Highlander11
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Jul 13, 1976 (Age: 44)
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Don, NW Tasmania
Occupation:
PE teacher

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Highlander11

Barefooters, Male, 44, from Don, NW Tasmania

I'm buying a bike, looks like running isn't for me May 10, 2016

Highlander11 was last seen:
Feb 9, 2019
    1. Highlander11
      Highlander11
      I'm buying a bike, looks like running isn't for me
      1. Barefoot TJ
        Barefoot TJ
        I'm so sorry. What did the physio say? I know you said you were having tight calves. Is that part of the reason why you don't want to run anymore? Tight calves are something you can overcome. Lots of people get tight calves due to the change in footwear/barefoot, forms, etc., but it can be worked through.
        May 11, 2016
      2. Highlander11
        Highlander11
        Thanks Barefoot TJ, it seems to be high number of fast twitch fibres fatiguing rapidly causing a cramping sensation. It used to only happen on my right but now on my left too. I have had dry needling done, and advised stretches and strengthening exercises from physio. I was experiencing this issue on my right calf a couple years ago wearing Nike Free during marathon prep, it's me rather than my style it seems.
        May 12, 2016
      3. Barefoot TJ
        Barefoot TJ
        Have you tried posting in our Ask the Docs forum about this?
        May 13, 2016
    2. Highlander11
      Highlander11
      Struggling, got the same issue with my left calf now....aaarrrggghhh...back to the drawing board (and bike by the looks of it)
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      2. Barefoot TJ
        Barefoot TJ
        What do you suppose went wrong?
        Apr 27, 2016
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      3. Highlander11
        Highlander11
        Really not sure, I thought it was a biomechanical issue with my hip rotation plus slight scoliosis, but now it's on my left I really have no idea. Seeing local physio today, hopefully he is sympathetic to my barefoot tendencies
        Apr 27, 2016
    3. Highlander11
      Highlander11
      I'm going to try a very slow and cautious (but increases cadence) 10km tomorrow, running injury free is my goal. Thanks for all the advice
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    4. Highlander11
      Highlander11
      Got my IBRD singlet today! Looking forward to wearing it on the weekend and on May 1st where i will be tackling a local 10km
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    5. Highlander11
      Highlander11
      I'm back and I'm barefoot!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 13, 1976 (Age: 44)
    Location:
    Don, NW Tasmania
    Occupation:
    PE teacher
    New to barefoot running, committed to the cause! Been slowly working my way up with barefoot beach runs, vibram five fingers road, trail and treadmill running. Looking to get back to previous running high of mountain trail runs!
  • I've recently discovered the issue that I previously had with my right calf...is now also present in my left too! According to...
    Highlander11, May 10, 2016
    G'day all, just signed up to this blog site, looking forward to learning from you guys out there. First question from me, what...
    Highlander11, Mar 17, 2016
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