Comment from: Jeepman [Visitor]
Jeepman

Pose method is what turned me onto VFFs. This in turn lead me to Birthday Shoes Com. I can endorse Pose, but they tend to take the "correct" form to extremes. Natural running is just as easy on the joints, but a little less effeicent than Pose.

02/24/10 @ 19:31
Comment from: Josue [Visitor]  
Josue

I have heard of Pose, but as Jeepman mentioned, it does seem like the ULTRA-emphasis on form would be kind of tough to initially digest and I would be curious of the overall learning curve for the various runners (recreational, 1/2marathoners, full marathoners, etc.) out there.

I do see the parallels w/Pose and VFFs though and that is a cool outcome of the having the conversation about considering this style of running.

02/24/10 @ 21:17
Comment from: Sean [Visitor]  
Sean

I am a complete believer in barefoot running and the Vibram Five Fingers now after months of research. Been wearing the Vibrams since last summer, and this week I am starting my training program to eventually beable to run my mileage runs like I do in my running flats. This pose method and chi running nonsense is where I draw the line. I don't think you should have to train for a certain form to run, I just think its ridiculous.

02/24/10 @ 21:48
Comment from: admin [Member]  

@Sean,

I don't think you have to memorize Pose or Chi or any method to run naturally, but I think natural running is a personal thing for every runner. And to that end, it can be helpful to pick up different perspectives on running. Pose is one of those, as is Chi, as is Evolution, as is Barefoot Ken Bob's suggestions.

There's no line that needs to be drawn. Seems the wise move is to listen to multiple perspectives and listen to your own experience. Meld the two into your own customized form.

To that end, I find tips on Pose helpful -- particularly regarding the running errors to avoid.

-J

02/24/10 @ 22:10
Comment from: Barefoot Benny [Visitor]  
Barefoot Benny

While "natural running" barefoot or in VFF's is a much better alternative to running in cushy athletic sneakers, it is not necessarily the most efficient way to run. Why stop at improving your running no matter if you want to be able to run one mile or run 26.2 miles? Pose is very similar to barefoot running, but it allows runners to be more biomechanically efficient, while still enjoying everything about going barefoot/VFF's.

Dr. Romanov has written three short articles on the topic of barefooting, and it would behoove runners to get his take on the subject:
http://www.posetech.com/training/archives/cat_barefoot_running.html

02/24/10 @ 23:14