Barefoot Running 101
Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Las Vegas, NV
Come one, Come all! Learn hands-on how barefoot running can help you run lighter, faster and more injury-free than you've ever imagined. Whether you're in Vibrams, barefoot, or a complete tenderfoot, this clinic will help you become a better runner, with effortless form to carry you through the miles.
Whether you're a recreational runner, a professional athlete or just getting into the sport, you'll walk away from this clinic with a new profound approach to running light, happy and injury-free. The number one goal above all is to have fun.
It's never too late to start working on your form, or get back into the game. Training barefoot helps you strengthen your feet and find your own natural, impact-free stride whether you want to run in or out of a shoe. This keeps you healthy, allows you to run when you thought you couldn't (bad knees, hips, feet, plantar fasciitis, etc) and helps you become the lightest, most efficient runner you can be.
This clinic will be held outdoors, so check the weather forecast, bring your sunscreen, and dress appropriately. Please bring snacks and water if needed.
We'll start by reviewing the goals of barefoot running and then share individual goals, whether it's running to heal an old knee injury or simply to feel more connected to the earth. Then we'll discuss the basics of barefoot running (including do's, don'ts and how to transition). Next, we'll practice some barefoot warmup drills followed by proper form work. We'll assess each runner's form and begin to look at simple changes to help the body move more naturally and efficiently. Altogether, we'll run at most about a 1/4 mile on a grassy field focusing on form over distance.
Head Coach Michael Sandler is author of Barefoot Running: The Complete Guide to Running Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth and Cofounder of the RunBare Company. Michael has coached world-class athletes to victory in running, triathlons and cycling for over 20 years at the local, national, and international levels.
Assistant Coach Jessica Lee is Cofounder of the RunBare Company, founder of the nation's largest barefoot running club based in Boulder, CO, and contributing author to Barefoot Running.
Our Gracious Sponsor:
Jadde Sports retails the Vibram FiveFinger shoes. Located at Town Square Mall.
For directions to Jadde Sports, please contact 435.862.1523
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Cancellation Policy: Cancel 2 days before the workshop and you will be refunded $40.00.
When & Where
A barefoot running school offering clinics, coaching and advice on how to transition into barefoot running or minimalist shoes safely and injury free.