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« Reply #1725 on: June 08, 2011, 11:14:49 AM »

I'm starting week 2 of the Couch to 5k program. I started running it in my Trek Sports but the stiffer sole wasn't a good choice for road surface running. Since switching over to my KSO's I've been happier. That being said, I've only put about 16+km into the program so far. I'm going slow and the rest days seem to help with recovery a lot.
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« Reply #1726 on: June 10, 2011, 11:01:01 PM »

running the kanawha trace 50k trail run july 17th!
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« Reply #1727 on: July 06, 2011, 02:30:52 PM »

i JUST got back to the job from another lunch time gym run and i feel great. Ran for 45 minutes on the indoor track in my Bikila's and i feel AWESOME! Best thing since sliced bread! With my cardio back in full effect my healthy eating & weight training will work as they should. Feels good to be back! Smiley
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« Reply #1728 on: July 25, 2011, 07:24:10 PM »

I did a run in the snow in my classics the other day. Just a 25 min on the flat. About 2" of snow - feet felt cold initially, then settled into being slightly numb, but not immensely - still felt my toes and had full control. The snow felt great, and after a while I was more enjoying the sensations of it all rather than even noticing the cold.

All in all very pleasant!


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« Reply #1729 on: July 26, 2011, 01:48:00 AM »

i JUST got back to the job from another lunch time gym run and i feel great. Ran for 45 minutes on the indoor track in my Bikila's and i feel AWESOME! Best thing since sliced bread! With my cardio back in full effect my healthy eating & weight training will work as they should. Feels good to be back! Smiley

Unless you're a seasoned barefoot or minimalist runner, you coulld be heading for injury. It sounds like you're doing too much too soon and not taking enough time for transition. my 2 cents.
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« Reply #1730 on: July 29, 2011, 09:51:50 AM »

I ran 3.5 miles in my Bikilas today and now I am wearing my Merrell Tough Gloves to work.  It feels so nice to have light shoes!
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« Reply #1731 on: July 30, 2011, 05:43:14 PM »

I'm still a newbie when it comes to running in VFFs but so far my runs were pure awesomeness. I'm not sure but I think that running in VFFs improved my form (or it's just the true 0 mm heel/toe drop) because when I run in VFFs I finally don't feel achilles tendon pain. It was a major problem for me recently.
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« Reply #1732 on: September 16, 2011, 05:10:15 PM »

Ok so after my experience in the Canadian Rockies and my encounters with seasoned mountain runners, I've set a new personal fitness goal. I am going to start working towards being able to run the Skyline trail. I'll likely do it in my treks, or my Lunas. It's an amazing trail that I hiked over 3 days with my wife earlier this summer, and it would be awesome to run the thing. 45k of gorgeous scenery, with lots of elevation gain.

I'll give myself at least a year, maybe two to get there as I am not much of a long distance runner. I run about 10k at a time at the moment, so I'll slowly work into the longer runs, with as many hills as I can find. Ill do a couple of trips to the Rockies in the early summer to acclimatise myself. I've got good gear for winter so I'll be running outdoors year-round. Once my knee is 100% I'll start working on this goal. It should be one crazy journey!
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« Reply #1733 on: September 16, 2011, 05:43:38 PM »

That is absolutely nuts Yeti!!!  Good Luck!
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« Reply #1734 on: September 17, 2011, 09:34:03 AM »

I've just started recently to run in my Komodo Sport vibrams, and I'm loving every second of it. A couple of months ago, I broke my foot really badly. This was just a few days after I got my first pair of vibrams. So I was in a cast and on crutches for just over a month. When I finnaly got out of the cast, my left foot and leg were really weak, and I had to sloly build back up to being able to run. It required me to completely retrain myself to run. Then I thought, When would be a better time than now to start running in my vibrams. So for the last three weeks, I've been starting up my running, and I'm currently at 1 and a quarter miles. So thats my little story on VFF running!
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« Reply #1735 on: October 30, 2011, 04:40:33 PM »

I was not sure where to post this.  Great video though.

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« Reply #1736 on: November 04, 2011, 01:13:48 AM »

I run nothing at all like that and I'm going to keep it that way. I strike correctly but I don't think there's a posture that's necessarily good for everyone or every situation.
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« Reply #1737 on: February 04, 2012, 03:40:17 PM »

I think the best thing about the video is the message to keep relaxed.  That's one of the main things I remind myslef to do when running and it seems to help keep me in good form (not pushing off, good posture etc.) 

Anyway, I was moved to share as I finally got to run in my VFFs one day this week.  We've has a ridiculously cold winter for Anchorage, but we finally got out of the minus zero F realm and even into double digits this week.   Thursday it was in the upper twenties and it felt like a heat wave.   I had my dog with me so we did a sort of fartlek run and didn't go all that far, but I got to wear my treks and I felt the same sort of joy that I felt the first time I tried VFFs.  I love the freedom of movement in VFFs-- even the beefier ones like the treks.  They are super in snow and handled my dogs sudden stops well.   

I've been running in my merrell tough gloves most of the winter (due to the intense cold), and they are good in terms of helping encourage barefoot form, but I was happy to get to have some quality time with my VFFs.   It's only ten today, which means I'll likely wear the merrells.  I'll be taking the dog and indulging her sniff stops so it's harder for my feet to get and stay warm. 
       
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« Reply #1738 on: June 16, 2012, 03:46:19 PM »

Did my first trail run in my Treksports today and they performed really well.  It's a very hilly, rocky, muddy route with plenty of roots, nettles, brambles, standing water etc, with some hills being slippery mud and others a lot more rocky.  After an hour of running I felt really good and only 3 times felt a painful rock on my mid foot.

If I'm honest the grip was not up to that of my Inov8 Mudclaws, which in my experience are peerless but they performed better than any other running shoes I've had on the steep stuff.  Very pleased and feeling very virtuous.
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« Reply #1739 on: July 08, 2012, 02:35:11 PM »

15 miler in my bikilas...havent done that distance in awhile - my feet - well - so far so good - maybe i will do philly afterall Grin
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