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Author Topic: Hello from Missouri, trying to see if I can run once again with VFFs  (Read 371 times)
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« on: June 29, 2010, 06:39:15 PM »

I have been trying to run again for about 4 years now. I ran track in high school in the early 70s, so no real running shoes then. I picked up recreational running in the early 80s and even then running shoes weren't too built up. I quit doing that after a few years when work and kids took priority. About 4 years ago I tried to start up again and kept pulling my calf muscles, and once pulled an achilles tendon. I have been trying everything to see if I could get past the injuries. Then I read Born to Run and decided that trying to run barefoot couldn't hurt. I did that a few times and sure enough I didn't re-injure myself. But there are only a few places that I can run barefoot so I got some KSOs last week and I am trying them out. Sizing was a real pain. Naturally I wanted the Biks, but the store only had one size for them and the KSOs. Even though they were the same size (M41), the Biks seemed to be too small, but the KSOs seem to fit.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 10:05:43 PM »

Welcome!  Smiley

If I have one piece of advice for you, it's this:  go slow. 

Especially with your history of calf and tendon injuries, you'll want to take it very easy at first.  Eventually you'll be much stronger than before... but it takes time.  Go slow; have fun!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 07:12:10 PM »

Thanks! I will take it slow. I have found that I can do about 2 miles before I start to feel it in the calf muscles. Hopefully I can slowly increase.
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