My previously longest road run in the VFF's was just a little over five miles. Today I thought I'd try a route that's just a tad over seven miles, but is also hilly enough to earn my "very hilly" classification. This simply means it has hills you look at and think "holy sh--" and they also put an appreciable dent in your pace.
It went very well. I was able to do it very comfortably but the true test will be when I wake up tomorrow and see how my calves feel. I suspect they'll be a little sore but still fine. All worth it though. I already like how my stride has adjusted for the better even when wearing clunky regular running shoes. Looking forward to more runs in the VFFs though as spring continues to arrive.
Ran 7.1 miles @ 8:29/mile pace.
Mid 40s, partly cloudy.
VFF Sprints, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.