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16  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: Stem vs. Leming sizing on: August 22, 2012, 01:29:03 AM
Just make an order, and add in a comment box (in the ordering form) that your feet is X cm long and Y cm wide, and last time you had their shoes (Stem) it was Z size. Ask them to correct your order if an ordered pair is not good for you.

Simple & worked for me.
17  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: August 09, 2012, 03:01:02 AM
An hour long run ~9-10km - barefoot.
18  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: My process into running minimalist on: August 09, 2012, 01:28:16 AM
TMTS (too much too soon).

All you're doing is killing your feet with new pairs of shoes.

Take your shoes off (or run in them) and lower your running distance until after running your feet are not sore.

Why don't you search this forum, and barefoot running university, read some barefoot running books for some more info.

Take care and give your body time to adjust to a new situation :-)
19  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Advice: non-VFF barefoot trekking/traveling on: August 07, 2012, 10:14:00 AM
Leming? http://www.lemingfootwear.com/
20  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Newbie... on: August 06, 2012, 08:08:23 AM
Running Form in 30 Seconds on Vimeo


A barefoot running knowledge in just 30s. :-D
21  Barefoot Activities / VFF, Barefoot, or Natural Running Discussion / Re: High mileage running: Running on pavement: Need new shoes, thicker soles? on: August 05, 2012, 04:03:07 AM
I think that Ken Bob has written something about "over" protection in shoes and its impact on the running form (too much impact while running) - checkout his book Barefoot Running Step-by-step http://birthdayshoes.com/forum/birthdayshoes-com-general-discussion/barefoot-running-step-by-step-anyone-has-a-kindle-edition/.   

I would go the other way round - that is removing protection to its bare minimum, and I'd focus on your running form, because maybe with the longer weekly runs you're simply too tired to run properly, that is with good and healthy form (since your goal is now training for a 100mi, and not training for a correct running).

You can also make a running experiment & run for a week(s) on forest trails and other(s) on urban paths (asphalt) and check if that matters at all. If it doesn't, then it is your "bad" form that needs to be improved while training for a 100mi.
 
22  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: August 04, 2012, 02:45:14 AM
This week, I've run on a trail about 18-20 km in 1.4h and 2 days later a 45 min loop (~7km). I love barefoot running ;-)
23  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: July 24, 2012, 03:59:30 AM
I had an awesome 15km trail run in the forest and I've met two:


and zillion of those:

 
24  Barefoot Activities / VFF, Barefoot, or Natural Running Discussion / Re: Help Wanted! Training for barefoot 5K. on: July 17, 2012, 11:59:07 PM
I went on a .8 mile run last night.... there is only a mild ache. Nice!

You're talking about .8 mile = dot/point 8 like 0.8x1mile, not 8m like 8x1mile, right?

Because 8m run would be a classic TMTS ;-)
25  Barefoot Activities / VFF, Barefoot, or Natural Running Discussion / Re: Personal Records - Barefoot, Huaraches, VFFs on: July 17, 2012, 03:25:08 PM
15km barefoot on a forest trail (1h34min) & it was awesome.
This is not only my barefoot PR but also the longest run I've ever done (my previous PR was 12km on a road, in regular sport shoes & I remember that it was soooo boring).
26  Barefoot Activities / VFF, Barefoot, or Natural Running Discussion / Re: Help Wanted! Training for barefoot 5K. on: July 17, 2012, 03:19:08 PM
Avoid TMTS and you should be fine at a 5k finish line (in 90 days) :-)

Just listen to your body: any pain should be a 1st warning that you're pushing to hard or doing something wrong (bad form).

It is up to you, but running barefoot at this transition stage should help you in not getting injured (your feet, blisters wont let you :-D).

Barefoot Ken book is an awesome lecture for a beginner (like I'm), so if you like to read, get a copy and read it - it is very well written.

As for a couch plan... just run, but not too much too soon (TMTS) and enjoy!
(find the most gravel road in your area that you can think of (impossible to run on for a "normal" person), and start there, this - as well as being barefoot - will help you in your training) :-D 
27  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: July 17, 2012, 02:56:39 PM
I had a 15k run, in the forest - awesome!
28  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: July 15, 2012, 06:46:22 AM
Friday: 6-7 km barefoot run
Sunday: 4h of barefooted yoga & acro-yoga Smiley + 8km of cycling back home (in minimal sandals)

What a day!
29  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: STEM/LEMing sole durability question on: July 12, 2012, 12:12:37 AM
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I have zero complaints other than me not being able to wear any other shoes anymore because they just aren't as comfortable as the LEMings, YAY!!

+1
30  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: July 04, 2012, 06:14:24 PM
I've run about 5-6km on my way home (barefoot, on a forest trail) & went in my DIY minimal sandals on a Faith No More concert :-D
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