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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

BF Addendum, mile 5

Dear readers:

Love, love the VFF’s. I ran a very pleasant 3.3k in them, working on things like cadence and hip rotations. I actually had one of our other runners time me so I could count cadence. 165 strides. Hmm… need to be 180. ok, goals are good. At the turn around point, I took the VFF’s off. This was planned. The cadence thing must’ve tweaked something for me as I was able to run another 2.5k’s very comfortably nek’dfooted (most comfortable BF run yet). I also noticed that the more my cadence sped up, the faster I needed to run (does that make sense?) It was no more or less strain on the feet, but I may have been running too slow to start.

I have heard that you can pound yourself into the ground by running below your capabilities, but I didn’t think that would apply to barefoot. For the last 300m or so, I quasi-sped up, but less than a sprint. It was really really nice. Instead of my feet feeling hot and abraded they actually felt like they were cooling down.

Full disclosure, my calves are pretty sore. Not debilitating, but normal sore and the bottoms of my feet are tender for a couple hours after the run.

Otherwise, I am having a super-duper A-ok time running barefoot.

  • Barefoot mileage since June 29th : 18.6km
  • VFF mileage since July 7th : 3.3km
  • Shoe mileage since SOBF (start of barefoot): 5km (25:30 5k race PR on July 1st)

We start a brand new 12week training program on Tuesday for a half marathon on Oct 2nd. My goal is to run the half… barefoot.

good luck to me.


Proud of the use of the word “Abraded”


  1. Dear readers

    Really? "readers", with an "s"?

    Someone is rounding way up from one.

    Hahahahahaha! That was at YOUR expense, brother, and how're you ever gonna punch me in the face trying to catch me in those bare feet?

    Consider your reputation officially abraded!

  2. O, also ...


    Told you you'd regret turning off comment moderation.

  3. Heisenberg: Does it make you feel good or weird that you are my 1 reader?

  4. Don't worry, you have at least two readers!

    Keep up the solid effort with the barefoot running though. A half-marathon barefoot would be very impressive. I run my half's (halves?) in VFFs at the moment, with only a 5k really barefoot as a goal for the year.