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« on: June 18, 2011, 10:57:17 AM »

Not easy...

Today is my 2nd day using my treksport.
Just walking, shopping, having meals... Not even the slightest running...
And somehow, my lower leg just felt tired (not my calf, not my shin but lower leg as a whole).
Is this normal?
Also my left foot (the ball behind my toes).. I tend to land it more slowly and gently during the end of today's journey...
+ I tend to want to move my toes back more in the treksport. Probably because I'm not comfortable yet.

Anyone can enlighten me? Tks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 12:03:55 PM »

It's normal.  There're a lot of muscles down there getting a work-out like they've never had before - even if you're just walkin' around doing everyday stuff. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 01:34:22 PM »

Be sure not to overdo it!
Better wear them for a few hours a day at first than to get stuck with sore muscles for weeks or worse: a stress fracture (though that would probably only happen if you would start running too soon or walk 20 miles a day).
A transition period is standard if you are new to minimalistic shoes.
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 02:18:20 AM »

Thanks pals.

Now I make sure not to tighten the top strap too much.

And on stepping up curbs, the foot and calf gotta do its original work as compared to wearing shoes which ensure the sole is flat and not easily bent most of the time.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 09:20:07 AM »

3rd day of usage.

Still just walking, having meetings.
The VFF has sort of become part of my feet.
A few more days of walking and I can get started on running...
Or should I say slow jog.

BTW, for running, do our heels touch the floor??
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 12:10:28 PM »

Yes, making sure your whole foot touches the ground is very important. If it doesn't there is a possibility to break a bone or develop a case of top of foot pain (ToFP). Research some videos on youtube on BFR technique and it should give some ideas to work with. I would suggest trying it barefoot and then moving to VFFs.

As for progression, push yourself slowly.
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 04:27:40 PM »

How are you putting them on? Put your foot into them on the ground and crawl your toes in. Stand up and walk around ... kick your heel right back and then loop the velcro over.

Yes, you can get tired down there - everything from the ankles to about 6" up the shin. It's what I've experienced and I'm a regular barefooter. When you're out walking next, try letting your ankles go and flopping your feet back up every so often - using the weight of the foot to kind of pull the muscles helps with the fatigue. Kind of sloppy walking. Only a little - one or two steps every so often. Also, savour uphills - get on the balls of your foot and go for it!
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 11:41:21 PM »

Wow this is really wonderful!

It's like learning how to walk properly again altogether!
Starting to be conscious again about our feet and how they should move.

Thanks for all the great suggestions! This is gonna be a huge movement soon...
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 11:46:34 PM »

Proprioception is what vivobarefoot calls it.

http://trainingclinic.vivobarefoot.com/step-by-step

There are some good information and videos on their website.
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2011, 11:54:13 PM »

Thanks! The video gave me some great insights and easier now for me to visualize.
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2011, 10:49:17 PM »

First jog yesterday!

Distance only about 1.5km.

Guys, question: is there a thug sound when you run? I am not sure whether I am running correctly.

This morning, no special pain/sore except can "feel" my left heel and area below my last toe
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2011, 10:28:35 AM »

Yeah there can be a slapping sound or thud.. I hear it most when I am running down hills. It is just your step being heavy. There may be nothing wrong with you form it is just how your foot is hitting the surface. I run on concrete and I hear it all the time. The more you run the less it will happen, I dont notice mine anymore.
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2011, 09:46:24 AM »

Thanks for sharing!

2 days after first run, felt stronger in my shins and calves !
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2011, 01:51:53 PM »

Do you still have an adjustment period even if you walk afound the house bear foot?  New to this.
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