Return of the Barefoot Freak!

Discussion in 'Barefoot & Minimalist Running' started by talonraid, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. talonraid

    talonraid Barefooters
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    Hey guys. I'm back.....like a bad case of shingles.

    I don't know who all is still around that I used to chat/argue with here, but I thought I would say hi and post a quick update.

    I started running barefoot again this week after over a year away from barefoot running. Today I will make my second barefoot run of probably 1/2 mile, combined with a 1.5 mile barefoot walk. I did this a few days ago and my feet were stiff for a day, but no damage or injuries. I'll probably increase my running distance about 1/4 mile each week for the next several weeks and just see how it goes. That was the system that used to work a few years back, so I hope the rules haven't changed.

    Anyway, some old craniums may remember that I had IT band syndrome a little over a year ago, and finally took some time off to heal, then sort of started running again before I got addicted to CrossFit (CF) and just stopped running altogether. I'm still addicted to CF by the way, but I missed running long distances and I really missed doing those runs barefoot. I ran a 5k a few weeks ago in Merrell Trail Gloves and the entire time I just kept thinking how boring it was. So, I decided to drink the Cool Aid again. For anyone who is curious, I have not done any training runs outside of what little running we do in CF, but I was able to run a 5k with no problems at a faster pace and with less effort than I could when I was actually training to run. Weird, but true. That CF cult shiznit works.
     

  2. halfhazzard

    halfhazzard Barefooters
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    Welcome back! Who says you can't run barefoot, run in shoes, and do crossfit? None of those are mutually exclusive (unless done at the same time!) :)
     
  3. DNEchris

    DNEchris Barefooters
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    Hi Talon - welcome back.

    The rules haven't changed!
     
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  4. migangelo

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    you have to spell it kool aide. otherwise you might as well run in shoes.
     

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  5. ChasingShadows

    ChasingShadows Barefooters
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    There's rules? Oops!

    Welcome back, so is the IT band fully healed now?
     
  6. Barefoot TJ

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    And you are...?
     
  7. Barefoot TJ

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    Hee, I pulled that on Weiner Dawg the other day, and it was funny then too. Welcome back. One thing though. I have more stitches in my feet than you do! Damn ass shoes!
     
  8. pilotrunner

    pilotrunner Barefooters
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    Oh, $hit... The Talonraid is back in town...

    Don't worry about your wives and daughters though... He only goes one way...

    You might, however, want to take your cat to the vet if it gets a strange look on it's face and starts walking funny...

    WELCOME BACK, BRO!!!!!

    You have been missed.

    (Not by me of course, but you have been missed!)
     

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  9. rickwhitelaw

    rickwhitelaw Barefooters
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    Glad to gave you back Talonraid.
     
  10. Barefoot Dama

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    THERE YOU ARE!!! So happy to see you and don't you disappear again-Welcome back :)
    Did you miss me?
     

  11. JosephTree

    JosephTree Barefooters
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    Welcome, sir.
     
  12. talonraid

    talonraid Barefooters
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    Let's see, where to start.....
    Thanks everyone for the welcome back.

    The IT band appears to be completely healed, but I do admit that anytime I feel the slightest twinge in the knee I still worry about it. That's such a crappy injury.
    I'm surprised to see so many of the old timers posting. I'm especially surprised to see that Pilot is still not in prison. Especially after the indecency with a chicken arrest.

    Also, my plan completely failed to survive "first contact". I ended up running a mile barefoot the other day instead of the 1/2 mile. No damage noted and it felt pretty good. I'll probably make that my new baseline....or maybe I'll start with 2 miles.

    Cheers.
     

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  13. Barefooting Bob

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    Welcome back, the place just hasn't been the same without you. I would suggest you not be doing that again.......
     
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  14. Antonio Madriñán

    Antonio Madriñán Barefooters
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    Welcome back, it is a grat new¡¡¡¡
     

  15. Barefoot Dama

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    Hey! you didn't answer my question, what am I chop liver or something?;)
     

  16. Zetti

    Zetti Barefooters
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    Hey Talon...welcome back! I was in my BF infancy when you left but benefited from your IT Band woes. Now that I am a BF toddler and want to say thanks.
    Looks you're getting a lot of love around here....glad you're back :)
     
  17. talonraid

    talonraid Barefooters
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    Dama, do you really have to ask? Of course I missed you!
     

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  18. SillyC

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  19. bubba hotep

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    What in the hell!? I lost your cell # and didn't realize until I was on my to San Antonio a while back.
     
  20. Abide

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    Hey freak I was meaning to ask you how's home brewing value wise? Did you have to invest in a fridge for fermenting too?
     

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