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« on: December 18, 2009, 02:15:35 PM »

I adopted a minimalist/primal running style almost three months ago after reading some of the reviews of Chris McDougall's book 'Born to Run' and similarly to the author discovered that my pain with running went away as my running style completely changed.  It had been over two and a half years since I have been able to run without an onset of excruciating knee pain after a 1/2 mile of running.  And in over course of that two years, I've paid visits to two different doctors and and received physical therapy for patellofemoral syndrome and in the end, it helped some, but certainly not solved the core issue.  I had all but pretty much given up on running until I discovered primal running.

The first time I ran in my Vibram Fivefinger KSO's, I ran almost 3 miles with no pain!  Granted I've had sore calves and achilles tightness since then as well as rare minor twinges of pain around my knees as I increase my mileage.  This kind of pain I can deal with  and the calf and achilles tightness is typical with those adopting this style of running.  Currently I am up to almost 7 miles and am thoroughly enjoying running, enjoyment that I've never had before...

Thought I would jump in to this forum as I feel like I have a long way to "re-learn" how to run.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 03:23:05 PM »

welcome to the boards and glad that you have found joy in running again! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 03:26:14 PM »

Welcome to the forums, treklightly. I'm sure you'll have much to share with us. Looking forward to it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 01:33:05 AM »

Welcome!  Smiley
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