BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
October 31, 2014, 06:57:39 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Tired of seeing ads? Simply become a forum member and login (membership is free!).

nanny-rosy
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7
  Print  
Author Topic: Personal Records - Barefoot, Huaraches, VFFs  (Read 17438 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Branner
Newbie
*

Reputation: 1
Branner is a new face.
Posts: 7


View Profile
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2011, 04:23:22 PM »

Well, my post is not about a great time, or race result, rather an individual milestone.

I've suffered from severe shin splints since high school, and because of that running was never fun, it was just a way to stay in shape for other sports. Simply put; I hated running but did it because I had to.

Well, things have changed. On the advice of my brother, I researched the Bikilas and decided to take the chance on a pair. The one thing that was shared with me by my brother and members of this forum was to start SLOW. I did. My first "jog" was a slow 1/2 mile. What was amazing is that I felt NO pain in my shins, and was able to run it without stopping. Trust me, that's amazing. *However, I did wake up the next day feeling as if someone took a hammer to my calves*. But that went away. Slowly I listened to my body and increased mileage when I felt I could. I made it to 1, then 1.5. Last week I hit a milestone, I jogged 2.5 miles. FYI: I haven't been able to run that far since high school (I'm 43 now). I am elated! I grew up with a father who was as avid runner and heard of the "runners high" but never experience it. I'm not sure I'm doing the necessarry mileage to experience/feel that, but what I do know is that I enjoy running now. I've dropped close to 20lbs so far (a mix of diet, ice hockey & jogging), and feel the best I've felt in a long time. Love these funny looking shoes!
Logged
BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
« Reply #45 on: February 04, 2011, 04:23:22 PM »

 Logged
kcfoxie
Newbie
*

Reputation: 1
kcfoxie is a new face.
Posts: 11


View Profile
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2011, 04:36:30 PM »

I came to this thread for inspiration, and I'm leaving quite satisfied. You guys are really fast!

I'm still a beginner by all accounts.

I did 6.02mi in 1h4m the other day. Given that in Jan 2010 I could barely do the 1.57 miles around my block in under a half-hour, I consider this a big milestone for me.
Logged
Bigmantank
Full Member
***

Reputation: 2
Bigmantank is a new face.
Posts: 129



View Profile WWW
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2011, 05:08:02 PM »

So far my personal best is 5k in 34.44minutes ina pari of Treks. Not amazing, but still damn proud since I am 6'-6" and 290 lbs and it was in 3" of snow. Can't wait till i shed some weight and hit the dry pavement in my KSO's.
Logged

Easy, Light, Smooth and Fast is the way to run.
munisano
Full Member
***

Reputation: 2
munisano is a new face.
Posts: 154



View Profile WWW
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2011, 02:43:02 PM »

Who says you can't run (fast) in VFF Classics?   Grin New mile best in VFF Classics: 5:06!!!  Grin  (This after a 5:16 and 5:15 mile as part of a 3 x 1 mile track workout).
Logged

munisano
BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2011, 02:43:02 PM »

 Logged
delucio
Hero Member
*****

Reputation: 7
delucio is a regular 'round here.delucio is a regular 'round here.delucio is a regular 'round here.
Posts: 622



View Profile WWW
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2011, 11:58:11 AM »

Are you on a rubber or concrete track? I was never fast with mile times. I hit right at 10 sec in a 100m dash. Only once, everything else was around 11-12 sec.
Logged

__________________________________

http://barefootdallas.blogspot.com

BaReFoOt  DaLlAs
munisano
Full Member
***

Reputation: 2
munisano is a new face.
Posts: 154



View Profile WWW
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2011, 11:17:38 AM »

Are you on a rubber or concrete track? I was never fast with mile times. I hit right at 10 sec in a 100m dash. Only once, everything else was around 11-12 sec.

