Got up today and I new I had to get my long run in, because the weather is not looking good here for most of the week. We are in a rainy spell. My training calls for only 10 miles but I'm really wanting to push it to 12 miles.
When I started I thought I would wear my running shoes for this long run because I hate when my feet get cold. I new with the vff's my toes would get cold, because it was chill this morning.
Got all my stuff on and headed to town. I'm feeling pretty good, not liking the cold but I'm just going to getter done. The first 3 miles I was trying to pick it up a little. Mainly because I've been trying to go faster on the treadmill and wanted to see how that would help me on the pavement. The first 3 miles I was feeling pretty good . At 5 miles I'm thinking I'm really not feeling this long run today. By the 6th mile my stomach is rolling and I'm thinking, I freak in need to find a bathroom. I hate when that happens. It doesn't happen to me that much so I can't complain. After the potty break I'm thinking maybe I will just do 9 and call it a day.
The next 3 miles were tough. I'm stilll not feeling it. But, darn it I only have 3 more miles to go to reach my goal of 12 miles. So I decided to just keep pushing threw it. After the 10th mile my stink en hamstring is killing me and my hip too. So I decide to stop and put on my vff's for the last 2.2 miles to see if that would help with my hamstring and hip. After about the first half mile my hamstring and hip are feeling so much better and I was able to get my last 2.2 miles in. I am slowly becoming a believer of these minimalist shoe.
I really need to buy some minimalist shoes that you can wear socks with, so I can keep on trucking in my minimalist shoes in cold weather. I will probably never be a barefoot runner, because I have a fear of getting something in my foot and having to go to the Doc and get it out. I don't think so, I hate needles, especially when it comes to my feet. I do have socks for my vff's but there are like wearing gloves vs mittens. I need all of my toes together.
Here is what Chief recorded
Mile 1- 10.21 Mile 7- 12.46
Mile 2- 10.07 Mile 8- 10.32
Mile 3 - 10.00 Mile 9- 10.44
Mile 4 -10.32 Mile 10- 11.13
Mile 5 - 10.23 Mile 11- 11.49
Mile 6 - 11.14 Mile 12- 11.32
Anyone know of some good minimalist shoes that you can wear socks with and all my toes are together?
How are you coming on your transition to minimalist shoes or barefoot running?