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Old 09-14-2007, 04:48 AM   #9
William Hunter
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Originally Posted by Tony Ferous View Post
What with the heavy 1 legged eccentric pounding the calves must take when running barefoot or in free's, has anyone noted better calf development....this is a purely narcissistic question!
Certainly my soleus ached for a week the last time i ran a the beach.
Perhaps a bit. There's nothing quite like the soreness from the first run or two without a heel strike

However, in my former life I ran about 30 miles a week with a standard shoe and heel strike, and my calves developed a good bit. The real bonus for me has been the strengthening of the intrinsic muscles of the feet (Free's + daily foot drills) and the lack of knee pain when running.
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