here’s a quick and dirty (emphasis on the dirty part) rundown of the last couple days of training.
On Sunday, I ran about a quarter mile barefoot, then about a mile and a half in vibrams. This was my longest run by a half mile, and I felt great.
Today, I felt so good during my little barefoot warmup that I just decided to go the whole way barefoot and went about 3/4 of a mile in the rain. Barefoot running feels great, and I had no real pain. I’m starting to develop the ability to manage the once painfully bumpy roads of my neighborhood without pain. My tolerance is building, and my joints are thanking me.
As far as the goals I set earlier, I’ve decided to focus most of my energy on achieving the one that means the most to me: running a half-marathon. I think it will be easier than trying to juggle all of them, and most of them should logically be achieved as an extension of the half-marathon training. Thirteen point one, I will be coming for you this spring!