Monthly Archives: January 2012

5 Tips For Surviving Your First Run In Vibrams

By Barefoot Dawsy There’s something about running in Vibrams that makes you want to run farther. Unfortunately, for most new Vibram wearers, this feeling can often lead to the dreaded sore calves that are the trademark of doing Too Much … Continue reading

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The Truth About Barefoot Running Injuries (And What To Do About Them)

Written By Barefoot Dawsy Any barefoot runner that tells you that they’ve never been injured is either really lucky, forgetful, or lying. Small injuries are a part of learning how to run barefoot if you’ve worn shoes your whole life. … Continue reading

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The Plank: A Barefoot Runner’s Best Friend

Written By Barefoot Dawsy When learning to run barefoot, most newbies tend to focus on their feet and lower limbs (rightfully so). There’s a heap to learn in this area, and doing it this way is a necessity. Once you’ve … Continue reading

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How Twitter Cost Me A Pair of Vibrams

Written by Barefoot Dawsy This weekend I participated in the #TwitterRoadRace, an online event where you just run 5k and report yor time. It’s all in good fun, and I’ve been looking forward to it as my first race of … Continue reading

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A Simple Way To Ease Sore Calves And Achilles’ Pain

Written by Barefoot Dawsy When I was first learning to run in Vibrams, I, like nearly every other minimalist runner I’ve met, was plagued with sore calves and mild Achilles tendonitis. I knew I should have started slowly and not … Continue reading

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5 Things GNU/Linux Taught Me About Barefoot Running

Written by Barefoot Dawsy 1. Great Movements Are Started By Guys With Beards The guy who started the GNU Foundation (Richard Stallman): Richard Stallman (courtesey http://bit.ly/stallmanviene) In 1983, Richard Stallman announced the creation of the GNU Foundation, whose aim was … Continue reading

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6 Weeks to Barefoot Running – Part 6: Free Fall

Written by Barefoot Dawsy << Back to Part 5: Posture or Start From The Top This is it. If you’ve been following along, then you’re in the last week of training before you get to leave the nest and fly … Continue reading

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