I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
A link for youLiza
Hello folks. I failed at fending off the onslaught of 4 year-old borne germs and I am sick. Not wildly sick. Just sit in a bathrobe at the dining room table while sipping on hot tea and not accomplishing much of anything sick. I have been doing some reading so I will share this awesome link with you from the people at The Science of Sport titled “Thoughts from the Barefoot running round-table discussion at UKSEM: An inside view.” The debate was moderated by Dr. Ross Tucker and the people at the table included:
- “Prof Daniel Howell, an anatomy professor from Liberty (USA), known as the “barefoot professor”
- Simon Barthold, who formerly worked as a podiatrist but who now works in biomechanics and is Asics global research consultant
- Prof Benno Nigg, one of the world’s leading biomechanists
- Dr Mathias Marquard, a clinician and running coach (who would go on to become the voice of reason in many of the more hostile aspects of the debate, as I’ll describe!)
- Prof Daniel Lieberman, evolutionary biologist from Harvard, who as you may know, recently published the Nature studies looking at how habitually shod and barefoot runners differ, and who wrote a key paper on how humans are adapted (skeletally and physiologically) to run long distances”