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How long does minimalist running = minimal running?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Houston Feb 22, 2013. 6 Replies

I am new - both to the Team and to the world of minimalist running.  I know it may seem crazy to most here but I only just read Born to Run - it was a Christmas gift and it took one day.  (Eric,…Continue

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Mark Houston replied to Danielle Pennington's discussion How long does minimalist running = minimal running?
"There are some great "in-between" options to consider if you don't want to go back to a 12mm drop heel wedge shoe while you are transitioning. There are some great shoes on the market that have low drop (0-4mm) and little/no arch…"
Feb 22, 2013
Danielle Pennington replied to Danielle Pennington's discussion How long does minimalist running = minimal running?
"Thank you for your response, Eric.  I must say I'm still a little confused and hope you can provide clarity.  My primary reason for transitioning to minimalist running is to change my running form; I'm a heel striker. …"
Feb 22, 2013
Eric Orton replied to Danielle Pennington's discussion How long does minimalist running = minimal running?
"Hey guys this is great stuff.  Use minimal running as a tool to increase foot and leg strength and to help with form.    So do not think this is an ALL or nothing approach.  use your easy, recovery runs for minimal running and/or…"
Feb 20, 2013
Christopher Swink replied to Danielle Pennington's discussion How long does minimalist running = minimal running?
"  Well said Danielle!  I'm in the same boat--I read Born to Run a couple months ago, and started working on form right after the Disney Half Marathon in January.  Besides calf pain, and a new blister on the ball of my left…"
Feb 19, 2013
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Danielle Pennington replied to Danielle Pennington's discussion How long does minimalist running = minimal running?
"Thank you for your encouraging words, Thomas.  I remembered Eric saying to Chris McDougall that he did not have time to transition to barefoot before the Copper Canyon race but I had forgotten that he DID go minimal until your post.  I…"
Jan 7, 2013
Thomas Hedwall replied to Danielle Pennington's discussion How long does minimalist running = minimal running?
"Remember that Chris McDougall took up minimalist running only months before the Copper Canyon 50 miler.  I went from being a hurting knee non runner to doing some low key races within a few months. Watch the foot strike/ knee drive video a few…"
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"My running is pretty sloppy right now (even without considering my heel-strike form). I need major strength training. Tmw."
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How long does minimalist running = minimal running?

I am new - both to the Team and to the world of minimalist running.  I know it may seem crazy to most here but I only just read Born to Run - it was a Christmas gift and it took one day.  (Eric, while I run I now mutter "what did Eric say to Chris?") Like many runners/readers I was an instant convert to the philosophy of minimalist running and natural running form; it just makes sense.  So, naturally, I have begun researching "the transition" and while I am excited about the challenge of…See More
Jan 3, 2013

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How many years have you been running?
2 years
What is your goal race for the year?
Short term 8:12/mile half marathon (would be my PR) by April.
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Making it a lifestyle.
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Qualify for Boston or run an Ultra

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