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Have you tried barefoot running?

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Sep 26, 2010 4:02am

Annayy Annayy
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The World’s First Ever five fingers 5k, sponsored by Mahoney’s was held this past weekend in Johnson City, TN. It was open to all runners, regardless of footwear. However, the winner was wearing vibram five fingers and finished the race in 17:33. vibram five fingers fan, Nestor, ran in the race and shared this excellent report with us:

One of the participates said: I recently participated in the “five fingers 5k” in Johnson City, TN hosted by Mahoney’s, a diverse local outdoor retailer(think REI combined with a Bass Pro Shop). It was a relatively small race, with 89 participants, mostly locals. Touted as the “world’s first” five fingers 5k, special consideration was given to VFF-clad runners, with completely separate rankings, awards, and prizes, as opposed to “regular shoe” runners who were still welcomed to participate. Of the total participants, 15(including myself) were five finger shoes runners. Amazingly, there was only one female in the bunch sporting peach/chili Classics. The course ran through an adjacent residential neighborhood characterized by many frequent small hills. Combined with typical “deep south” weather (read high heat/humidity), it made for a particularly unique 5k race with vibram shoes.


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Sep 26, 2010 9:22am

thundercatsarego thundercatsa...
54 posts

Hi Annayy, still waiting on those links! Come on, I really want these!

 
Sep 27, 2010 11:04am

KateBrown KateBrown
345 posts
Staff

I Lost 5 Lbs! Ultimate Caveman Meat Lover

Yo – Annayy is definitely a spammer. I own VFFs and have spent about 8 months running in them. They did give me a stress fracture in my right foot because I ran too much without allowing my foot to get acclimated. Anyhow, if you are looking for real links and real information, let me know and I can send those to you.

This spammer is most likely not going to be responsive.

 
Sep 27, 2010 11:53am

thundercatsarego thundercatsa...
54 posts

Sorry, I was being sarcastic! Each time she posted the number of links went up. This one has 11 links!!

I probably wont be interested in these but have been reading up on treadmill running technique. One guide suggests running barefoot for a few minutes, which naturally makes you run more fore footed, to see what it feels like.

 
Sep 27, 2010 12:29pm

KateBrown KateBrown
345 posts
Staff

I Lost 5 Lbs! Ultimate Caveman Meat Lover

Haha, oh I see. Hard to tell sentiment in text :)

Your technique seems great. Like I said, the VFFs tend to cause more injuries that running benefits.


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