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Running the block and my first time barefoot

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I’ve generally steered clear of using my phone to record my runs for the last few months, my reasoning being that I wanted to just enjoy myself and not worry about times. But following a very pleasant (but, thanks to me, very slow) run with Mr Wootfly last week, I thought I’d better pull my socks up a bit and …

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Barefoot running streak – false start?

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On Tuesday 15th May I wrote a post about running streaks, and that I was thinking about starting one. On Wednesday 16th May, I did just that. It might seem a little bit pointless to write about a running streak that has barely even got started, but already it’s been an interesting experience, frustrating and enjoyable in pretty much equal …

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I am considering a (running) streak

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Yes, yes, ‘streak’. Stop sniggering at the back, you know perfectly well what I am referring to. I am of course talking about ‘streak running’, that is, running every day. Streaking of the kind you occasionally see at major sporting events does not particularly appeal, since I have yet to see any man do it in such a way that …

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Some advice for the aspiring barefoot runner

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So, you’ve read Born To Run. You’ve looked at some Vibrams on the internet, or maybe some huaraches. You’ve been on Barefoot Ted’s blog. You’re desperate to give this whole barefoot thing a try. And you know what? You should definitely go for it. But before you do, a word of warning. Be careful what you read. When I started …

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Counting down to my first barefoot race – or not?

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Two weeks. Just over two weeks until I’m running thirteen miles around the Warwickshire countryside. To be honest, just writing that sentence feels a bit lame after talking about ultramarathons recently, but there we are. We’ve all got to start somewhere. It’ll be my fourth half marathon, but crucially I’m hoping that it will be the first time I get …

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“Excuse me, but what have you got on your feet?”

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It’s an unavoidable part of running: other runners. I take a firm and consistent line when I come across people out doing their thing: I am unfailingly polite, always offer a smile and, provided I am not gasping for air or choking on a fly, will try and squeeze out as cheerful a ‘hello’ as I can muster. The response …