Comment from: Noël Bodwell [Visitor]
Noël Bodwell

Amazing job Jon! Don't vibrams make running more playful!

12/04/10 @ 08:18
Comment from: Jawa [Visitor]
Jawa

Awesome. Someday I plan to run an ultra. Thanks for sharing

12/06/10 @ 12:28
Comment from: Steve [Visitor]
Steve

How did you overcome your Peroneal tendon issues?

12/06/10 @ 14:07
Comment from: Lynette [Visitor]
Lynette

Thanks for sharing your remarkable accomplishment.

12/06/10 @ 15:48
Comment from: Jon [Visitor]  
Jon

@Steve, I solved my Peroneal Tendon issues by taking 10 days off, and I bought Pro-Tec arch straps (http://www.injurybegone.com/products/archprotec.html) to add some padding. With the Peroneal Tendon pain, my feet seemed to feel when not fully barefoot and with a bit more padding. Even though the issue is gone, the straps still come in handy for long trail runs and fast races on pavement. Hope this helps!

12/07/10 @ 00:45
Comment from: Brett Bumeter [Visitor]
Brett Bumeter

Great share, journey, story etc. I've been running in Vibrams for over a year and love them. Just working to get up to my first marathon and ultra next year/spring.

Love the insights on duct tape on toes for the trails, great idea, especially pre-taping. I've often thought that having the big toe in particular encapsulated in something akin to a thin rubber thimble (like they used to use for envelopes years ago) might be a good solution, but I think duct tape might be the low tech easier approach.

12/07/10 @ 13:57
Comment from: Munisano [Visitor]
Munisano

That's probably the biggest problem I have with the VFFs is that over long, long distances and especially with technical trails, you run extreme risk of toe injury from kicking rocks, roots etc... and from natural foot swelling over ultra distances. That will always be an issue with footwear that is tight fitting. I like the VFFs for training, but for ultras and other long races I'll stick with my minimal INOV-8s as I have enough room for the inevitable foot swelling and kicking of rocks!

Anyhow congratulations for covering some serious distance relatively quickly in those VFFs! More power to ya!

12/07/10 @ 14:44


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