NickW wrote: Am I as fast This I completely agree with. Going on almost a month without running, and slowly healing I really can say I learned alot from this injury, and that is I am getting older, and running is changing for me. Now my attitude is exactly what you mentioned, distance and speed is slowly becoming irrelevant for me. I just want to run, period. I can see your point about Ryan blowing off barefoot running, it can be irritating to hear that. It really just goes to show you the mindset of an elite runner towards barefoot running, it's an interesting comparison how we look at it, as opposed to others.