04 October 2011

Running on huaraches

5:45AM 8.83km 1:00:02 6:47min/km 664 kCal

Well, I did my first barefoot run on huaraches. No pain the whole time, but I was very, very cautious at the beginning (hence the awful time). I sprinted a little in the middle and that felt okay. The sandals/ barefoot running can really make you aware of where you are putting your weight when you strike. You end up putting very little weight on your heel, particularly when you're sprinting. This stresses the ankle and calf more and I suspect I will really feel that tomorrow. But it's the beginning of something, I think. Something good.