life in hiroshima and beyond

11 April 2011 @ 5pm

Hiroshima, Mountains, Running

My longest 5 Finger run so far

five fingers takatogeyama

Yesterday, I completed my longest run so far in a pair of Vibram Five Finger shoes; 28km run mostly over local trails in Treksports.

After the previous day’s 36km sakura run over much of the same ground in my more orthodox Montrail Streaks, my feet felt like they were in heaven. At about twice the distance I had hitherto run in minimal shoes, I was worried that I would have problems over the last few kilometers, but apart from a little chaffing of my smallest little piggies, I finished feeling great. My calves don’t seem any more sore than usual, which I guess is a sign that I was ready for the distance.

I would like to try them out in next weekend’s Haigamine-Yasumiyama race in Kure, but I’m not sure that I’m ready to go minimal over the final 5-6km steep, winding asphalt descent.

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