Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 28. Can't help myself....Bad Habits...

It's time to concede I'm overdoing the barefoot. 30 odd years of wearing shoes and the resulting soft-as-butter soles can't be overcome in a month. I went against my better judgement today and decided to try to commute home barefoot. Partly because I was curious, partly because I forgot to take the VFF's to work :)

So I set out intending to take it easy, and I did, which definitely helped, but a week of barefooting distances beyond my feet's current capabilities finally caught up with me. I made it half way home before I had to call it a day. I could have kept going but may not have been able to run the next few days, so I took the smart option for once.

I have to drop 2 of the frequency, distance or speed of my barefoot runs. You can't always get what you perhaps my plan to run the R4TK barefoot is a bit too optimistic. I haven't given up all hope but it looks doubtful at this stage. Anyway, learn from your mistakes :)

Run Summary
Distance : 8.08km
Time : 42:39
Elevation : +79.0 / -57.8


  1. Maybe you were running too fast? Early on you've gone 5k at 4:45 or faster. Try slowing it down to around 6:30 or 7:00 for the whole journey. Then you can concentrate on the impact and feel what is happening to your soles.