Doing my first 10k

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    Oct 08, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    I'm doing my first 10k tomorrow morning. The most i've ever run ever is a 5k, so this will be interesting and exhilarating. I'm running in Vibram five-fingers. Just incase anyone is curious on how they work out!!!
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    Oct 08, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    i am.
    because training in them is one thing but racing all out is another matter.
    i run midsole most of the time and i thought of buying a pair but i will go for racing flats instead.

    first time 10k?
    all the best ! icon_smile.gif

    it's a very different pace management but i always loved the 10ks.
    do you have a target time ?


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    Oct 09, 2010 1:12 AM GMT
    no target time, i just want to finish.
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    Oct 09, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    hey, we' re counting on you, haha.

    just don't do it 5k style, which is basically start full blast, speed up in the middle and sprint at the end icon_eek.gif .

    in a 10k i just don't want to feel i'm digging deep by km 2 !!
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    Oct 09, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    Good luck and I would be interested to know how you do in the Vibrams I mailed order them but were to small so I returned them, planning to transition slowly to them, already working on my calf muscles.
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    Oct 09, 2010 10:24 AM GMT
    Thanks guys, I'm off for the run now. perty excited.
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    Oct 09, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    55 minutes to complete. I'm pretty happy with it. Around 3.2 miles the arch on my foot started to hurt. And as of right now they both feel like shit. seriously walking is painful. during the race i felt great though, i don't know if this is a side effect of the five fingers or just me running 6 miles
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    Oct 09, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    Congratulations! My time for my first 10K was 55 min. I love running. It's so relaxing/helps clear my mind. Haven't run in Vibrams before though, although a couple of my friends do. Now your next plan of attack is the half marathon! ;)
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    Oct 09, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    TMNT said55 minutes to complete. I'm pretty happy with it. Around 3.2 miles the arch on my foot started to hurt. And as of right now they both feel like shit. seriously walking is painful. during the race i felt great though, i don't know if this is a side effect of the five fingers or just me running 6 miles



    congrats !! so you finished, lol.
    next one : 52 minutes please ... [ j/k ] :p

    pain: might be both.

    take is easy and see at what rate the pain recedes.
    I tried running in neoprene surfer shoes after reading about that. Except i went overboard . My calf muscles were fine during the run but after that : PAIN!
    Took a full week to recover.
    So you may be going through something similar.

    how did you feel cardio / fatigue like during the race?
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    Oct 09, 2010 6:39 PM GMT
    Cardio wise i felt great. I even tried to sprint the last .2 miles. Of course my calfs were like f*** you chris, that ain't happenin. But, i ran through it. I'm only used to running 5k's, so it felt like i had been running forever. But i kept the entire pace through out, at least it felt like i did.
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    Oct 09, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
    TMNT said55 minutes to complete. I'm pretty happy with it. Around 3.2 miles the arch on my foot started to hurt. And as of right now they both feel like shit. seriously walking is painful. during the race i felt great though, i don't know if this is a side effect of the five fingers or just me running 6 miles


    Did you consistently train with the Vibrams prior to race? I am wondering if you transition enough and build the endurance from your regular shoes to the Vibrams? Just a thought since I had friends that it took a couple of months before they did a race, but they had no pain.
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    Oct 10, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    i've been running 5k's in them since june. I do about 6 miles per week in them on a tread mill.
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    Oct 10, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    in that case the pain probably only came from running longer , and intensively.
    nothing to worry then i whould think .

    i'd love to try those Fivefingers ( dunno why people always call them vibram, that's just an italian sole maker ) .
  • Atriathlete

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    Oct 11, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    Making that big a jump in five fingers is a tricky business. I know people who swear by them and people who have hand significant injuries as a result. You probably need to slowly work up to the 6 mile point in them before racing in them for a 10k. Ice and ibuprofen now.
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    Oct 14, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    goodluck i also just picked up vibrams put in my first 2 miler in them, but will run a half in normal stability shoes end of oct.