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« on: July 14, 2010, 04:05:21 PM »

Heard about the VFF's on the Diane Rehm Show on WAMU on Monday and being a life-long runner (sprinter turned marathon-man) I had to see what this new non-running wear is all about. I'm going to pick up a pair of Bikila's this week at my local REI and begin my journey, so from a misplaced Brooklyn Tech-Engineer/Maryland Hawk hello to the VFF forum and I hope to document my journey here...
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 05:46:06 PM »

Heard about the VFF's on the Diane Rehm Show on WAMU on Monday and being a life-long runner (sprinter turned marathon-man) I had to see what this new non-running wear is all about. I'm going to pick up a pair of Bikila's this week at my local REI and begin my journey, so from a misplaced Brooklyn Tech-Engineer/Maryland Hawk hello to the VFF forum and I hope to document my journey here...

Welcome!  Hope REI has your size.  If you at least measure for size while there, you'll be able to try online vendors if needed. 

Not being sure how much you've already absorbed from this forum or other sources, let me offer some (hopefully well-placed) advice...  Please read up on the advice and stories here regarding the importance of TAKING IT SLOW in the transition to minimal running.  It seems that the established runners are sometimes more prone to early injuries or pain because they are able to push the previously-unused muscles and tendons past their limits more easily.  I was blessed with being a slacker who got out of breath before my calves were tight, but others have not been so lucky.   Wink

There are tons of happy success stories too and it would be great to see another as you document that journey.  Good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 06:04:58 PM »

Wink Thanks for the message and of course I've been reading everything I can find on the VFF and training, went thru the Beginners Guide and the conversation on the Diane Rehm Show [http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2010-07-12/running-america] was very informative and here's another link to one of the guest, Dr. Pribut's [http://www.drpribut.com/sports/sportframe.html] Running Injuries Page. Thanks for the friendly concern and advice it's appreciated.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 02:34:20 AM »

Welcome! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 09:23:21 AM »

Wink Thanks for the message and of course I've been reading everything I can find on the VFF and training, went thru the Beginners Guide and the conversation on the Diane Rehm Show [http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2010-07-12/running-america] was very informative and here's another link to one of the guest, Dr. Pribut's [http://www.drpribut.com/sports/sportframe.html] Running Injuries Page. Thanks for the friendly concern and advice it's appreciated.


And thank you back for the links.  Soon as I'm off the clock I'll be checking them out.  During my commute this morning, NPR had a "coming up" announcement that was something to do with archeologists finding evidence that "these feet were made for walking".  Sadly, they were still blabbing about the oil spill when I got to work.  Speaking of which...  back to the grind!
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 04:33:51 PM »

Welcome aboard Technite80!  Nice to see another fellow Marylander here - even if you are a transplant.  I see you live up in PG County.  I am down in St. Mary's, about an hour south.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 10:02:55 PM »

Anne Arundel county here...Fort Meade area!  I see them up here semi-consistently.  I have two guys in my neighborhood that run in them as well, and I saw a guy walking his dog this morning up the street from my house.  Had to stop and give him a shout out!
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