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Another trail run

Monday, July 30, 2012

The soles of my feet were still slightly sore from the barefoot run yesterday.
I did my usual trail run except this time I walked all of the uphill. It did not cost me much time which confirmed to me that I may not be reay for the trail HM.
splits were 10:30 min., 27:55 min., 40:08 min.
average heart rate was 132

My heart rate monitor worked again, I suspect the batteries are running low though. I'm going to have to decide if I get another Polar FT4 or switch to something else. I don't really need more features, just need one with a fairly modest price.
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    Surprisingly, it's very easy to get your feet used to being barefoot if you do it gradually. I rarely run barefoot, maybe once a month, but walk barefoot in the house. People who run barefoot a lot can do it over any terrain their body is used to.
    Running in very thin minimalist shoes helps a lot, too.
    1548 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/30/2012 10:14:43 PM
    You must have to build up calluses or toughen your feet somehow. I remember when we were kids we went barefoot in the summer, on gravel roads, now I can barely walk a foot without hurting the soles of my feet.
    1548 days ago
    Running barefoot sounds like something I'd only do on the beach. I'm glad that it's working for you!
    1548 days ago
    I've been thinking about a heart rate monitor.

    Right now i'm torn between the "convenience" of one that is worn on the wrist vs. the total data available with a chest strap that provides "continual" monitoring... I guess the nirvana of a wrist worn continual monitor has yet to be developed!

    As a current runner - I'd love to hear your feed back on the difference and how you utilize the data in a future blog!

    1549 days ago
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