Going Caveman in Mexico

Getting primal up on this bitch, er, beach.

I’m no stranger to caveman workouts and I love to keep variety in my exercise regimen. So during my visit to Mexico this week, I decided to take my primal training style to a whole new level.

Running barefoot on the beach, hiking through trails and climbing trees have been just a few of the activities I’ve explored during my time south of the border.

Since I began running, I have been a proponent of wearing high-tech footwear, but since reading Born to Run, I’ve been rethinking my stance on the importance of running sneakers.

It seemed fitting to experiment with barefoot running in the beaches and backwoods of Mexico–near the home of the legendary Tarahumara Indians, who are famous for their ultra-distance runs in minimal footwear.

Watch me play Tarzan in the video below:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhDoF7cFPFU

9 thoughts on “Going Caveman in Mexico

  • By phattrainer -

    You should have some vibrams.

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    I'm curious to try them but I've recently sworn off buying overpriced footwear. Have you been using them?

  • By phattrainer -

    No. I kinda wanna try them but don't wanna spend the 100$.

  • By elizabethharcourt -

    handwalker! looks like a great time and solid workout. fun!

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Yeah playing Mexican Tarzan made for some of the most fun workouts I've ever had–and Ive been practicing my hand balancing a lot since I last saw you!

  • By Al Kavadlo -

    Exactly. It's a bit ironic that Virbams are minimalist running shoes yet they are just as obscenely overpriced (and over-hyped) as Nikes.

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  • By Paulina -

    Traversing rocks barefoot is so much fun. I’m in Toronto, close to Humber Bay, and I love to go off the trails, and climb the rocks that make the breakwaters (http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&q=google+maps&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=google+maps&hnear=&ll=43.612482,-79.478986&spn=0.000519,0.001503&t=h&z=20). Its fun, a good workout, and almost makes me forget that I’m in the city.

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Hey Paulina – thanks for stopping by. Looks like you’ve got a great place to go barefoot rock-hiking or whatever it’s called. 🙂

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