I came across this essay by Chas Gillespie on his feelings about Barefoot Running and it's proliferation through the running community and thought my readers would find it as interesting as I did.
Chas is a 1:04:xx Half Marathoner and has Qualified for the 2012 US Olympic Trials being held in Houston this coming January. He is also a Harvard grad. Gillespie is a talented runner, but, as you will see from this essay, he is also a student of his craft.
A fair warning, this essay is rather long but extremely well written and, IMO, well worth the read. The reason I posted it here is because my views on Barefoot Running mirror Gillespie's and he does such a good job at laying out a clear and concise argument that it would be fruitless to try and duplicate his fine effort.
Enjoy! CLICK HERE to read.
Come back and tell me if you agree or disagree with Chas. I have a few more thoughts on the subject but will wait to share them in the comments.