First run today with a pair of Bikila LS Vibram FiveFingers running and training shoes. Went two miles on mostly sidewalk up hill and down hill. First mile uphill 9:31 141bpm and second mile downhill 9:04 151bpm. Fastest pace was 7:33/mile. It was not as hard as expected and it actually felt good. I’m taking the studies advice and starting slow. Today would have been a 4-5 mile day at about an 8:30 pace.
I needed a pair of light closed toe camp shoes and a pair of water shoes for backpacking (strap on the pack aside from boots). These seemed like a good compromise and they were on sale at REI. So I got to reading and as I do have a normal strike and stride but somewhat flat feet, the science behind barefoot running seemed interesting to me. Strengthen my feet, calf, thigh muscles. I ran 6 today in my Sauconys but think I will work these in as I would have speed and strength workouts in high school training.
This also marks the first post from my iPhone. Using the WordPress App.