Re: Vibram Fivefingers - Help
Build up with the vibrams and try it on softer surfaces at first.
I trained MA in bare feet too, but the first 400s I ran in my KSOs killed my calves and I ran them on a rubber track! I am always barefoot at home as well, but my feet and supporting muscles just weren't strong enough to go all out without building up.
I ran a lot in them last summer and fall, but never did a 5k and knew that would be a bad idea to do all at once!
When spring comes, I'll have to start out slow with them again as I'm sure 4+ months out of them will decondition my feet.
My theory is: do it slow and safe to avoid sitting out because of an injury.