Minimalist running


#1

So I am going to be coming back from an injury (knee) that has sidelined me for the past 7 or so weeks. I got an MRI and x-ray and the doctor said that there was no tears or damage and that it was just an overuse injury and he has cleared me to run. Well since I am going to be coming back to running slowly I’ve decided I want to try minimalist running. Having read a lot of articles on the benefits I think it makes a lot of sense. I was looking at the Nike Free Run+ and am wondering if any of you have used it and what your experience with it is. I have also thought about just using my racing flat (air zoom streak XC). What do you guys think would be the better option, keeping in mind that my transition back into running is going to be nice and slow anyways.

Spark Notes: Coming back from a 7 week injury and am going to be gradually starting to run again. Should I use Nike free Run+ or racing flats for a minimalist experience.


#2

WRONG FORUM


#3

Well I figured I post this here considering this is the most popular forum by far. Also I read the forum rules and it didn’t say anything about posting rules expect no porn, copyrighted material, etc


#4

Originally posted by Cocakula@Jun 19 2010, 09:24 PM
Well I figured I post this here considering this is the most popular forum by far. Also I read the forum rules and it didn’t say anything about posting rules expect no porn, copyrighted material, etc

dont be a god damn N00b…

take it to training or high school general forums. There is a reason no one posts training threads in the playground…because they have some common sense. Now GTFO


#5

Is it really bothering you so much that you need to flame me? :huh:

I didn’t break any rules. If you don’t have anything to say regarding what I said then just don’t post. Pretty simple.

Thanks for the bump tough. :slight_smile:


#6

Vibrams.

I used a Nike Free back in the day and it f*cking sucked. So if you’re against using the Vibrams I’d say use flats.


#7

Kinvara, ran in it for the first time today and I have to say it’s an amazing shoe.


#8

Originally posted by Cocakula@Jun 19 2010, 09:30 PM
[b] Is it really bothering you so much that you need to flame me? :huh:

I didn’t break any rules. If you don’t have anything to say regarding what I said then just don’t post. Pretty simple.

Thanks for the bump tough. :slight_smile: [/b]

Yeah it does bother me that much. There is a lot of stuff not in the “rules” but half of it is implied…like the playground is for non-running stuff. The last thing I want to do is come on the playground and here about someone bitching about their knee and “woe is me, im going to train in flats even though im extremely injury prone, so i can start a thread like this again 5 weeks from now”

Take it to runnersworld ass clown


#9

Originally posted by NiceGuyEddie+Jun 19 2010, 08:35 PMQUOTE (NiceGuyEddie @ Jun 19 2010, 08:35 PM) <!–QuoteBegin-Cocakula@Jun 19 2010, 09:30 PM
[b] Is it really bothering you so much that you need to flame me? :huh:

I didn’t break any rules. If you don’t have anything to say regarding what I said then just don’t post. Pretty simple.

Thanks for the bump tough. :slight_smile: [/b]

Yeah it does bother me that much. There is a lot of stuff not in the “rules” but half of it is implied…like the playground is for non-running stuff. The last thing I want to do is come on the playground and here about someone bitching about their knee and “woe is me, im going to train in flats even though im extremely injury prone, so i can start a thread like this again 5 weeks from now”

Take it to runnersworld ass clown [/b][/quote]
So the last thing you want to do is come in and read a post like this… and that’s just what you do?

Did you think out your position at all before you posted it?


#10

Originally posted by NiceGuyEddie+Jun 19 2010, 10:35 PMQUOTE (NiceGuyEddie @ Jun 19 2010, 10:35 PM) <!–QuoteBegin-Cocakula@Jun 19 2010, 09:30 PM
[b] Is it really bothering you so much that you need to flame me? :huh:

I didn’t break any rules. If you don’t have anything to say regarding what I said then just don’t post. Pretty simple.