It's a rubberized track, perfect surface for barefoot or VFFs IMHO.  I've run faster miles in the past (in college) but haven't been hitting these speeds in 13-14 years!  I think because I got so burned out competing in Track & Field all through high school and college that I never wanted to see a track again.  But recently I've been joining some running friends on Tuesday's to do some speed work on the track and have fallen in love with it all over again!
Logged

munisano
garretble
Newbie
*

Reputation: 1
garretble is a new face.
Posts: 5



View Profile WWW
« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2011, 10:38:21 AM »

I did my personal longest distance last night at 6.19 miles running unshod. Normally I only do about a 5k (with or without VFFs), so I basically doubled my distance. My end time was 1:07:23 according to RunKeeper. I am pretty excited about that because I got pressured into signing up for a half in May and I was a little unsure if I could make that distance in two months. I am much more confident about it now. The only thing that stinks at the moment is that I didn't think about thigh chafing at all and ended up with some soreness, but I will definitely rectify that for next time.
Logged
Striped Toad
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 1
Striped Toad is a new face.
Posts: 69



View Profile
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2011, 06:32:18 PM »

Just did the St Patricks Race in Holyoke (MA) today, barefoot. My 1st 10k (2 previous races were 5ks), 49min was on the counter (ive been avg around 53ish for 6mi in the past), will find out exact when the bibtag results are posted.
Official time: 49:26 (gun time) 7:58 (avg pace) 48:36 (actual time, from hitting start line to hitting finish line)
« Last Edit: March 20, 2011, 01:38:30 PM by Striped Toad » Logged
Striped Toad
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 1
Striped Toad is a new face.
Posts: 69



View Profile
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2011, 08:13:53 AM »

Went out and did 10.8, 1:47:30 (to closest store and back) the other day 4mi KSO, remainder barefoot. Its by far the longest ive ever done previous distance was 6.2. Hoping to do a half marathon complete barefoot next weekend.
Logged
delucio
Hero Member
*****

Reputation: 7
delucio is a regular 'round here.delucio is a regular 'round here.delucio is a regular 'round here.
Posts: 622



View Profile WWW
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2011, 05:18:21 PM »

Saturday I did my best 5K time in 24:26 and 10K time in 52:44. I was wearing my Komodos and it was my first run in them.
Logged

__________________________________

http://barefootdallas.blogspot.com

BaReFoOt  DaLlAs
Striped Toad
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 1
Striped Toad is a new face.
Posts: 69



View Profile
« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2011, 04:12:43 AM »

I just made it to 12.5 on sunday full barefoot (2h15min), think i should be good for the extra jump in mileage for the half marathon next sunday.
Logged
Ardent
Hero Member
*****

Reputation: 13
Ardent is making a name for themselves.Ardent is making a name for themselves.Ardent is making a name for themselves.Ardent is making a name for themselves.Ardent is making a name for themselves.
Posts: 796



View Profile
« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2011, 02:52:47 AM »

Finally sorted a suitable tying method for my hurraches.

The eureka moment arrived about 11.30pm only went up and down the street a few times but put a huge mile on my face.
Ee against vff these feel lighter still. Also feels bare due to airflow. So pleased to have found a method that gets rid of the knot underneath. Although that could be down to using leather square laces rather than modern poly-something-ene laces.

No matter progres has been made bring on the first run

Jason
Logged

Hawkeye
Superstar
******

Reputation: 28
Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!
Posts: 2313


I go barefoot, but my dog wears shoes.


View Profile
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2011, 02:24:30 PM »

Finally sorted a suitable tying method for my hurraches.

The eureka moment arrived about 11.30pm only went up and down the street a few times but put a huge mile on my face.
Ee against vff these feel lighter still. Also feels bare due to airflow. So pleased to have found a method that gets rid of the knot underneath. Although that could be down to using leather square laces rather than modern poly-something-ene laces.

No matter progres has been made bring on the first run

Jason

What's your tying method Jason?
Logged
Striped Toad
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 1
Striped Toad is a new face.
Posts: 69



View Profile
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2011, 08:25:53 AM »

Just completed my 1st barefoot half marathon yesterday 1:55. This is my top mileage so far, and it was only 2 weeks ago that i hit 12.9mi with a 2:10 time
Logged
HappyHiker
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 2
HappyHiker is a new face.
Posts: 98



View Profile
« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2011, 12:03:26 PM »

Just finished my personal best in my bikilas, on a mix of pavement and trail.

Half marathon (training race) in 2:19.  First time hitting the 21.5k mark.
Logged

Wearing VFF for 8 years now, have worn out 7(two sprint, 3 KSOs, KMD Sports, Bikila) pairs currently have Bikila, Bikila EVO, Sprints and KSOs x 2.
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!