Hi Fit Friends!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend – Monday came quickly, didn’t it? We had a warmer springlike day on Sunday finally so it was great to get out and enjoy it a bit. And extra bonus: it’s a short week, since we have Good Friday off at my office! (Wahooo!)
Sunday morning was amazing. We finally got to get outside for a wonderful run in our FiveFinger unshoes.
It was 35 degrees and very sunny. 35 with no snow right now feels like a tropical vacation!
And things were melting down on the dirt trail. Our “bare feet” were pretty dirty by the end.
We ran 6 miles at just over a 10 min mile pace and the slow-down I’ve been doing over the previous weeks seems to be working – my average heart rate for the full run was only 161 this time. It felt great. I had ZERO KNEE PAIN. I felt energized at the end and ready to tackle the day. Which is exactly how I want to feel after a run, rather than completely spent. I am LOVING these Vibram FiveFingers and very excited about continuing to add distance in them. If I can keep adding distance without knee pain, then maybe I can get back on track with some race goals!
My calves are lightly sore today but nothing like they’ve been on past VFF runs, so I’m hoping that my lower legs are finally conditioned for barefoot running.
The best part is you can hose these shoes off and then pop them in the washing machine! Now they are clean and ready for the next run.
Off to start Monday at the office! Have a wonderful day everyone!
– Shari B. =)