Thanks for the bump tough. :slight_smile: [/b]

Yeah it does bother me that much. There is a lot of stuff not in the “rules” but half of it is implied…like the playground is for non-running stuff. The last thing I want to do is come on the playground and here about someone bitching about their knee and “woe is me, im going to train in flats even though im extremely injury prone, so i can start a thread like this again 5 weeks from now”

Take it to runnersworld ass clown [/b][/quote]
I’m sorry me asking a question over the internet angers you so much. I think you missed what I said before though

Read:If you don’t have anything to say regarding what I said then just don’t post. No one is forcing you to read. Chill out bro.

Kind of funny considering you’re "Nice"guy Eddie :rolleyes:


#11

eddieeeeeeeeeeeee

you’d have to tell us more about your feet, injury problems, running career so we can give you advice as to what running shoe to get

did your doctor say what the knee problem came from? where was your knee pain? the problem i see with the minimalist shoes is obviously lack of arch support, and that lack of arch support can cause knee issues. so when you’ve already had knee issues, it doesn’t seem like a safe option.


#12

[quote]Originally posted by Andrew Carey+Jun 19 2010, 09:39 PMQUOTE (Andrew Carey @ Jun 19 2010, 09:39 PM) [quote]Originally posted by NiceGuyEddie@Jun 19 2010, 08:35 PM
[b] <!–QuoteBegin-Cocakula
@Jun 19 2010, 09:30 PM
[b] Is it really bothering you so much that you need to flame me?


#13

Originally posted by Dyenimator@Jun 19 2010, 10:41 PM
[b] eddieeeeeeeeeeeee

you’d have to tell us more about your feet, injury problems, running career so we can give you advice as to what running shoe to get [/b]

Well, I wouldn’t say I’m injury prone, it just happened. Happens to everyone if you run long enough. :stuck_out_tongue: The injury wasn’t serious the doctor said, just and overuse strain and caused some pain. He cleared me to run…I’m just being extra cautious about coming back. I’ve been running for going on 3 years now and my mileage before I got injured was about 60-65 miles per week. Oh, and my feet? Uhh, well, I don’t have a huge arch, I’m not flat footed but closer to that than having a big arch. Hope that helps.


#14

you’re not a mod. quit telling people what to do. if a mod feels it necessary to move it, they’ll do it. not some no-name like you.


#15

you could always go with a training flat type of shoe, like an asics ds trainer, mizuno wave elixir, saucony fasttwitch, etc

those offer some arch support and cushioning but still weigh ~2oz less than your normal, everyday trainers


#16

Originally posted by Cocakula@Jun 19 2010, 09:17 PM
[b] So I am going to be coming back from an injury (knee) that has sidelined me for the past 7 or so weeks. I got an MRI and x-ray and the doctor said that there was no tears or damage and that it was just an overuse injury and he has cleared me to run. Well since I am going to be coming back to running slowly I’ve decided I want to try minimalist running. Having read a lot of articles on the benefits I think it makes a lot of sense. I was looking at the Nike Free Run+ and am wondering if any of you have used it and what your experience with it is. I have also thought about just using my racing flat (air zoom streak XC). What do you guys think would be the better option, keeping in mind that my transition back into running is going to be nice and slow anyways.

Spark Notes: Coming back from a 7 week injury and am going to be gradually starting to run again. Should I use Nike free Run+ or racing flats for a minimalist experience. [/b]

Racing flats if your easing back into running.

NiceGuyEddie=oxymoron


#17

I know regular trainers typically last 300-400 miles. I imagine flats would last much less, no?


#18

Originally posted by Dyenimator@Jun 19 2010, 09:48 PM
you’re not a mod. quit telling people what to do. if a mod feels it necessary to move it, they’ll do it. not some no-name like you.

MAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEE MEEEEEEEEEEE


#19

Originally posted by Cocakula@Jun 19 2010, 09:58 PM
I know regular trainers typically last 300-400 miles. I imagine flats would last much less, no?

You should be able to get the same amount of wear out of flats as you would trainers.


#20

Originally posted by HappyJack@Jun 19 2010, 11:21 PM
You should be able to get the same amount of wear out of flats as you would trainers.

Oh really? Sweet. That could save a lot of $ considering flats are dirt cheap compared to trainers