Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hot HOt HOT!

Day 3 of my streak was a little tougher than I expected. I got out of class around 11 and decided to do a mid-day run. The sun was shining and temps were in the high 80's F.

I decided to make it an easier run and leave out the tough hills from yesterday. I still ran a hill or five, but they weren't nearly as rediculous as yesterdays.

All day yesterday my IT band was hurting me. This never happens to me. I looked up some stretches, considered buying a foam roller, and watched a few videos on youtube. I tried to do one stretch, but it didn't do anything for me. I then walked outside and ran 3 miles. What do ya know? The IT band didn't hurt anymore! With my old schedule it could have hurt for days and just by running I was able to clear up the pain.

On some of the hills my left achilles was hurting, but it wasn't so bad that I couldn't run. I expected there to be some pain, as this is some of the most continuous exercise I have gotten in my life.

Finally, on my way home the sun was really shining and the ground was toasty. I know that my feet are getting more used to the heat. When I first started barefoot running my feet got blistered. Now, under the same conditions, my feet are fine. I even ran on some really hot metal. It was uncomfortable, but my feet were fine afterwards. Hooray for perseverance!

Day 4 is coming up. Might do a trail run in my VFF KSOs and see how big the difference is between them and barefoot on the trail. Then again, I might just run around town again. The change of scenery is nice. Maybe I'll take some pictures from my route. People like pictures. Right?

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