There is so much information about running on the internet and, increasingly so, you can find advice specific to barefoot running.
Much of this advice is excellent and reading different accounts of people’s own running journeys can be extremely beneficial.
One to one training is also beneficial – even crucial for some. It is one thing to read about a “midfoot strike” or “correct posture” but what does this actually mean? How can you make it fit into your own movement patterns as you run? Which aspects of what you have read are appropriate for you?
Individual training removes the guesswork that can sometimes lead to an awkward running gait, pain or even injury. This is especially true with barefoot running when, quite often, runners are going straight from a cushioned, supportive shoe to a minimal shoe, or wearing nothing at all on their feet. Asking a professional to guide you through one or two sessions will help you understand the basics as well as identify areas that may need modification.
Individual training with Anna or David (based in London):
Basic coaching session - £55
In depth coaching session with video footage and written feedback - £90
"I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."
- Jesse Owens