John F Doyle’s Adventure Blog

July 26, 2009

More Barefooting!

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Just did the Bonneville Lakeshore trail in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 24.

I filled my 2.5 litre MSR hydration pack with ice cubes and water, took the TRAX light rail to the Medical center stop and accessed the trailhead. It was in the nineties and sunny, so an ideal day for an easy run. I used my new toy, an iPhone 3GS with the MotionX GPS app to track my run.

I ran a little more than 7 miles in less than an hour and a half. I topped out at 5933 feet, and finished at 4435 feet. Max heartrate was only 184, so I wasn’t really pushing myself too hard. Best of all, I wore my Vibram Five Fingers (you can’t really call them shoes!) and didn’t encounter a single problem. The next day I was a little tired, but no specific soreness. I had encountered Achilles Tendonitis in the past, but I have been stretching and running without traditional “support” shoes.

I think I’m onto something!!

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