Must-See: Principles of Natural Running

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Hey readers! The following video has been floating around the minimalist/barefoot community for the past couple of days and, whether you are new to barefoot/minimalist running or have been at it for a while, it is definitely a must-see. The video, made by Dr. Mark Cucuzella and the folks over at the Natural Running Center, is a great technical overview of proper barefoot form. It also includes tips for fixing common mistakes you may be making and some great ideas for drills to improve your form. I am always incredibly impressed by how effortless and smooth barefoot runners look when they are implementing proper form (also, Dr. Mark’s legs are crazy muscular!), and this video clearly pointed out a few areas that I need to work on so I can be more efficient! Proper form is essential to barefoot/minimalist running, and even though I’ve been a minimalist runner for over 9 months, I still have work to do. Enjoy!

Meagan is a geology professor and prides herself on being an avid volcano and pie enthusiast. Her free time is spent running, blogging, playing with her two pet bunnies, and watching too much TV. Meagan started running in May 2011 and ran her first half marathon in October 2012 and her first marathon in October 2013. She is currently making a long-overdue return to running and is preparing for her first ever trail race in September 2017.