way through, and think I’ll finish the book before I consider trading my – relatively new – Nike Free Runs in for a Minimalist or truly barefoot approach. Mind you the Winter may preclude the latter.
In any case, based upon what I’ve read so far I’d certainly recommend reading it if you want to research before jumping straight into barefoot running. I’m the sort of guy who values the words of seasoned vets in any field, and Barefoot Ken Bob is certainly that.
If you want to find out a bit more about him, head over to his site. Sure it’s not the slickest site on the web (neither is this), but it’s chock full of information and all beginners will benefit from. I’ve added it to my links on the right as well.
As for me, I’m back to researching the barefoot world, developing this site and hoping to keep you up to date on all the tastiest morsels.