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Running Barefoot in Hot Weather

Hot is to some extent a subjective term. Something can feel quite hot if you are enough colder than it, to the point of pain, and still not rate as dangerously hot on an objective temperature scale. Hot can seem hotter because you are tired or thirsty. You might feel the same heat with greater […]

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How Running Barefoot Helps Me Manage Injuries

Barefoot runners tend to keep quiet about their injuries around shod runners, because somehow every challenge is blamed on not wearing shoes. Never mind that shoes are strongly implicated in everything from blisters to knee pain, if a barefoot runner mentions any problems, people in shoes feel justified in an “I told you so” response. […]

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Is Running Boring?

It is common to hear people describe running as boring. Of course, that is their prerogative, but I think there are good reasons question that choice of description. Do they really mean something else? Are they basing that on very limited experience? Have they been lead to believe erroneous things about running that distort their […]

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