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Vibram Five Fingers after a break


So this weekend I tossed on my Five Fingers to go run errands in, as I had no clean socks for my Altras.  Now both my Altra and my VFF running shoes are zero drop, so other than the lack

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Fixing the foot strike


So, One of the things I began to work on when I switched to minimalist shoes, was my foot strike.  My goal was to move from being a heel striker, to a fore-foot striker as many of the websites I

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#janathon – Day 6 – The “rest” run.


Another gorgeous day here in Crofton, MD.  The temperature was a gorgeous 50 degrees.   Since I have just moved here, I have no idea if this is normal winter weather or not – but I am certainly enjoying it!  Two

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The Plantar Fasciitis Trials – Part 1. Background


So, I’ve recently had several discussion regarding my experiences with Plantar Fasciitis both in comments on my blog, and with several people in person.  This made me realize it might be worth taking the time to really take a look

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Race Report: Charm City Run – New Years Resolution Run


So this morning, I thought that the best way to start Janathon – was with a 5k I found on the internet.  The Charm City Run – New Years resolution Run (Charm City Run is a chain of stores).  I headed

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Disaster strikes (no, not that)


Last night, a true disaster occured.  Before I go further into it, let me reassure you – I am not injured so its not THAT sort of disaster. I was running on my treadmill after deciding that five miles in

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The pig has awoken and put on his Vibram Five Fingers again.


So, here we are past the hump day and on the down ward slide to the weekend.  (Yay Weekend!!!!!!!)  I am afraid that I have to admit something.   Despite the best of intentions,  I didn’t get back to running until Weds. 

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An influential person, running on a treadmill


Last night I got four miles in on the treadmill.  I have been running at 6 mph, with a goal of limiting the pain to my feet.  This seems to be working pretty well, but as I train toward longer and

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The streets, without the pitterpatter of little ghouls and goblins.


Ghouls and Goblins.. I don’t think anyone actually dresses up as ghouls or goblins anymore.  I know mine went as a Witch (though half way through she took of her hat and proclaimed herself to be a vampire) and a

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Weekend in Review – Treadmill, Trail Run and pain on the bottom of the foot.


Friday was a nice day off with the kids (Easter Break started.)  Since I had both of them home, my choice was to wait for my wife to get home (5:00 pm) or run on the treadmill.  Rather than wait,

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