Gentle Running and Living

by Dr Patrick Salmon, PharmD, PhD

Member of the Barefoot Runners Society

Founding Member of the Tarahumara Spirit   

Be gentle

to yourself

and others!

“Life is hard enough to add extra suffering to it”. We propose here a way to build a stronger, healthier and happier self through gentle running. Then, this “ascetic hedonism” can be translated into several aspects of life, to humbly contribute to a better world.

This page is under constant construction since I update it regularly with feedbacks from my students of all levels (beginners to below-3h-marathoners.

So, come back often for updates

Transition to Natural Runner Style with patient building of strong lower legs

One you have these shoes

Stretchings and Massages

What to do if you experience

Unusual soreness or stiffness of the Calf Muscles


Achilles’ tendonitis that is not improving

What you need first is a pair of real running shoes

More info, comments and advice on shoes in the Shoes page