Monday, June 27, 2011
55 min. easy post-race recovery run. My body feels amazingly good as I turn my attention to selling all my running shoes (about 1 dozen pair brand new in the box, untouched). I won't run in regular shoes again as there is no need after I've proven I can run race pace in the Luna sandals and I feel better post-race than I've ever felt.
The body is an amazing device and I'm absolutely convinced that shoes play a critical role in the continued high injury rates of runners. Traditional shoes are designed to fight the natural mechanics and functioning of the human body. How else can you explain an elevated heel and tight toe box. With the natural foot, the toes splay at landing which are constricted by a tight toe box. Balance and stability is at the core of running so we do we run in high heels, that is, shoes with elevated heels . . . last I checked my feet, I don't have an elevated heel.
But very few people will listen. We live in a society where we believe whatever we read or hear without doing our own research . . . it's why politicians are so damn effective but shame on us for lacking the desire and discipline to do our own due diligence. We'll continue to believe that running is hard on the body which is a complete lie . . . we were designed to run but we make what is so natural, oh so difficult.
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