The tendon on my fibula still seems a little weird but it’s time for another barefoot run.
I was just reading a new post on a barefoot runner blog on Runners World’s website and it does strike me that we’re all very keen to embrace new techniques with little sense of patience – and I am no exception. Reading how someone else has leapt in at the deep end, reaped the consequences and now stopped running is making me feel cautious, ish. Part of me still has an overwhelming sense that of course it will be different for me, even though I know it won’t. I have to stick to a moderate plan.
So, I started my run in my Vivos and then took them off at just under half way through the short route, slightly extending the barefoot section from last time. I am still surprised at how much I need to adjust, even from the Vivos to barefoot – slower, lighter and bouncier.
I was definitely smarting a little by the end, but I think no blisters and hopefully no rawness. We’ll see how it is tomorrow, especially the Achilles tendons, which have stiffened overnight on previous runs.