Humans have evolved as persistence hunting runners and cooperative animals. This is why we are now the most evolved species on Earth. And this is why the key to our happy and sustainable future on Earth depends on how we use persistence, cooperation, gentleness, and, of course, running.
Gentle Running and Living
by Dr Patrick Salmon, PharmD, PhD
Member of the Barefoot Runners Society
Founding Member of the Tarahumara Spirit
“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.
You can help your fellow humans and the world in general by sharing this site and its links.
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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
Essential Stretchings, Massages and Precautions while building up the strong lower legs of a Natural Runner
Prevention of injuries during your evolution into a Natural Runner
The Human Foot is a Masterpiece of Evolution
- Leonardo da Vinci -
So if you use it correctly, it is as good as the best running blade with the addition of real-time sensing of the ground and muscle tension adjustments accordingly.
Basic Stretchings to do after each run
The ball of the foot, where you must land smoothly!
Calf Muscle stiffness, soreness and triggers
And finally, for Plantar Fasciatis
And last but not least, enjoy these moments you spend pampering your legs and feet, as you are in the process of gentle construction of a stronger body, and once done properly, you are virtually at zero risk of running injury.