I’m supposed to be building up for Bristol Half Marathon in September – we entered months ago. If I had kept up my training from the Mendip Challenge it would be a breeze but, alas, although I have been regularly running since then I have not maintained the distances – even with my Park and Strides. And from Monday, for two weeks, I will be away, so this is a last chance to
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
A busy week this week, so in the end I didn’t manage to fit in a Park and Stride or a second barefoot run. So, this morning we ran along the Mendip Way to Wells and back with Millie, our dog – about 13 miles all round. Very tired at the end, which shows how quickly you can lose your fitness, or else I was trying too hard in places.
We stopped in Wells for Millie to get a drink and
Very tired after Sunday’s half marathon to Wells and back but was still up for the Monday night hash at Priddy because it was such a wonderful evening. I’m not sure if I rolled my left foot at some point but today I’ve been up in London all day and noticed that I have some soreness or a strain in a tendon towards the upper part of my left fibula. No idea where this has come from,
I’m feeling a slight sensitivity in the small toes of my left foot, so maybe they;re being abraded now, rather than the balls of that foot.
Also my knees still seem sore and there is no clear pattern to this. I’m hoping they are just getting used to carrying more weight/stress, as the impact on my heels lessens, and they will adjust in their own time. It is worrying – I’m not
I went Hashing on Monday night, after the barefoot run, as usual. I wore my off-road shoes and there was some sensitivity but it was not too bad, just some tenderness in the pads.
This morning they are still tender, but no blisters, or enlargement of blisters, which is great. Both Achilles tendons felt stiff when I woke up but that eased during the morning.
I might try another run at the