I went out yesterday for my 2nd barefoot run. after a few minutes my gastrocnemius (calf) started to hurt for real and also my feet didn’t feel so good. Tried to run mainly on grass (and the feet felt better) but couldn’t run as long as I wanted. now my gastrocnemius are still shrunken and sore and I feel them in every step…
Or Kremer, 28.
Years running: around 2, but only at the last 5 months got into it for real.
Typical weekly mileage: 23 miles (around 37 km)
Usual running terrain: road
Experience going barefoot (whilst not running): none
Any pre-existing injuries, niggles: no
Usual running footwear: Saucony cohesion nx
Usual foot-strike style: guess that will be hill
Reasons for running barefoot: seems more natural, maybe
I trust you all had a good time over Christmas and New Year.
Obviously the snow kept the barefoot running down to zero as I wasn’t prepared to pull a ligament on the ice, even in aqua shoes.
As you can see from above they’re beginning to take a bashing, so I’m not sure how long they will last, but they are doing the job.
I’ve been out twice in them recently and run around
Well, it’s no surprise that the soles of my feet have not been in intimate contact with Bristol’s cobbled streets of late. The freezing weather, and my aversion to clinging grit, means I’ve been out in the aqua shoes four times now.
I’ve also run my furthest distance barefoot to date – 4.5 miles – not bad after 6 months. It finally feels now like I can
I had ordered some Aqua Shoes from E-Bay a couple of weeks ago but they ended up being the wrong size in the bag – so finally the new ones are here.
They cost me £6.99 including p&p, so I was expecting them to live up to my very high expectations in protecting me from the cold while maintaining the barefoot experience as much as possible.
And they did! And I was very surprised.
Back at home, back at work and back to barefoot, but what to do about the cold weather?
I don’t want my feet to get frozen again, like they were in Berlin, but I haven’t managed to track down any cheap Aqua Shoes yet and the pavement looks very cold.
I don’t want to put on my cross-country shoes, as it’s not close enough to barefoot, so I opt for transition shoes. On