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Q&A Category: Running

Hi I have a question about running. I’ll be doing a super spartan race in September. I plan on wearing my trek sports for it, I’m pretty confident that they will work on any surface that gets thrown at them during the race. My question is this, when running on different types of terrain how should your technique change. For example going from really sloppy mud to gravel to grass. Is there a video or article you would recommend?

Asked by: Dan on May 01, 2012 5 Answers Provided.

Thanks for the question, Dan!  I'm going to see if our resident distance-running ... Read More

I have been running about 3 miles 3 times a week on and off since October. I want to do a half marathon in the end of April. I recently ran 6 miles in my vibram five fingers no problem. I am starting a training schedule this week. My older brother ran a half marathon in his vibram five fingers and said that they were holding him back and that it would be a really bad idea for me to run a half marathon with them. I feel my body has done a good job adapting and I feel great when I run in them. My brother and I have the same type of running posture.. What should I do? What were your experiences running a half marathon in five fingers?

Asked by: Katie on Apr 30, 2012 2 answers provided.

Great question!  Like anything else, you really want to properly train your feet ... Read More

I have a question.I’m going away for vacation next month and I’m in the process of training for my first half-marathon. I’ve always wanted to try FiveFingers and I thought this will be the best time. My question is, can I run on the beach, near water, with the chance of getting FiveFingers wet or it will destroy the shoes.Thank you!Sincerely,Daria Sorokina

Asked by: Daria Sorokina on Feb 13, 2012 3 Answers Provided.

Its OK to run in FiveFingers on the beach, they should handle the ... Read More