Archive for the 'running' Category

Running in sand

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Today, I ran 3 one-mile stretches on the beach. Sand is a great training tool because your feet give you instant feedback at every step. On asphalt you get feedback, but sometimes only too late, when you already got that blister. In sand you can feel how deep your feet sink in and where. That […]

5km barefoot

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Today was a nice, mellow late summer Sunday and I ran the Al Buehler trail around the Washington Duke golf course barefoot in 30 Minutes. It felt great. No sore spots. I focused on technique – high cadence, light tread, straight strides … I had a little trouble toward the end on downhills … started […]

no more stinkin’ shoes

Monday, August 24th, 2009

I had a couple more interesting runs. Sunday morning I ran 3.5 miles (5.3 KM) in the neighborhood. I picked one road because its old blacktop has been completely destroyed by log trucks and that rough, cracked surface is really interesting to run on. I think that one of the adventures of barefoot running is […]

Happy feet – sore feet

Friday, August 21st, 2009

As I slowly emerge from a draining summer of work-stress, my exercise routine is starting to take shape again. Besides martial arts I have also recently discovered running. Previously, I enjoyed an occasional run in the woods, but generally I preferred my bike. Yesterday however, I ran for the first time barefoot – just a […]