My fourth time out running with the FiveFingers yields a handful of insights:
- I am actually getting used to them. My first two running intervals were nearly comfortable.
- As the route wore on, I wore out, and I found I couldn’t maintain the necessary form unless I went faster, which was hard to do because I was tired. Hopefully this will become less of an issue as I build running strength.
- I ran in the rain today, and even though my feet got wet, I didn’t get that mushy, squishy foot feeling; these shoes don’t let your toes touch directly, and there’s not really anywhere for water to build up between them.
- I have no idea how to run downhill. even the slightest decline has me pounding the hell out of my heels. There must be a way to do this besides Damn The Torpedos, I’m Full-out Sprinting Down The Whole Thing!!
I’m still not used to these things. And I’m starting to wonder if I ever will be. But, it’s only been a week. I should probably reserve judgment for a bit longer.