Category Archives: Five-Fingers

Pronation for the Bronation

I saw the doctor for my bimonthly checkup today, and he brought me good news. He told me that the aches and pains that I’ve been experiencing are most likely due to a lack of conditioning and not Lupus as … Continue reading

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Kind of a Rough Week

I haven’t updated in a minute for two reasons: college, and I haven’t been able to run. After that fantastic run I last wrote about, I started to get myself in trouble by biting off more than I could chew. … Continue reading

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Feeling Like A Real Runner

I took yesterday off because my knees felt kind of weird after I went for a quarter-mile barefoot run on Tuesday. Today, I came back and did a mile and a quarter in FiveFingers. It was a truly a great … Continue reading

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GOOOOOOOAAAAAAL…S?

It’s well-known in sports psychology that having a specific set of realistic and detailed goals helps improve athletic importance by giving the athlete something tangible to work towards. With that in mind, I decided to write out a few of … Continue reading

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Classic

I’ve been in a holding pattern lately. Half mile run, then 15-20 minutes on the bike. The lack of distance is a bummer, but  I made another breakthrough with my stride today. I was experiencing pain right behind my fourth … Continue reading

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Taking a Different Approach

I’ve been into the whole “minimalist running” thing ever since I started wearing the various incarnations of the Nike Free exclusively about two years ago. I worked my way down to the 3.0 model, which is very light and feels … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Two Kinds of Pain

Today, the area where I previously had a stress fracture (right on the 4th metacarpal) was hurting all day on both feet. Thus, I was confronted with the age-old question that countless runners have faced: to tough it out and … Continue reading

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