Once at the bottom we were still 4 miles from our truck so we continued to run and hike up the hill again. In total we logged 12.5 miles, the last 8 were my first ever miles in my Bikilas. I can tell you that it was great but I can also tell you why they say to go slow. My calves were killing me the next day, I was hobbling and having a hard time on the stairs. I also developed a slight tweak in my right knee. I took a rest for a couple of days and I'm feeling great now. Looking forward to many more miles in my Bikilas and in my naked feet.