Barefootin’ has really taken off. It’s no wonder. Have you tried on a pair of Vibrams (VFF) yet? They are wonderfully FUN.
I have the Treks (different from the VFF pictured above) and I’m seriously loving them. In fact, I’m enjoying running in them so much that I hate running in my shoes. When ever I wear shoes, my legs feel heavy. My suspicion tells me that this is the product of more than the difference in the weight of the footwear. I believe that it has more to do with the rigidity of the shoe preventing my foot from contributing to the run.
So recently, I’ve been entertaining a crazy notion. I have been toying with the idea of wearing my VFF for my next marathon. Unfortunately, my long run mileage has already reached 16 miles while I’ve only run 8 miles in my VFF. I’m not sure how to rectify this and keep on schedule. Do I build my mileage by wearing my VFF for the first 10 or so miles and then change into my shoes or visa verse?
If anyone out there has been in my predicament, please share your experience with me. I’d greatly appreciate it.