Wednesday, March 08, 2006
2 miles Barefoot!
Ran 2 miles on the Treadmill Barefoot! It was an easy 7:30 per mile pace. The right foot has 2 tender spots one on the big toe and the other on the ball of the foot. The left foot has a blister the size of a pea on the big toe. I'm giving it a month for my feet to get callous where I can run comfortably on the treadmill before I run outside. There is definitely a difference running without shoes. I feel like my feet lands more on the ball of my foot and rolls to the toes for take off. Whereas with shoes the foot rolls from heel to toe. I also noticed my posture was more upright and not like I was dragging my body along for the run. I am sure I'll learn more with experience running barefoot at which time I will relate the info here.
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In addition to having fun running barefoot I did 1 hour on the bike trainer and 20 minutes weight conditioning workout on the ball with dumbbells.