Runners finishing the RAK Half marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net.
I found this positive piece on exercise on the NPR daily news report that I just got about an hour ago. A bit anecdotal for running geeks, but it does make sense. I am curious to hear or read comments from our readers.
Here is the link: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112556135&sc=emaf
I still believe that most injuries for runners come down to the feet. Deal with the problems in the feet, and most of your problems with running should go away. The recent series of pieces on barefoot running (most from research a decade or more old) have created a lot of interest. Some folks can run in real light shoes, or almost no shoes, and some can not. It is part of the journey one must do to find the best running shoe for your feet and body type.
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