Friday, February 19, 2010

Run #2 in the Vibrams

I went for my second run in the Vibram 5 Fingers. I may have tried to do a little too much as I am feeling soreness in my feet. I started out with a jog of about 9 minutes per mile. I jogged for 1 mile mostly on the grass and some on the road. I then did a walk/run for the next mile and jogged back the last mile. My feet and legs felt good through the jog. I can tell that I have worked some tendons and muscles that are not normally used when I am running in shoes. I really want to cut loose and try a mile as fast as I can but I know that would probably be a mistake! I will say this. It feels great to run in the grass in those Vibrams. It makes you feel like a kid again, just running through the grass and having a blast. I am looking forward to trying them in the Paris Mountain Trail run in May.
I am doing the Green Valley 10 miler Saturday and I do not want to take any chances of injuring myself. I will definitely be doing the Green Valley run in my Nikes not the Vibrams!
I added a few websites to my blog. They have interesting information on barefoot running and running in general. The Running Barefoot site mentioned that the Discovery Channel is doing a segment on barefoot running. I would like to see that. I believe they are filming it in March.
I also briefly read through the huge amount of instructions on how to run barefoot on the Running Barefoot site. Sheesh, it seems complicated! I think the writer got a little carried away with his explanation.

Hopefully I will see some friends at the Green Valley run on Saturday. The weather is supposed to be good.

Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to continue reading about your barefoot running! Hope you had a good time at Green Valley - the weather was wonderful!