Going Barefoot?

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Today’s Workout

3 rounds for time of:
10 Clean and jerk (155/115)
200m runThe barefoot running movement has never been stronger. Fueled by “Born to Run“, a book that came out in 2009 by Chris McDougall about a hidden Mexican tribe that runs ultra-long distances… you guessed it, barefoot.

Here’s the thing… transitioning to running barefoot must be done S-L-O-W-L-Y, ridiculously slowly. You have been building up your tolerance to walking and running from the time you were 1 year old. Your muscles and tendons have developed around you wearing shoes, NOT going barefoot. Your muscles will adapt relatively quickly, however, your ligaments and tendons will not. If you go out and buy a pair of Vibram Five Fingers and just start running in them, there is a very good chance you will give yourself a running injury.

Start small, and increase slowly. I know it’s exciting and fun, and to some people, Vibrams look really cool as well. But it pays to be smart. The last thing you want is an injury that keeps you out of the game for months or years!

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Sean, wearing his Five Fingers during “Murph”


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