I wore my vibrams out running for the first time today in months. And, by extension, it’s one of the few times that I’ve worn my vibrams in months. There aren’t exactly a lot of occasions where footwear that emphasizes your evolutionary history (ie. makes you look like you have ape feet) is appropriate. You’re pretty much limited to wearing vibrams while:
- mountain climbing (if you’re a badass)
- water sports
- wearing an ape or sasquatch costume
I had been wearing them for yoga classes, especially the sweaty types of yoga (which, for a sweaty beast like myself is any type of yoga). I like that they prevent my feet from slipping so that I can actually hold my poses without ending up in the splits unintentionally.
I hadn’t worn my vibrams to run since before training for my solo marathon. Suffice to say that my calves are killing me right now.
I bought my vibrams last year to see what the whole barefoot running movement is about. Wearing them feels just like running barefoot but with the added bonus of a a thin rubber sole to protect your feet from twigs and pebbles and such. The shoes force you to hit the ground with a midfoot strike because hitting the ground with your heels would be painful.
More info about barefoot running.
Tonight`s run was 3.25 miles:
Mile 0 – 1: Steady Speed – 9:30
Mile 1 – 2.25: Intervals of 1 min speed and 1 minute recovery – 11:00
Mile 2.25 – 3.25: Steady Speed – 9:48
Total 3.25 miles, 30:18
I`m nervous to see how my legs feel tomorrow seeing as I can hardly walk right now. Yikes!
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