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Ran Grete's Great Gallop yesterday in 1:26:40. Was trying to run marathon pace, but ran a touch quicker than I had planned.
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Do any of you subscribe to the barefoot running theory? I haven't been hurt in a long time using my old padded Nikes and Asics, but was thinking about trying the barefoot thing out of curiosity. I'd ease into it (sub 5 miles), as apparently the transition period poses some risks.
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Do any of you subscribe to the barefoot running theory? I haven't been hurt in a long time using my old padded Nikes and Asics, but was thinking about trying the barefoot thing out of curiosity. I'd ease into it (sub 5 miles), as apparently the transition period poses some risks.
Not barefoot, literally, but I do run in New Balance Minimus Zero shoes which have no padding at all. I've run in them since spring, and have had no problems whatsoever. I can't imagine going back to running in padded shoes.
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19:02 5k today. jumped off my bike and jumped in the race for the lolz, took it easy before big race next week.
Wow, nice run for taking it easy.That's awesome to be able to go like that. I'd like to break 20 in next year or two.
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wingin'' it: Good luck in your marathon next week!
Me: 10 easy miles in the mid-day heat of 90 degrees.
Tks, looking forward to it.
Good run in 90 degrees. I love running in the 90's and 100's during summer. Once acclimated to heat, fall runs seem so much more enjoyable.
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71 for the week.
Nice week of mileage. Looked like some tough runs mixed in.
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Originally Posted by mylesmyles View Post

Ran Grete's Great Gallop yesterday in 1:26:40. Was trying to run marathon pace, but ran a touch quicker than I had planned.
Another nice run. Pushing the 6:30 pace for a half is a great time. If this was slow, even more impressive.
post #7475 of 10444
4.4 recovery run today.

Passed by 2 different people walking their dogs while riding their bikes. Looks like an accident waiting to happen for either the dog or the person. I just don't get that.
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Do any of you subscribe to the barefoot running theory? I haven't been hurt in a long time using my old padded Nikes and Asics, but was thinking about trying the barefoot thing out of curiosity. I'd ease into it (sub 5 miles), as apparently the transition period poses some risks.

I've been training for a marathon in Vibram KSOs and I swear by them. I had hip and knee pain running in conventional shoes, and I've had none of those issues with the KSOs. After 1000 miles or so I had to get a new pair this month(they had worn paper thin) and I've got blisters from breaking in the new ones but they go away after a week or 2 of using the shoes. I would ease into it a mile at a time though, or you can have foot and achilles problems. Best to take it nice and slow and avoid big jumps in mileage.
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Also, I can run to the gym and lift without having to bring a change of shoes, which is another small plus.
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

I would ease into it a mile at a time though, or you can have foot and achilles problems. Best to take it nice and slow and avoid big jumps in mileage.
Quoted for emphasis. I eased into mine and they worked out okay, but I've heard a few horror stories from folks who were overzealous with wearing them initially.
post #7479 of 10444
All, thanks for the encouragement! It helps a lot with t-minus 5 days until the marathon.

Tonight, 7.5 @ marathon pace.
post #7480 of 10444
Re the barefoot thing - I try to run on grass barefoot a fair amount. I do use trainers for pounding the pavement.
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3 miles for me yesterday - I'm a little out of the swing of it having had a week off post marathon, quite high heart rates for a given effort
post #7482 of 10444
I got in a very fast (for me) 3 miles this morning with a pace of about 7:20 per.
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Do any of you subscribe to the barefoot running theory? I haven't been hurt in a long time using my old padded Nikes and Asics, but was thinking about trying the barefoot thing out of curiosity. I'd ease into it (sub 5 miles), as apparently the transition period poses some risks.

I have nothing to add to the barefoot running discussion except that this time of year, a local high school cross country team likes to practice in the field behind our office building because there are some nice little trails and so good, short but steep hills. Yesterday I saw them out there running barefoot and I could think of was all the goose sh!t they must be stepping in because that field is lousy with it. uhoh.gif
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post

3 miles for me yesterday - I'm a little out of the swing of it having had a week off post marathon, quite high heart rates for a given effort

Congratulations! I think I had high heart rates for a couple of weeks post-marathon as well. Just ease back into it.

Today - 8 x 800m (200r) at the track. Got the progressions in line, finally (3:30 -> 3:19). It occurred to me that I've gotten loose with my form so I see a lot of planks in my future.
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Congratulations! I think I had high heart rates for a couple of weeks post-marathon as well. Just ease back into it.
Today - 8 x 800m (200r) at the track. Got the progressions in line, finally (3:30 -> 3:19). It occurred to me that I've gotten loose with my form so I see a lot of planks in my future.

Thanks, useful to know. I guess as a novice at those distances I'm still recovering
post #7485 of 10444
6 mi. yesterday morning.

I've been running in New Balance Minimus 10, and they have eliminated the knee pain I had in standard shoes. They've been hard on my Achilles, though. I definitely eased into the barefoot style and then into those shoes, but I can't deny the soreness. I also have found that my feet generally get worn out wearing them for runs longer than 10 miles, so I picked up some Brooks PureConnects over the weekend to use for longer runs. Yesterday was the first run in them, and I'm hopeful.
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