I first became interested in the barefoot running movement after reading Christopher McDougall’s book, Born to Run. Since the release of that book, McDougall has become a popular figure in the barefoot running community.
McDougall’s writings about the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyons, who love nothing more than getting intoxicated and running hundreds of miles while drunk, saw the book become a best seller.
After the release of Born to Run, McDougall secured countless appearances in various articles, news reports and even a guest spot on The Daily Show with John Stewart. Much of the barefoot interest in recent times can be attributed in part because of McDougall and the publicity he has generated.
The New York Times recently did a short video with McDougall who was teaching a simple running technique called the “100-Up.” Created in the 1800s, McDougall claims the technique can provide you with “full-proof perfect running.”
It is a short and simple technique, so check out the video below, because if you’re like me anything that can enhance your long to middle distance running is more than welcomed.