n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - First principles : reasons to always go back : editorial

Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



I did a double take when I received an email from a friend with the subject line 'How to run "naked" - and love it'. My immediate thought was that he had lost his marbles, but I clicked on the link not quite sure what to expect. My concern was ill-founded because the link directed me to a blog about the joys of running free of smartphones, heartrate monitors, headphones, GPS devices, etc.; 'naked' was referring to the deprivation of technology. The article implied that technology, which has become such an important part of running, detracted from the natural joys of running - the very thing that was attractive in the beginning.

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