Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3. Time for a tan

Decided to trot around the tan today at an easy pace, trying to keep the heart rate at about 146. Had the heart rate spike again at the start of the run, although this time much less and it didn't last very long. Had a banana and some water an hour before, so maybe I need to leave it a bit longer after eating before running. Kind of like swimming really. Although has anyone ever really drowned from swimming too soon after eating? Me thinks not.

Felt pretty good today, although the calves are definitely still sore. Must be a bit of DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) from the long run to begin the year. It's a good kind of sore though, I can definitely feel them getting stronger, and shouldn't be hurting within a few days.

That's pretty typical when first starting out running "barefoot" - the calves suffer due to being lazy and underdeveloped from wearing traditional shoes, but on the plus side no shin splints, arch problems or achilles tightness. Or any other pains or injuries for that matter. Just ticked over 6 months of barefoot without a single injury or any real pains other than calves. Beats the hell out of all the niggles I used to have.

Back to work tomorrow. Boo that.

Run Summary
Distance : 3.84km
Time : 19:17
Elevation : +52.8m, -51.7m

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