Mindful Running: Ya never know your impact.

2 Comments November 24, 2009 / Posted in Injury Prevention, Mindful Running, Running Form & Style, Running Injury Prevention, The Running Mind

Interesting where one’s thoughts end up being shared. I was looking up some info on Barefoot Running and came across this quote quoting me from a 2001 post of mine on Ball/Heel/Ball Is The Correct Way To Run. Pleased to have an impact on barefoot running and proper running.

In a March 30th, 2004 Yahoo Group on Running Barefoot post Jon commented on an article on Barefoot Running by Runner’s World editor, Amby Burfoot

Welcome Amby to RunningBarefoot.org’s Yahoo Listserve. Over the years, from long before RunningBarefoot.org days, many of us have been able to enjoy very much your articles and reading of your running achievements and races, including friends along the roadways such as Barefoot Charley “Doc” Robbins (which notes Ken has posted on the RunningBarefoot web site).

Incidentally, during those years, we’ve found out that Amby is short for Ambrose, but we’ve never been able to figure out Burfoot. Now we know!

- jon

ps – we sincerely hope that, even with your Runner’s World and many, many other time-consuming duties, you’ll be able to check in once in a while and, if time permits, share some of your vast knowledge and experience with us.

For example, I don’t think rec.running FAQ founder and San Diego Marathon trainer Ozzie Gontang is a barefoot runner but his ball-heel-ball/forefoot landing lessons have become our primary principle of barefoot running.

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  1. Barefoot Ken Bob said on November 24th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Ozzie,
    You’ve had an impact on reducing impact for barefoot runners. Twelve years ago, you and many others helped me prepare for my very first barefoot marathon, which, though it was on mountainous trails, with log-jumping (later crawling under), stream crossings, rocky trails, and pleny of mud, I finished half-an-hour faster than my first (and only) shod marathon 11 years prior…

    Thanks for all you contribute to running barefoot and otherwise.

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