Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I promise I'll stop.

Wow, nine days. I can't believe I've ignored Prairie Dobe Companion for nine whole days.

I'm really going to try to stop raving about my damn shoes, but I finished W1D3 in my Spyridons today and I wanted to give everyone an update. I've learned a few things this week about running in VFFs...

1. I'm faster. I actually look behind me after a set and I'm all WHOA I just doubled my distance in the time allotted... holy cow!

2. I'm more efficient. Um, yeah. More distance traveled with less energy expended. I think that's the definition of efficient.

3. Different muscles are used. Wow, didn't know I had some of these muscles... cool!

4. I'm waaaaay more agile. I don't trip or twist my ankles, and running is even more fun when you can zip around obstacles like ninja. I may occasionally pretend I'm a ninja. I'm a nerd, we've established this long ago.

5. My joints don't feel puffy. I rarely hurt after running shod, but sometimes my joints woudl feel puffy - especially my right knee. This is understandable, as I have an old injury in that knee. With my Spyridons, I feel no puffiness whatsoever.

I love these foot-coverings!

So here's the deal. I'm not going to rave about these anymore. I'm mostly going to stop talking about them on Prairie Dobe Companion, because I think I'm beginning to sound like a follower of some strange cult. I will not refrain from grinning maniacally in public and whispering, "I love these shoooeeeeesss!" if you're around, but that's something that can't be helped.

Here are my favorite pairs, in order:

1. Komodosports - they are comfy, the liner is soft, they fit perfectly and are easy to get on. As a plus, they look awesome.
2. KSOs - really hard to get on, but the groundfeel is awesome and they're very glove-like.
3. Spyridons - definitely not an everyday pair of VFFs, but as running shoes they cannot be beat. I wish they came in a strap version. I'm not digging the laces.
4. Treksports - I know, crazy, these are my least favorite pair. They're easy to put on, but the uber-chunky lugs on the toes sometimes feel weird.

I'm also putting a little widgety thing on my sidebar for running the C25K program in Spyridons. I finished C25K in normal shoes, but I'm starting over in Spyridons because, quite frankly, I don't want to run in normal shoes any more.


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