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12/5/12 6:31 P

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Vibrams are about as close to running barefoot as you can get so not a lot of support there. My daughter heisted my running shoes when she went back to school....lol.

I'd really like to ease back into it with the Vibrams so I guess I should just wait until I can sprint with no pain and then just take it easy.


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12/5/12 9:05 A

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Be sure to listen to your body and allow it to tell you what to do. Take it slow and try various paces to see what "works" and what makes your body go "ouch!" and back off from those particular types of activities.

You might try switching back to the shoes for a trial to see if that has any impact...? No experience with Vibrams, but I'm wondering if they're not offering you enough support during the sprints...?

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12/4/12 11:09 P

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I'm a random runner. I run then don't run, etc. I've been wanting to get on more of a regular schedule with it.

So, I did a sprint 8 on the treadmill at the gym the other day. 3 min warm up, 8 intervals of 30 second sprint/90 second recovery, 2 minute cool down.

I had no issues with the workout and was very surprised when I got back on the treadmill a few days later to significant ankle pain bilaterally. To the point where I have to hold on to the bars to take some of the weight off during the sprints. No pain whatsoever on the recovery, warm up or cool down, only when I try to pick up the speed/sprint. No residual pain at all after I'm off the treadmill. I THINK the pain is primarily in the back on both ankles but it's hard to be sure.

I've not had this particular issue in the past, even when I jump in and do too much too soon. The only thing I can think of is that I wore my Vibram's. I used to wear nike running shoes. I'd prefer to keep using the Vibram's.

So, do I lay off completely for awhile? If so, how long? And how do I ease back in so I don't re-aggravate once I do?

Thanks much for any responses!



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