Jennifer Z. ran: This was my first off...

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  • 4 miles
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  • 379 calories
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    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
good 4 mile VFF run 4 mi

This was my first official run in my new VFF bikilas and let me just say it was awesome! I walked for the first .2 miles as a bit of a warm up and then took off. I kept the pace slow and easy at first until I got used to my running stride in them. It felt strange for the first couple of minutes but then I found a stride that worked and focused on short steps and forefoot planting. I had just planned to do one mile run with a half mile walk, but the run part felt so good I just kept going. Several things I noticed about running in the VFFs:

- Much less knee pain at the beginning of the run. Usually I have to warm up for a mile before my knee pain subsides.
- My feet felt light as air.
- I kept a speedier pace overall and leg turnover felt more efficient
- My feet started to fatigue toward the end of 4
- My left calf muscle started to fatigue toward the end of 4

Overall I really liked running in the VFFs. They will definitely become part of my weekly running routine. I really think they improved my stride. 4 miles was about my limit in them right now, but I hope to work up to higher mileage as my feet and calves become stronger. Now let's see how sore I am tomorrow from running in them.

  • Debbie B.
    Debbie B.

    Very nice! Welcome to the club!

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Gina H.
    Gina H.

    LOVE my Bikilas!

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Rosalyn R.
    Rosalyn R.

    Great work!

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Jake S.
    Jake S.

    Nice! I thinking I may have to give them a try.

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    Nice job! I have been thinking about them as well, but am worried about the past injuries I have had.

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Linda C.
    Linda C.

    I'm acclimating to my Vibrams. I've only gone a mile at a time. Good job.

    almost 6 years ago Like

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    Great job, Jen! You're being very smart about acclimating your legs/feet to your new VFFs. :-D Your body is obviously rewarding you for your sensible plan of action. :)

    almost 6 years ago