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 on: February 01, 2011, 08:15:11 AM 
Started by jmbrimley - Last post by macmhagan
I think you will find in Jason's posts that he loves the Evo II and the Merrel Trail Glove, but you will see that the Trail Glove is winning out.  I have never tried any Terra Plana so I don't have a comparison there.  However, I have run trails in my Sprints - bad idea!  So I called the Merrel store in Huntington NY and ordered over the phone the Trail Glove.  I have only been on one run and wore them around in the snow - I have yet to run a trail - but I can tell that these will be the best trail shoes ever.  The traction is amazing.  If the mud is really deep Jason recommends the Inov8, but for everything else the Trail Glove will be perfect.  I will be wearing it as my daily shoe - I am going to buy a pair in leather for work as soon as it is available - I bought a pair for my 9 year old daughter as well.

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 on: January 31, 2011, 07:00:37 PM 
Started by jzeigler83 - Last post by jzeigler83
Thanks for all of the advice.  I ordered 'The Barefoot Running Book' and can't wait for it to get here so I can finish reading it (I've already read the free preview).  I plan on starting to transition after the book gets here.

 33 
 on: January 30, 2011, 11:40:05 PM 
Started by trickstar - Last post by trickstar
The pain is under the knobbly ankle bone (the Malleolus the bony prominence on each side of the ankle) on the inside.  The more I don't wear shoes the better it gets, I really just put it down to it being very weak from the use of orthotics.

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 on: January 30, 2011, 03:11:27 PM 
Started by jmbrimley - Last post by Anthony5450
You can go into any running store and look at the flats available. Find something less than 6-7 ounces with decent tread and you'll be find. With a minimal heel-toe drop, it'll be great for trail running.

Good luck!

http://www.sprinttriathlontrainingprogram.com

 35 
 on: January 30, 2011, 10:45:52 AM 
Started by jmbrimley - Last post by jmbrimley
Hey Jason, I know that you get a lot of questions on minimalist shoes, but I guess I might as well throw one more on the pile.

I am running BF as much as possible, and when I'm not barefoot I'm in my KSOs, all day every day. But I am a wildland firefighter, getting ready for the summer season. We do a lot of trail running, and since this is my first BF year, I don't know where to look. I've been looking into the Merrell Trail Glove, they look great, but I'm also interested in the Terra Plana Barefoot line. I'm interested in mostly the Evo, Evo II, or the Neo, but I'm not sure if any of them have the traction that I would need running trails. Any advice anyone would have would be appreciated, Thanks guys!

 36 
 on: January 30, 2011, 04:48:43 AM 
Started by jzeigler83 - Last post by Monkey Feet
It took me three months to transition to a BF running distance of 25km and 6 months to get into Ultra distance.  Personally i just got rid of the bad shoes after a couple of failed attempts to mix BF with shod running. It was the right choice as far as I am concerned.  I think by doing so I made the transition faster because when I wanted to run it had to be in either BF or minimalist shoes.

Another big change I made was to get rid of all my old regular shoes and get all minimalist shoes. I think this helped with improving the strength of my feet while I was just walking around, plus it was such a great feeling to always feel so connected with the ground.  I even took out the inners.  I went with Terra Plana as they have a good selection of shoes that you can get away with wearing to work and just out and about. Although you can do that in Vibrams you will spend a lot of time answering questions about the Monkey Feet.

Take it really easy in the transition, injury free running is waiting for you when you get there, but on the way, if you push it too hard, you may well really hurt yourself.

 37 
 on: January 30, 2011, 04:06:27 AM 
Started by trickstar - Last post by KÜGS
Jason, I have assumed the achilles is from "too much too soon," but does that ring true in your experience?  My doc is also a runner who is a trainer at EMU (Ypsi) and has read a bit about bfr, but he hasn't tried it yet.  Last I saw him, he was considering it for himself, too, which would be great for me!  He diagnosed the achilles as resulting from overuse and advised RICE, along with exercises and stretches.  Just wondering if that makes sense to you, too, or if you have experienced/heard of anything similar. 

Very often pain in the Achilles Tendon is due to a problem with, or hypertonicity (tightness) of the Soleus muscle.

Check out www.TrekoClinics.com. Scott Hadley who runs the website, and gets a few mentions in Jason's book (which is well worth the read) has a free video on the website where he talks about getting stuck into the Soleus muscle to relieve the pain referring to the Achilles Tendon

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 on: January 29, 2011, 06:56:29 AM 
Started by trickstar - Last post by Jason
I guess I have a similar experience, though less extreme both in my experience as a runner and my pain.  I've run for over a decade and moved from neutral-cushioned shoes to adding off the shelf orthotics.  Was fitted for custom orthotics, but before I really began using them, I began experimenting with minimalist running.  Once I started running (in vff's), the knee pain and lower back pain I had dealt with for years vanished.  Absolutely fell in love with running again.  I liked it so much, I started stretching my long runs too far too soon, and aggravated my achilles.  I've taken a couple months off to rest it, while I do PT and ice, and have just started running again.

Jason, I have assumed the achilles is from "too much too soon," but does that ring true in your experience?  My doc is also a runner who is a trainer at EMU (Ypsi) and has read a bit about bfr, but he hasn't tried it yet.  Last I saw him, he was considering it for himself, too, which would be great for me!  He diagnosed the achilles as resulting from overuse and advised RICE, along with exercises and stretches.  Just wondering if that makes sense to you, too, or if you have experienced/heard of anything similar. 

(Sorry for the longish post).

Absolutely.  The strain on the Achilles can be considerable.  Traditional raised-heel running shoes (and almost all non-running shoes) chronically shorten the Achilles.  This is one of the most common issues new barefoot/minimalist shoe runners face.  Patience and listening to your body will go a long way to minimizing or preventing the problem, and RICE and stretching will help fix it.

Best of luck!

 39 
 on: January 29, 2011, 06:48:38 AM 
Started by bmulnix - Last post by bmulnix
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 40 
 on: January 29, 2011, 04:44:07 AM 
Started by Jason - Last post by Jason
Monkey Feet, you won the book by registering for the forum!  Congrats!  I sent you a message on Facebook; just respond with a mailing address.

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