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« on: November 27, 2013, 11:49:48 AM »

Hi guys,

I'm new in this forum and wanted to share an interesting video of a barefoot trail runner:

Amazon Race Forest - Lobo Blanco - Barefoot Trail Running




it was taken at a event called "Amazon Race Forest", held in the mountain jungle of San Roque de Cumbaza, Tarapoto, Peru.
This guy is a local nicknamed "Lobo Blanco" who runs barefoot (and fast!) in the technical jungle terrain. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Ricardo


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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 05:49:57 AM »

Impressive.

Have recently come across this.  The author of a book on barefoot running talks about this kind of thing, although perhaps not as extreme!

http://running.competitor.com/2012/03/video/video-a-how-to-guide-to-barefoot-minimalist-running_48680
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 01:16:31 PM »

There are some surfaces that you wouldn't want to put bare feet on: a surface of rough, sharp stones of greatly varying size is one. You couldn't run on it -- even walking carefully in VFFs with the "classic" sole is difficult.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 09:35:52 AM »

And how many people walk their dogs there I wonder ... Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 09:53:04 PM »

And how many people walk their dogs there I wonder ... Undecided

And this matters why?  It's easier to wash off my feet than it is a pair of VFF's Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 10:03:13 PM »

There are some surfaces that you wouldn't want to put bare feet on: a surface of rough, sharp stones of greatly varying size is one. You couldn't run on it -- even walking carefully in VFFs with the "classic" sole is difficult.

Actually, I've gotten worse stone bruising in KSO's than I have running on the same rocky trails barefoot.  When you are bare, your natural reflexes take over and with proper form you are landing very lightly.  I can kick my kids butt's on our stone drive running barefoot, walking on the other hand can yield all types of spastic movements.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 04:31:56 AM »

I also find walking or barefoot you feel so connected to the ground, to the earth, to all thats around you. It's really quite wonderful, and I personally try and do it as much as possible. This of course usually requires getting out of the city, which I am more than happy to do!

'Earthing' this article here calls it.

More than that, apparently in the long run walking and running barefoot is supposed to be great for your back. Obviously a lot of the time it is utterly impractical, but when it is possible, my feet are naked and toes winking in the sun in a heartbeat! My family also have a history of back problems, so  I am particularly curious when I hear things like this. I have recently bought some memory foam mattress toppers for our beds at home from here. They actually make all the difference. I also got some for the Old Grump (my father) and he reckons he is sleping better too. But I can never be sure if he means it or not.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 01:42:32 PM »

I love that trail
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