Running again!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I'm about to go to bed. Just trying to blog every day of the week to keep up with my progress and keep myself accountable.

Tonight I ran for the first time in a couple weeks. I developed a serious pain in my ankle from running in my Vibram Five Finger shoes. I really should have taken their advice and only started with 10% of my run with the shoes, adding an additional 10% each week. Instead I just did everything in them and ended up in serious pain. SO, two weeks off and instead I've been doing cardio at the gym and last night even some weight lifting.

Tonight I restarted (again) the Couck to 5k program. I have a great app on my Android phone that keeps me going. I just love this program and had a lot of success following it last year. So it was just day 1 but I ran/walked for 28 minutes and about 1.8 miles. I wore my regular old beat up shoes for this, I'll start working into my Vibrams again though soon.
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    I hope your ankle heals up quickly.

    I got a pair of those shoes and would never run again in regular ones.

    It takes a while to learn how to run in them after years of being in shoes that teach you to heal strike. Take it easy for a while and walk around in them then maybe run up the road and back a little.

    They have a lot of info on the web about barefoot running. I do a lot of trail running and found I feel a lot better on a dirt trail than on the pavement.

    Which style did you get?
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  • DR1939
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  • LGAR519
    Never heard of those shoes!.Maybe you should stick with your old ones or get a different brand.
    3156 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Good luck
    3156 days ago
    Keep up the good work.
    3156 days ago
    I always wondered how people ran in those things! Of course, I haven't done any research whatsoever lol. I hope your ankle feels better soon!
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  • no profile photo LATTELEE
    Too bad
    3156 days ago
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