Posted: 12/01/2013 in Uncategorized

10 miles in under an hour and a half. Very pleased.

That is all.

  1. Every reason to be pleased, great time.

  2. While I’m at it, a couple of questions…

    1. Did you do that in your minimalist shoes?

    2. If so, think back to when you first started transitioning from cushioned shoes. Back then, did it feel like you’d ever get back up to proper distances again?

    You may have guessed, I’m trying out minimalist shoes and trying to switch to forefoot strike. Feels like I’m back to square one, hobbling round 2-3 miles while everyone else is still doing 10-15 milers. I miss long distances 😦

  3. 1. Yup minimalist shoes. Vivobarefoot Breatho Trails to be precise. Minty.

    2. Always knew I’d get my mileage up, but it’s taken a while – getting there now, can run a half-marathon and it feels better than when I used to run in regular shoes. Shorter runs are so much better, no niggling pains and wrenches like I used to get. Righty Knee is properly behaving since I changed over. Saying which, ran the Kielder Marathon in October last year in the same shoes – about four months after starting to transition – not saying it was pretty, but I completed it and came out with both feet intact.

    Start training with barefoot shoes at a 1/2 mile and only build up when it feels like you’ve got it done – I did 1/2, then a 1mile, after that 3 mile and then a bit longer, reckon after than, which took 2-3 months I just started running like normal. Once you get it going it’s the bomb. I get sore toes sometimes, and ankles, but that’s part of getting strong bones and joints. Take it easy.

    It’s all about the cadence – and loads of teeny-tiny steps.

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