Took shoes off for the the last 4 miles of a 6 mile run back from work. It was hard though producing visible signs of stress on one foot with a blood blister. I think the feet have softened a bit due to recent lack of barefoot running. Achilles tendon is still slightly tender and has a small bump about one inch above the top of the foot bone.
After 3 more days off, I decided at the last minute to do the Jog Shop Jog.
Sounds simple enough, and the first 5 miles are. But then the next 10 are very demanding, up and down numerous lovely hills on the South Downs. The final 5 miles include a nice long gentle descent before another short, sharp climb, with a couple of undulating miles along the cliff top to finish this classic 20 mile off-road
Sure enough, it was the onset of a cold, and quite a nasty one too.
It stopped me running until today for a track session.
Still not feeling too good so elected to do 10 x 400 at an easier pace than usual (1.42 per lap average).
Finished the run with a mile cool down barefoot on the very wet all weather track. This was very nice indeed.
Wednesday’s run was a brisk 5.5 miler around the town in the dark. The shortening days means that evening runs will mostly be done in the town where there is street lighting. This will make barefoot running a little more difficult.
Thursday’s run was the monthly time trial with the running club. The winter time trial around the town is shorter at just 5k. My Terrocs are aggravating my
A couple of gentle runs after Sunday’s long one.
The first one on the Monday started over the fields then on to the road for 2.8 miles barefoot, 5 miles total.
Tuesday 29th was just a 2 mile barefoot run from home. This was almost exactly the same as my first barefoot run just over 9 weeks ago. Then I finished with very sore feet indeed, and deep blisters on both feet. Today was no problem at
I actually wore a different pair of shoes for this run. My Terrocs are getting a bit hammered, and I’m also getting a bit concerned about my Achilles problem that is not getting any better.
So for this 18 miler I used another pair of Inov8 shoes, the Roclite 315. Still very little support or cushioning, but they offer a little more protection in the heel area. Mainly because they are