I am amazed at how well my legs, especially my calves and knees, survived 7+ miles barefoot running on the variated beach surfaces on Sunday. There is no soreness, tenderness or anything to complain about. If anything, I think my foot steps and gait benefited from the forced natural mechanics of running barefoot. I am now a big fan.
Today I ran 4 miles thinking it would just be an easy run but the legs and lungs just wanted to air it out. So I played the legs like a Churchill Downs jockey would. I just let out the reins and let 'em run. I pushed 82% HR which is a fair tempo rate. My time and splits were competitive so I have to log this as one of the good days.
Next time it will be some speed work at the track. 1600/1200/800/400. There's a race next weekend (the 20th?) and I am aiming for a PR despite the rising humidity and heat index.
See you on the track.