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Brent's Huarache Log
February 19, 2012
8:10 pm
Brent
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Hi All! Greetings from Seattle!

Just getting started on the transition to Huarache running and thought I'd share

my thoughts and experiences from the beginning. From what I've experienced thus

far, it should be fun, challenging and quite interesting!

I've posted a couple of day's experience on the Invisible Shoe Facebook page but, I think

I'll just post here since there doesn't seem to be much traffic there yet.

All the best to you!

(Soon to be BF)Brent

 

(Facebook re-post below:)

Just did my first run today in my first pair of Invisible Shoes!
 

I'm blown away at how great of an experience it was. I only went about a

mile and a half, just to make sure I ease into it and give my body a

chance to respond and adapt. I really wanted to do more! I tried several

types of surfaces, from road and sidewalk to mud, grass, wooded areas

and rocks. The 4mm's were perfect protection and a completely barefoot

feel.

What can I say but, THANK YOU!, Steven and Lena!

Day 2:

Okay, I was going to hold back but, I just went for it today. A couple of miles out and

back from my house to the trailhead. A few miles on the trails. For being "invisible",

the huaraches really turn some heads, I have to say. Lots of "WTF!" looks. Ha!

 

It was pretty intense in the 4mm's! Most parts of the trail were fine but,

there's a pretty long, about 1/4 mile section of that trail that's all

gravel that I hit both out and back. Let's just say that I felt

"connected" to that part! LOL!

 

I'm really feeling my calves and I got blisters between my big and second

toes but, no biggie. In a month I think the transition should be complete.

Probably sooner.

Think like a cat! :)

 

Day 3:

Yikes! I overdid it yesterday. My feet are fine (a couple blisters but no, problem) but,

my CALVES! LOL! Wow, they're friggin' toasted.

I'm sure they'll be fine but, that just surprised me a bit. I thought it would be

a matter of getting my feet conditioned more than anything.

Transition may take a while! :)

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February 20, 2012
1:53 pm
Brent
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Boy, I sure am finding lots of good stuff on correcting your running form, both

on this forum and elsewhere.

I like this video in particular for its clarity:

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February 27, 2012
12:46 pm
Enric
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Hi,

What I do feel is burning / sore small muscles on my legs and feet that I never noticed while the bigger ones aren't affected at all.
 

Check out this list of excercises:

 

I was doing some of them for some time already before deciding to try minimalism and they seem to have worked well.

 

If possible try also to run on grass or sand. It the grass or sand is soft enough try running completely barefoot for 10 minutes.

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February 27, 2012
1:06 pm
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Thanks so much, Enric! That's a really great vid – I'll put to exercises into practice for sure.

Have a good one, my friend!

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March 11, 2012
10:33 pm
Vermin
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Done any more running with these babies?

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March 12, 2012
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Yes! It's getting good now. Almost up to a normal running mileage.

 

I've been posting a bit on the Invisible Shoes Facebook page.

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