|Spring Break in Myrtle Beach & barefoot everyday of course|
|Myrtle Beach Rave Run - 8.1 miles to Cherry Grove Pier|
After returning home, I began the next week sort of "missing" the beach but found something very interesting. I was able to still employ my "beach mentality" even while running on the asphalt! In other words I felt like I was still running on the sand and trying to pick up the feet quickly with each stride...kind of like trying to run WITHOUT leaving any footprints in the sand! This allows you to sort of begin to "pick up" the feet BEFORE you put them down...I know, it sounds impossible but as with so much of barefoot running, it's all in your head! The important thing is to get that visual image in your head of your foot coming back up toward your body BEFORE it actually touches down. This first week back included a business trip down to Georgia, during which I incorporated a nice long run at Falls of the Ohio State Park (in Clarksville IN) and some Spring like runs near Atlanta GA and Nashville TN. The barefoot total for this second week of travelling was 37 miles (Another all time high!)
|Pulled this piece of glass out of my heel (8 hours after the run!)|
Now, I'm simply resting with very few miles this week in preparation for my first ever Barefoot Mini Marathon in Indianapolis. I've done this race 18 times but always with shoes of course...this will be my first experience to run the iconic Indy 500 Track in my bare feet and I'm looking forward to it! If you would like to support my fundraising quest for Relay For Life just click here and help fight cancer as I run a barefoot half marathon.
Keep Those Miles Up Barefooters
& Enjoy Spring If It Ever Gets Here!
April Mileage: 160.9 miles (All time barefoot high)
Week 1= 33, Week 2= 37, Week 3= 42, Week 4= 45, Apr 30 = 4