Posts Tagged ‘ Running

Update – Running with Bikilas

So after about a month of running with my new shoes, I’ve gotten back up to my usual two miles and 9:30 a mile. I still feel the burn on my calves, but at this point it’s expected. As for my original reason for switching to these shoes, I don’t feel the same pain in my knee as I used to. I’m holding my breath though until I get my mileage up.

Here is some info on my most recent runs.
http://runkeeper.com/user/joelcpatterson/activity/37876492

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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.