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« Reply #855 on: June 11, 2012, 07:06:59 PM »

Me too,  Undecided
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« Reply #856 on: June 11, 2012, 07:49:59 PM »

I have the classics and they are my go to VFF most the time.

ontopic, today I had a disappointing run....I can normally run around my block barefoot but today i got 3/4 around and started feeling the stupid hot spot feeling again on the balls of my feet....may of have been the pavement was still a bit too hot today.  Other times it was warm but not hot like today.

If you were bare, try carrying your VFF's like weights and throw them on when needed.  Also, mix up the surfaces when you can to cool those pads.  I find the painted lines, concrete water paths, and even tar strips can give relief depending on the time of day when running bare on the road.....  If it's been seriosly hot, I've been known to take a few steps in pebbles or even grass for a couple steps and then dart back out on the pavement....  It can be fun trying to figure out what temperature the surface is going to be.  Yesterday ironically it was the red steps and porch at my house and not the drive or concrete patio.....
Kinda nice problem to have - here in the UK its usually too cold & wet to even contemplate going bare foot - not to mention the dog poo and the broken glass
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« Reply #857 on: June 11, 2012, 08:39:55 PM »

Kinda nice problem to have - here in the UK its usually too cold & wet to even contemplate going bare foot - not to mention the dog poo and the broken glass

Yeah, I've done the dog poo thing (deer is worse)....  Although not desireable, cleaning my feet was better than cleaning off the VFF's....  Wet grass would have worked great, so that's a positive to your weather woes....  I hope your weather across the pond turns for the better.....
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« Reply #858 on: June 11, 2012, 10:14:55 PM »

... not to mention the dog poo and the broken glass
On Sunday I did tread in dog poo in my Speeds. Not nice, and very difficult to get out of the texture of the soles. A scrub didn't get rid of all of it, so into the washing machine they went.
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« Reply #859 on: June 14, 2012, 02:17:20 PM »

Spent most of yesterday in my Speeds at Hershey park. Had to switch to my flip flops near the end cuz of the laces digging into my foot. Time to get the speed lacing.
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« Reply #860 on: June 18, 2012, 05:07:17 AM »

5K dawn run then to see the olympic flame off from our area and got to run alongside it for a bit
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« Reply #861 on: June 18, 2012, 05:20:15 AM »

Walked ~15km barefoot in our local forest, and have met... wild boar with about 10 littles. About 2km later, there was another wild animal, "bambi" :-D

Also I've run barefoot 5km on gravel, on friday.
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« Reply #862 on: June 18, 2012, 01:11:05 PM »

@monkeyshoes 
I don't mind the deer, as it was rather frightened, but the boar with small wild piglets was something that I wasn't happy to see (from such a small distance -> 10-15m). Thankfully, the wind was blowing towards us, so we were invisible :-)
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« Reply #863 on: June 18, 2012, 01:15:12 PM »

Walked ~15km barefoot in our local forest, and have met... wild boar with about 10 littles. About 2km later, there was another wild animal, "bambi" :-D

Also I've run barefoot 5km on gravel, on friday.


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« Reply #864 on: June 18, 2012, 01:50:16 PM »

Tasty!   Cheesy
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« Reply #865 on: June 18, 2012, 03:20:34 PM »

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« Reply #866 on: June 18, 2012, 10:06:06 PM »

Tasty!   Cheesy

My first thought was "When are McRibs coming back?"
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« Reply #867 on: June 19, 2012, 04:23:32 AM »

Yesterday, I rode 3,5 kilometers with my dog-scooter on my Komodos, my border collie in front of it, still getting used to the feel of her pulling harness.
Good training, I only use my forefoot to push off, so great for building strength in my feet.
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« Reply #868 on: June 19, 2012, 07:16:03 PM »

2.6 miles in 50 minutes, walking on the pavement (US: sidewalk). Up a steep hill, then a mile of flat, then back the same way. My lower legs and feet are now tingling nicely. At one point I ran about 20 yards: it felt comfortable.

EDIT (12 hours later): After sitting for about an hour following the walk, the leg muscles were stiff. A good sign, I think. Even this morning, I was aware that I'd been exercising those muscle groups. Incidentally, the walk was in the KSOs. If the weather is favourable, I'll probably repeat it this evening -- the sunset over the West Pennine Moors was colourful.
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« Reply #869 on: June 23, 2012, 05:58:54 AM »

I have just finished a nearly 9km trail barefoot run (with a bit of walking and sprinting in a forest - Fartlek training, credit goes to Jason from BF running uni. http://barefootrunninguniversity.com/2012/06/10/the-long-fartlek-another-option-for-ultramarathon-training/).

I did some downhill trail sprints, using a Ken Bobs Saxton technique (I've read about it in his book) and some tips from Natural Running Centre (from a YT video) and those moments of my today's run will for sure be unforgettable! The speed, the wind... what I only had to do, was as simple as letting my body do the whole work, without me disturbing its primal nature movement!

The trail was awesome - muddy and very hard because of the rain that was raining for 3 day (today it is sunny Saturday).

Have a great weekend!
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