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Old 08-28-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Vibram 5 fingers

I just got a pair of Vibram kso's and took them for a little spin around. I have dabbled in pose running in my nike shock crosstrainers, but on the vibrams my calves were on fire!!! Is there a prescribed method of breaking my calves in for running in them????
Anyone have suggestions or thoughts on this topic???
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: Vibram 5 fingers

ease into it. and remember, you don't stay on your toes the whole time, you just impact with the ball of the foot first.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:46 PM   #3
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Re: Vibram 5 fingers

Short distances that you can easily handle and build up.

You could also try running on softer surfaces and trail running. It's a lot less stressful.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:03 AM   #4
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Re: Vibram 5 fingers

The fact that your calves are working is GOOD.

The fact that they don't work in your Nike's mean those shoes are terrible.

Like said above START WITH VERY LITTLE DISTANCE. Work into it SLOW. You are reteaching your body how to run.... you don't do massive amounts of work. Just like you don't do gazillions of reps of squats when learning how to squat.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:27 PM   #5
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Calf soreness could be a good thing, but if it's prolonged it means that you're actually running on your toes and not your ball of foot. While heel striking is not good, staying off the heel is also bad. The heel should gently kiss the ground on each step.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:22 PM   #6
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Re: Vibram 5 fingers

hey thanks guys.
Today is the day after of my little 1200 meter run. Little sore, but not too bad. So do I hit it little each day, everyother day, 1 on 3 off running schedule?? I was thinking if they felt better tomorrow going out for a short run again.
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:54 PM   #7
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hey thanks guys.
Today is the day after of my little 1200 meter run. Little sore, but not too bad. So do I hit it little each day, everyother day, 1 on 3 off running schedule?? I was thinking if they felt better tomorrow going out for a short run again.
Thoughts?
Doing a little bit each day is probably the best idea in my opinion, maybe 1000-2000 meters each day. You could also do Pose running drills (there are some on the CFE site and elsewhere) for a few minutes before each WOD, which will prepare your body for running in VFFs.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:11 AM   #8
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Re: Vibram 5 fingers

When I first got my virbrams i had the same problem. It took me about two weeks to get used to, and I definitely had to take more off days from running. Do small amounts everyday, but if your body is hurting a lot, rest, just like you would with crossfit. Also, avoiding paved surfaces helped me.
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:56 PM   #9
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Re: Vibram 5 fingers

I've been wearing my KSOs for a couple weeks now and have only run short distances that are part of our affiliate WODs. Starting to really feel the benefits, but yesterday we did the 400m and snatch WOD and my feet are beat up pretty bad. I was planning on wearing Vibrams for every workout but after sprinting and doing power snatchs in the same workout I am hardly able to walk today. Did I jump into it too soon, or are wearing Vibrams during o-lifts not a good idea?
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
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Re: Vibram 5 fingers

One of the best things I did to get my feet and calves used to the vibrams was to simply wear them all day and walk around. It just takes some mileage. Plus you'll meet all sorts of interesting people.
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