Friday, January 29, 2010

Harvard Barefoot Running Site

You may have caught this in recent running news, but Daniel Lieberman and colleagues at Harvard University have a new web site focused on barefoot and minimalist running.  Very cool.

"Running Barefoot or in Minimal Footwear"

Check it out!  This guy is a real researcher with hefty credentials.  It'll be hard for running shoe companies (& the media) to dismiss the claims made by these folks.  According to the authors, the website "has been developed to provide an evidence-based resource for those interested in barefoot or minimal footwear running."  I love it.  The site was funded by Harvard University and Vibram USA (makers of the FiveFinger shoes).  Lieberman has a new article published in the latest issue of Nature.  Can you believe a research article on barefoot running made the cover of one of the most prestigious science journals in the world?  The tide is turning...this isn't a fad. Dan Lieberman was interviewed for an NPR story on January 27.  Here's a link to the story.

NOTE:  If you were looking for my weekly Friday morning test run update---it isn't here.  I skipped my test run today.  I didn't feel well so figured why do a run?   I'll get back on schedule next week.  Tomorrow is my first ultra run of the year: Riddle Run 28-Miler.


Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better!

Chris Ⓥ said...

I'm fine today...until I finish 28 miles at the Riddle Run in the cold and snow!