Wow, God is good!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Well I left the great Indaina weather behind for some rainy weather in San Diego (go figure...it never rains out here). But I arrived yesterday afternoon and decided to brave the rare southern CA rain for a quick run from my hotel to the "Old Town" area of San Deigo. Thinking I probably wouldn't go 5 miles again, I took off and soon found lots of different surfaces to explore, from rough concrete to smooth asphalt and everything in between ("old town" indeed!) This area is a neat historic site with a nice walking plaza and lots of neat little shops and cool history laden older buildings. It may have been the combination of hopping up and down on curbs and the distraction of looking around at all the cool buildings, but pretty soon my feet were getting tired so I decided to call it a day after only 3 miles....I'll save it for a longer weekend run. It was still nice to know that I "could" have gone longer but I'm still a little paranoid running on wet surfaces. Happy Running, BF Dan
Monday, October 3, 2011
Good Evening Barefooters...I'm celebrating my first 5-miler today. The feet feel pretty good and the weather was just perfect. I do have a couple of hot spots again on the ball of each foot near the second metatarsil. But compared to how they have felt in the past this is real progress. The deep bruise trauma from last Friday seems to almost have completely healed so the Traumeel must be doing the trick. The improved foot landing is becoming more natural to me and my cadence is always above 180 when I measure it. I have measured it as high as 220 which is usually toward the end of the run as the feet are getting a little tired and tender. Keeping the cadence up high is definitely the secret to the soft landing. I will keep increasing the distance for now and not worry about the pace which is still hovering around 10 minute miles on smooth/semi-smooth surfaces. Once I begin to work on speed I will definitely have to cut back on distance. But for now I'm just happy to be at the 5 mile point (finally). Looking forward to a nice run in San Diego on Wed or Thurs this week.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Hello Barefooters. I had another great week of barefoot running. 4 miles on Monday (my first 4 miler!), 2 miles on Wednesday (cut short due to rain), 4.2 miles Friday (hit rock hard at mile 1.5, ouch!), and 2 miles today (2 separate runs). The first run today was with my 11 year old daughter Megan who ran it in her socks. We ran on the Midland Trace Trail in Westfield for a quick out and back on the smooth pavement...at 37 degrees and windy, that was enough...but we had White's Donuts waiting for us back at the truck so it was worth it (great carbs!) Then later I took a letter out to the mailbox and decided to go another mile. It was now a little warmer (44 degrees) so the feet didn't go numb. I was happy that the injury from the day before wasn't hurting too bad either.