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« on: November 01, 2012, 03:57:52 AM »

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New to this forum. I've been running in vff kso for a few months, taking it easy to start with. Just walked with them for the first couple of months. I think my form is quite ok, I'm landing on the ball of my foot.
Weather started to get colder here in Finland, so I bought a pair of vff treks. Figured their a bit warmer, and have a better grip when it starts to get slippery. So yesterday I ran in them for maybe about 4 km, and had sore heels afterwards.
Pretty sure I wasn't heel striking. I was running part on asphalt, most on gravel road. Weather was cold, temps around -2C, no snow yet but the gravel road was very hard, ground starts to be a bit frozen. I was running in long trousers and only a t-shirt, felt really good Smiley
Could this have something to do with the more agressive tread on treks? Maybe that digs into my heels somehow?
Actually now that I think about it, the soreness isn't exactly on the heel, more like on front of the heel.

It's not a bad pain, slight soreness.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 08:15:17 AM »

It may just be that the sole of your Treks is still new and slightly stiff.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 03:42:59 PM »

Could this have something to do with the more agressive tread on treks? Maybe that digs into my heels somehow?
Actually now that I think about it, the soreness isn't exactly on the heel, more like on front of the heel.

It could be the lugs on the soles digging in.  I feel the lugs on my VB Hydrophobic Mesh Trails.  I do not get pain from them, but I notice them when I am wearing the shoes.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 07:40:07 AM »

Or could these be symptoms of a minor plantar fasciitis?
Just wondering.. the soreness was pretty much gone in a day, I'm gonna try tomorrow to take a short run with KSO:s, to see if I get the same pain with them.
If weather allows to run..
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 04:58:26 PM »

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Have you been researching plantar fasciitis?  Is there a reason why you might think it is that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 03:05:31 AM »

lestic

Have you been researching plantar fasciitis?  Is there a reason why you might think it is that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis



Well a little bit, I just read that a common symptom is pain at around that area where I had some soreness.

I haven't had a chance yet to run more, will probably go out tonight for a short run. See how it feels.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 03:56:24 PM »

I have the same issue only with my Treksports.  Sometimes when I run in them the back of my heel becomes real tender.  About a half inch above the back of my foot.  Still right below the achilles tendon.  I don't get this in any of my other Vibrams and I don't know the reason for it.  After about a week of RICE the tenderness has gone away. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 03:12:26 AM »

I went for a run yesterday with Treks, and had no problems at all, but did a shorter distance, I'd say around 2,5km. Gonna keep running this short distance for a while now. Running quite fast, also it was cold so I like to pick up some speed to keep myself warm.

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 06:08:04 AM »

Good idea :-) Take it easy.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 03:56:42 AM »

25cm of snow and -5C, and in a few days should be -19C here.
Lol, looks like I'll have to take a recovery break from running Smiley
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