Category Archives: FiveFingers

A New Milestone: 6-mile Run


On Tuesday night, I reached another milestone in my training by running a full six miles, non-stop!  I even did it wearing my FiveFingers! This week, instead of doing another strength workout with my trainer, I decided that it would … Continue reading

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When the Dork Run Becomes a Short Run


My last post, When Something Is Wrong, discussed the circumstances around a less than enjoyable endurance run that I have come to nickname the dork run for its awkward pace. In that post, my weekend activities created a chemical imbalance … Continue reading

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When Something Is Wrong: Training with Metrics


You know when something goes wrong and you can’t quite put your finger on it, what do you do?  In my case, I develop a bad attitude and fixate on little things that really don’t matter too much.  Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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Tale of Two 5K Competitions


2009 has been an exciting year.  It was my year of firsts: First year of competition. First triathlon. First duathlon. First did not finish (dnf). First year living fit with routine exercise and healthy diet. I also started off the … Continue reading

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How Many Fingers Are On My Feet?


Ah…  primal running has come to Aric In Training! Vibram FiveFingers and barefoot running have become the latest fad.  A fad it might be for the time being, but I firmly believe this primal footwear will be as popular as … Continue reading

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First Experience with FiveFingers


I have been hearing a lot about the next generation in running gear, Vibram FiveFingers.  FiveFingers are simplified shoes that are designed to allow a runner to run “barefoot” but with protection and traction of a shoe.  Having a high … Continue reading

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