Route to IMWA 2011 – Run with Evo 10km

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This year I would be using Terra Plana Evo for my Ironman Race in 4 Dec at WA. Today I started my  first training session on a new Evo. Feeling is good, feet is light and I can feel the … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions 2011

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Starting 2011, I am going to make a New Year Resolutions list every year and It would be reflected in the New Year Resolutions category. With this I am able to reflect what I wanted to achieved the particular year. … Continue reading

10km run at MacRitchie Reservoir with Vivo Barefoot Ultra

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The weight of ultra on feet is extremely light, its feels like I am running without a shoe. And because of the thin layer of sole, it also makes my steps on rocky stones along the macritchie trail “sensational”. As compared to Vivobarefoot EVO, EVO provides a little bit of more comfort because of it cushion sole. On the other hand, this “sensational” feeling makes me pay more attention and adapt better  to the ground condition.

With functional plug-in tongue and laces, I decided to remove the plug in tongue for this run because I was afraid that the rough edges on the tongue would create friction with my feet. However, there were some abrasion still. The shoe laces is good, a light pull and you are tight and comfy to go > maybe I could try my next triathlon with the Ultra

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Close up on my feet shows the "cut" skin on my last toe.

One of my running mate points out a concern, “if you wear this shoe without a socks,and this shoe is made of plastic like material, wouldn’t there be more heat generated while running making your feet to sweat more?

My answer to this is no. Surprisingly I do not feel much sweat on my feet and because of the holes that provide much airing, my shes do not smell as bad :P

Running with Ultra at MacRitchie trail, I do not feel so worry because of the puncture resistant sole, it makes me focus more on my running style and tempo.

I will be doing more runs with Ultra and will give more updates :)

*Vivo Barefoot Ultra is not out yet in the market, thanks to Barefoot Store I have the opportunity to try. I would like to mention that there is a sock provided when you purchased the Ultra. It is mainly use for winter purposes. You can find more information from the video below

Here is video introduction on Ultra

The new improved Terra Plana EVO II (No Mistake)

I would like apologies to all Evo lovers. In an earlier post, I mention “I received a new minimalist footwear from barefoot. And because I was not sure of the name I called it the EVO2.

I made a mistake. Because there is a new EVO2.

The minimalist shoe I had received was a new model named “Ultra”. It is a new additional to the minimalist shoe family among Terra Plana.:)

Now for the “No mistake” True Blue EVO 2

The New EVO 2 :) Hope I clear up the air here. I will post the updates on “Ultra” soon.



I did it 5km barefoot – Bare your sole 2010

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zyy.sg and me at Bare your sole finishing line

On Saturday, YY and me joined the Bare your sole 2010. I was a fun walk/run event where all people gathered together to fight poverty and build homes.

Everyday, people in developing countries disaster-stricken places make their way through treacherous roads, uneven flooring, broken glass, scorching ground and discarded sharp objects… BAREFOOT

Thus this event gathers people to take off our shoes on this particular day in support of these children and adults who live in such dire conditions. It was also a good chance to train barefoot running too. :) It was a good experience, the run was good and I was able to embrace the road condition & environment during the run especially when I am barefoot.

But what I really want to highlight in this post is that donation for bare your sole is open… with every dollar you put in you help another person in the world :)

Videos comparing a normal shoe vs Vibram Fivefingers vs Barefoot

I was surfing through the net about barefoot running, when I cam across this site.

It gives a comparison  of a normal shoe vs Vibram Fivefingers vs Barefoot in a slow motion video shot.

Here are the videos.


Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 from Runblogger on Vimeo.

Running in Vibram Fivefingers KSO from Runblogger on Vimeo.

Barefoot Running on Treadmill from Runblogger on Vimeo.

The 3 videos are Courtesy of http://www.runblogger.com/.

Personally I feel that when the runner transit to barefoot running, Heel Strike is gone. Also I notice that in the first Video, the reason for the heel strike may be cause by the heel cushion. This is because it seems that the thick cushion cause the “Heel” to reach the ground first. Maybe that is the reason why I am suffering from Heel Strike?….

There are more videos on http://www.runblogger.com/. > Check it out :)