This past Sunday I completed the Twin Cities Marathon and achieved my goal of qualifying for the 2010 Boston Marathon. As I mentioned last month, however, I am serious about this idea of "Unlearning the Running Rules." Today, I purchased my first pair of Vibram FiveFinger's — the "barefoot alternative" — and went for a modest two mile run. It went quite well.
I intend to gradually build up my mileage up and then, if all goes according to plan, run in the 2010 Boston Marathon using the Vibram's.
Unlearning is not an easy process. Nor is it without risks. But, as with so many things, it must begin with a small step and today I took my first small step toward unlearning the running shoe.