Monday, September 20, 2010

FiveFingers thoughts

After yesterday's race, I just wanted to keep the legs moving a little this morning, so I did a mile or so in my Vibram FiveFingers. Here's a funny thing I've noticed about them:

The cul-de-sac I live on is slightly uphill coming into it, and at the end of a run, I usually stop my watch and walk in from about the middle of the street. When I'm wearing the FiveFingers, though, I seem to wan to keep running right up to my driveway - like I don't want the run to stop. Interesting.

Speaking of the monkey toe shoes, Amber wore them for a race yesterday - the Bay to Bliss up a Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe. That seven miler basically doubled her longest distance in them - and while she came away with no back or knee pain after, she is now sporting some huge big toe blisters. Any tips for blister avoidance with the Vibrams? I've found wearing toe socks on anything longer than a couple miles helps me, but then mine are an older model...

Added a couple races to the local race calender, from the active.com email:

10/9 - Buck Up and Run 5K - From what I can tell, this is a benefit for Miss Reno rodeo, Lauren Neil, to be able to travel and compete in Miss Rodeo America. Bartley Ranch is a beautiful place for a run, but there's a sneaky hill in there...

10/30 - Scheels Spark-a-delic 5K/10K - A fun run from Scheels in the Legends center out in Sparks around the Marina. 70s themed costume contest as well.

4 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

Oh yes, I'd love some blister advise for anyone who has experience with these! Of course, running this distance so soon after I bought them probably wasn't the best idea, but I would rather have blisters than a hurt knee... :)

HiAltDawg said...

Get a stick of BodyGlide for your feet

RunningLaur said...

toe blisters = add injinji's.
they make a thin liner style now that doesn't take up much space - most of our vff runners tend to wear the socks for longer distances, for the blister reason.

zbsports said...

Here's my experience with five finger shoes. When I first choose running on vibram five fingers shoes I feel I will not regret it and yes. I'm not, it is a very good shoes I ever had. It is so comfortable and flexible.