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Quick Running Update

This last October I ran my first half marathon. My personal goal was to run it under the two hour mark. Based on my RunKeeper results, I was successful. Based on official results, I as about a minute over. Either way I was pleased.

Since the half, I have been dealing with some knee/leg issues, so I have taken it pretty easy. Currently I’m working on getting back to 100% and hope to do another half and further into the future, a whole marathon.

If you are interested in the half race results take a look at http://www.mtecresults.com/runner/show?rid=7158&race=560

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Running with Vibram FiveFingers – Bikila LS

Over the weekend I picked up a pair of Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS.  Recently when running I have been having knee pain issues after about 3 miles.  I’ve done a bunch of reading and research and found the Vibram FiveFingers shoes. The theory behind them is that they make you run on the balls(front) of your feet rather than the heal of your feet.  This in turn causes you to have a more “natural” impact when you land, as your muscles take the impact rather than your knees.

Yesterday was the first day trying them out.  I went less than a quarter mile and I really feel a huge difference in which muscles are being used while running.  I specificily ran a very short distance, as I knew I was going to be in pain as they require a different muscle set than I usually use when running.

My plan is to ease into them and work my way back to my usual 3 mile run. More updates to come.