Hard Running

Hey all you FFA bloggers! I hope you have been enjoying your summer so far! This hot and sultry weather has taken Frederick polar opposite from this past winter. I love it here in Maryland! Maryland gives its residents the opportunity to experience all the four seasons in each extreme. Even though humidity is the worst, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.


If you follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts you already know that we sent a FFA running team to participate in the Baltimore 10 Miler and the Fairfield, CT Half-marathon. The half-marathon was in a cute little beach town right up I-95, from MD to CT. The course had many more hills than what you would expect for a beach course to have.


At both of these races we noticed a few participants running without shoes. That’s right, I repeat, they were running without shoes, socks, nada! And what was so disturbing was that they were running faster than me! Believe me when I say that I was keeping up a good pace throughout the races. When I was abruptly passed by a group of barefoot runners, I was thinking to myself, “Wow! They must have trained themselves to withstand harsh jagged rocks and the scorching hot pavement.” However, after the race I found this mysterious group of barefoot runners and here they were tending to their fresh foot wounds and limping around like they were in old age. And I, myself, was walking around like I could do round 2 with ease! So I wouldn’t recommend to anyone to run barefoot, especially on long distance races!


If you or someone you know might be interested in discussing more about what shoes would best fit your particular foot type with me or another one of our knowledgeable podiatrists, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MD or Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle concerns; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists! Don’t waste your time come on in to avoid any summertime sadness.

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