1. I went for a short run on the treadmill in my Vibram shoes on Wednesday. I put a pair of knee hi’s over them to protect the bottoms (I’m sure it was attractive, but, no, I did not take a picture) and figured I’d run about a quarter mile. I ended up running 2.4 miles.* I told myself I’d stop if they bothered me, but they never did. So, welcome to my shoe collection, Vibram Sprints. Next up? An outdoor run with them. I can’t wait!
2. I have finished just over 950 miles for the year. My original goal for 2010 was 1000 miles. Barring a freak injury, I expect to make that goal by mid-September. I’ve now changed my goal to 1400 for the year. Got to have a challenge, right? August (with 132 miles) was my second highest mileage month EVER!
I’ve designated September my “cut myself some slack” month. I still plan to hit at least 100 miles, but I think I’m going to go back to just five days of running a week. My legs just seem to be tired all the time. Also, this week the kids have no camp. Jones goes back to school next week, but Shoo doesn’t. I have some work commitments coming up, as well as some volunteer stuff. Each week I’ll plan out my runs, but if the need arises an extra rest day won’t kill me. This should get me ready for my goal of surpassing 150 miles in October.
3. I started Jamoosh’s hard core club on Monday. I expected to not be able to move the next day. I was right, but apparently my shoulders are my weak spot. My abs? They were fine.
*I would not recommend doing that much the first time in them if you haven’t already been doing some barefoot running.
17 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday: Vibrams, Mileage, and Hard Core”
wow on the mileage! great job getting to 950 and there is no doubt you will blow the 1000 out of the water!!
Nice work on the mileage! that 1000 is coming up soon. Good to see the Vibrams are working well for you as well.
loving the mileage! you'll get that 1400. So, G and I are going to run the Shamrock half in March. Any chance you want in?
wow! you are rocking your mileage!!!
awesome mileage!! I wish I were so motivated 🙂
Great post there, I like your post it is so interesting. Keep up the good post.
great mileage! so glad you like the vibrams!
So funny. THe planks [ab work] always seem to hurt my shoulders too. weird.
Wow! That's pretty crazy mileage…good for you!Glad you're liking the Vibrams…I'm definitely hooked on my minimalist Saucony Type 4A, which is pretty close to the Vibram 🙂
great job with the milage!!! you'll have np getting to 1400!
Glad you're loving the Vibrams, but I would have loved to see them with socks over top!Awesome job on the core work.
Excellent job on the high yearly mileage at this point!
Socks over Vibrams????? Is that still minimalistic???
Clearly I am clueless–I had to look up Vibrams! You are too cool!!!
Awesome mileage! 1400 sounds like a great goal. Glad you liked the Vibrams.
Vibrams…big step! You're smart to be going slow with the changes. You are doing awesome with your mileage! Woot! Woot!
GREAT idea to put knee highs over the Vibrams in order to give them a try! I've been reluctant to pull the trigger on them, since they're so expensive, but maybe with that little trick I can test drive them and see 🙂