Barefoot Running – Run #1Posted: July 20, 2010
So I hadn’t planned on setting out on my first barefoot running adventure today, but it was something about the rain that started as I walked in the door that set me off.
It is really hard to not run on pavement near my apartment. I mostly ran on the green space between the road and the sidewalk. It is amazing how you can feel the ground beneath you. When I had to cross a street or jump on the sidewalk, it was like I sent my feet into shock and they didn’t like it at all. On pavement I had to run on the balls of the feet, but when I was on the grass I just stepped naturally.
I ran about 3 miles no pain except some blisters that were forming because it was raining and my VFF were starting to rub (socks maybe?). Other than the blisters I had no pain at all. I could definitely feel my calves when I ran on the balls of my feet.
I also had issues banging my knees together when the ground was uneven. I am assuming this could be because my feet are not strong enough to support my changing terrain.
I was dirty after, but I was also super happy because I could run in them! I will have to try them out on a real trail and see how they go. I will also be interested in seeing how my legs feel tomorrow.
Wave Goodbye! 😉