Barefoot Running and Defying Conventional Wisdom
May 22, 2011 2 Comments
Barefoot running makes sense, doesn’t it? Our species has run since the beginning. We don’t need scientists to say that homo sapiens may or may not have run “in the wild” as it were. Just, think about it. Imagine the early desert hunters, plainsmen, those of the Savannah woodlands, even hunters of sloping mountainside forests. We are built to run unlike any other species on the planet. We cool effectively and our heartrate stays manageable. Unlike horses, who tire and collapse due to heat or distance, or other large mammals who have hard limits on how far or fast they can travel. The only other large land mammal that comes to mind are Kangaroos – who also excel at covering large distances without blowing up their heart or collapsing from dehydration.