Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Michael Sandler on Living Barefoot Show

Michael Sandler, author of Barefoot Running, was interviewed by the Living Barefoot Show a few days ago.  The interview is available as an mp3 download from the web site, or via iTunes as a podcast.  It's rather long (1:14), but very good and worth every minute. Michael's story is motivational and informative.  I encourage you to grab the interview, load it onto your music player, and head out for a relaxing run.

In case you haven't noticed, I am getting into this barefoot running stuff!  I already had a review of Sandler's book (June 19, 2010 post) and I have the Barefoot Living web site on my side bar as a resource under "Barefoot Running.  If you enjoy the Michael Sandler interview, check out the Jason Robillard interview also on the Living Barefoot Show (episode from May 15, 2010).  Two great barefoot runners and authors.  Of course, I have also reviewed Jason's book (June 13, 2010 post).


Broccoli P. Soup said...

I want to start running barefoot, but I don't know much about it. I'm training for the cross country season this fall, and I'll definitely be wearing shoes in those races. My question is, is it a good idea to train barefoot for races that I'll run with shoes on?

Chris said...

I'm not an expert on the topic, but lots of high school and college XC runners do _some_ training barefoot and then race in XC spikes/flats. I do the same for my races--I've yet to run a race barefoot, but I train about 15 miles/week barefoot, 15 miles in Vibram FiveFinger shoes, then the rest in "regular" lightweight shoes. I then race in minimalist shoes (distances as short as 5K up to 100 mile trail ultra marathons).