Good run this evening in the last of
the evening sun. Once again the temperature drops quickly once the sun
sits on the horizon. I say good run although my upper hamstrings were a
bit sore, I believe that was due to combination of lunges at the gym on
Sunday and the fast sprint up Sportsman's Drive with the others from the
barefoot runners group. I felt I was slapping my feet down a bit, I
wasn't as quiet as usual. I ran the last 2km along the beach again,
dodging in and out of the water of the incoming tide.
Thursday, 9th-Aug. 11km
With the sunset at 5.40pm I am almost able to complete my run with
the sun above the horizon. Tonight, as I raced along the beach trying to
beat the last rays cast off from the sinking sun I was around 150m from
the end of my run at the jetty. It spurred me on to record another good
time on the distance between the jetties of 9:32m, about 5 seconds off
my best but I'm getting some consistency now. Maybe the longer aerobic
runs are helping with my speed. My hip area was still a bit sore but not
enough to hinder my run.
Saturday, 11-Aug. 22km
Saturday morning, a cold start, but I don't seem to be noticing it as
much these days in my feet. The first year I was acutely aware of how
cold it felt under foot and I wasn't sure if I was cut out to run
barefoot but now, I must have acclimatised. I took it nice and easy
today and ran a short distance with another runner going in my direction
from the jetty at Semaphore back to the surf life saving club at about
3km further on. It's always good chatting to other runner, it takes your
mind off the road for a while. I did a time of 2h04m20s. I'm not
feeling as tired over the last few km now. I might even take on the half
marathon at the Christmas fun run if I can get my time under 2 hours.
Sunday, 12-Aug. 8.2km
I'm on my own on the lake run this week. The Team Barefoot have gone about their own running schedules until next month.
The morning was bright and sunny but it started to cloud over while I
ran. The sun warmed the concrete slightly so I had some good feeling
from my feet. I didn't see as many runners out as I saw last week, maybe
10.30am is their favoured start time. My fast section was a bit slow
this week at 6m04s but I knew it would be as my heart rate monitor only
started beeping towards the end which meant I had some unused reserve.
It's looking like I'll be at 3,500km by spring.