Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vibram Five Fingers

In my quest to become a better runner, I decided to take the Crossfit plunge back in June.  If you've read my blog or just know me in general, you will know that I'm quite addicted, enthused, engrossed to/with Crossfit.  However, as I got deeper into Crossfit, I have run less and less.  But I want to apply my gains w/Crossfit to running and get after my goal of a sub 2 hour half marathon at some point.  I also just want to become a better runner and stop suffering from so much pain when I train for distance races.

A handful of Crossfitters with whom I work out wear the Vibram Five Fingers shoes in hopes of becoming a more efficient runner.  As silly as these shoes look, everyone I respect who wears them swears by them.

I've taken the plunge. 


I'm hoping for the following:
              • Stop heel striking.
              • Stop pronating.
              • Eliminate knee and lower back pain after training for long distance running.
              • Become a more efficient runner.
Monday night will be my first workout with them, so stay tuned for a report of how things go.  

4 comments:

  1. Looks freaky! Can't wait to hear how they work for you!
    - jeni
    I'm posting anonymously to save time.

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  2. Be VERY careful... I have stress fractures in both of my feet from running in the 5 Fingers! You have to be super conservative as you start or you might wind up like me... crippled!
    Good Luck!
    Ang

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  3. gotastory@yahoo.comNovember 12, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    How are the five finger shoes? Did you run in them yet?

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  4. Jodi....sure did....check out my post titled Griff for the first run in them. However, the day after, I'm really sore in place I never knew existed in my feet. I recommend taking it slowly in them.

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