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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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HOUNDLOVER1 7/30/2012 10:13PM

    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.

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NDTEACHER1 7/30/2012 9:00PM

    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.

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JSTETSER 7/30/2012 7:31PM

    Running barefoot sounds like something I'd only do on the beach. I'm glad that it's working for you!

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TAMPATINK67 7/30/2012 9:12AM

    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!

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