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FC2O Episode 3 – Barefoot Ted Show Notes

0:00. Introduction

2:46. Accepting “Barefoot Ted”

5:11. The epic Born to Run

9:06. Becoming a self-experimenter.

  • Solving the equation of Barefoot Ted

11:03. Aging – BFT at 55 years old.

12:54. Journey to the Copper Canyons.

14:28. The need for shoes.

15:53. The natural selection of footwear.

17:25. The Persistence Hunt.

18:25. Adding sandals to the equation.

20:39. Out of Africa.

21:11. (CORRECTION: 65K years – not 65M years!)

22:34. Feet as food ticket…

23:55. The Rarumari / Tarahumara.

  • Coming out of the canyons.

28:26. Old-Skool footwear.

29:56. Renegades in the Canyons.

31:00. Barefoot Ted’s Adventures.

  • Lieberman’s “Born to Run” paper 2004.
  • Persistence Hunt.
  • Investigation to advocation to vocation.

33:26. Sandal making.

  • A little piece of portable ground.
  • Your footwear quiver.

37:06.  Fivefingers Paradigm Shifting Trojan Horse…

Barefoot Ted running the Boston Marathon in Vibram Fivefingers
Barefoot Ted running the Boston Marathon in Vibram Fivefingers

40:07.  Christopher McDougall’s Running with Sherman – a sneak preview.

  • Back to basics.

43:23 An ultra-runner’s prescription for less…

  • Minimal effective dose.

48:08 Benefits of ultrarunning.

55:49 Running for health & happiness rather than performance.

56:47 Training & Play.

1:00:15 Training for Leadville.

1:02:08 Laird Hamilton connecting with the dots.

103:54 Kangoo Jumps.

106:44 Minimal effective dose & self-experimentation.

108:48 “the journey”…

109:41 Maximalism .

  • Mono Gordo Sandals & Portable ground.

1:13:50. The rift between foot and shoe.

1:16:32. Inverting the orthotics model.

1:19:32. You ARE a spring!

1:21:03. Running with feeling.

  • Lieberman & Endocannabinoid.

1:23:26. Going with the Flow.

  • Rhythm, breath, focus.

1:26:14. Applying the learning.

1:29:38. Special Sensory Awareness of the Sole.

1:31:15. Feet as roots.

  • Foundational special sensory organs.

1:34:03. Manuel Luna.

  • Turning water and sunlight into food and children.
  • Who’s helping who?

1:39:37. Visit the Canyons!

1:43:08. Luna Sandals – a minimalist philosophy and design.

1:45:45. el Mono…

  • The speaking monkey.

1:47:07. Broken by default?

  • Ghosts of a deeper cultural belief system.

1:50:53. Indigenous groups start with a different premise.

  • More supernatural than supernatural.

1:53:13. Facilitating more time in the now.

1:54:15. Turning a run into a sport. 

  • Every footfall is a chess move.

1:55:56. The gift of presence.

  • Participating.

1:56:36. Closing remarks.

  • How to find Ted: 
  • Improvisational Jazz Musician (over classicist).
  • See Ted’s improvised speech after our Barefoot Connections Conference in 2013:

2:00:00.  Closing offer:

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