A local undulating 10k road race, again run in Terrocs. After race ran home about 4 miles and then some lunch. After about 3hrs ran back to get car, slightly longer 5 miles. The last three quarters of a mile barefoot. After Friday’s longest ever barefoot run I was pleased to find the feet had recovered enough to manage a short distance unshod. I must admit the road did seem a little more painful
Lately I’ve been conscious of a little stagnation with my barefoot running. I set myself a rough limit to my barefoot running to ensure I didn’t to too much too soon (TMTS). That limit was 5%, and recently I’ve been thinking that I could extend that a little; maybe to 10%.
Today’s run was a short run back home from the office. Like the last time I
Here’s a slight diversion from the Runners World daily blog:
I remember doing this some years ago when I had an Achilles problem. Then it was quite bad: extremely tender, slightly swollen (adding to the pressure), highly audible crepitus when moving the foot or touching affected area.
Back then it was the fault of that pointless running shoe feature: the heel tab. I cut the tabs in all my shoes, even a pair that were fresh out of the box.
This time it’s
This was quite a significant run. My longest road run for over a year, 14.5 miles on almost flat road; run in Terrocs. I was planning to run the last 2 miles barefoot, but decided against; it got quite dark towards the end and I couldn’t really see where my feet were falling. In hindsight, this was probably a good thing, because running that far in my low-profile Terrocs put more strain on
Just a short excursion on the road. Out and back for a total of about 4.5 miles.
The final half mile done barefoot; this road is slightly more prickly than my usual one, but the distance presented no difficulty.
I have noticed a very slight tenderness on my right Achilles tendon. It seems to be pressure inflicted rather than a strain, because it is only apparent when prodding it and not when running