Sonya continues her Newbies barefoot transition to natural form running, increasing in confidence, form and performance.
The decision to change from a shod runner to a barefoot natural form running is a challenge if you are used to getting your runners high from lots of distance under the feet.
To embrace a safe Newbies barefoot transition you have to cut back on the distance and focus on form listening to your body tell you when to go longer and harder. All elements of barefoot running are healthy and are not fad induced concepts.
Whenever your body has adapted to something, it will have the patterns set out like a computer program, this includes incorrect adaptations.
When you take of your shoes as part of a newbies barefoot transition you have to relearn the natural form running skill you have taught your body to ignore by running in shoes that have cushioned heels and do not allow for natural movement.