Sunday, 17 October 2010
Lilleshall Recovery Run - 17/10/2010
I did a brief recovery run this afternoon just to keep loose and shake out the miles from this week. Route was my 5k+ loop from home up to Lilleshall Hill and back via Cheswell Grange.
I've been re-reading "Born to Run" and am quite keen to give the barefooting a go, mostly because I hope it will help me to get a better running form, so when I got back to the house I changed my road shoes for an old pair of beach shoes (no padding at all) and did another 1.4 miles in these.
Very hardcore running shoes - I think these were £3.50!
The speed was much the same, no more effort either, but I was running with shorter strides and a faster cadence. I didn't feel sore anywhere, and went over a short section of quite rough broken road without hurting my feet.
Total today 5.1 miles, 180' ascent, 51:00. The week's total was 33.4 miles and 4,970' of ascent and the rolling 4 week total is 125.0 miles and 24,230' of ascent.