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I'll show you all because my wife is tired of hearing about it... (Read 715 times)


Deacon

    So I switched to full-time VFF/BF running at the end of December.  Initially, most of my miles were BF on the treadmill, then I switched to VFF outside, and now that the weather is warming up (here in the Boston area) I've started to do some BF outside. 

     

    On Saturday, I did nearly 6 miles outside completely barefoot.  This was my longest run BF and my longest run in more than 10 years period.  It felt awesome. 

     

    Anyway, my weekly mileage chart is below.  I love looking at this each week...but my wife thinks I am far too excited about it.  Thought maybe you all would appreciate it.  Week of 12/20 is the switch-over and three months later I blew through my previous ceiling of about 12-13 weekly miles that I never seemed to be able to crack wearing orthotics and stability shoes. 

     

    I know we are all an "experiment of one"...and this experiment is certainly working for me (thanks to a lot of the good advice on this board).  Goal is to get to a consistent 20 mpw, build a base, and then set some new targets.  Thanks for listening!

     

      Why not be excited?

       


      Deacon

        No sorry...I didn't mean to imply that she didn't think it was a good thing and a big deal.  She just thinks I am a huge dork about it.
          No sorry...I didn't mean to imply that she didn't think it was a good thing and a big deal.  She just thinks I am a huge dork about it.

           

          Thanks for sharing, that's awesome!

          What's the image? It doesn't show for me

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            Couldnt see the pic either but looked at your log and it really is kind of pretty the way it steadily increases each week.

             

            Nice job.  I am hoping to start back into BF running soon - though not planning to go cold turkey since I am hoping to BQ in the Fall.  After the marathon attempt in October, I might though.


            Deacon

              Yeah, the picture was of my weekly mileage graph on my log.  It was there when I posted, but once I updated my log, it looks like it disappeared.  Oh well...just picture a bunch of green bars getting taller each week, approaching 20 mpw.
                No sorry...I didn't mean to imply that she didn't think it was a good thing and a big deal.  She just thinks I am a huge dork about it.

                 All non-runners think we are dorks.  Get used to it.  

                'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                 

                "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                 

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                Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

                  Yeah, the picture was of my weekly mileage graph on my log.  It was there when I posted, but once I updated my log, it looks like it disappeared.  Oh well...just picture a bunch of green bars getting taller each week, approaching 20 mpw.

                   

                  The images from the mileage graphs are session dependant, I think, so if you take the exact image url it will only exist until the website recycles it.  Instead, you need to save it locally and then upload it to a hosting site such as Flickr or ImageShack or something similar.

                   

                  Nice work!

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