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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Run #114

Woo hoo!! This was 100% barefoot today! I was just feeling so great that I never went home to get my shoes on. The first .68 miles of the run were with my 4-year-old, so the pace was VERY slow. Then it was still pretty darn slow after that; as I get used to running barefoot, speed is definitely not the goal. But it just feels like things are coming together. I'm relaxing more. Still thinking about form, but less obsessively, and trusting my instincts a little more.

Honestly, I'm nervous having gone that far; I keep hearing to take this transition gradually. But I also keep hearing to listen to my body, and my body tells me I wasn't pushing hard.

Happy moments of the run: Running barefoot through puddles & cool grass. Chatting with Chickie as we ran.

2.02 miles, 28:11 (13:57/mile)
77 degrees, 83% humidity, cloudy. Left at 6:30 a.m. Felt great with no shoes on!

1 comment:

WeeSally said...

I am so glad you are enjoying the barefoot experience. I havent looked back, and can't wait to start training for my next event.