Hello for Indianapolis! I've been running for quite a while; trying to figure it all out. I ran 2 half marathons earlier this year. Then I picked up ChiRunning and started utilizing that. I love it. I saw the 5 Fingers a while back but decided not to go with them at the time. After reading Born to Run, barefoot running made perfect sense and I finally went out and bought KSOs last night. I slipped them on and ran around the block a few times (maybe 1 mile all together) with no problems; felt great! So I was excited to go for a lengthier run this morning (I'm training for my first full marathon in November).
I set out for about 4.5 miles. I felt fantastic the first 2 miles, then my feet started to get sore. I guess it was from all the pounding and I wasn't used to it (obviously). I could barely walk back home. Both feet, on the medial side, proximal to my big toes are sore and kinda raw (I'm in nursing school, it's easier to describe when you use the medical terms...although big toe? ha!). And my right heel is sore also. I bought some of the socks too but haven't tried them yet. Does anyone think using the socks will help much?
I haven't looked around the board too much yet, but I will after posting. Just wanted to say hi and give my progress so far.