Speaking of shoes
I have been running for over 20 years and added cycling about five years ago. I will train for a running event and use cycling as cross training and use running as cross training for a cycling event. That plus some weight training keeps me balanced. Of course, I run and ride just for fun and to stay in shape too.
I was wondering if anyone has read Born to Run and has tried barefoot running or at least the shoes that simulate running barefoot? I have never been able to find shoes, of any sort, that are truly comfortable for me and I have occasional bouts of plantar fascitis, sore knee and IT band issues. Barefoot running is supposed to help eliminate these problems as the foot strengthens and becomes more flexible. I would be interested in hearing about anyone's experience with running barefoot. I currently wear Asics Gel Cumulus