Longest #fivefinger run to date…. | Phil Lengthorn

Sleaford Summer 10k.

I’ve been wearing the Fivefingers now for 5 weeks or so. In fact, I’ve got to the point now that when I go running I always run in them. 

The Sleaford 10k last Friday was my first actual race in them, and also the longest run to date. I was slightly concerned about running in them considering the blister I got when I was running on the treadmill at the gym, but I pushed that to the back of mind and had a go. 

I shouldn’t have been worried.

The whole blister shenanigans must have been something to do with the treadmill because the race went without any incident….

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Longest #fivefinger run to date…. | Phil Lengthorn

Sleaford Summer 10k.

I’ve been wearing the Fivefingers now for 5 weeks or so. In fact, I’ve got to the point now that when I go running I always run in them. 

The Sleaford 10k last Friday was my first actual race in them, and also the longest run to date. I was slightly concerned about running in them considering the blister I got when I was running on the treadmill at the gym, but I pushed that to the back of mind and had a go. 

I shouldn’t have been worried.

The whole blister shenanigans must have been something to do with the treadmill because the race went without any incident….

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#fivefingers transition update… | Phil Lengthorn

My first run in the Vibram Fivefingers was 5th July – just over a month ago. Since then I’ve been slowly and steadily increasing speed and mileage. 

Today I headed to the gym for a run on the treadmill, in fact my first treadmill run in the Fivefingers. On top of the first treadmill run, it was the longest to date: 5.4 miles. 

Struggled a bit this afternoon, I was expecting the barefoot running on the treadmill to feel quite good, it didn’t. My feet felt a bit uncomfortable, the lovely soft bouncy surface I was expecting was quite hard. It felt worse than running on the pavement. Also,…

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Another Fivefinger run… | Phil Lengthorn

It has been three weeks since I began this whole barefoot running thing. During that time, as I’ve been advised, I’ve been careful to have a slow transition. 

This morning was my longest run to date: 5 miles. I’m also going a bit faster than I have been lately. Everything seems to be going well, no adverse effects, calves can still be a bit sore after a run, but that might just be my age as well. 

I took Billy boy with me this morning, which meant, considering I was on the trails, that I was stuck behind him most of the way. He likes to run in front, but he struggles to keep the pace…

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I’ve got an allotment and I don’t really know what I’m doing… | Phil Lengthorn

This is my second year as an allotment holder. 

The first year wasn’t great, I didn’t really know what I was doing and therefore, although I did manage to grow the odd thing, it was a year of mistakes. The whole ‘owning an allotment’ thing is trickier than you might think. Here are a few issues I had in year one:
The weeds. The bloody weeds grow all the time, they grow quicker than the actual crops, it is a constant battle.
The pests. I’m not entirely sure what the ‘pests’ are but they eat virtually anything you plant. You never see them. Even the 6ft beast that must have devoured the…

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I’ve got an allotment and I don’t really know what I’m doing… | Phil Lengthorn

This is my second year as an allotment holder. 

The first year wasn’t great, I didn’t really know what I was doing and therefore, although I did manage to grow the odd thing, it was a year of mistakes. The whole ‘owning an allotment’ thing is trickier than you might think. Here are a few issues I had in year one:
The weeds. The bloody weeds grow all the time, they grow quicker than the actual crops, it is a constant battle.
The pests. I’m not entirely sure what the ‘pests’ are but they eat virtually anything you plant. You never see them. Even the 6ft beast that must have devoured the…

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Run 5…. #fivefingers | Phil Lengthorn

Today’s run didn’t take place until late. Due in part to the weather, it had been raining all day and it wasn’t until after 8pm that the rain eased up enough to head out. 

This is my fifth run in the Fivefingers and, as is the plan, tonight I managed to run slightly further and slightly faster than I have done up to this point. 

I also managed a couple of Fivefinger firsts:
It had pretty much rained all day and it was pretty muddy at the woods. The Fivefingers I have seem to have a fair bit of grip on the sole, but not enough. Which made for quite a comical run at times.
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