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great Just an easy 4.5k 4.5 km

Went for a light and easy 4.5k ... wimped out on going barefoot again as I didn't know how my leg was doing. It was too sore yesterday to do any stretches before Harry's, and afterward it felt OK but still no stretches. Today it let me stretch, and it felt OK on the jog, but hurts when I walk! Going to take it easy this week before training for the Half.

  • Chris G.
    Chris G.

    Funny how it can hurt less to run than to walk.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    That's because we're born to run. :)

    over 2 years ago Like3 people

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Thanks, Paul! Alan and Chris, you're both right.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Spence D.
    Spence D.

    Take it nice and easy, I ran the trailes in my minumas shoes and my calves were OK. I know now I have to avoid pavement. I had the same problem when I ran on the road in my sandels.

    over 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Hi Spence, I wouldn't want to run on the road in sandals! That sure would hurt! The motion would be all wrong.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    Nonsense, Pierre. I've run as far as 25K in my Invisible Shoe sandals with no problems at all. The motion in them is almost the same as running barefoot.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Depends a whole lot on the kind of sandals, and your running style, and your reaction to different things underfoot. I haven't tried my Huaraches yet btw, Cindy put them someplace and can't find them.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    Once again, nonsense. Minimalist sandals work, period. I might add that people regularly run the Leadville 100 Mile Ultra race (a very technical and tough trail ultra) in Luna sandals.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Fine, Alan, I've only worn one kind of sandals and I wouldn't recommend running in them, absolutely not. I assume that you know what you're talking about for running-specific sandals.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    the kind of sandals I'm thinking about, flap against your heel and slide around a bit. Make you run in such a way that the pain is terrible after a while. No way, man.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    Then don't extrapolate your very limited experience to general statements like "the motion would be all wrong."

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Well, it WOULD be all wrong. In the wrong kind of sandals for the conditions. But OK, I'll admit to sloppy wording.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    That said, Alan is right, running specific sandals are widely stated to be the same as running barefoot, and for a lot of people, running barefoot (or in sandals) is a very natural way to run. However, I've seen any number of articles where they say that for a significant number of people, it is an adaptation that they cannot seem to make.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    After some thought and calming down a bit I am ready to explain. Sandals offer no cushioning. If you are not elastic in the right kind of way (people vary) then hard pavement will be painful in sandals. Trying to run in sandals when you're not configured for them or the sandals aren't right for you and/or the conditions, is painful because it's all wrong for you. People vary. People are not all the same, Alan.

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Spence D.
    Spence D.

    Sorry to spark a discussion on sandals or barefoot running. I was speaking for myself ( 70yr old trail runner) I ran in a pair of Teva sandals 30 or 40 yrs ago on trails and now I do fine in a pair of Kinvaras but after 20k or so on the road I get pain in my calves, but thats just me!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    Hey Spence, don't feel badly -- I'm just quarrelsome and Alan and I tend to provoke each other. I owe an apology to both of you. You're doing amazingly well to be able to do over 20k before anything bothers you!

    over 2 years ago Like

  • Paul R.
    Paul R. Get Better
    Get Better:

    Sounds like you're improving! You'll make it!

    over 2 years ago