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PR in my VFF's (Read 414 times)

Uromastyx


    Hey all,

      Just wanted to drop a note and say I got a PR in the Seaside Florida Half Marathon this weekend!

     

    It was my third half, and my first race since I started training exclusively in my VFF KSOs this year.    My time was a respectable 2:05:17; not bad for a 190 lb 46 yr old.  My calves are still a little sore today, but I think I'll be able to take the  stairs at work without assistance .

     

    I saw one other runner in VFFs in the 5k, and a lady wearing them the day after for recovery.  She said her son just finished a 50k trail run in his last weekend... sick.

     

    Thanks to everyone for the support and encouragement.   To those just starting, good luck and keep on trucking!

     

    --Johnny

      Wonderful news, and congrats on a PR. Minimalist shoes are definitely becoming much more prevalent, hopefully because less truly is more when it comes to running.


      If you need help walking up the stairs, which I know you were joking, but try walking laterally (sideways). It looks a little silly to walk up stairs like you're trying to climb a steep hill, but it doesn't engage the same muscles as normal walking.


      Happy and quick recovery.

      Creator of RunForth@robraux | shodless.com


      under a rock

        Congrats on your PR!

         

        Last month at a trail HM I was lined up at the start with a couple wearing VFF. The woman placed 3rd in her age group. I've seen many people wearing them at trail races lately. In Jan the female winner in a trail 5k wore VFF.

         Goals: 1)Get my IT Band to cooperate 2) Run lots of trails. 3) Get my back to cooperate.

          gratz!
          The right path is my path.