Thursday, May 14, 2009

Did Chuck already link to this?

Chris McDougall interview on barefoot running. My own take: I sympathize with the minimalist/barefoot crowd but I freely admit that this is largely due to wishful thinking. Yes there is little to no "scientific evidence" that built up running shoes help to avoid injury but there is also little to no [good] evidence that built up running shoes cause injury or that minimalism/barefoot running helps to avoid injury. Lots of emotional, anecdotal stories though!

2 comments:

  1. It seems there are a lot more theories pertaining to running than fact. I think it is because different things work for different people. I say if it works for you and you are happy with the results then you are on the right track.

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  2. I agree with you 100% that what works best will differ from person to person. My problem is that we are so easily fooled by the many cognitive illusions/fallacies that it is very difficult to determine cause. which is why I'm not a crusader for either side.

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