5 miles easy / no Garmin
- Does anyone know how to transfer your Garmin split times from the Garmin Training Center to a post? Or, am I clueless? I’ve tried the good ol’ cut-and-paste but that doesn’t work. I have the Garmin 305…maybe it can’t be done with that model? I find that hard to believe though. Any help would be appreciated!
- So I’m halfway through Born To Run (LOVE IT!) and they just talked about barefoot running. I’m shocked to say this but I found their arguments (they were pro-barefoot running) very compelling. I’m a tough person to convince too; I’m both flat-footed and bow legged. I rely on both my beloved Brooks Adrenaline GTS and orthotics to keep me injury-free (and it works…I’m one of those “mutants” that Chris McDougall refers to). But now I can see how barefoot running would help someone battling chronic injuries. As a coach I shouldn’t be so close-minded. I’m not about to jump on the barefoot bandwagon (if it ain’t broke…) but I definitely want to read more about it.
- Not 1 but 2 people Googled “we love Chuck Bass” and got directed to my blog. Awesome.
Do you or someone you know run barefoot or in VFFs? What do you think of the whole barefoot running phenomenon?
My brother in law is really interested in barefoot running (but with Vibrams) but it scares me because the 3 other people I know who have tried ended up with stress fractures. I know they probably weren’t following instructions, but still!
I would try it if I was getting injured all the time running with shoes though!
Pink Runner says
To put up your Garmin splits, I use the Mac feature “screen capture” and take a picture of the window. There is a program (Jing) that does this for WIndows. Or can you “export” it as a file at the top of the map?
Have you tried doing a screen shot? That is what I have to do to be able to post my splits from garmin. So many of my friends are into barefoot running right now. I tried on a pair of vibrams and seriously loved them but have not been brave enough to buy any or switch over yet! They are definitely intriguing though! I would really like to read Born to Run!
I’m with the other comments, I just do a screen shot to grab my splits from the computer. And hmm, I notice that when I run barefoot (around the house/pool) I definitely run differently than when I run with shoes. Interesting.
You know, there were so many cool things on the 305 that I never used because, um, I hate to read instruction manuals — I make my husband read them for me and then he gives me the dummy version. HA. He also just bought me the 405 — woah, um, yeah, that has even more features on it — that he will have to dummy down to me. Just waiting for the right time to ask him as I’ve been nagging him to do other things.
I’m not sure how I feel about running barefoot. On GOTR, one of the coaches runs barefoot. I’ve seen a few at races — I don’t know. I like my running shoes. Maybe if someone gives them to me for free, I’ll give them a try. I’m not bow-legged (my mom is though and she says that my kids will be because it’s every other generation, LOL — I’ll see if that’s true soon), but my big toe kind of separates from the rest of the toes. Poor toe. Is that called a hammer toe?
I was just going to say screen shot too (then crop, etc) but looks like everyone got that covered 😉
I’m wishy-washy on the whole barefoot running phenom. And Vibrams just gross me out. Why do people think they are appropriate ‘going-out-to-dinner/shopping-at-the-mall’ shoes?!? I see this waaaaay too much in Boston. I even saw a secretary in the ER where I work wearing them! WTF? I do not need to see what your toes are doing while you walk. Eww.
I’d try it, though. But I’d be more inclined to buy the Nike Free’s which are less alien-like and super cute to boot!
I’m going to have to buy this book. Everyone loves it!