No run on Saturday due to migraine, not a hangover.
Sunday’s run was a mixture of very hilly trails and hilly roads — 12.5 miles in total. Final three quarters of a mile was completed after removing shoes and socks — it’s becoming a bit of a habit now.
Road surface was a lovely and smooth tarmac, quiet country lane. Pleased I was able to do this because after my last barefoot run on Friday the feet were a bit sore.
Actually, the main problem for this run was the calf muscles. Friday’s longer run in the aqua shoes obviously worked them a bit more than I thought.
I have a friend who has been sidelined for some weeks after introducing chi-running and consequently straining his Achilles tendon. A further reminder that if we’ve been used to running in well-cushioned, supportive shoes, we really must be careful to make transitions slowly.
I was very pleased that even after my feet got sore on Friday I was able to run barefoot again so soon. Absolutely no soreness after this run at all — but it was a smooth road. Calf muscles are pretty sore though!
Today’s run (Monday) was just a short 4 miler. Half road, half dry fields — in Terrocs as usual.
Finally, I found an interesting article in the Sunday Times about barefoot running.
It seems the national press are quite interested in this phenomenon, but still the running magazines avoid the issue.