Yesterday I was able to catch up with my running partner for an early morning run. We had so much to catch up on. I had my vff's on and I new I would be running a little faster than, I normally do by myself. I was anxious to see how my feet would feel when I upped the speed a little bit. They were feeling a little sore right after the run, but by lunch time they were feeling great.
Mile 1- 10.22 Mile 4- 10.11
Mile 2- 10.23 Mile 5- 9.58
Mile 3- 10.01 Mile 6- 9.44
This morning I wasn't planning on running. I was going to give my feet a little rest, but after my workout with my guy Bob Harper, I was feeling like a little run. So I decided to do 3 miles on the treadmill and see if I could speed it up again. I wanted to see how my feet were going to feel after my faster pace yesterday. Believe it or not my feet were feeling great. Today started with 6.0 and continued to go up and down from there. The last half mile kept it between 7.5 and 7.8 I was tired but it sure felt good. My hamstring and hip are still feeling good. Got my 3 miles done in 29 minutes. Which put my pace at 9.39.
Every time I run with my vff's I'm amazed at how I feel during and after my run. When I first started running in the vff's my calves were killing me. When I did my first 6 miles I could barely walk afterwards, my calves hurt so darn bad. My go to people that I emailed about running in vff's and questions I had were Angie @ Barefoot Angie Bee and Neil @Because all the cool kids are doing it. I learned a lot from them. It is normal to have some calf soreness, but not to the point where you can barely walk. For me I needed to bend at the knees and relax my legs. I was amazed how that helped with my calf soreness and it made for a much easier run.