Or maybe I should title this “Going Minimalist”, since I live in an urban area and true barefoot running can be hazardous.
I’ve been playing with barefoot running for a while now. Before my achilles issue, I got up to a four mile run, once a week. All of my other miles were done in neutral running shoes. I’ve decided it’s time to stop playing and get serious.
Right now, I don’t have any races on my calendar longer than a 10k. It’s spring, so the ground is getting warmer. I have a pair of Vibrams and a pair of Merrell Pace Gloves and, of course, I have the option of bare feet. In fact, I haven’t worn anything but minimalist shoes for more than a week now. So, I’m going to embrace minimalist running. My plan for the month of April is to run only in minimalist shoes or barefoot on my treadmill. My mileage will likely be down overall as I’ve only made it up to 3 miles so far, but I plan to run at least 5 days a week and will slowly build the distance on a few of those runs.
April should be an interesting month…