A quiet week this week, to give myself some time to recover after the Half.
My thighs were quite stiff for a lot of the week, but not in a bad way, they’ve just done a lot of work.
By Thursday I decided it was time to get out and about again and to a little barefoot loosening up, so I hit the Downs. Same circuit as usual – bright and very breezy and dry underfoot – that wouldn’t be true of my 12th barefoot run…
On Sunday I decided to squeeze in a second barefoot run for the week and took Millie out into the fields. A lovely sunny day, and to make the most of it I decided to extend our usual route and measure it using RunKeeper.
There were great views from the top of the hill and then we daintily made our way across the grit and gravel of the Fosseway into a very lush grassy field that sloped quite steeply downhill. There weren’t any cows at the top so we could build up a good head of steam on the descent. Then, I felt it. The firm but yielding squidge of a cowpat, gently encasing the first two toes of my right foot.
I thought it might clean itself off in the long grass, but no. A little further on we came to a cattle trough and I did the necessary. The run turned out to be 1.75 miles, so further than the Downs and no ill effects.
Week 13 Summary:
Total Miles: 3.5 miles, grass, earth paths, pavement, tarmac, cowpat, dry and sometimes sunny.
Total Barefoot: 3.15 miles as above.
Transition: 0.35 miles, pavement, dry.