First 6 miles in vibram five fingers

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Jan 30 2012 00:25
First 6 miles in vibram five fingers

Hey, judt did my first 6 mile run in months and first ever in my five fingers, my time was 48.06 minutes making my time 8 minutes a mile sad. How much do i need to knock off before my time would be considered a good time?

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Jan 30 2012 00:41
BrazillianJiuJitsu1992 wrote:
How much do i need to knock off before my time would be considered a good time?

i don't think wrist strength comes into it much.

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Jan 30 2012 07:37

You're a long way off being a world class runner with that time smile

It depends on your previous performances. I'm always pretty happy if I run 5 minute kilometres which is pretty much the same as 8 minute miles. My usual runs are 6.2 and 7kms and my best times are around the 4:40/km mark.

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Jan 30 2012 09:43

I had started smoking again recently which led me to throwing up and gassing at jiu jitsu and feeling unfit as hell, quit now and back on good diet and bjj every night, should be able to smash that time next run, hopefully smile

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Jan 30 2012 15:13
BrazillianJiuJitsu1992 wrote:
vibram five fingers

i'm fascinated by these. are they comfortable? do they align your chakra?
under 6 minutes a mile is good imo. i could never do it.

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Jan 30 2012 18:02

Last run I did was 1.3 miles in 11:25. I was on the way to Tescos though smile

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Jan 30 2012 22:29
petey wrote:
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vibram five fingers

i'm fascinated by these. are they comfortable? do they align your chakra?
under 6 minutes a mile is good imo. i could never do it.

They just make you run forefront rather than heel strike, so it takes awhile for you calfs to strengthen, they are amazing though, no more pains in the joints or back from running. they are also very fun, reminds me of running barefoot as a kid.

They aint miracle shoes though, like the hippy natural crowd who bum paelo diet books will tell you.

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Jan 30 2012 22:53

Ah fuck 48 is plenty decent for 6 miles given you aren't actually a runner, and your main thing is BJJ these days. I used to do it in 45min but that was ages back. Given I don't really run I'd be happy to do it in under an hour nowadays!

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Jan 31 2012 00:02

I've had a pair of Vibrams for a few years but never run in them. I've got super high arches and hurt my foot previously running without my orthotics so I'm a bit scared to try.

Running seems to be great way to slow the aging process. Was talking to a guy at work last night who is 66 but looks better than most 45 year olds and runs several marathons a year.

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Jan 31 2012 01:41
BrazillianJiuJitsu1992 wrote:
They aint miracle shoes though, like the hippy natural crowd who bum paelo diet books will tell you.

yeah right i wondered

Peter wrote:
I've got super high arches and hurt my foot previously running without my orthotics so I'm a bit scared to try.

same here, i wear NB 580

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Jan 31 2012 03:01

I ran for the bus today. was nackard.

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Feb 2 2012 11:08

Unless someone much bigger than you is chasing you, or you might miss your bus, there is no point to running, ever.

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Running seems to be great way to slow the aging process. Was talking to a guy at work last night who is 66 but looks better than most 45 year olds and runs several marathons a year.

that may well be the case, but all the additional time he gets all his life he will have spent running! Leaving you no better off than before. It's an absolute waste of valuable life time. And it fucks your knees.

Live without dead time!

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Feb 2 2012 17:18
Steven. wrote:
Unless someone much bigger than you is chasing you, or you might miss your bus, there is no point to running, ever.
Peter wrote:
And it fucks your knees.

Only if your a retard who heel strikes

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Feb 2 2012 23:50

Shit my run tonight was 6 mil;es in 49.52 minutes, fuck sake, raghhh

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Feb 3 2012 01:14

my run tonight was half a mile because the walk home from the pub was boring....

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Feb 4 2012 11:43
BrazillianJiuJitsu1992 wrote:
Only if your a retard who heel strikes

Dear BJJ,

please stop using "retard" as a catch-all insult (or as an insult at all in the first place).

We have documented your continuous abuse of that term and have come to the conclusion that you are a MANarchist.

Yours truly,

the PC police

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Feb 4 2012 13:41

LOL, fucking tard

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Feb 5 2012 01:18

I'm with Arbeiten on this running lark. I mean ok, a bit of Krypton Factor or something but where's the fun in just running? I don't mind a bit of cycling but you get to go down hills and cross country and shit on a mountain bike, running I find is just fucking knackering and repetitive. Do you runners do it mostly to keep healthy/fit?

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proletarian. wrote:
I'm with Arbeiten on this running lark. I mean ok, a bit of Krypton Factor or something but where's the fun in just running? I don't mind a bit of cycling but you get to go down hills and cross country and shit on a mountain bike, running I find is just fucking knackering and repetitive. Do you runners do it mostly to keep healthy/fit?

Yeah i dont do it for fun, just for cardio for jiu jitsu and shit.

I gotta admit though it gets addictive, trying to better your time, like weights becomes addictive.

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Feb 5 2012 01:30

Ah, fair enough. If you're out when it's pissing down or cold as fuck like it is at the moment it must be pretty addictive!

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Feb 5 2012 01:56

running is great once you get into it, even in the freezing cold
ps me and Partybucket did a marathon and Fallback has never done a full one

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Feb 5 2012 01:56
proletarian. wrote:
Ah, fair enough. If you're out when it's pissing down or cold as fuck like it is at the moment it must be pretty addictive!

its like drugs, addictive but you can have a bad trip once in awhile

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Feb 5 2012 02:14

For fun I much prefer cycling but running can be good too and I never run on my own. The mate I run with I rarely see except when we run so it's a good chance to catch up. Although not talking would probably improve my performance.

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