Monday, March 5, 2012

Diverse Opinions

Back on track with the new podcasts, put on the screw shoes, and hit the trails.  Listening to a new recording from Trail Runner Nation and realize that there is currently a wide gamut of opinions regarding footwear and injury prevention.  This podcast states we need to avoid orthotics at all costs and stresses barefoot (or socks only) at work and home whenever possible. It further claims that stretching is for bozos.  What are we to believe?  The exact opposite has also been promoted.

I guess we need to listen to the "experts" but choose what works for each of us as an individual.  I am game, however, to continue to ween myself away from the orthotics I've used for ten years.  I've already stopped running with them and have begun to go barefoot at home more often.  I still use orthotics in my normal use shoes.

There was still snow covered ice out there today but, as I discovered last week, it's easier to run on the ice than it is to hike.  Not bad traction and the time went by rather quickly.

12 miles mostly running with a few short hikes.


  1. Minimalist, Hokas, maximalist, HR monitors, GPS, ipods, altimeters, trails, roads, track, ultras, mountains, short distance, long distance, speed work, slow runs, compression gear, supplements, altitude, treadmills, cross training, stretching, electrolytes, fuel before after during ...

    Whatever moves ya. If it works for you - awesome. Then do it. My issue is when a case study of one becomes the case study won.

  2. Exactly your comment...reflects what I was thinking out there today. Thanks for contributing.