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comment Experiences with 'barefoot' running
@Pacerier, not as bad as you would think. All of my running was on asphalt or concrete. I would run a 1 to 3 miles barefooted, then put my shoes on. The inside of my shoes accumulated some stains, but nothing that effected their wearability. I would wash my feet with soap as normal in the shower and they basically came clean.
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comment Experiences with 'barefoot' running
@Pacerier, I have not run on a tartan track but I think it would be perfectly fine. Most of my barefoot running is on asphalt or cement so a tartan track surface should be much more forgiving. You just have to start slow and practice proper form for barefoot running. This stride produces much less jarring impact when you land and is pretty gentle on your feet.
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comment How do I cope with extreme pain from running on hard surfaces?
I would agree with Sarge entirely on the issue with adaptation to minimalist shoes. It is like learning to run all over again, a process that took you months to learn originally and years to perfect. The muscles in your feet and lower legs are practically atrophied from lack of use when you first start and it takes quite a while to develop the necessary strength to absorb shock and stabilize your feet.
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comment How do I cope with extreme pain from running on hard surfaces?
I think almost any runner would benefit from learning to run with a forefoot strike as described at the website linked in my answer. This is easier to learn with a shoe that has a "zero drop" from heel to toe. In other words, no lift at the heel. But you can run this way without buying a minimalist shoe is you do not want to spend the money.
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