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Give Five Fingers one year to fully adjust

Give Five Fingers one year to fully adjust

by Tyler Hurst on Jan 19, 2011 0

Well, I did it. A scant six-ish weeks of training, but I completed my third 13.1-mile trek in my Sprint Five Fingers. My score wasn’t spectacular at 2:20, but how I feel just two short days after tells me everything I need to know. I’m ready to get serious now. The little parts that always […]

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Half marathon prep

Half marathon prep

by Tyler Hurst on Jan 16, 2011 5

I never feel like I’m ready. Whether I ran a 10-miler ten days ago (I did, in just under 1:40) or finished a 10k a few days ago (also did, in just under :58), I can’t shake the feeling I could have done more. More lifting, more sprints and helluva lot more long runs to […]

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Chi Running 13.1 miles

Chi Running 13.1 miles

by Tyler Hurst on Jan 10, 2011 4

In less than a week from now, I will have finished my fifth half marathon, and my third in Five Finger Sprints. I will have hopefully set a P.R. as well, because it’s damn well time I get faster. I’m sure I will be tired, a bit wobbly and sore in the places that only […]

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Five Fingers and the interview circuit

Five Fingers and the interview circuit

by Tyler Hurst on Jan 06, 2011 5

I have a hard time dressing for non casual events. I do own a suit and a few pairs of nice dress pants and dress shirts, mostly from Banana Republic. I know how to properly use my utensils at dinner (never set just your knife down, don’t scoop with your fork) and generally do a […]

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Golf Balls And Five Fingers

Golf Balls And Five Fingers

by Tyler Hurst on Jan 02, 2011 7

(The video at the end contains feet. My feet. If you have a foot fetish, get a towel ready. If you hate feet, you probably shouldn’t press play.) I hurt in weird places now. Ever since I started running in Five Fingers, the old pains that plagued me – most notably in my lower back, […]

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Five Fingers and Floor Hockey

Five Fingers and Floor Hockey

by Tyler Hurst on Dec 25, 2010 0

I’ve always been a multi-sport athlete. From tennis to baseball and basketball to floor/roller hockey, I’m the type of guy who can PLAY just about any sport, but dominates in exactly none of them. As I’ve grown older, my interest in most contact sports has waned — no more tackle football for me — and […]

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I am a barefoot runner

I am a barefoot runner

by Tyler Hurst on Dec 22, 2010 5

I don’t really run barefoot. I wanted to, but the combination of super hot sidewalks and the fear of sharp objects convinced me that Five Fingers were a good compromise between running shoes and none at all. What I didn’t know was that my reasons were the same as almost everyone else’s and the guys […]

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Smelly Five Fingers

Smelly Five Fingers

by Tyler Hurst on Dec 20, 2010 8

I’d like to tell you that the stories about Vibram Five Fingers slowly developing a bit of an aroma aren’t true. I’d like to tell you that this aroma is so light that it’s unnoticeable unless you’re really sniffing for it. I’d like to tell you that the footpads of the Five Fingers are guaranteed […]

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Five Fingers in the (very cold) city

Five Fingers in the (very cold) city

by Tyler Hurst on Dec 16, 2010 1

I love wearing my Five Fingers year round. In Arizona, that’s pretty easy. In the far colder New York City, where it was 50 degrees colder than AZ this week, this requires I make some slight adjustments to my normal outfit. Yes, I could just buy normal shoes, but unless you’re talking about snow boots […]

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Chi Running and my 10k race

Chi Running and my 10k race

by Tyler Hurst on Dec 12, 2010 1

It’s been one week since I watched my first Chi Running video and seriously adopted as many principles as possible into my running. Just yesterday I ran a 10k, my longest run since my failed half marathon in L.A. on October 24, and I woke up this morning feeling oddly…good. Now, I’m not pain free. […]

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